Leipzig: On An Entirely Different Scale

There is a proven cycle of city-hype and the for­mula goes some­thing like this: The mar­gin­al­ized, the poor & cool artists take over a shitty and eco­nom­ic­ally flawed neigh­bor­hood, trans­form it into a “cre­at­ive hub”, estab­lish bars, cafés, gal­ler­ies and bring all their ter­ri­fy­ingly cool look­ing friends to the party. Then, after Read more…

7 Places Outside of Berlin

02.03.2014 · No comments

It’s not exactly spring yet, nor is it winter any­more. The hazy weather is get­ting me ser­i­ously moody and the city is, like every year, tight­en­ing around me. I thought clean­ing the win­dows and let­ting des­per­ately needed sun­shine in would suf­fice, but nope, I’m still grumpy. So I thought maybe a short trip out of the city could

My Tempelhof Utopia

26.02.2014 · 4 comments

Get­ting deeply involved with Ber­lin some­times means tak­ing a step back and diving into his­tory. Not only visu­ally, but sym­bol­ic­ally, some places that we visit today are unique in their exist­ence. One of those places is def­in­itely the former air­port Tempelhof. For most of us, the area is nowadays noth­ing but a vast park, lar­ger than any
25 hours bikini hotel berlin-5820

25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

13.02.2014 · One comment

It’s pretty obvi­ous nowadays that Ber­lin is under­go­ing fast change. Some of it is crit­ic­ally manip­u­lat­ing the face of the city. All gentri­fic­a­tion issues and xeno­pho­bia aside, it’s inter­est­ing, mes­mer­iz­ing and shock­ing to see how fast even one street or Kiez can com­pletely re-invent itself. It can be good, sure, yet most of the time

Next Frame By Absolut at MADE

12.02.2014 · 2 comments

For the Abso­lut Cam­paign 2014, Abso­lut Vodka is present­ing its new inter­na­tional pro­ject “Next Frame by Abso­lut”, a col­lab­or­a­tion with the acclaimed Brazilian graphic novel artist and author Rafael Grampá. “Next Frame” is an inter­act­ive pro­ject that invites Abso­lut Fans to take the oppor­tun­ity to enter their own ideas for the graphic

Berlin Photography by Chris John Dewitt

11.02.2014 · One comment

Well if that isn’t a pearl on the web. My friend Paul just shot me a link over via Twit­ter that turned out to be a treas­ure of time doc­u­mented by a pho­to­grapher called Chris John Dewitt. His work is an astound­ing col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs taken from the early 80ies of Ber­lin, before the wall came down. Although we’ve

Must-See of The Berlinale 2014

10.02.2014 · One comment

Much unlike the local Fash­ion Week, Ber­lins very own film fest­ival has a great repu­ta­tion and this years short­l­ist for the com­pet­i­tion is incred­ibly excit­ing. Now, almost every movie is worth a watch, but there are some that you should def­in­itely try to get in for. The atmo­sphere of the whole event is excit­ing and tense — as if

Finding Lisbon

04.02.2014 · 5 comments

The fol­low­ing pho­to­graphs were taken dur­ing a trip to Por­tugal in 2010. It was my first time shoot­ing with a bor­rowed Nikon F801s and a rather trashy Lub­itel 166B film cam­era and develop­ping the film roles back home in my bath­room (to be hon­est i shot around 10 to 15 roles and the out­come wasn“t always per­fect in terms
Berlin Community Radio-2514

Berlin Community Radio

28.01.2014 · No comments

Ber­lin has many com­munit­ies, some in and some out of sight of the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion. Whether these com­munit­ies are held together by their neigh­bor­hoods, their aspir­a­tions or their taste in music isn’t rel­ev­ant. What’s rel­ev­ant is that these days, Ber­lin Com­munity Radio is try­ing to be the meta-narrator of the stor­ies and the art

Patrick Mohr — After Show Party

21.01.2014 · One comment

We did sug­gest some good partys for Fash­ion Week. Why not show what it looked like? Kreuzberg club Prince Charles was booked out for the whole week and every party looked dif­fer­ent. Tassili decided to check out what the Patrick Mohr after­party had in store. — His show was pro­vok­ing, his after party extremely cheer­ful. Patrick

Best Fashion Week Parties 2014

13.01.2014 · No comments

In my 6th year in Ber­lin, I still haven’t made it to any of the run­way shows (well, I could care less about high fash­ion to be hon­est), but I remem­ber some of the best partys (some of them com­pletely hijacked by us punks) tak­ing place dur­ing this crazy time of the year.  I don’t do this very often,

Finding Scandinavia #1

07.01.2014 · No comments

Dur­ing my semester in Sweden we did a lot of trav­el­ing . As i was not able to bring all the mater­ial that i need for develop­ping b/w-films, i decided to shoot in col­our which i hardly ever do. The pho­to­graphs i took do not rep­res­ent a spe­cific approach or theme. After i came home i looked through the dozens of films and selec­ted

A matter of xenophobia

06.01.2014 · 12 comments

In the last months and years, the mor­ale towards new res­id­ents and vis­it­ors stead­ily plummeted in pop­u­lar neigh­bour­hoods such as Kreuzberg or Neuk­ölln. It grew to a notice­able ten­sion a long time ago and has already become an unbear­able con­di­tion that tempered much of what made this city and these neigh­bour­hoods inter­est­ing and