At the “Journal von Wiedenbeck” you can get known more about Alexander von Wiedenbeck’s Work & Passion for Photography. Here following you can find some impressions from behind the scenes, latest exhibitions, productions, street photography, interviews, podcasts, social projects and anything else what might be interested. (only english version)

Impressions 2023

What a year… I actually thought that my personal year 2023 was rather modest, or rather reserved, from a photographic perspective. The numerous projects such as my large exhibition and retrospective “Early Retrospective”, as well as the preparation and implementation of my first MEISTERclass workshops for Leica, actually gave me the feeling that I hadn’t really photographed much new and…

MEISTERclass von Wiedenbeck – Impressions & Behind the Scenes

MEISTERclass von Wiedenbeck – Impressions & Behind the Scenes A complete success – this year’s premiere of my first workshops in photography and especially the Leica M. The courses were all fully booked and the feedback from the participants was simply fantastic.   “Dear Alexander, thank you very much for your message – and even more: for yesterday! Your expertise…

On Street in London

On Street in London Actually intended as a private short vacation, as a passionate photographer you can of course never avoid packing your camera. London is a city that has always fascinated me and yet I had never made it there in all these years. Countless times there were plans to do this… that ended up with me ending up…

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Autumn & Winter 23/24

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Autumn & Winter 23/24 Again in color for my friends from the Munich haute couture label GEORG ET AREND. Here you can see some impressions of the autumn/winter collection 23/24, photographed in a fantastic setting, the Diözesanmuseum Freising.

MEISTERclass von Wiedenbeck

MEISTERclass von Wiedenbeck The idea for „MEISTERclass von Wiedenbeck“ came about together with Martin Meister’s Leica Store Munich on Brienner Strasse. In the various workshops, especially for the Leica M, you can train your skills with the rangefinder camera, or get to know black and white photography with the Leica M Monochrom and fine art prints, or at the workshop…

DIE WELT von Wiedenbeck

DIE WELT von Wiedenbeck In 2004, still in my early 20s, it all started for me with the founding of an owner-managed advertising agency. For more than 15 years I realized numerous campaigns, advertising concepts and designs for well-known brands and large medium-sized companies throughout Europe. These extensive projects also led me to photography, because design & concept on their…

Early Retrospective – Exhibition

Early Retrospective An early work show with photographs from the past 15 years Exhibition Introduction: A little girl brushes her teeth on a bucket of rainwater in a cemetery in the Philippines. A woman in northern Uganda calls for a fight against the oppression of women’s rights. Four cheerleaders rehearse their performance on Santa Monica Beach in California. A Lamborghini…

On street in Normandy

On street in Normandy A place that not only has a great historical significance in general, but also has long been of great interest to me photographically – the north of France. The Normandy was already for many “grand masters” of photography and personal “influencers” the desired backdrop for many photo series. Each time anew came with me then the…

SELECTION PAPER BLOG von IGEPA

SELECTION PAPER BLOG von IGEPA A great article about my latest book, the WATTHOF Diary. Written by editor Bettina Schulz (www.bettina-schulz.de) for IGEPA’s SELECTION PAPER BLOG. A photo book with format With generously set photographs, often double-sided, Alexander von Wiedenbeck invites you to a surprising journey: “From quiet, remote and almost magical places to the usual hotspots in an amazing…

Analog vs. digital Portrait

Analog vs. digital Portrait Digital photography and its development over the last 15-20 years has created enormous possibilities. Especially around portraits, many photographers today can make people look like painted with just one click. Extensive retouching of the skin etc., which used to take hours of work, is now faster and easier than ever. I may confess, however, that this…

On street in Lisbon

On street in Lisbon Portugal, a very popular destination for globetrotters and historical starting point for many previous explorers & travelers. A duty call of course for someone like me and honestly also amazing that it took so long until my ways led me there. Surely it won’t be the last time either, because just discovering the beautiful city of…

Early Retrospective – Behind the Exhibition

Early Retrospective – Behind the Exhibition An early work show with photographs from the past 15 years Almost 20 years of independent creative work in design & photography. Already more than 15 years of discovering street and reportage photography. Almost to the day 10 years of photography with the Leica M Monochrom and finally another personal anniversary were reason enough…

On street in Prague

On street in Prague As a passionate photographer, you simply cannot leave home without a camera. The streets of the world are far too exciting not to capture some moments. A recent trip to Prague, intended as a completely private excursion, has shown me this once again – without a camera is simply not possible! Prague itself would certainly have…

