VIDEO – 4 Days to Detroit

18.February 2014

4 Days to Detroit from ABOUTNOW on Vimeo.

As you might recognized Nico and me went on a roadtrip through the United States in January. The challenge was to drive about 1400 miles from Houston to Detroit in just 4 days. It was a lot of fun and there was nearly no minute we didn’t have a camera in our hands to capture the trip. Although it was quite rough to drive 8 hours a day we still got some nice footage. We really took every second to film and I’m really really looking forward to another opportunity where we have more time for such an amazing project. Anyway it was nice to see the film develop and we definitely went a next step with a professional Voice Over by the amazing Jeremiah Costello ! Thanks to the good guys over at Mercedes Benz for making this happen. We look forward to upcoming projects with you!

With the video we also introduced our new project ABOUTNOW to the world. It will be a new Online-Magazine focusing on Men’s fashion and lifestyle. Currently we are working hard on new productions and I am more than excited to walk this new chapter in my life. Make sure to jump over to our Facebook page and like it to get all the latest infos around the project! Thanks to Clemens, Saghar, Martin, Jimmy, Hendrik and Caro who are also involved in ABOUTNOW and of course to all my amazing friends building me up and giving me strenght after a 60 hours and more week. Love You!

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2 comments

  1. nice car,fantastic young man,fantastic video

    TOBI_BRO
  2. Sehr gut gelungen. In dem Club mit der Band wäre ich gern dabei gewesen.

    Arnd Beyer

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!

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.

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.

VIDEO – 4 Days to Detroit

18.February 2014

4 Days to Detroit from ABOUTNOW on Vimeo.

As you might recognized Nico and me went on a roadtrip through the United States in January. The challenge was to drive about 1400 miles from Houston to Detroit in just 4 days. It was a lot of fun and there was nearly no minute we didn’t have a camera in our hands to capture the trip. Although it was quite rough to drive 8 hours a day we still got some nice footage. We really took every second to film and I’m really really looking forward to another opportunity where we have more time for such an amazing project. Anyway it was nice to see the film develop and we definitely went a next step with a professional Voice Over by the amazing Jeremiah Costello ! Thanks to the good guys over at Mercedes Benz for making this happen. We look forward to upcoming projects with you! Read more…

VIDEO – Welcome to MIAMI

18.December 2013

Check out some more picture I took at Art Basel Miami before two weeks over at iGNANT! I also shot a little teaser video you can see above! I guess next time I gonna take more than a half day time for that!