Vergeßt mir die Liebe nicht! – at Gotischer Kasten

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 von Wiedenbeck – was opened with a glamorous, but also deep thought evening. Again, more guests than…


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Genny Miliano in New York

“All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,” said the New Yorker Genny Miliano. Great dreams call for great acts. We often strive for our desires and goals, but they don’t always seem achievable, at least from our own objective perspective. Usually it just requires a firm belief though and taking that one more step at precisely the place where…


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Experience Thailand in Bangkok

A photography reportage is coming home – after the grandiose opening night at the Weltmuseum Wien, the photography exhibition “Experience Thailand” now finds its way home after the three-month exhibition. Together with CARE Austria and RAKS Thailand, the successful exhibition of the refugees in the north of Thailand could now be shown at the BACC in Bangkok. On a complete floor in Bangkok’s largest…


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Fashion Editorial at Wintergarten

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 s‘améliorer“


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Stephan Hinz

DJ Stephan Hinz, based in Berlin, is no longer a newcomer. In spite of or just because of his great start in the electro and techno scene, after a few years from Ibiza, Colombia to London and back to Berlinhe is already a firmly established size in the international club scene…


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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 infant mortality rate is still over 5 percent by the age up to 5 years…


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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 photographs not only give a strong visual insight into…


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Money, Power, Glory by photographer Alexander von Wiedenbeck

Money Power Glory

MONEY POWER GLORY – a new fashion editorial by photographer Alexander von Wiedenbeck.


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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 horizon combined with the drifts in the sand, which made this magical place surreal…


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Alexander von Wiedenbeck - Portrait and Reportage Photography

Sculpture Network

Not long ago, I was asked by my home town, if I want to photograph the works 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…


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Mika Amaro

Pure fervor can drive us for our passions … it gives us courage, strength and leads our skills! The passion of mika amaro from Cologne, it is her fascination for bicycles, coupled with her passion to create high-quality and innovative bikes “Made in Germany”…


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Ela H.

Celebrated and established all over Europe as a DJ / producer in electro and techno music, she is also a favorite model for photographers … but to capture the personality behind all this is a completely different challenge. As a unique local from Berlin, she is naughty, tough, self-confident and above all she has the gift of gab …


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Nina de Lianin

Nina de Lianin is an artist who does not exist a second time. She is a singer, actress, dancer and model. The born Serbin currently lives in Berlin, but for sure her real home is out in the world. Whether as a model for Thierry Mugler, as a singer at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin or as a dancer at the Eurovision Song Contest, she is a celebrated artist on the big stages on nearly every continent…


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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 today…


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HOPE – Vernissage at Gotischer Kasten

Finally, we made it! – the grand opening of the premiere of HOPE – by Alexander von Wiedenbeck. More than 2,000 hours – from the journey in the Philippines, to the selection of images and development, the final selection for the exhibition catalog, the layout for the same, the final printing approval of each page, the organization of the exhibition to the premiere now at…


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Nepal Earthquake 2015

April 25th in 2015, a date which the people of Nepal certainly do not forget so quickly. It was the day when the country and especially the city of Kathmandu were haunted by one of the most horrible earthquakes in their history. With nearly 8,000 deaths, the country’s most lethal catastrophe was the subject of history…


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The flood of the century, photographed by Alexander von Wiedenbeck

After the flood of the century

The water had gone but what remained were destroyed houses and existences and a whole load of mud and sludge. As one of the three rivers that pass through the city winds in an almost 90-degree bend just in front of the old town, the flood water carried all the sludge from the riverbed into the city. The roads were awash with almost half a metre of it and…


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The flood of the century, photographed by Alexander von Wiedenbeck

The flood of the century

It was to go down in the history books as the worst flood of the century, 7 countries in Central Europe were affected by it, but the region around Passau in Bavaria, Germany was affected most severely by the torrential rainfall. On the way back from a production in Munich I was leaving the city heading east when I heard on the radio about the…


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Between Black & White

You shouldn’t just divide the world into black and white… but does it necessarily have to be in colour? The magic of black and white photography offers such an infinitely versatile drama in shades of grey. Millions of shades manage to give the drama of photography an intensity that is hard to communicate in almost any coloured photograph…


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On Street in Paris

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Leica Blog – Women 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 this tense time today. Banks are guarded by security personnel with machine guns and the hotel’s security precautions are similar to those at the industrial nations’ summit meetings…


