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…
I love these moments when the night is nearly over, the party was celebrated and the atmosphere has a certain intensity like people don’t want the night to end or are afraid of the next day or something. You gather together philosophizing about the future while you recognize the first signs of the dawn outside. I guess it’ s time for the last song. Thanks YeahSara for your expertise, taste and nerdism in good music! Always Inspiring! Read more…
Some months ago I was asked to shoot a portrait of Julia a.k.a. Sneakerqueen for Baby-G. We wanted to show some snippets of Julias life as a collector and photographer in her hometown Berlin. Actually we wanted to hang outside and capture a more urban environment but somehow we catched the most shitty day of the whole summer and we had to reorganize. So we tried to use every single sunray to pop up the video out of the grey and rainy tristesse.
I´m on Haw-Lin Motherfuckaaasz!
I can’t remember for how long I follow the Moodboard. It must been 4 years at least. It soon became a huge inspiration for all of us and you could say getting shown at Haw-Lin is a real honor. I really thought about to submit pictures to them but it always felt like cheating and so I kept calm and waited for them to choose. Now they chose a picture from my Analog Brasil series. It pictures my suitcase right before it gets boarded to bring us back to the mainland from Ilha Grande. I like the picture even though I much more want to know why they chose this one in particular. But whatever – they chose it and I´m happy :)))
In this context I also watched the portrait Nico and me shot about Jakob and Nathan two years ago. I still like it. So thanks boys, and you gotta tell me the reason over the next beer. I pay! Cheers.
Yeah – I needed a TimeOut. No Phonerings, No Updates, nothing what you may miss somewhere in town. It wasn’t about exploring new places or getting new inspiration. I much more needed something like a Meditation. Some Place to hide, read and sleep. The only way I truly could experience this kind of time was to say Bye to everything electronic surrounding me and keep it analog for two weeks. I was excited how this experiment will affect me, if I miss something or if I get bored to death?! Nothing of this happend. It was the best thing I could have done and I promise as long as I travel for private reasons I keep my phone on flight mode.
I also left my DSLR at home so I could not have had the chance to get myself into the Frame-Mode and look for the best pictures to capture everywhere. So I just brought my analog Olympus with me and 3 films to snap some pics for the album.
I wanna thank my love Nadine for this amazing holiday and the good times we had! Never laughed that much in years! I miss you already and can’t wait to have you back in Europe some day! I also wanna thank Anton for letting us mess up his amazing apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Check out his amazing artworks over here! If you need some Tips & Tricks for Brasil and some nice spots – just let me know! One Love! Read more…
I still remember the days back in the early 2000s when I met Jochen Smuda in front of Muffathalle in Munich and he told me about his upcoming fashion project called UCON. More than 10 years later we both live and work in Berlin and the little baby he build up with his buddy Martin Fussenegger grew into a successful brand putting out fresh designs for the urban scene. So I am more than happy to get featured in their MIXCAST series with some of my most fav. songs right now. I hope you like the mix and I look forward to next 10 UCON years. Make sure to jump over to their new collection and support the family.
You’ve might recognized that I had a two weeks analog time out in Brasil. No Laptop, no phone – straight off. It was amazing and I can’t wait to share my analog pics and stories with you. So stay tuned for some upcoming new stuff like a Blog Relaunch, 1 year A’MILLION party, a new Mix etc etc. One Love!
You might recognized that it was the 3rd time for me this year going to the United States. This time I got invited by Levis to document the Station To Station Art project for iGNANT. For this happening the brand collaborated with artist Doug Aitken and sent a train from New York to Oakland / San Francisco. We had the chance to take part at the KickOff event in Brooklyn and travel over to Pittsburgh to join the first stop of the train. Read more…
Thanks Jochen & Fabian of Berlin based UCON brand for this new 5 Panel Cap. I’m following UCON since Day 1 and it’s awesome to see the passion and creativity the gang puts into their products! Watch out for the next UCON Mixcast. You may know the DJ 😉 ! Big Ups!
When I look at this film I produced for my favorite fashion girls Sarah and Nike of This Is Jane Wayne and Diesel I instantly wish myself back on this field somewhere outside Berlin. Summer already seems so far away right now, but if I look back it was a good and intense summer with so many memories, lovely stories to tell and new friends I made. Good to catch some of them on film and make them survive even in the cold and rainy autumn.
This is how my friends see me when I complain on a high level. Thanks Irene!
Back Home, back to our home location. Drop by at LUZIA Kreuzberg tonight to hear a fresh portion of bass, hiphop and funky UK sounds.
I’m still in the United States to follow the amazing Station To Station project by Levis. This is a shot somebody did of me yesterday in Pittsburgh while hanging out in the lounge area of the train. Find more pics of the journey soon over at iGNANT and here at DT64.
Check out my latest mix recorded live at st.GEORG club in Berlin. I always love the live mood including all the imperfectness of mixing while being drunk or getting distracted by friends, girls and the usual chaos… Hope you feel it though…
I’ve been traveling again and it’s quiet fun to bring back some moving memories. I love travel photography with all it’s different aesthetically opportunities compared to your home culture. But moving images are just a different thing where you can transport a certain athmosphere of place in a bigger range.
The task for us always is how we deal with the storyline. Do we focus on a certain location or character or do we produce an overall film? In the first case you’ll have to find some interesting persons who work in front of the camera and can speak at least some english. In the second case you have to collect pictures over pictures. You’ll never know what you will get out of the footage in the end and the process is much more spontanious.
Here you’ll see 2 examples of the second kind. In the first one – Clemens and me went to the caribbean island of Curacao and in the second film I went to NewYork to do a Recap of the EXPO 1: New York opening in MoMA PS1.
For me the last two years have been some of the most intense years when it comes to music. Never before in music history you had these strong foundations of exchange like nowadays. Young kids producing the dopest beats out of their living rooms, putting them up on Soundcloud or releasing them independently on Bandcamp. If you went to the record shop before to digg records you now scan your Soundcloud stream or YouTube recommendations for new tracks and artists.
The thing I like most about it is the electronic frame that combines the different genres and creates a new construct without any boundaries. Is this HipHop, PostDubStep, NewRnB or Future Garage? It doesn’t matter anymore. It’s everything and you can combine it with each other. So the surprise is what makes it so interesting for me. It opens me for new approaches in mixing like bringing in Pop or RnB tracks, followed by a heavy Chicago Underground Rap.
In this mix I tried to combine some of my most fav. producers right now that represent this new world my ears living in. I hope you like it.