Category: People

Jimmy Nelson

As somebody who loves nothing more than traveling the world, immersing into new cultures and meeting people, whose lives couldn’t be more different than your own, it’s not surprising that I not only consider Jimmy Nelson’s works to be incredibly great but I simply adore them. Some years ago I first came across one of ...

Finding Vivian Maier

Hey guys, Almost two years ago I told you about a very special photographer whose entire work was only found after her death. She didn’t see any of her photos published in her lifetime. Only after she died in 2009, her 1,200 undeveloped film rolls from her estate were sold by auction and thus they ...

Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Erika Zolli – Geometric Variants

Symmetry, geometry and the play with lines and shapes in photography have always fascinated me. Thus it’s not really surprising that as I looked at the photos of Erika Zolli’s project “Geometric Variants” for the first time I was stunned right away. In her photos this photographer creates new worlds and realities. In a combination ...

Oded Wagenstein – Ageing in the tundra “Forgotten Like Last Year’s Snow“

One of the most interesting recent photo documentaries is the one of Oded Wagenstein. This guy from the Middle East, who, he says, has rarely been traveling in regions with temperatures near 0 degrees Celsius, decided to go to one of the coldest and most inhospitable places in the world to take pictures of a ...

“There is more that unites us than sets us apart.” – Portrait of Humanity Award

“There is more that unites us than sets us apart.” The motto of the Portrait of Humanity Award is as up-to-date as ever. In times where all over the world distinctions between US and THE OTHERS, boundaries and fears of differences have become a number 1 topic, we really need more of such projects as ...

How far to go for the perfect shot?

By now we’ve often heard them. The stories of people who, as they try to create the perfect selfie, risk their lives, take incredible risks and often die tragically. Every time I hear such a story I really have doubts about the evolution of mankind. To die for a picture of yourself? This idea probably ...

You are what you eat!

  Each one of us who’s ever tried to convince a child of eating broccoli when it knows that some sweets are waiting has an idea of how hard persuading children to eat healthy can really be. In order to avoid an argument that is often related to eating broccoli etc. we tend to give ...

Nichole Sobecki – Somalia

Nichole Sobecki definitely belongs to the category “Photographers who inspire me”. The US-American lady is an awarded photographer and filmmaker who has often attracted attention from all around the world with her work. Her photos from Somalia, in particular, and the stories she shares with regards to the drought that has lasted for many years ...

“My art is not an answer, it is a question.” Gottfried Helnwein

Today I want to talk about an artist whom most of you know for sure: Gottfried Helnwein. This artist is known around the world for his hyper-real images which, even when taking a closer look at them, don’t look much different from photographs and in which he mainly deals with issues like pain and violence. ...