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tifa – Tokyo International Foto Award

The Tokyo International Photo Award is a highly regarded photography competition in annual performance. An equally international jury of photographers, gallerists, editors, publishers, filmmakers and publicists decides on the winners among all the submissions in the ten categories. In addition to prize money, the photographs / photo series are shown each year in …


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Marie-Luisa

Above all, there is one thing I can say about Marie-Luisa… she is stunning. I have rarely met such an inspiring and wonderful person in my life. When I talk about the essentials, I can claim without scruple, she is the essential. Nothing is faked about her, she has no affected behavior, she does not mind herself, she is…


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On the Road in Uganda

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Memorial to the murdered jews

The Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, a memorial that has been the subject of controversial public discussions several times already. Be it whether the sense and purpose can be justified in relation to the incredibly high building costs. Whether the design, architecture gets to the heart of the matter itself or if the running costs and…


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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 cemeteries and…


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Patrizia

She is loud, she is naughty and she has temperament. She does not let herself disguise, she goes her way, uncompromisingly. At my studio, it was nice for me to see how the enormous temperament and the restless energy of Patrizia slowly changed into a balance and peace as I had never seen her before. Now reduced to the essential core of your being, you recognize it clearly – a profound and unique personality.


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GoSee AWARD 2016

Once a year, the online creative portal GOSEE organizes the GOSEE Award, in which a jury of several experts (Art Buying, Editing, Creation, Publishing, etc.) selects the winners for each of the seven categories. It was especially pleasing for the jury, as well as for the people around GOSEE, that my photo reportage…


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Architecture

The most direct link from one point to the next is by a line, if you’re considering a detour then usually using curves. If you succeed in connecting these curves and lines perfectly, you can definitely see it as a creative process that leads to a greater achievement and ultimately to a work of art…


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The Watthof Essentials

I think it was pure curiosity that led me to Sylt for the first time many years ago. I have seen and felt many magical places around the world on my productions. Initially, I wouldn’t maybe have thought that there could be such an idyllic and quiet place in Germany too. Back then I was looking for a suitable setting for the production of my OBSESSION FOR FREEDOM illustrated book on the one hand but also a place that…


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Eloise from Paris

“An incredible girl,” said Jeremy from Ford Models in New York when he called me and asked whether I had time and fancied taking a few photographs of the French model Eloise. A new face who had just arrived from Paris. Being very curious about this “incredible girl”, I naturally said yes and had the pleasure of establishing that he definitely had not exaggerated…


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On the Road at the Philippines

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Leica Blog – Hope for Children

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 and is now using his own art to follow a more socially responsible career and impact lives in a positive manner…


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Atelier in Berlin

Oh my beautiful Berlin, how fond I have grown of you! I must confess, I was not taken by the German capital at all 17 years ago. Back then, it all just seemed pretty dirty to me, there were scary figures running around the streets and apart from Potsdamer Platz, which had already been completely renovated back then, the rest of…


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Mina Maria Gluth

The more than adorable and enormously talented junior acctress and narrator Mina Maria Gluth is now as a “little one” already a great one. The daughter of actress Julia Horvath was recently allowed to be portrayed by me for Rietz management. But this was not our first meeting – in her function as a narrator, she had previously supported me with…


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Pam

The lovely Pam from Berlin is a grand example for joy of living and energy. She steps with a lightness through the day like hardly anyone else. Always friendly, curious, open and always with a smile on her face. But she is also very impulsive, in a moment you are still in a deep conversation with her … in the next she puts her headphones on and wants to go out for celebration. Just great …


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On the Road on Hawaii

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Superior Magazine

Concrete Nature for the Superior Magazin, photographed by Alexander von Wiedenbeck.