Whats in my Bag

Whats in my Bag Not long ago, FOTOmagazin approached me and asked me what I have in my photo bag for their ongoing series “Ausgepackt”. The resolution is here: For both my commissioned work and, of course, my own projects, I take only my Leicas. This includes three camera bodies, both digital and analog: the M10 Monochrome, the M10-R Black…

Being analog with the Leica M6

Being analog with the Leica M6 Nearly a decade ago I bought an analog Leica M6 camera from the 80s. Back then I photographed a short while with it, but really fast recognized, that it doesn’t felt that right for me. Owning an old vintage camera for the most people gets them a good feeling. Vintage lovers love that kind…

Behind the Scenes at GEORG ET AREND

Behind the Scenes at GEORG ET AREND The Lookbook for the Fall & Winter collection from the Munich haute couture label GEORG ET AREND was produced at a beautiful castle in the Bavarian province. A look behind the scenes within this film was filmed by Mara Sofia from GEORG ET AREND and directed by Alexander von Wiedenbeck.

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Fall & Winter 22/23

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Fall/Winter 22/23 I rather would call my clients more friends. And my friends sometimes motivate me to do it in color. That’s what happened again during the production for the Munich haute couture label GEORG ET AREND. This time for the fall/winter collection 22/23, photographed on a beautiful castle in the Bavarian province. Here some…

Portfolio Book

a photographer’s passion If you deeply love what you do, it is probably the most wonderful gift in your lifetime. I lost my heart & my passion in photography, or more precisely, in telling authentic but creative, fictive stories. Whether it is a reportage with a true story behind it to discover, photographed in an authentic way and combined with the personal experience…

Wattenruh in the Press

WATTENRUH in the press A résumé about the exhibition in Westerland, Germany With a great summary of visitors and press reports, the exhibition “WATTENRUH – a photographic journey on Sylt by Alexander von Wiedenbeck” came to an end. With more than 1,000 visitors and more than half a dozen press reports in local and national media, the résumé can be drawn:…

Interview – Wattenruh bei Sylt1 TV

Wattenruh Exhibition – Interview Sylt1 TV During the period of my exhibition “WATTENRUH – a photographical journey on Sylt”, the local TV Channel Sylt1 was guest and interviewed me about the exhibition. Where the idea came from, how it was to photograph on the island and how the exhibition found its way back to Sylt and the Stadtgalerie “Alte Post”…

Exhibition – Wattenruh

WATTENRUH A photographic journey on Sylt by Alexander von Wiedenbeck Over the years, I discovered an island that is able to offer much more than reports on television or in glossy magazines are only too happy to convey about Sylt. From quiet, remote and almost magical places to the usual hotspots, but devoided from people, allowed the natural spectacle of lights…

Behind the Scenes at WATTENRUH

Behind the Scenes at WATTENRUH Probably one of the most exciting things for a photographer is to present your work to the crowd in the form of an exhibition, at least in my opinion. The honor and recognition of being able to show one’s own photographs is part of the joy, but the joy of the work and preparation for…

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Summer 2022

GEORG ET AREND – Lookbook Summer 2022 Haute Couture made in Munich – Two brothers, one label, and the aspiration that noblesse obliges – GEORG ET AREND. There is a dream team of employees behind the label. Because of the staff’s special training and everyone’s extraordinary talents reflected in professions such as pattern maker, model cutter, and custom tailor, their…

Exhibition – Another Point of View at the Leica Store Munich

Another Point of View at the Leica Store Munich (Briennerstraße) I was very happy to be able to be part of the second presentation of the exhibition “Another Point of View” at the Leica Store Munich. From 15/01/2022 to 14/02/2022, the store on the “Briennerstraße” has presented some selected photographs, as usually printed as high quality fine art print on…

In talk – Leica Enthusiast Podcast

“Where’s your golden ratio? No! I’m going home, I’d rather do my thing …”. Together with Michel Birnbacher from the Leica Enthusiast Podcast, I talk about my path to photography, my first “influencers” and why I once was a car mechanic. He draw me out one or two anecdotes from my career and we talk about what a trip to…

Book – The Watthof Tagebuch

A photographic Journey on the Island of Sylt. Sylt – a hotspot for the prominent and elite society. A barely affordable domicile and second home for the rich and famous. This is a picture that is all too often conveyed to us in the reports on television or in the people magazines. Fortunately, over the years that I have been…

