Entries in Photography (20)

Sunday
Jun172012

Faust & Heisler: Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch

It is a major honor for me to have friends like Jo Fischer, Jörg Heikhaus, Arthur Heisler and Tobias Faust. Guys, I am not sure you really know how much your work inspires me. Mr. Heisler, Mr. Faust: Awesome video portrait – can't wait to work a lot more with you. Mr. Fischer: Get yourself some kneepads. 

Please visit their websites as well: jofischer.com, heliumcowboy.com, vimeo.com/faustheisler.

Saturday
Jan142012

Press Pause Play

"[...] The industry is dead [...] anybody can do anything [...]"
Wow. This is brilliant. Via House of Radon.
Wednesday
Oct052011

Jo Fischer, Heliumcowboy Artspace: Stadtkinder!

It is no secret I am a big fan of Jo Fischer (web: jofischer.com) and Heliumcowboy Artspace (web: heliumcowboy.com). As Jo Fischer primarily works as a photographer (with an extreme tendency to nomadism), Jörg Heikhaus is the guy who takes care Jo doesn't get lost on one of his rough trips.

Jörg is running his gallery Helimcowboy in Hamburg for almost a decade and works with some of the biggest talents of our times. He and his team has been curating projects and exhibitions outside of the Heliumcowboy Artspace for years — in art hotspots like Barcelona, Miami, Basel or New York. Some still may remember the Volkswagen "Project Fox" event in Kopenhagen — Jörg has been one of the masterminds behind this gorgeous event.

For his latest project "Stadtkinder!" — which will be documented with 3D photos taken with Nintendo 3DS — Jo Fischer is going to tour with an exhibition in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. In all three cities Facebook friends (FB: Jo Fischer Photographer, FB: Helimcowboy Artspace) will accompany him on his wanderings. The ensuing exhibitions present next to Fischer's classical large format photographs also the picture documentation of his companions.

"Stadtkinder!" will be displayed from 6th of October at Cc:projects in Berlin, from 7th of October in Hamburg at Heliumcowboy Artspace and from 18th of October in Munich at Kirsch & Co..

Nintendo supports the exhibitions. Make sure you'll be there.

Sunday
Nov142010

Dirk Pixeleye Behlau: Kool Fellas, Ltd.

Dirk Behlau, better known as "The Pixeleye", just released his third book: "Kool Fellas. Ltd.". Dirk is a member of our Chromjuwelen family since the early days and we are proud to see that there are some more people out there who love his work as much as we do. It is too bad I haven't had the time to write the prologue so Dirk had to ask Jesse James ...

Get Kool Fellas, Ltd.!

Wednesday
Oct202010

Jo Fischer, Heliumcowboy

Jo Fischer, one of my favorite photographers, will present his work at my favorite gallery, Heliumcowboy Artspace.

Via Heliumcowboy Artspace: "We are happy to present Jo Fisher's project "Character" which is the first solo exhibition of the Berlin based photographer in Hamburg. Jo Fischer's photography can be considered as a medium of interpretation and expression, and not as a mere documentary record of visual facts.

Reminding on Richard Avedons "In the American West", Fischer's project "Character" may be understood as a platform of a disremembered society. The photographer himself becomes the mediator between marginal people and the masses, as he depicts people whose normality seems unreal to most of us.

Legend has it that Jo Fischer has decided to become a photographer by drawing lots. After a long and turbulent career in the music business he bought his first camera on e-bay in 2007. In a short period of time he became one of the much asked for commercial photographers up to date, and he assembled a striking body of work including straight-forward portraits which become timeless in black and white.

"Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch" is another running project by Jo Fischer, one which is known to a wider public. In only a few seconds he depicts his vis-à-vis bringing to view the unique character of the person he just met. 1000 people are invited to sit on his table: the housewife, the children from next door, the rock musician or the burlesque dancer. Altogether they reflect a combination of honesty and a zest of the wicked – a portrait of urban society.

"Character" is as well a hommage to the people: to the people living on the margine."

P.S.: I am still absolutely stoked about the portraits of B.J. Baldwin, Ken Block and Jesse James Jo Fischer did for us during the Baja 300 Powerdays ...