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C/O Berlin

In 2009, first time I came in contact with the C/O Berlin, at the vernissage of the exhibition “On Street” by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and a following lecture with him and photographer Jim Rakete. At the “Postfuhramt” in the Oranienburger Strasse, the visitors were certainly impressed by the location, the old “undressed” masonry…


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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 a commodity and also treated accordingly far too often…


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Usha Dean at Chateau Marmont

The legendary Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is far more than just a hotel – it’s a cult. A place of worship for scandals and excessive partying. Rock stars like Led Zeppelin once rode their motorbikes through the lobby of the hotel modelled on the French Amboise castle. Johnny Depp once said that he had…


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Sylt en vogue by photographer Alexander von Wiedenbeck

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 has definitely been en vogue for decades…


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On Street in Budapest

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Georg “Schorsch” Hackl

He’s a sportsman, a luger. 16-time German Champion, 7-time European Champion, 10-time World Champion and three-time Gold medallist at the Olympic Games. He’s an established name in international sport. He’s metalworker, inventor and trainer. He is down-to-earth and committed to his social responsibility…


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Leica Blog – The Strength of 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 with the creativity of von Wiedenbeck, the calendar has come to be a unique masterpiece that invites the viewer into these women’s lives…


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100 Elefanten by Chima – 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…


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On Street in Graz

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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G7 Gipfel in Germany

I could not be any less interested in politics. There are no limits to the imagination here, from left to right and right down the centre. Owing to the creativity of one or two brilliant figures, you could actually classify politics as an art genre. And it was precisely this that took me to Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the G7 summit…


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Liebeslänglich – Cover & Booklet

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…


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Mode editorial by photographer Alexander von Wiedenbeck

Karin Fraidenraij – Mode 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 freedom…


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On Street in Kathmandu

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Kristin am Times Square

It’s loud, it’s hip and it stands for freedom and a fighting spirit – New York City – the Big Apple, a metropolis with 8 million people. A city that famously never sleeps. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys once sang “these streets will inspire me”, which you can corroborate without any doubts once you’ve experienced this vibrant city that constantly reinvents itself…


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Sakcham – The Care Calendar

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…


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Instyle

Naturally it wasn’t a random conversation when I sat with my good friend Judith from INSTYLE Models over coffee and we chatted about a few new faces at the agency. And as you might expect we shared our thoughts and came up with the idea of producing a few intensive black and white portraits with the new faces…


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Tiana Kunioka

The island group of Hawaii could not be any more dazzling. From the white sandy beaches to the port town of Honolulu to the still bubbling volcano on Big Island, there is plenty on offer here. The islands in the Pacific Ocean are a magical place for tourists, dropouts and creative types but also for locals…


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On the Road in Germany

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Leica Blog – 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 a cover production for music…


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Maroni Dirndl

A real one-off, that can undoubtedly be said of the designer Marion Wörlein. She’s impulsive, loud, funny, cheeky and above all fearless. She founded the Maroni Dirndl brand in 2008 with the aim of combining fashion with traditional costume… which she has definitely more than succeeded at. Some of her figure flatterers can easily not only be worn to the next traditional fair but even to red carpet evening events…


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On Street in Los Angeles

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Aurelia Chenat in Hongkong

The French woman Aurelia Chenat has got around quite a bit. The international party and lifestyle scene all over the world is her home and yet in her chosen home of Hong Kong, she has established herself firmly as a so-called “It Girl”. Good enough reason for me to wander the streets with her during my short stay in the port city.


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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 Sylt. Daniel and I sat together on the terrace at our accommodation in the evenings and wrote a screenplay that…


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On Street in Hongkong

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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Greta for Viva

It’s unbelievable that she’s not even 18 years old yet but impresses with the intensity and charisma of one of the great stars. Greta Pennartz was photographed by me at my atelier in Berlin for VIVA Models, leaving behind a lasting impression and unique portrait…


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Selina Brunetto

I know her really well in the meantime due to our many years of friendship. Fashion blogger Selina Brunetto is young, wild and has a flair for fashion. The half-Italian travelled a great deal through Europe’s major fashion capitals in her young years and developed a sense for the fashion world’s zeitgeist. She shares this knowledge with the world in her blog The Blackmixedblood and also sets trends more often than not…


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New York – New York

New York City, the city that never sleeps. Whether it’s on business for a production or just for a private short break, my travels have taken me to the Big Apple several times already. But it definitely never gets boring. The city has so much more to offer than almost any other. From Brooklyn to Manhattan, along 5th Avenue to Battery Park, by boat over the Hudson River to the former Immigration Centre and then…


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Leica Blog – Obsession for Freedom

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 me it is important to photograph something honest, that…


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ON THE ROAD, UNITED STATES

Our world’s streets offer a sheer endless variety of impressions and unique moments. An improvised drama that produces new surprises day in day out. Different cultures and people, the architecture of bygone eras spread over the globe, as a whole offering the attentive observer a visual explosion of moments that simply have to be captured…


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