www.public-life.org is a street photography website and blog run by Robert Engelhardt, Berlin. 15 photographers from around the globe are presenting their portfolios. A very interesting section of public life is the media section combining video documentations about William Eggleston, Elliott Erwitt, William Klein, Martin Parr, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Gilden and other heroes of the genre. Another fine section ist the Features Section in which you can find an early selection of my ALEX series.
Berlin 2009, from the ALEX series.
Nick Turpin ist a photographer from London who is always on the go. He is one of the founding members of the street photography portal in-public.org , writes a very substantial blog on sevensevennine.com and publishes a great new steet photography magazine called PUBLICATION. Issue No. 1 features essays by Michael David Murphy, David Gibson, Hin Chua and Nick Turpin and the work of photographers including Garry Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz, Tod Papageorge, Martin Kollar and others. The magazine also presents 22 photographs on single cards including well known photographers as well as ones you might have never heard of.
PUBLICATION can be ordered on the PUBLICATION Website. Highly recommended!
…I found this picture at Oranienburger Straße, Berlin. Three years later it was published on the feuilleton pages of Süddeutsche Zeitung illustrating an article about American artists in Berlin.
On a trip through Eastern Europe, some years ago, I visited Kaliningrad, where the worldwide biggest amber state holding company is located. Digging for amber is highly profitable and the owner of the spot, the Sate of Russia, wants to keep the profit itself. Nonetheless a lot of stealing and corruption is going on there, which is tolerated to some extension. Outside the fences of the company area, villagers try to gather some small profit too, by digging for amber with their hands, which is not tolerated. I followed these men for a day. The whole story is posted on Focus Online, taking part in a photo-story competition.
Berlin 2009 (to be continued)
I spent the whole last weekend at the Berliner Country Music Fair shooting portraits of country fans for my new project which will be exhibited in Berlin this autumn. After shooting portraits the whole day long I still found some time to watch the bands and audience in the evening.
btw: had the GREATEST assistant EVER: the one and only THOMAS LOBENWEIN. Raise your glass on Thomas!
…in the summer of 2001, just a view weeks before the towers came down, I stayed there for 2 weeks and shots rolls and rolls of film on my Lomo LC-A. I wouldn’t call it photography at the time but in fact it was the beginning of something that didn’t stop since then: strolling around in cities taking pictures. Looking back at my pictures from 2001 there aren’t a lot of good shots that remained but somehow I still like the naivity and innocence of my lomography in the early days…
At the Zoo, New York, 2001
Battery Park, New York 2001
… to study photography,
to live in Neukölln,
to become famous,
to come to know Christian R.,
to miss my motorbike,
to be poor again,
to be in the center of the world?,
to do what I ever wanted to do,
I didn´t dare to shoot my first pictures at daytime,
but nevertheless it was
a warm welcome …
This is a new blog. It’s called blog61.com. It’s a blog of two photographers. And that’s more than one! Why and what for? – Take a look at the About page and find out while visiting us over again. We are not quite sure where it will lead us but we know that we have some pictures to show.
We hope you’ll enjoy blog61.com and we apologize that our English isn’t always perfect. We just tought it might be a good idea to write in English because Hollywood might read this, too.
Thomas Lobenwein & Christian Reister