Diario di Venezia

Diario di Venezia. The real impulse for this trip was the appeal of many friends, who reported how empty Venice on these special days is. Due to the global corona pandemic, the cruise ships’ numerous travel plans had literally gone overboard. The additional fact that Italy, as the first European hotspot of spread, would probably not be the first choice…

In talk – Leuchtstoff Podcast

A life as a photographer – How passion becomes a calling. In conversation with Christian Bruckmair from the Leuchtstoff Podcast, about my life as a photographer and how my passion became not just a job, but a real calling, even though this life was anything but mapped out. We talk about my background in photography, about my charity project “HOPE…

Interview – Leica Blog about the Watthof Tagebuch

The Leica Interview – Watthof Tagebuch. As always, and now for the sixth time, it was a great honor for me to answer questions from the editors of the LEICA Camera Blog. This time an exciting interview about the Watthof Tagebuch, my new photo book, which was created together with the Hotel Watthof (www.watthof.com) on Sylt – few new insights…

Reportage – First Lockdown Munich Airport

Another Obsession for Freedom. 2020/03/26 – First Lockdown at Munich Airport It almost feels like yesterday when I was at the idyllic emptiness of the Wadden Sea on the North Sea with my companions at that time. In St. Peter Ording and on the island of Sylt, I strove for creative work for my first published photo book OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM almost…

Der Lichtwald RGB

The Magic of Color. When talked about photography, you sometimes hear the phrase “painting with light”. I think none of my previous photographic work comes closer to this description than this collection of color photographs of the Festival of Lights at the Lichtlberger Wald with its Lichtwald forest cemetery. The magic of these intense colors that transform the forest into…

Der Lichtwald

A magical but also mystical place. An equally magical, but also mystical place is the Lichtlberger Wald in my Bavarian hometown of Eggenfelden. A patch of earth that lets the senses come to rest and at the same time inspires your own perception. The incredible silence allows you to indulge in the past, enjoy the truth of the moment and…

Exhibition – Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht!

Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht! The grand opening at my hometown – after hope and the happiness, the love comes now ! As so often before, it is very important to me to show the premiere of a new exhibition / photography story at my home town Eggenfelden. Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht! – An essay about love from Alexander…

The Leica Welt in Wetzlar

The Leica Welt in Wetzlar. Why Leica? Well, that’s a good question. Some or even very many photographers would say that a significantly cheaper camera also could take good pictures. You can of course agree with that. But I would also like to claim, not least from my own experience, that I have been able only with the Leica, or…

Book – Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht!

An essay about love. The final preparations – at the beginning there is always an idea – a thought. The first acts are formed from these thoughts and once the stone has started rolling, it is difficult to stop it again. Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht! is a story I have worked on for more than two years. This mainly because it…

Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht!

Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht! The kiss is gone, but love stays. A beautiful quote from the five-year-old Jette, after the evening ritual of the good night kiss from her mother. This quote could not be more appropriate for me today. But I’m not talking about love for a mother or a child. Rather, it is about the one, true…

Fashion/Editorial – Money Power Glory

Money Power Glory. Fashion Editorial with Nina de Lianin & Jenna Fleck on street in Berlin Riding back in time to take all we get. On the streets  of Berlin, striving for all the money, all the power and all the glory to reach the freedom we‘ve seen on the horizon.

HOPE Charity – Single Sponsorship

Sustainable help for the fate of an individual. In the summer of 2018, a single fate was promoted for the first time in order to show how little effort can save a whole human life at the Philippines and put it on the right track.The little Rosemarie would like to become a preschool teacher. Unfortunately, her parents could not afford…

The Rise of the Old Values

The Rise of the Old Values. Everything we create in life should show its meaning – Just a few decades ago, the expression “the camera doesn’t lie” was commonly used around the world. The photo taken served as a witness of authentically captured moments. As a piece evidence, you could even call villains of the past to account with the help of photography.…

Exhibition – Experience Thailand in Dornbirn b. Bregenz

Experience Thailand at inatura Museum. From Bangkok back to Austria – After the grandiose “performances” at the Weltmuseum Vienna and the BACC in Bangkok, the photography exhibition “Experience Thailand” is now finding its way back to Europe. Together with CARE Austria and the inatura Museum in Dornbirn b. Bregenz, the successful exhibition of the refugees in the north of Thailand could…

