Another Tumblr? Ohhhh yezz! But this one is special. It’s about my own photography only. I don’t know why I didn’t decide to do this earlier next to my snapshot Iphone Travel and pivate tumblrs, but I really already love it! It’s great to scroll through more than 40k pictures in my Lightroom library and find more and more pics I like and present them in this ongoing collage! Make sure to follow me over there and watch out for new pictures on a regular update!
My man BeeJay ( Monocle Films )and me went to London for Mercedes Benz and had the chance to shoot the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake during a night session. Since we just had 2 hours for the shoot we decided to keep it easy and went straight to Shoreditch where we circeled around a couple of blocks and right into London nightlife. It was some fun for me since I brought my Rollerblades to get some moving pictures from outside the car.
Basically my idea was to work with Mercedes’ new light system and put light in the centre of the film. I wanted to work with reflections and the city light mergin into the black car. It was also the first time I worked with new GH4 as you may notice because of the shity picture quality. I def. bring my Mark3 for a nightshot next time! Anyway, I hope you like it.
On Saturday we are hosting one floor at Place Magazine Berlin Open Afterparty at Cassiopeia. We are really excited because we decided to go back to our roots and don’t take the dancefloor too serious (okay we actually do). This means we really play whatever we like even it is a little different than usual. So drop by at the party and if you hate our floor you can escape to the LookyLooky / Bassgang or Place floor for some twerk ass dancing. Make sure to follow A MILLION on Facebook for some more updates on our next gigs.
Last week adidas invited me to play at their #mizxflux worldwide launch party in Berlin. since I didn’t had much time for any preparations I played freestyle and took it as a little workout for my next gig. In the end I liked the set and was happy that I accidently recorded it. I heard Pharell who passed by liked it too. HaHa.
My best discovery on this rainy day is Ben Khan’s new 1992 EP. Fuck, how good is this? It totally reminds me on Jai Paul but since Jai does everything but dropping a new release – 21 year old Ben is kicking his ass big time! Def. a boy to watch out for in the future!
I also love the video by New York based duo BRTHR (I’m really getting depressed since they are 21 as well!)! Check out their vimeo for some very fresh stuff to watch..
My latest film for ABOUTNOW comes (again) from New York, where we met Kiernen Costello of aNYthing to take a closer look behind his brand from the Lower East Side. It was kinda hard to shoot the film because everything was organized very last minute and we just had one day to shoot 9 Interviews all over New York. But with the help of Kiernen and the people around him it was kinda fun in the end. I like the result for it’s rough pictures and editing but I would have wished, that we would have had more time to digg a little deeper in the New York topic. Maybe next time than! Make sure to jump over to ABOUTNOW to see more pictures by my man Stefan Haehnel! More BEHIND THE SCENES picture after the jump… Read more…
Last year I spend a week in Toronto were Nicolai Nierman and me produced some films for iGNANT and Mercedes Benz. As a little side project we were visiting some interesting people around the city and shot little portraits of them. For our last video we met up with Reilly Hodgson who is running the brand NO FUN PRESS and the Fanzine Blood Of The Young over there. We had a fun day sneaking through Toronto and hang out with the nice guys of his crew. It was basically the perfect situation to shoot a portrait, where you instantly connect to the other person the totally trust you in what you are doing.
In postproduction I wanted the film to break out of the “boring” portrait structures. We wanted to connect the film to the aestehtics of their Fanzine and overall lifestyle and so we broke the linear structure through different kind of songs and the usage of OFF-Footage you normally wouldn’t take in. I like the result and for me it’s still fun to watch the video. Make sure to jump over to their Online-Shop and support Reilly and the Toronto fam. !
ABOUTNOW was asked by NIKE to exclusivly shoot their new F.C. Real Bristol Collection. This imaginery football club was founded 15 years ago by japanese designer Kiyonaga for fun but developed into a little hype over there. Now F.C.R.B. is entering the rest of the world and we are happy to be a part of it.
For the photoshooting at Yorck Studios Berlin I was asked to do a little Making Of. But since I was kinda bored of standing behind the photographer an doubble-grab their frames I decided to experiment a little bit on location and in postproduction. I like the direction the video took and I think there is a lot of space to work on if you think outside the normal 16:9 frame. See all the pictures over at ABOUTNOW or pasted in the streets of Berlin.
You are propably super bored of my New York Posts, but we are really working our asses off everytime we are there! I really can’t sit still in this city. So many opportunities, such an visual impact. In this Episode we visited Kevin from A Shine & Co in Chelsea Street Market. My man Martin came up with the idea and so I left him doing his thing and sat back to get a nice fresh shine on Martins old Desert Boots. Good Job boy! Follow his work here and make sure to hire the kid for you’re next projects! Jump over to ABOUTNOW to see some more pictures!
Another one from our last visit to New York City. We met Osoré Oyagha from Ale Et Ange in New Yorks Garment District to film a little Editorial for ABOUTNOW. I kinda like the whole mood of the film although it was a little Hit & Run since we just had half an hour for the whole shoot!
One of the best sets I heard in the last time. I love the combination of Baile Funk and Trap shit. I’m sure it will be the next big thing. At least I’m gonna drop it in my next sets for sure! Check out this amazing remix of my last summer fav. Brasilian Track FALA MAL DE MIN (heard it everywhere in Rio) by Kojack! Love it!
Bevor a couple of weeks I spend 24h in Spain with my boy Willy of Dressed Like Machines. Since he enjoyed driving the new Mercedes GLA 45 AMG along the amazing Coastline all the way from Malaga to Granada I was busy filming him to produce a little Editorial for ABOUTNOW . It was a Quicky because the schedule was as tight as …. . We exactly had 5 hours to make it in time without knowing the area. I like those challenges but I also recognized that you can’t do a lot. So I came up with idea to start somewhere in the mountains and let Willy drive to the sea (actually it was the other way around
)Anyway. Nothing big, but I still like the mood of the film and it was fun rolling with the boy.
Shit. This track by Tinashe just killed me last night. “Don’t stop looking at me!”
During one of our last trips to New York we met the bros of Street Etiquette in Brooklyn and spent a day with them hanging out in the city. It was quite special for Martin and me because they took us to some really cool places like their old High School up in the Bronx. Watch the film I edited from this day to check out more and make sure to jump over to Street Etiquette to learn more about the amazing style of Travis & Joshua. See some more pictures of this day after the jump. Read more…
In March we had the chance to visit Berlin based tailor studio Purwin & Radzun and follow them a little bit in their daily business. I directed the story and filmed together with my man Martin Wolf who is also responsible for the editing. I think it worked out quite well and I like the result and the drive of the film.
We are seriously flowing on this Lil Spooky shit right now. .INC is so last year
In the last years New York City somehow got my most visited city outside of Berlin. I mean I have been there more often than in my hometown or any other city in Germany or Europe. I won’t call it my second home but whenever I arrive there I feel like being back to a place I know very well. I enjoy diving into this metropolis, visit my friends and the neighborhoods I love hanging out. I don’t have the tourist view anymore (just whenever I ride the J or N train over Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridge), I don’t need to go sightseeing and when I move through the city I feel very “New Yorkian” . So I also recognized that in terms of my photography I am not interested in picturing the obvious anymore. I am more likely searching for my personal New York moments, people I meet or that are catching my attention in the streets. I think breaking a city down it very much comes to those people living in this city and the small impessions you get on the corners of your neighborhood. I hope you like the pictures. Read more…