Since I like Star Wars and have a lightsaber that a friend of mine gave me in my entrance, there had to be a beard theme with that topic as well. Besides I think Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi has a great beard. In this spirit: May the force be with your beard! Another beard photo set with and monologue by Bernard after the jump.
Alicia approached me last year at the Berlin Festival and asked me if I would be willing to model for a photo series about bearded guys she was working on. I was quite curious about the project so we exchanged contacts and she sent me some of the photos that she had already done. I really enjoyed them and was happy to be her next special beard portrait. As if she would have guessed that I had a sweet tooth I became her first edible beard. While the other guys before me got decorated with flowers or confetti or minituare figures, my beard was frosted with cream and sprinkles. As fun as it looked, it was a sweet mess and a nightmare to clean. But I think it was worth the trouble as the photos came out quite fun. Enjoy more creamed beard shots of me along with my beard monologue after the jump.
photos: Alicia Kassebohm
“I’ve been wearing my beard for about seven years now nonstop. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Actually, the effect it has is completely secondary to me – overall my beard gives me safety and protection. In fact it feels like a pair of fluffy socks or a cuddly pullover: though it is not essential, I feel more at ease and peaceful with it.”
Photographer and visual designer Alicia Kassebohm has been working on her ongoing photo series Beardicted now for over a year making very special beard portraits of interesting men. Every beard is unique, that’s why all of the portraits have an individual styling. For iHeartBerlin she let’s the men behind the beards speak about the fetishized extra hair in their faces. Enjoy the first part of our new series The Beard Monologues with Sascha from FluxFM and more photos after the jump.
photos: Melissa Hostetler
For three years the American-Iranian photographer Melissa Hostetler has toured with the Berlin band Bonaparte around the world. On her pictures she not only shows the wild performances of the hedonistic Emperor and his court, she also looks behind the scenes. Check out more information about her photobook 3 Years in the Heart of Bonaparte and a preview after the jump.
photos: Kay Ruhe
Her outfits closed the doppelgaenger show of the design students of the HTW Berlin back in July and to me they stood out for their enchanting mythical fairytale style. Think of a South American folklore version of Where The Wild Things Are and you’ll find yourself in the fashion fantasy of Wiebke Christin Le Bus. Well, at least for that mini collection you will. Recently I stumbled upon a photo shoot by Kay Ruhe for the same collection and I was instantly in love with it, had to share here again with you. Enjoy the photo series The Marriage after the jump.
Photos: Tim Walker, courtesy Schirmer/Mosel
An airplane made of baguettes, a castle full of balloons, blue horses, giant human string puppets – these are just a few topics of Tim Walker’s photography. His aesthetic can not be compared to anyone else’s, especially not in the fashion industry. In fact, the only reason why Tim Walker works for magazines like Vogue is because they have the money to make his exceptional ideas come true… Just recently, Tim Walker has published a new book. Get more information after the jump.
The title might be misleading, but The Opéra magazine is actually dedicated to the beautiful art of nude photography, both in the classic and contemporary style. More than 20 international photographers have contributed to the first issue, available now online and in selected magazine shops. Berlin-based photographers René Fietzeck, Cynthia Berger, Jo Schwab and Madame Peripetie are also included in the magazine. Enjoy a preview after the jump.
photo: Sven Marquardt, 1986
This Satuday at Kunstnacht 2012 you will not only get to see Planningtorock live and a brand new GIF installation by me, you will also get the chance to visit the the current exhition about photography in the GDR at Berlinische Galerie. Enjoy a preview after the jump.
PnP & The Crystal Tits, photo by iHeartBerlin
We are proud to present this year’s edition of The Berliners – a photo exhibition about nightlife culture in Berlin taking place at the highly anticipated Berlin Festival this coming weekend. Curated by Conny Opper, Florian Kolmer and Paul Snowden around 15 photographers are taking part in this exhibition that is being shown all over the festival grounds at Tempelhof Airport on big posters. There is also going to be a projected slideshow as well as a monitor installation showing a selection of our famous party GIFs. It’s a great look back into the last 10 years of nightlife in Berlin and you will see a lot of familiar faces including famous models, musicians, DJs, party hosts and it-girls. Get a little preview of the exhibition and a chance to win 4 The Berliners Slogan T-Shirts after the jump.
photo: Albert Watson, American Vogue, May 1977
On 18 August 2012, a new exhibition called Timeless Beauty opens at C/O Berlin. It shows 100 years of fashion photography and features pictures of – among others – Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Diane Arbus, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber. The public opening (which presumably will be quite crowded) of the exhibition is on Friday. Check out a preview after the jump.