There you go! Tamina and I travelled with hobos for a month; from Chicago to Savanah, Il to Iowa City, Io, to Des Moines, Io to Kansas City, Mi, to Pratt, Ka, to Denve, Co, to Cheyenne, Wy, to Nampa, Id, to Portland, Or, to Klamath Falls, Or, to Black Butte, Ca, to Rockville, Ca, to San Francisco, Ca — what a trip!
You can see some photos in Neon now and some more on their awesome website (plus audio and video and and and)
There’s presidential elections in Turkey tomorrow. And my photo of Hagia Sophia is part of the cover collage of the current DER SPIEGEL.
Here we go, my girl, my cat and my cherry picker Moby Dick: traveling the back streets of Europe, always following the shoreline. It’s great fun but I do it for work: Naturzustand. If you are getting interested for more info – keep reading, it gets juicy. We’ll be back in a month, if things go well with boxes full of negatives.
Dear Friends, I will give a lecture at LCC today, the very school that taught me the in and outs of the trade. Come by and say hello!
And tomorrow I’ll talk at the Lumix Festival for Young Fotojournalism in Hannover. Your second chance for a meet and greet.
There’s rare earth metals found in Germany – here you see me photographing them. Not an easy task as they are still far underground but luckily I have my cherry picker. Read the full story in Wired some time soon.
Look at it! That’s my brand new car. Actually it’s a cherry picker, reaching 11 meters high. Wow! that will take my photography to new heights, literally!
(von dem Beitrag gibt es auch eine Version in Deutsch)
A rise of the sea level, thawing permafrost, and melting glaciers create an unpredictable yet immanent hazard of potentially devastating scale. Civil protection agencies work hard to make sure dooms day isn’t near. Building massive bulwarks and engineering entire landscapes, they fight storm surges, landslides, and floodings.
Supplying our want for perfect security, the modification of the topography has reached an unprecedented level. With the help of modern technology in design and construction, extensive confining of the once feral forces of nature is possible. Limiting the chaotic and destructive forces that once made nature sublime, the new landscaped is built with the objective to be of harmless harmony.
To investigate human’s response to the threat of nature –in the past and in the future– is the aim of this work. In quest for survival landscape is engineered; documenting the scale is my task.
So far the work on the project has taken me to France, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, and Germany and quite some more travels are planned. To produce perfectly detailed photographs, I decided to work with a large format plate camera – each negative is 4×5 inch large and of incredible detail. The camera is heavy and bulky, but I take a lot of suffering for a good photograph.
me & my old school camera
Dear friends, what a moment – I am back at the printer. Stay tuned, there is exciting news waiting…