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Another Steampunk shoot …


End of last year Tobias and I shot a small Steam-Punk collective in the studio.  My idea was to shoot in the style of Nadar but I ended up using lots of retro film filters as a Lightroom plugin and having some fun with a affects.

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Film Noir shoot with Thorsten ….


A few weeks ago Thorsten suggested we do shoot in the style of a 1940’s black and white film. The term film noir, French for “black film”, first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, but the name took until the 1970s to catch on in the American cinema. Whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate among scholars.

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Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.   As a big fan of painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez, Vermeer and Rembrandt I used the concept of Chiaroscuro for lighting this project.

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Fate & Failure ….

A while back I shot a vampire musical by Johann Günther which was a lot of fun. So when he ask me to shoot a few promotional photos for his upcoming musical “Fate & Failure” I jumped at the opportunity.



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Applying make-up during the infancy of film

I found this while searching for some extreme make up tips (for project shoots latter this year). For fom reason i thought it was cool and would shear it with the world. It is an early guideline for applying make-up during the infancy of film. Colors and bone structure had to be exaggerated and contradictory for the lighting and cameras to broadcast a natural look.

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The Bang Bang Club


The name “Bang-Bang club” was mainly associated with four photographers active within the townships of South Africa between 1990 and 1994, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, Ken Oosterbroek, and João Silva. I first stumbled upon this group of war correspondents when I found a film called “The Bang Bang club”. The film is based on the lives of these 4 photographers during the period of transition in South Africa, from the apartheid system to government based on universal suffrage (from when Nelson Mandela was released from prison to the 1994 elections). This period saw a lot of black on black factional violence, particularly fighting between ANC and IFP supporters, after a ban on both political parties was lifted.

Ken Oosterbroek, João Silva, Kevin Carter  and Greg Marinovich as depicted in the film “The Bang Bang club”

WARNING the following blog contains images of a disturbing nature

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Richard Avedon


Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century”. He has photographed the best of the best in every field of business. He has photographed the stars of music, film, literature, politics, art, dance, theater, and fashion. He got his start in 1947 in fashion photography, photographing for designers such as Dior. His photographs are some of the most well known photographs in the last 60 years.



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