CiliChili

2014/03/02
Christian Reister

Publication

Some photos of mine are published in the Czech magazin CiliChili in an issue about Germany. Thanks, Petr!

Kay von Aspern’s Randnotizen

2013/07/24
Christian Reister

My friend and Seconds2Real colleague Kay von Aspern is preparing his next solo show in Vienna. It will be hosted at the local Leica Store. Check this link.

Holger Biermann at Fenster61

2013/07/23
Christian Reister

FENSTER61 with Holger Biermann

Holger Biermann must be one of Berlin’s most active street photographers. When I go out for my photo walks I meet him every now an then on Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz or whereever. Currently he is showing parts of his Terrassen am Zoo series at FENSTER61 until Aug. 13. If you like it be sure to get his nice booklet of the same name that he sells for only 5 Euros.

Andrea Diener exhibition in Frankfurt

2013/07/19
Christian Reister

Andrea Diener who is not only a brillant writer but also a photographer is currently having an exhibition of her street photographs form Frankfurt at AusstellungsHalle. If you are in or around Frankfurt/Main be sure to drop by! The show is up until Sunday and unfortunately I won’t be able to see it :-(

Berlin Trilogy / ALEX

2013/05/29
Christian Reister

from ALEX by Christian Reister

Room 2 will be ALEX’s room. 40 photos – that’s almost every picture from the book. The new prints are darker and rougher. They really fit to the mood of the series, I think.

Berlin Trilogy / Room 1

2013/05/25
Christian Reister

Berlin 2006

I took the weekend off to prepare my next exhibition which will take place in three rooms of Café Aroma, Berlin Schöneberg (Opening date is June 6th – check my website for details).

The first room will be some kind of „Best of Berlin“ from recent years and it turns out that it will all be photos from the Berlin+Wien project that is still on exhibition in Vienna at the moment. The oldest picture in the show will be the one above. It is from 2006. It was part of my first „Urban B’Sides“ exhibition five years ago but somehow I lost sight of it. Maybe I thought it was „too easy“ as it was taken around some art event on a parking deck in Neukölln. It’s always strange how some images gain more importance with time while others fade away within a few month after you thought it was a great shot.

Framing images

Next exhibition: Berlin Trilogie

2013/05/16
Christian Reister

aroma_berlin-trilogie

I’m preparing my next exhibition in Berlin at the moment. It’s going to be hosted by Café Aroma Photogalerie in Berlin Schöneberg. In fact it’s not a café but one of the best Italian restaurants in town that opened somewhen in the 80s and has a long tradition as a photo venue since then. Opening is on June 6, 8pm.

As the exhibition will be in three rooms I’m going to show a „Berlin Trilogy“ – three of my latest Berlin realted works: ALEX, NACHT and some „Best of Street Photography from recent years“.

A quote from the press release….

Berlin kann ganz still sein. Auch wenn alle so tun, als befinde sich die Stadt in einem ewigen Bedeutungsrausch aus Kreativität, Party und Umsturz, finden sich doch immer genug Nischen, in denen eigentlich gar nichts wichtiges passiert. In diesen Ecken stöbert Christian Reister die ganz normalen Menschen auf: Alte und Junge, Tagträumer und Nachtschwärmer, graue Mäuschen und affektierte Selbstdarsteller. Sie bewegen sich am Rande des Geschehens, tun manchmal oft nichts und verfangen sich doch immer wieder in Situationen von wunderbar abseitiger Skurrilität. So werden sie auf Reisters Fotos festgehalten, die unter ihrer oft humorvollen Oberfläche immer auch ein wenig Melancholie in sich tragen und einen besonderen, subjektiven Blick auf das Leben im heutigen Berlin werfen.

Save the date for the opening – I’m expecting the best buffet of any opening ever!

aroma_berlin-trilogie2

Berlin + Wien Countdown: 1

2013/03/22
Christian Reister

Foto: Kay von Aspern

The Reister & Von Aspern exhibition in Berlin is open for 1 more day: today!
Details exhibition
The book

Photo: Kay von Aspern

Berlin + Wien Countdown: 2

2013/03/21
Christian Reister

Berlin 2011

The Reister & Von Aspern exhibition in Berlin is open for 2 more days.
Details exhibition
The book

Photo: Berlin 2011

Berlin + Wien Countdown: 3

2013/03/20
Christian Reister

Foto: Kay von Aspern

The Reister & Von Aspern exhibition in Berlin is open for 3 more days.
Details exhibition
The book

Photo: Kay von Aspern

Berlin + Wien Countdown: 4

2013/03/19
Christian Reister

Berlin 2012

The Reister & Von Aspern exhibition in Berlin is open for 4 more days.
Details exhibition
The book

