enjoying the sun

May 29, 2016 / 4 comments

the image of Amrit Samra a.k.a. Honey is part of my large format christmas project just asking people if they would like their pictures taken on a 9×12 sheet of film. Surprisingly, all people I asked agreed right away and I was able to get 5 of 6 frames I had prepared. when I saw…

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project christmas day

December 30, 2015 / 1 comment

I have now three large format cameras, a horseman 4×5, a sinar f1 as well as a wooden 4×5 folding camera. I admit I hardly ever use them. The cameras look nice but they are collecting dust. I bought three packs of sheet film and I don’t even remember where I stored two of the…

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can your lens break my mask in pieces?

June 18, 2015 / 2 comments

her eyes caught me from the first beginning. i never told a girl or a woman that she had beautiful eyes. if it ever was a rule, i broke it. she really wanted to be photographed more than all other punk kids i once met on a huge train station before we all got dismissed…

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mario

April 14, 2015 / 4 comments

this teenage boy i met among other kids hanging out at the train station before we all had been dismissed … (please read the full background story here) i talked to him for a while – i forgot asking for his name, i was distracted by what the cap said. he was very shy, kind and polite….

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the one way or the other

March 27, 2015 / 4 comments

a few years ago i ran into a group of teeange punks on one of munich’s largest public transport stations. i talked to them for a while and asked for portraits. i was with them for about half an hour shooting, talking, laughing, bit flirting to make those kids smile and feel comfort who had…

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painting the world new

March 7, 2015 / 3 comments

when i met marc he had no home, he slept in the stockroom of the pizzeria he worked for as a delivery boy. marc was born in 1984 and learnt house painting after he finished school. while painting houses he discovered his creative talent. he quit his job, moved to another town and started to…

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Hussman and Milo

January 22, 2015 / 10 comments

I met Hussman and Milo in Munich in May 2012. He came as a refugee from the civil war in Libya which has driven about three hundred thousand people away from their cities, jobs and homes since it started in 2011. He came looking for peace and  a new home far away from the horrible…

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stefan cuts hair …

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

… but it’s not just that. He does it in his beautiful store in the middle of Munich. I always wanted to take some pictures in the store since it is very nicely designed in a retro style. The store window featuring old style images and a record player as well as the inside with…

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she reads playboy

December 6, 2014 / 0 comments

the first outdoor lunch i ever had in munich was in a little italian restaurant. i had penne arrabiata. the chef is from sicilia and used to prepare it extra spicy. i had some bottles of water and ordered more bread twice. since then and within 8 years i lived in munich before i left…

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