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Following the success of the ‘METROPOLIS, BERLIN’ photo book – which received the German Photo Book Award in Silver in 2021/22 – photographer Barbara Wolff and Publishing House Lunik Berlin are now presenting their second photo book, ‘NEW YORK, SIDEWALK CLOSED’.
The photographs were taken during a month-long stay in New York in June, 2023. In almost timeless black and white photographs, the photographer shows us the New York of today, as a post-pandemic city that is rising after a dark and destructive time. For her stay, she chose accommodation in four of New York’s boroughs, enabling her to find perspectives in the transition between different environments. She wandered around the big city with light camera equipment – at times accompanied by local photographers who contacted her through her daily Instagram posts. And precisely these followers pushed her photo stories forward.
A much photographed city, she was nonetheless able to wrest her own images with her very own take on the breadth and depth of New York. Indeed, the precision of her imagery reveals many levels of New York life that goes beyond simple portrayal.
Also depicted in Barbara Wolff’s photography is the dream destination of flocks of tourists juxtaposed with the struggles for survival and hopes of residents. Barbara Wolff shows us poetic moments like the preparation of a marriage proposal against the backdrop of a skyline in the dark smog. Or moments of longing – the gaze of three women on the Staten Island Ferry directed at the southern tip of Manhattan. But she also manages to magically increase density by means of multiple exposures in photos of Grand Central Station or a view of the patterns found in the city by night as seen from Summit One Vanderbilt.
The book, divided into chapters with names such as ‘Marry me’, ‘Welcome to Hell’ or ‘Yes, we can’, thus becomes the very hymn to the city that bears such contradiction within it. The chapters are introduced with an essay by Daniel Blochwitz, who works as a freelance curator and author with a main focus on photography and who lived in New York himself for many years before moving to Switzerland where he lives today.
Barbara Wolff (born 1951) grew up in East Germany and studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. In 1985, she moved to the Federal Republic of Germany. To this day, she has worked freelance for the Munich-based view camera specialist, Linhof. Her personal photography projects have been exhibited in Berlin, Arles, Vendôme, Geneva, Belém, Brazil and Bordeaux, and are represented in international collections. She lives and works in Berlin.
Lunik Berlin is a book publishing house, formed from the photo production company of the same name. Since 2007, the team has been dedicated to the production of photographs with great passion – publishing books since 2020 at the intersection of art and photography. “We are always in search of exiting projects. You are a photographer, artist or author and want to make your dream of a high-quality fine art book published in a small edition become a reality? Then let’s grab a coffee together!”
Barbara Wolff: NEW YORK, SIDEWALK CLOSED
144 pages, 21 x 28 cm, 112 b/w photographs in triplex print, thread-stitching,
hardcover with linen, printed at DZA in Altenburg.
The book is available with four different covers.
ISBN 978-3-9822385-1-7, € 49.90 [Germany], € 51.30 [Austria]
LUNIK Berlin Publishing House, 2023 www.verlag.lunik.de
29.01.2024 show complete article
The German Association of Image Creators – or BUBIG – emerged from the German special-interest association of representatives for photographers and illustrators (RFI e.V.) founded in 1992. At the moment, it is delighted – following a successful UPDATE SALON – about the influx of new members from the areas of illustration, photography, film & production… for instance, 2Agenten, Anyday, Emeis Deubel and 70Seven.
“Participating in UPDATE gave us the perfect opportunity for a constructive exchange. Both within the industry and with the Bubig members who participated. Thank you UPDATE.” Tobias Bosch, BUBIG.
BUBIG is taking this opportunity to tell you about its workshops. Recently, workshops were held on the topics of the use of LinkedIn, AI as well as the presentation of a software manufacturer for tracking image rights violations.
And there are new board members who now support the production area among affiliated members : Andreas Krogmann (Alwayseverything) and Arne Weingart (Lunik) look forward to their new responsibilities.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to join BUBIG. The association sees itself as a voice in Germany and Europe for agencies of photographers and illustrators as well as photo and film production companies. BUBIG represents more than 30 agents and production companies at the moment with its wealth of experience in the areas of photography, film, illustration, animation and production for stills and moving images.
Your benefits as a member : Exchange and coordination between fellow industry professionals on all important topics, free legal consultation and participation in workshops and seminars. And as always – it doesn’t cost anything to ask… !
GoSee : bubig.net
12.09.2023 show complete article
When Wolfie shot DEINE COUSINE’s album cover, he and the German punk songstress clicked like metal studs and leather. So when she asked him to do the video for her brand new song ‘Bielefeld, Paris oder Madrid’, Wolfie’s only answer was : “You rock, and we’ll roll the film.
Wolfgang ZAC: “Concept, execution, editing, and grading is a 100% ZacLabs creation featuring TandemRogue™ – Wolfie and his creative partner Claudia’s tag-team, Sid and Nancy, two camera shoot style. The song is about having a total punk mentality to life: empty your account, jump in the car, live in the moment, do what you want.
So the first creative decision was to go punk with a self-imposed, minimal budget rule. Beg, borrow and steal everything. And then take a performer who’s only ever been seen in fishnets and Doc Martens, and dress Deine Cousine as a variety of glamorous female archetypes.
With a stylist, a hair and makeup person, and a third on lights, they were given the punk decree: do whatever you want. And so the team created a fashion video in a rough and ready Berlin studio with the wildest hair and makeup, artful lighting, but with vintage clothes from Gucci, Balenciaga, Dior and the like.
Deine Cousine had never imagined being portrayed like this, but in true punk spirit, she said, f*ck it, trusted Wolfie, and was blown away by the final result. Because great adventures on either side of the camera start with the words: Sunglasses on, I’m screaming, window down and middle fingers up… Don’t worry, what would happen if we lose our balance, give me your hand, and I’ll take you with me…”
Starring: Ina Bredehorn | Director + DoP : Wolfgang Zac | 2nd Camera: Claudia Delpin | 1st Camera Assistant + Operator: Sheldon Klopper | DIT: Philipp Maubach | Producer: Arne Weingart | Production Coordinator: Gloria J. Hampel | PA & Driver: Raiko Gehring | Styling: Miriam Diaz @ Nina Klein | Hair & Makeup Artist: Caroline Torbahn @ Nina Klein | BTS: Uschi Roittner | Location: Allmost Studio | Catering: Hampelmousse Catering | Editor: Gregor Lehrl | Color Grading: Daniel Hollerweger | Management: Henrik Wattenbach | Produced by LUNIK.
21.03.2023 show complete article