Personal project: Old craft in young hands pt. 5

For my current personal project “old craft in young hands” I accompanied young and talented stonemason Jan Dittmeier during his day in his workshop close to Würzburg. The project itself contains of various reportages about young craftsmen interpreting traditional crafts in a modern way.

Check out the rest of the story HERE.

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Group show "Lost in Transformation" in Oberstdorf

Along with 16 fellow photographers, all members of Germany’s association of photographers BFF, I will exhibit a series of images during the Fotogipfel Oberstdorf festival starting today and until Sunday 30th of June.

Creating artwork for the group show “Lost in Transformation” with one single camera - a Linhof Master Technika shooting on 4x5 inch film - most of us had to take a step back and literally learn how to setup and take a good photo with a large format camera again. In my case, the only time I used a camera like this was more than ten years ago at my first job as an assistant.

The results definitely let you see a lot of care, reduction and concept - swing by if you are in town and check out our beautiful exhibition! (at LOFT Oberstdorf!)

There will be a screening of our BFF Mastertapes in the location’s cinema on Thursday 27th 11.30am to 4.30pm and our official opening with lots of participating photographers present from 4.30 pm to 7pm.

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Exhibitions, party and talks in Stuttgart - happy 50th birthday BFF!

Opening last Thursday with tons of people celebrating the 50th birthday of the German photographers association BFF, various exhibitions and and a huge agenda of talks will take place in Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart until Sunday.

Besides the honoring of the two German icons Thomas Billhardt and Volker Hinz, who now are members in the association’s hall of fame, and the opening of their two single shows there are two more huge exhibitions. One with over 140 member's current works and another containing the best images of all time including the famous images from F.C. Gundlach, Oliviero Toscani, Walter Schels, Thomas Hoepker, Herlinde Koelbl and many more.

Thanks to everyone who helped organizing this great event - I’m happy to be part of BFF since 2011 alongside all of my fellow colleagues!

Check out the agenda HERE and a little video right HERE.

Image credits: myself, Johannes Schmidt and Matthias Krüger.

Bosch - all about DIY

For all of the DIY, crafts and home improvement aficionados Bosch developed a beautiful new blog format called All about DIY. They show you how to build a ton of things from scratch, from furniture to sports equipment at home and it was great to convert my little addiction to everything around craftsmanship, tools and mechanics into a corporate campaign.

Client: Bosch // Agency: C3 Stuttgart

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Seven BUS:STOPs and a car: In Austria for Mazda Motion

Seven architects from seven different countries design seven unique bus stops in the town of Krumbach in Vorarlberg/Austria. In collaboration with local craftsmen those architects, including Sou Fujimoto from Japan and Moscow-based Alexander Brodsky, designed small usable spaces for the public good that differ completely from the functional and unremarkable bus stops we are used to.

We went there with a Mazda 6 for the company’s B2C magazine “Motion Mazda”.

Agency: Redwood London // AD: Matt Reynolds

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Professor Harold James for Union Investment

I always love to meet and portray interesting, modest, charming, intelligent and exceptional people - especially when all of those are combined in one. Harold James Professor of History at Princeton University spent some time in Munich to talk about the parallels and differences of todays events compared to the 30s. The images are published in Union Investment’s “Weitwinkel” magazine.

Agency: Profilwerkstatt // Producer: Conny Oelker, Expose Fotografen

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