Exhibition – Experience Thailand in Bangkok

Experience Thailand from Vienna to Bangkok. A photography reportage is coming home – parallel to the premiere at the Weltmuseum in Vienna, the exhibition “Experience Thailand”, my reportage about the refugees in northern Thailand, now came back to Thailand to the Bangkok Art & Culture Center. Since the two exhibitions took place simultaneously, a second set of selected fine art prints…

CARE Calendar 2019

The Care Calendar 2019. After the issues 2016 and 2018, the 2019 edition of the CARE calendar will be published with photographs from one of my reportages. This time from the Experience Thailand Story, which was realized together with CARE Austria and CARE Thailand. The photographs from the calendar, as well as numerous others, also found their way into a photography exhibition…

HOPE Charity – Preschool saved

Preschool saved thanks to HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck continues to make good progress and has meanwhile generated the enormous sum of 40,000 euros. Following the successful project of the Training & Health Center, as well as the three water stations in Inayawan, I have once again kept my eyes and ears open for…

Exhibition – Experience Thailand in Vienna

Experience Thailand at Weltmuseum Vienna. What an awesome evening! Together with my friends from CARE Austria and the Weltmuseum Wien, we celebrated the beginning of my new photography exhibition “Experience Thailand” on the evening of December 5, 2018. More than 300 invited guests enjoyed the opening with the Vienna Boys Choir. The Weltmuseum Wien is undoubtedly one of the most…

Reportage – Refugees in Northern Thailand

Refugees in Northern Thailand. Thailand: This is primarily holiday, fun, sun and sea. But Thailand also has more than 1.5 million people from Myanmar who had to leave their country years ago. More than half of them have no legal status, their children can not go to school. In Bangkok, the journey started with a photography reportage, which shows the…

Fashion/Editorial – Une Odysée

Une Odyssée da lans Wintergarten Varieté Berlin. Éditorial de la mode avec Nina de Lianin L‘essentiel est d‘être soi-même, de ne pas dévier de sa ligne, ne pas changer pour faire plaisir aux autres. Ce sont nos erreurs, basés sur notre personnalité, notre caractère, ou les obstacles qui jalonnent notre parcours qui nous permettent d‘apprendre. Apprendre de ses erreurs et…

Matador Magazine with HOPE Reportage

Matador Magazine with HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. In Cebu City, families have been living among graves for generations, struggling daily with the dead to survive. The lifestyle magazine MATADOR has written a comprehensive report about HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck for his print edition 04/18. Preview of the article in the Matador Magazine (in part): At dizzying heights, a little…

The Children of Uganda

The Children of Uganda. The actual reason for my trip to Uganda was a photographic report on the Women’s Empowerment project run by the international aid organisation CARE. But I couldn’t of course help noticing the children’s lives and circumstances there too. Partly or perhaps more explicitly because of my involvement with and my report on the children living in…

Reportage – Women Empowerment in Kenia

Women Empowerment – Kenia. Once again my ways led me to the African continent with the Austrian branch of the international aid organization CARE. Kenya should become our destination and once again the women have been in the focus. The core of these projects, above all is the health of mothers and children. Despite significant advances in recent years, the…

Moments of Happiness

Moments of Happiness – the blacksmith of his own happiness. New day, new happiness – countless phrases and quotes can be found all over the world about happiness. They could hardly be more different. Harald Juhnke, a famous german entertainer once defined happiness with the phrase “no appointments and have had one too many” – whose content you can agree without…

Interview – Leica Blog about HOPE

The Leica Interview – HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. Many photographers around the globe aspire to have an impact not only in the artistic world, but leave a mark of goodness in mankind. Alexander von Wiedenbeck, born in the province in South-Eastern Bavaria near the Austrian border, is among those who have experienced the live of a renowned advertising photographer…

Film – 100 Elefanten by Chima

100 Elefanten by Chima – Music video. It was Chima himself who called me one evening and told me how impressed he was with my OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM photo book and associated short film. His current music video for the song 100 Elefanten was in the starting blocks for production and the deadline for publication was very tight. As a…

Reportage – Women’s Rights in Africa

Women’s Rights in Africa for CARE. Strengthening women’s rights is still a big issue in many countries today in the 21st century. Recently, even in the western world, it seems as if every day a new scandal comes to the public. Especially in the photography, the fashion and the show & shine world of entertainment you would think it would…

Blancpain Endurance in Spain

Reportage at the Blancpain Endurance. Photography-Reportage for an advertising campaign at the Blancpain Endurance together with Reiter Engineering at the Circuito de Navarra in Spain.

