Tag: photography

“Back to the Future” art project

Nope, we’re not talking about the cult film from the 1980s here – but about the absolutely wonderful project of Irina Wernig, called “Back to the Future“. Wernig had always had a passion for old photographs, she writes on her homepage. And then, someday, she had the idea to invite several people to reconstruct pictures from their childhood.

A simple but stunning idea, isn’t it? So we look at the mop of curly hair – twenty years older, though – who tries to copy an old yearbook picture with his nerd glasses and a tooth space. Or take Matias, who stumbled around the beach nakedly as a toddler – 33 years later a lot of chest hair has been added, but he is still good at featuring this slightly manic expression. Hats off, Miss Wernig, we say. Enjoy browsing around her wonderful picture project!

Eyecandy: Todd McLellan


©Todd McLellan

Men like it: breaking down technical stuff into its components to look how it exactly works. Todd McLellan is a real stereotype in this case, we guess, but he adds an artistic touch to it – after he has fumbled apart clocks, typewriters, video tapes and old radios, he arranges all small pieces. And takes a picture of them.

Because McLellan is a photographer and fascinated by the specific beauty of technical collections, it seems. But he does not only take pictures of these meticulously arranged componentes, but of the process of taking them apart as well. And then, well, it doesn’t look that easy anymore…

Find of the week: Peter Freitag

At first sight the pictures made by Peter Freitag look like those usual snapshots from your flat. Maybe a bit wry, maybe not that suitable for the family album. But then you take a closer look: What the hell are all those spots doing there? Is it my eyes?

Nope. Because we’re talking amateur nude pictures here, taken of girls and published on the internet. Freitag simply grabbed them for his series “Private Stages” and made a decollage out of them by covering their silhouettes with dots – thus the main content of the picture vanishes or seems to be transparent. I guess the actual motifs must haven been rather shabby to look at anyway…

Interview with Melissa Azizi

Please welcome the lovely Melissa Azizi to our blog this week.

Melissa lives and works in Sydney (how we envy her!). When she is not working on projects for her own Production Company CineDream, or supporting and creating films, she creates beautiful and dreamy pictures.

One of Melissa’s photo projects is  The Daily Foto, an initiative where she shot 365 photos in 365 days (!), which she sells in her Etsy shop and where she donates 5% of each sale towards a charity of your choice. We like!

Where she draws her inspiration from, which her favourite chocolate is and who she thinks we should interview next, you can read right after the click.

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Looking into the past: Our find of the week


Foto: Flickr / squirrel brand

Is there anyone among us who is not a little bit nostalgic sometimes, looking back at those “good, old times”? On Flickr we recently stumbled upon a group that loves to indulge in this looking back: Looking into the past.

They do this by taking old photographies back to the place they were taken and precisely insert them into a new picture. Thus we get an impressive impression of how the world we live in has changed during years or decades – or not.

Now we feel like taking out those old boxes from dusty racks and go on a picture tour with the pictures from uncle Hermann and aunt Trudi, don’t we?

Artwork pick of the week: Wiesenglück

Wiesenglück” – a wonderful and appropriate word for beginning spring. The picture that we have chosen as artwork pick of the week today depicts a perfect day in late summer: butterflies fluttering around, bees humming, clouds floating past and the freshly cut field is smelling softly. It’s quiet.

Whoever happens to have a car breakdown in this surrounding probably doesn’t mind being stuck there for a while, photographer Max Nemo Mertens has written as a description of his artwork, which you can buy as a framed art print among others. It would even be a pity to have to leave this place when the yellow ADAC car is coming down the street in order to destroy the idyllic scene…

Interview with Matthias Heiderich

Today we would like you to meet Matthias Heiderich, a young self-taught photographer who is currently living and working in Berlin.

He mostly photographs Berlin in his very own unique and distinctive way. His work often explores the complexities of colour, is very architectural and minimalistic. You’ve never seen Berlin like this before!

Matthias aka massju also makes music on his own label “WeirdAndWired“, a netlabel for weird electronic music.

If you would like to know more about Matthias and his work, have a look at our interview!

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Find of the week: Sebastiaan Bremer

Well, we guess we cannot say it too often: It’s enough, dear winter, we’re fed up with you! It’s about time spring is coming to Germany with sun and warmth. So what are we going to do while the temperatures are still far below zero?

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Artwork pick of the week: Fruit

Garbage as art, well – not everyone does like this. But the mix of more or less fresh blackberrys, mandarin peel and flower petals results in such a nice combination of colours within the photography called “Fruit” by Mike Shulhan, that we could not NOT take it as the artwork pick of the week.

After all the pieces of fruit radiate a nice hint of summer – which you, as usual, can buy as framed print, poster or canvas print and put it on your kitchen wall!

Artwork pick of the week: Tiger


Is it Carnival? Yes. And some people might think of this when looking at the picture “Tiger“, taken by Faraci Alexandre. Nope, it’s the highlight of the “fifth season” (as we call it in Germany), but this is not a reason to refrain from dressing up as a lascivious cat sometimes, isn’t it?

The picture would look stunning as a framed print or GalleryPrint above your homey couch, we think – and would bring some life into the four walls of one or the other!