Elvis meets the Pope

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No, I’m not crazy. And no, this is not about photoshopping images of situations that never happened. The fact of the matter is that while the Pope in this story is the real thing, Elvis is, ahem, not so much. Last summer I saw quite a few homemade-looking billboards next to country roads in my area, advertising an Elvis Museum … Read More

Photographing Helmut Schmidt (1918 – 2015)

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  Earlier this week, on Tuesday, to be more precise, Helmut Schmidt passed away at the age of 96. He was one of the most respected politicians of post-war Germany. As a senator in Hamburg he was instrumental in dealing with the consequences of the 1962 flood and gained widespread popularity. From 1974 through 1982 he served as Chancellor of … Read More

Paris Plages – Turning a city street into a beach

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  Paris, no doubt about that, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its charms have inspired poets, photographers and painters, musicians and lovers. Visitors come from all over the world to catch a glimpse of Parisian life. Reflecting the city’s attraction, rents are sky-high. Yet during the heat and humidity of summer, when tourist masses overrun … Read More

Demolition Derby in Shelby, MT

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  More than 40 years ago, I was a little boy then, my father would sometimes take me to an event where people deliberately did what was to be avoided in road traffic at all cost: run automobiles into each other with the intent of causing maximum damage. I remember how excited the audience was and how they cheered the … Read More

Joel Meyerowitz retrospective in Düsseldorf

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  It was in June of 1994. I was in New York City for a few weeks, shooting on the streets and trying to capture the atmosphere of this fascinating place. Shortly before the trip, my late friend Günter Wehrmann had told me about a book on street photography: Bystander: A History of Street Photography by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz. As … Read More

Thomas Höpker in Cologne

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  “For the most part it’s your fault”, I said, at the same time smiling at the gentleman vis-à-vis. He tilted his head and gave me a questioning look. “That I became interested in photography is for the most part your fault”, I explained. It was Thomas Hoepker I was talking to. He is one of the most influential German … Read More

Carolyn Drake and David Alan Harvey at the Photo Book Museum in Cologne

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  Just in time for the world’s largest photography fair, Photokina, which is to begin on September 16, the PhotoBookMuseum in Cologne, Germany, opened its doors. The museum is located in the Carlswerk, a former copper wire factory, and has lots of space. Check out their website. Café Lehmitz in the PhotoBookMuseum’s exhibition space.At the opening of the museum, two photographers gave presentations in the reading room, … Read More