STERN Magazine with HOPE Reportage

Stern magazine about HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. Sleep in the cemetery – work in the garbage! for the International Street Children’s Day, a wonderful article by Denise Fernholz for the Stern Magazine. Preview of the article at the Stern magazine (in extracts): Garbage mountains, rats, emaciated street dogs, homeless children. The conditions on the Philippines have shocked the Munich photographer…

CARE Calendar 2018

The Care Calendar 2018. After the successful production of the CARE Calendar 2016, together with CARE Austria, now the European edition of the calendar will be published for the first time with photographs of the Women’s Rights, which originated in the aid projects in Kenya, initiated by CARE Austria. Informations about the charity project in Kisumu: Kisumu is the third largest…

Behind the Scenes in Africa

Behind the Scenes in Africa. The reportages of the Women Empowerment in northern Uganda and Kenya were my first two photo reportages on the African continent. To my astonishment, there were clearly noticeable differences here compared to my previous experiences on the same project in Asian countries such as Nepal, India or the Philippines. It was the unconditional openness &…

Fashion/Editorial – Karin Fraidenraij

Karin Fraidenraij – Fashion Editorial. Karin Fraidenraij is all about fusing the zeitgeist with the traditional, the romantically fancy in accord with classic cuts. A feeling of freedom that the South American designer insists on and which her knitwear collection strives for. But once you get beyond this ordinary aspiration you become addicted to an obsession – an obsession for…

Interview – Leica Blog about Women in Uganda

The Leica Interview – Women Empowerment in Uganda. The international project on strengthening women’s rights by CARE Austria, which I travelled to Kathmandu in Nepal for in April 2015, was now taking me to the African continent and Uganda. A country which was still embroiled in a civil war 10 years ago and is still visibly shaped by the scars of…

Interview – Pixel Magazin about HOPE

Interview with Pixel Magazine. Under the headline “With a Love Greater Than That of the World They Inhabit” a detailed interview with Emily von Hoffmann from Pixel Magazine about my charity exhibition HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck, the trip to the Philippines and a possible mental preparation for the same. The profound questions of Emily brought the so far unseen…

Reportage – Women Empowerment in Uganda

Women Empowerment – Uganda. The international project on strengthening women’s rights by CARE Austria, which I travelled to Kathmandu in Nepal for in April 2015, was now taking me to the African continent and Uganda. A country which was still embroiled in a civil war 10 years ago and is still visibly shaped by the scars of this tense time…

Film – HOPE Exhibition

HOPE – the film about the exhibition. The premiere of the exhibition HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck in my hometown Eggenfelden was a complete success in all respects. More than 300 invited guests to the vernissage and almost 1,000 visitors during the exhibition time were able to generate a total of over 25,000 euros in donations by selling the exhibits and…

Weitmeer Album Cover & Booklet for Davenport

weit meer – Cover & Booklet for Davenport. And again … led me my way to the north of Germany to St. Peter Ording and the Wadden Sea. For the cover & booklet of the 4th album of the band “Davenport”, we should discover “weit meer” as we were realized at the beginning. It was the silence & the almost infinite…

Interview – Leica Blog about the Strength of Women

The Leica Interview – 12 Images that show the strength of Nepal´s Women. Alexander von Wiedenbeck, a Munich and Berlin-based photographer, collaborated with CARE, a 70-year old cooperative known as the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe to create a 2106 calendar depicting women’s strength in Nepal. Now, CARE is one of the largest aid organizations fighting global poverty, and…

Exhibition – Sculpture Network

Sculpture Network – Exhibition & catalog. Not long ago, I was asked by my home town, if I want to photograph the work of sculptures of great artists like Joseph Michael Neustifter, Willi Baumeister, Alois Öllinger, Karl Reidel and numerous other internationally celebrated artists, in my point of view for the international festival Sculpture Network. Very honored, but also with…

Reportage – Women Empowerment in Nepal

Sakcham – Women Empowerment in Nepal. The issue of women’s rights is still topical in the Western world today, even in the 21st century. In the world of fashion and photography in particular scandals are becoming more and more common. Whether it’s the alleged sexual escapades of one Terry Richardson or the fact that catwalk and photo models are seen as…