Photo: Berlin 2012

Berlin + Wien Countdown: 5

2013/03/18
Christian Reister

Foto: Kay von Aspern

The Reister & Von Aspern exhibition in Berlin is open for 5 more days.
Details exhibition
The book

Photo: Kay von Aspern

Wien + Berlin at BURJUAR

2013/03/06
Christian Reister

Berlin / Wien book + exhibition

After opening the exhibition „Reister & Von Aspern: Berlin + Wien“ at BURJUAR, Berlin, with some busloads of nice audience last friday it is now open until March 23ed. Then the pictures will be sent to Vienna for the second exhibition at Eigensinnig Schauraum für Mode und Fotografie. Meanwhile the book is ready for order online. Today I’m going to carry 24 books to the post office. The book is limited to 100 copies only, so this is a forth of the whole edition. Huuuu…

More Infos:

Order the book

All about the book

Exhibition at BURJUAR, Berlin

Exhibition at Eigensinnig, Vienna

Reister & Von Aspern at BURJUAR

Reister + Von Aspern: Wien + Berlin

2013/02/11
Christian Reister

I’m proud to announce my next exhibition that will be a duo show with my friend and partner in crime Kay von Aspern!
The exhibition will be shown in Berlin and Vienna. And, yes, we are also working on a book. Stay tuned!

Reister & Von Aspern

Event page on facebook

Pressetext:

Berlin: Hippe Hauptstadt, improvisierter Glamour, Adlon, Berlinale, Hipster am Mauerpark, Bionade am Prenzelberg, Preußenmetropole. Und Wien: Livrierte Kellner in Kaffeehäusern, Sissi-Kitsch, Punschkrapfen, Kakanien, bleisargschwere Vergangenheit und kein Pop seit Falco.

Gegensätzlicher können Hauptstädte kaum sein, zumindest auf den ersten Blick. Aber was passiert jenseits des sorgfältig gepflegten Images? Was macht Berlin und was macht Wien aus, wenn sie nicht gerade bemüht sind, sich als Wochenendreiseziel zu verkaufen? Kann man ihre Seitenstraßen, ihre Menschen, ihre Lokale und Einkaufszentren überhaupt unterscheiden? Und jenseits der Eigenwahrnehmung gibt es noch die Fremdwahrnehmung. Oder, in diesem Fall, das argwöhnische gegenseitige Beäugen: Die humorlosen deutschen Piefkes, die hinterwäldlerischen Ösis. Ist da was dran?

Kay von Aspern und Christian Reister lassen es auf einen Versuch ankommen. In ihrer ersten gemeinsamen Ausstellung zeigen sie besondere und besonders abseitige Momente, Begegnungen, Fundstücke und Zwischentöne des Lebens in den beiden so unterschiedlichen Metropolen. Welches Foto aus welcher Stadt stammt, lassen die beiden Fotografen jedoch offen und geben dem Publikum damit die Gelegenheit, nach Besonderheiten, verräterischen Details und dem vermeintlichen Lebensgefühl zu suchen, das die Straßen durchweht – oder auch nicht.

Seit vielen Jahren forografieren Kay von Aspern (Wien) und Christian Reister (Berlin) den Alltag in den Städten, in denen sie leben. Beide sind Mitglieder des Straßenfotografie-Kollektivs Seconds2Real und haben ihre Fotos bei zahlreichen Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen gezeigt. Begleitend zu den Ausstellungen in Berlin und Wien wird ein Fotoband mit Texten von Andrea Diener und Nick Turpin erscheinen.

Alex Webb

2012/05/24
Christian Reister

„If you can’t edit your work you are not really expressing yourself.“
Alex Webb in a 20 min video feature on vogue.it.

Frank Silberbach at FENSTER61

2012/05/22
Christian Reister

Frank Silberbach at FENSTER61

4 out of more than 70 photographs from Frank Silberbach’s Berlin 140° series are currently on display at FENSTER61. The whole series will be shown at Galerie im Rathaus Tempelhof opening this Thursday, 7 pm. To find out more about Silberbach, read the interview that is published today on the Seconds2Real blog.

Interview with Rudi Meisel

2012/04/25
Christian Reister

The next of my photographer interviews is published on the seconds2real blog today. Conversational partner this time: Rudi Meisel.

Interview with Andreas Herzau

2012/04/09
Christian Reister

When I was in Hamburg a few weeks ago I had the chance to meet Andreas Herzau for an extensive conversation. His new book Herzau | Moscow | Street is out now and the interview is published today on the Seconds2Real blog. Enjoy reading.

