At the beginning of January '18, I was very very happy and honored to be included in a 2 part group exhibition in Lyon, with my project "The Buffalo that could not dream". One exhibition taking place in the "Le Bleu de Ciel" gallery and the one I was included in; in the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon du 1er arrondissement together with White Eagle. This double exhibition "The Way Back" is exceptional in its artistic ambition, with the new documentary spirit that combines images, video installation, texts, documents, sociological reflection on the situation of Amerindians of the Midwestern United States from fantastic Artists like: Stéphane Barbato, Robert Alan Packard, Marie Baronnet, Carlotta Cardana, Marion Gronier and Stephanie Keith.Read More
COP23 for Liberation
Climate Conference in Bonn
A while back I went to Bonn for the COP23 Climate Conference, to photograph for Liberation. It was a challenging assignment, but in the end, they used a very nice Portrait I am very proud of. The photograph of Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network.Read More
Happy to see my completely unpublished work from Bangalore, India as a FotoFirst submission on FotoRoom. Head over there to read a little interview with me.
The Project explores Bangalore, which was once known as the »Lake City«, through its rivers and lakes. It is an essay about water in a rapidly growing urbanized City.Read More
Published at Süddeutsche Magazin
with a rather unconventional Portrait
I photographed Peter Wohlleben before. But I did not photograph his desk. For a special magazine edition, Süddeutsche Magazine sent me to the Eifel to photograph not the best selling author himself but instead his desk, where he wrote most of his fascinating work.
My Cover of Galore Literatur
Katty Salié in the minibib - a "Bücherbüdchen im Stadtgarten"
For GALORE Interview Magazine I photographed Katty Salié, the German TV Host of "Aspekte" at a wonderful location the heart of Cologne. The minibib is a micro library inside the city park. The concept is easy but special: Its based on trust. There is no ID required and no data recorded. Every visitor is allowed to take one book per visit for a loan period of two weeks and the book selection is managed by an editor group. There couldn't be a better place to conduct an interview about literature!
I have to say that was one of the more funny assignments. Photographing Michael Busemann, a Beersommelier, in one of Colognes oldest traditional pubs right underneath the Dom. He and the writer were about to test 8 uncommon micro brewery German winter beers, and of course there were some left overs for me. Scheduled for a max. 2h visit, it got more to a 5 hour stay ending up downstairs at the bar celebrating the interview and photo session with some more Kölsch.
I was very very very happy about the new brandeins that reached me a couple of days ago. No, not only a portrait printed but seven! photographes. Yes you can guess I am excited. It looks awesome!
The story is about the "new mobility - the electric car E-GO life". For that I photographed Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh at the RWTH in Aachen, who is convinced that electronic cars should not be expensive and with that hard to sell. He was involved in developing the E-GO life electronic car, with it he wants to proof that electronic cars can be done diffrently than up to today.
A few weeks back I got a surprising email that lead to one of the most interesting assignments I have ever been called to photograph. I was send to Gelsenkirchen to cover and portrait Yusuf and his family. Yussuf, a now 17 year old radical islamist, is responsible for setting off a home-made bomb in April 2016 outside a Sikh prayer hall in Essen and is ever since then in prison. It was a challanging task but I was still able to make some nice Portraits of his mother Neriman durling a very late night shoot. Can't say I am not extremly proud of the outcome of this.
The full article can be found on the Washington Post website.
Another great feature today: On Fisheye Magazine - with some new photographs ;)
Prof. Piller in his Office at the RWTH Aachen in the new Issue of the BrandEins Magazine.
FotoRoom picked up my recent Project »Mukhiani« and asked me a couple of interesting questions, regarding the development of the project. Head over to their website to read the Interview (It took me forever to answer these questions -.-).
It has been a while since I updated my Works page with a new project. I worked on this project, »Mukhiani « while I was in Georgia for the Kolga Tbilisi Foto Festival in 2015 where I was nominated. It was a ton of fun to reconnect with some people I met here on my very first trip to Georgia. Again, it gave me wonderful memories of generous people in the neighborhood of Mukhiani … and I drank the heaviest Chacha of Georgia. But please look for yourself:
A couple weeks back I was happy to exhibit with 20 other fellow Bachelor Students at the Alte Museum Ostwall in Dortmund for the »BaFo 16« exhibition. Everyone was exhibiting their Bachelor Project made at the Fachhochschule Dortmund in the past year. A fantastic variety of photograpic work! Especially the Vernissage opening was a great time. Again I made a Live video to stream on Facebook for everyone to see with a full run-throu of the exhibition space.
Fotoabsolventen-Ausstellung „BaFo16“ am Ostwall in Dortmund
Absolventen des Studienganges Fotografie an der FH Dortmund stellen ihre Abschlussarbeiten aus. Dazu laden sie zur Vernissage am 24.06.16 um 19 Uhr im Baukunstarchiv NRW (ehem. Ostwallmuseum) in Dortmund ein. Die Ausstellung ist bis zum 30.06. zu sehen.
Mehrere Monate lang haben sich die Nachwuchsfotografen intensiv mit ihren Themen auseinandergesetzt. Nun möchten sie ihre Arbeit der Öffentlichkeit präsentieren.
A while ago Kayla Kauffman and I photographed Mario Keine's lookbook. It was so much fun especiually with Islam the model! Great to see the pictures online and all the good stuff they say about Mario :)
It has been already a while since our Bachelor Exhibition at the Alte Pfandhaus in Cologne.
Here now some pictures of my picture assembly. The Exhibtion opening was such a great succsess that we added an additional Finnisage at the last day of the Exhibition to give intrested people a little behind the scenes of our projects. So we heard some great talks about some very intresting topics/projects.
I even made a Live Broadcast on Facebook of the Opening Event.