HOPE Charity – First aid project

The first aid project due to HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. The first aid project financed by HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck is in the middle of implementation. For the dumpsite children (and their families) in Inayawan we were able to build three water supply stations and a sanitary facility (washing area / WC). Just the water stations helped enormously…

Interview – Leica Blog about Obsession for Freedom

The Leica Interview – The Obsession and Freedom to create. Alexander von Wiedenbeck started photographing in 2004. In 2012, he left everything behind and started the production on OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM. Below, Alexander describes this project and his use of the Leica M Monochrom. Q: How would you describe your photography? A: My photography is real and one on one. For…

Liebeslänglich Cover & Booklet for Davenport

Liebeslänglich – Cover & Booklet for Davenport. Controversial and at the same time linked, Nicole Martin, the singer from “all about davenport”, describes it so aptly. On the one hand for life, which has extremely negative associations but also allows for a positive view at the same time, for example permanence, irrevocable for the rest of your life. On the…

Exhibition – HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck

HOPE – Vernissage at Gotischer Kasten The premiere of the charity photography exhibition HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck – an important milestone for the pioneer project of social responsibility within the reportage photography. For sure, the dreams and ideas are correspondingly ambitious. 52 fine art prints on handmade paper from Hahnemühle were mounted unframed at the Gotischer Kasten in…

Book – HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck

The exhibition catalog of the charity exhibition. Like my written story in the book HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck told you, the reportage about the cemetery and dumpsite children at the Philippines was a far more profound experience than I had previously imagined. In spite of this previous experience, I was actually not aware that the process of creating the exhibition…

Film – Obsession for Freedom

Obsession for Freedom – The Film. As part of the production for my first photo book, Obsession for Freedom, I came up with the idea of capturing the obsession and search for boundless freedom in moving images too. As a result, I invited my good friend and filmmaker Daniel Michaelis and his team onto our set on the island of…

CARE Calendar 2016

The Care Calendar 2016. The program intervention SAKCHAM in Nepal as part of the framework program „Claiming Rights – Promoting Gender Equality: Women‘s Empowerment and male engagement for gender transformation in post-conflict and chronically food-insecure settings” is financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation and implemented in the Churia region. This project continues working with already established Solidarity Groups at the…

Fashion/Editorial – Sylt en Vogue

Sylt en Vogue. The island of Sylt is a magical and above all most non-typical spot for Germany. Apart from the peak season between April and August, it is quiet and idyllic, a place that you can retreat to, where you can finally find yourself again away from everyday stress. It is an island of rich and beautiful people and…

Behind the Scenes at Obsession for Freedom

Behind the Scenes at Obsession for Freedom. The choice for the place of the trip was of course no coincidence, but well considered and led us consciously to the island of sylt and the wadden sea. i think only here, when the water has gone and the silence and the infinite width has spread out, only then you are able…

HOPE by Alexander von Wiedenbeck

Reportage – about the Cemetery & Dumpsite Children at the Philippines. It can be summed up in one sentence that this was by far the worst and at the same time most wonderful trip of my life so far. Terrible on the one hand due to the disastrous and in fact surreal living conditions of the children on the Philippines.…

Obsession for Freedom

Obsession for Freedom – a revolution „back to basics“. Maybe it all came from naivety, and i don’t know how to describe it, but the thought of it was circling me over and over again. It was the idea of creating something “real”. For sure, it was a leap in the dark, but if you feel a calling to do…

Book – Obsession for Freedom

My first book. It has been a few weeks since my trip to the silence and emptiness of the Wadden Sea on the North Sea. The urge for free creative work, the impulse for the whole venture, was quenched for the time being. Now it was a matter of getting the “created” into shape in order to ultimately make something…

HOPE Charity – The Crowdfunding

The Crowdfunding for HOPE. How did the project come about? My basic idea two years ago was to give something back. It can be asserted without qualification that we in the western world have a very high standard of living and should be thankful to have been born in such a world – by no means are all people so…

Interview – Leica Blog about le Grand Déluge

The Leica Interview – Après le grand Déluge. A compassionate photographer documents the grim but hopeful aftermath of the Great European Floods of 2013. Q: We last interviewed you in March 2014 for your work “OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM.” What have you been up to photographically and professionally since then? A: Oh, a lot has happened in the meantime: some productions in fashion and…