Fascination Street goes Vienna

2012/01/18
Christian Reister

Seconds2Real exhibition in Vienna

Seconds2Real’s exhibition „Fascination Street“ will have its next stop in Vienna. As it is my first exhibition in Austria, I am going to show parts of my series and book ALEX from 2008-2010. All details here.

Berlin 140° by Frank Silberbach

2011/12/17
Christian Reister

Frank Silberbach’s Berliner panorama street photographs finally have their own website. It features a vast archive of all 213 pictures published as a weekly column in Berliner Zeitung over the period of more than four years as well as newer photographs that were taken in the last couple of years. Take your time and enjoy.

Bavarian behaviour

2011/12/06
Christian Reister

Seconds2Real’s Mario Cuic has compiled a new photo series which was taken mostly in Munic. They seem to be just a little bit different down there…

Friedrich Seidenstücker

2011/09/30
Christian Reister

Kickoff for the weekend… Friedrich Seidenstücker’s big retrospective will open tonight at 7pm at Berlinische Galerie. Seidenstücker (1882-1966) is best known for his humorous photographs of every day life in Berlin during the Weimar Republic and post-war Berlin, especially from the Berliner Zoo. There will be around 200 prints in the exhibition and a book is published as well (Von Nilpferden und anderen Menschen/Of Hippos and Other Humas). Check a selection of his photographs and a german article on spiegel-online.de.

Update: more reviews
tagesspiegel.de | RBB Abendschau | Die Welt | dradio.de

Fascination Street Countdown

2011/09/26
Christian Reister

There’s a weekly interview series with members of Seconds2Real street photography collective in celebration of the forthcoming exhibition in Berlin on Sara T’Rula’s blog. The following interviews have been published so far: Elisabeth Schuh, Thorsten Strasas, Andreas Stelter, Mario Cuic and – today – me. Check all interviews here.

Arno Fischer

2011/09/14
Christian Reister

„Wenn ich an einer Bushaltestelle einen Mann fotografiere, der auf den Bus wartet, muss auf dem Foto mehr zu sehen sein als ein Mann, der auf einen Bus wartet.“ (When I take a pictures of a man waiting at a bus station there has to be more on the picture than a man waiting at a bus station)

So sad to hear that Arno Fischer died yesterday.

(Photo: Andreas Rost)

Lecture: Street Photography in Berlin

2011/09/11
Christian Reister

Frank Silberbach will be doing a lecture about „Straßenfotografie in Berlin“ next Tuesday. It runs in the context of his exhibition „Berliner Panoramafotografien 2004-2011“ at Galerie im Ratskeller, Berlin-Lichtenberg. I’ll be there.
Infos about the lecture here, some of his photographs here.

Jesse Marlow’s Wounded

2011/08/29
Christian Reister

I recently stumbled over Jesse Marlow’s beautiful series „Wounded“ again. If you shouldn’t know it you might take a look at it here. On ideastap.com there’s an interview in which he tells us what the inspiration for that series was.

Road Atlas

2011/08/26
Christian Reister

The DZ Bank Kunstsammlung is running a huge Street Photography exhibition called „Road Atlas“ which is wandering through several German cities. It is currently at Rüsselsheim and will be shown also in Cottbus, Erfurt and Frankfurt during 2012 and 2013. Next to some photographers like Stefanie Schneider or Gregory Crewson whose work I would definitely not consider as Street Photography there is a very broad range of styles and artists like Nobuyoshi Araki, René Burri, Arno Fischer, Helen Levitt,  Pieter Hugo, Arnold Odermatt, Will McBride, Stephen Shore, Barbara Klemm, Andreas Rost etc.

Radio feature on hr-online.de (German)
Website of DZ Bank Kunstsammlung (German)

They also made a fine hardcover catalogue in German and English that contains 166 photographs from the last 70 years taken by 26 photographers.

Fascination Street

2011/08/17
Christian Reister

FASCINATION STREET - Street Photography exhibition in Berlin

Seconds2Real exhibition in Liverpool

2011/06/15
Christian Reister

Seconds2Real, Street Photography Collective from Austria and Germany, are exhibiting work at Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool, from today until 13th July, 2011. For any reason I don’t know, there is still no information on the Look11 Liverpool Photography Festival website about it but at least there is a blog post by Sara T’Rula who kindly organized the exhibition for us. She will also be running an interview series with all Seconds2Real photographers in the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned on ST84PHOTO blog.

Update: Look11 website is updated.

Un-posed photography from Poland

2011/05/10
Christian Reister

Un-posed.com is a new street photography website showing the works of serveral photographers from Poland. One of them is Maciej Dakowicz, well known for his Cardiff After Dark series. There’s a category „pioneers“ on un-posed.com that teaches us a bit of the history of Polish photography. Interesting.

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