24 August, 2009

"A photographer is an acrobat ...

...treading the high wire of chance, trying to capture shooting stars."

Guy Le Querrec

"kosmonautin", germany, 1977/2006

18 August, 2009

"Vielleicht gibt es schönere Zeiten;...

...aber diese ist die unsere."

J.-P. Sartre

"the fire devil died behind us", brasil, 2008

"I think photographs should be provocative...

...and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways."

Duane Michals

"it's not", brasil, 2009

16 August, 2009

"We should think of a photographer as a Samurai...

...who makes rituals, moves and gestures in order to develop his techniques and his instinct."

Alex Majoli

"ackergaul", germany, 2004

"Não sou um fotógrafo sutil,...

... gosto de cores fortes..."

Klaus Mitteldorf

"der letzte freund des palasts der republik darf nicht zerstört werden", germany, 2005

15 August, 2009

"Hello darkness, my old friend,

I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence""

Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"

"silent action", brasil, 2009

06 August, 2009

"If you're frightened of dyin' and you're holding on...

You'll see devils tearing your life away.
But...if you've made your peace,
Then the devils are really angels
Freeing you from the earth.....from the earth....from the earth"

U.N.K.L.E. feat. Thom Yorke - "Rabbit in your headlights"

"headlights", germany, 2005

"But we, who have made no effort whatsoever to filter,...

...who in our works have made ourselves into simple receptacles of so many echoes, modest recording instruments who are not mesmerized by the drawings we are making, perhaps we serve an even nobler cause."

André Breton, "Le Manifeste du Surréalisme" ("Manifesto of Surrealism"), 1924

"skyrunner", germany, 2005

03 August, 2009

"Photo is a small voice,...

...at best, but sometimes - just sometimes - one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought."

W. Eugene Smith

"the unseen face", brasil, 2009

01 August, 2009

pictures from the past.

For the series "mind jacker" I used pictures from the 1920/30s from an old photo album, which I bought, of course, on a flea market.

Here are the originals:

for "mind jacker 3":

for "mind jacker 4":

for "mind jacker 5":

for "mind jacker 6":

for "mind jacker 7":