BLACK SEA – got this one out of the lab today … high-end scanned and it’s unbelievable! … I just cruised through every detail – a journey across every single grain and it reminded me so much of Fennesz’ wonderful last album (in a visual way) … no post-production needed – just pure photography … just this very intense material … I l.o.v.e. it.
EXCLUSION ZONE – close my eyes … sometimes my mind’s a better observer. sometimes my heart’s a better decision maker and sometimes my soul’s a bloody dogmatist … these things could make me sad … while my USB stick is stuffed with material and my brain still pukes strange ideas. “let’s make a fast plan“, I keep telling myself without even having a clue … some days are strange … some days I have to wait outside the exclusion zone.
LYNCH (ONE) AND WHAT HAPPENED – yesterday I watched this great documentary and (again) D.L. opened my eyes, my heart, and my soul … on the other hand I found out that I’ve to work much harder to get the results I want. I’m working on it … TM … well, maybe … I dunno…
NOTE #1 – I wish there would be a wall where I could pin my thoughts from today … ’cause today there were so many of them and I have to look at them from a certain distance … bit by bit and little by little.
I’m in need of a huge wall … to organize my abstract thoughts … to understand my abstractions.
POST A BILL – and spread it to the world … I’ve enough material for the next couple of weeks and another very special inspirational source is on it’s way … need to reduce ‘things‘, shorten them, and look at them carefully afterwards… they’re so fragile but they’ve so many stories to tell … listen to them carefully … no need to hurry … to be in haste.
FALSE FRONT – the beginning of another series I started today in Berlin / Mitte while hanging around in thousands of very nice galleries. Lots of inspiration and a wonderful time with my girl … hey, it’s summer…
NEXT DAY… – everything was fine. Nothing to worry about … except lousy tourists all around … so we headed home.
LIKE A HINT FROM HEAVEN – the Baltic Sea … and the storm. This is not manipulated.
ON VACATION – Dear Follower! Over the next couple of days I’ll take a short break … get some inspiration. If there’s a chance to post some digital stuff … it’ll land right here … see You & stay safe…!!
TILT // SHIFT – a warmhearted soul donated me her canon equipment including a magical tilt-shift-lens … first results shot last weekend. It’s a dream coming true … get the focus where I want it and send the rest of the story to blurred mists. Next week several shootings are planned and I can’t wait to see it “in action”… yeah!
WIEDER ZUWIDER – …was the 2nd track I recorded with german lyrics. Today I decided that this track will appear on the “Marienbad Project”…
COMPOSINGS – I was not that into digital art to be honest … I stumbled upon it by accident: I took some pics out in the fields and while looking at an old building, I thought about “filling” up the blurred space created by the lensbaby … I tried multiple exposures and it wasn’t that satisfying … back home I photographed some structures in and around the house and layered them over the picture … it gave me the control that I was looking for. Now every short trip begins with several shots of the main picture followed by taking pics of structures to get the layers … the results are much deeper now and they tell a much more elaborated story … not every motiv needs it and there’s still nothing like a pure, good picture were’s no manipulation needed.
BASELITZ – last August I watched a TV-special about Georg Baselitz on arte … I wrote down everything which came up to my mind … the day after I composed a track … simple beats, some athmo … just to carry the lyrics. I guess it was the first time I recorded german lyrics and I can remember it was quite difficult. The vocals were recorded in a “first take” and edited afterwards. With my tracks it’s similar to my visual works: it has to happen fast … or never. I can not wait. It has to be real, honest, straight from the heart…
i’m out of it
i did as best i can
now get rid
the shit … flash in the pan
QUEUE – way back in march this year I produced a series called “course of motions“. It was the first time that I tried to capture different moves with a digital camera and it surprised me that it worked very well. No more modification was necessary, just some contrast change … and that’s all. Today I tried a different technique … multiple exposures with a wrong white balance which I entitled “curse of motions” due to the fact that the results are much more expressive, explicit, and straightforward…
signs – confusion … this is NOT an urban scenery … this is right in the middle of the woods, a bicycle lane, a wall … write your messages down … they’ll surely be recognized.