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.
This week brings us of course many new exciting football games, but also some great concerts from Berlin-based bands, a graduates fashion show, some burlesque action, a Berlin-centric illustration exhibition and much more. These and more events after the jump.
Ryan McGinley started taking photographs in the late 1990s. His first pictures were “visual diaries” in the tradition of Nan Goldin, showing his friends partying, spraying graffitis, doing drugs and having sex. He became one of the most important photographers of the VICE magazine, and his work was shown at a much acclaimed exhibition in an important New York museum. Surprisingly, Ryan McGinley took a whole new direction afterwards. He stopped taking pictures of his downtown friends, and he left the city for the nature.
Together with some models and friends, he started going on long road trips in the summer. These trips took them throughout the whole U.S., always in search of extraordinary locations. The pictures he took out there in the nature create an utopia, the vision of a free and independent life.
“My photographs are a celebration of life, fun and the beautiful. They are a world that doesn’t exist. A fantasy. Freedom is real. There are no rules. The life I wish I was living” – this is how Ryan McGinley describes it. And indeed: In his best pictures, he captures life in its most beautiful, happy, free and sensual moments.
Finally, Ryan McGinley’s photographs have been published in a retrospective monograph. For the book You and I by Twin Palms Publishers, the artist has selected his favourite pictures from a decade of work. Check out a preview after the jump.
Helmut Newton, Saddle I, from the series Sleepless Nights, Paris 1976, (c) Helmut Newton Estate
The Helmuth Newton Foundation is opening a new exhibition titled White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes at the Museum für Fotografie at Jebenstraße 2 this Friday at 20h. The exhibition was curated for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and assembles the work of Newton’s first three book publications. The exhibition will be on display until November 18, 2012. After the jump you’ll get a few more preview photos.
Of course there is the photography of street art. But is there really that much street art that uses photography? Not that I can think of, most of it is painted, stenciled and drawn. So it looks like what fashion photographer Florian Kolmer has been doing in the streets of Berlin is pretty new, at least to me. He’s created a very elegant series of black and white photos, printed them in large format and postered them onto the walls in public spaces, like next to the King Size bar or onto the Berghain. Enjoy the photo series of his work after the jump.