Round-Up #5 • 20180729
Dustin Thiery – Incheon Bridge, South Korea
Visit Dustin Thiery on Instagram → @dustinthierry
Maeve von Ungern-Tannenberg – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
I am Maeve von Ungern-Tannenberg. In my hands a Polaroid camera is not just a machine to create chemically developed prints. In my hands a Polaroid camera is a key for the hidden world. Whenever I press the shutter – the White Rabbit appears. My principle is: Follow the White Rabbit!
»And burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.« – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
I’m entering the Wonderland, the mysterious world behind the looking glasses and wallpaper doors. In this world, I am a Serendipitista. My Polaroids are capturing »discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of« – Horace Mann, The Three Princes of Serendip.
Visit Maeve von Ungern-Tannenberg on Instagram → @maeve_von_ungern_tannenberg
Nathalie Dittombé – Mexico City, Mexico
I usually take pictures with my cell phone camera. When I am strolling through the city, it happens that something unexpected awakens my attention and pulls me out of my thoughts. This can be some inadvertent construction or urban constellation whose geometric shapes or color compositions appear surprisingly aesthetic. Or ironic opposites as in this picture: Dready skyscraper facades, many windows, no windows, some windows … High buildings, small buildings. No human being. And then: A hamburger stand, like a relic of culture and the only indication of the multitude of inhabitants of this megacity. And in the end, in spite of all the urban chaos, everything suddenly makes sense: a place and moment of sensual serenity and perfection merging to the wit of contrasts of this city.
Nathalie Dittombé is a creative project manager from Berlin based in Mexico City since 2010.
Visit her on Instagram → @elgatoalbino
Janette Tran – Mulholland Dam, California
Do you have a bucket list? I never considered myself a ‘list person’ but it helps creating a vision and not losing focus. As cliché as it may sound I would suggest to put this on yours: a road trip through the West Coast of the United States of America. It’ll be worth it. We started in Los Angeles, California and it was a rough one, since it was raining two days straight. But after the rain there’s always sunshine. That’s when we headed out to the Hollywood Hills and through a fence I discovered this view of the Mulholland Dam, which forms the Hollywood Reservoir – one for the books and more to come.
Visit Janette on Instagram → @jovot
Mark Metzner – Lyon, France
I was born in Romania and raised in a small town in South Germany – currently living in Stuttgart, Germany – but I try to travel a lot and see new places because this city can be pretty monotonous. I would describe myself first as a Skateboarder, than a Photographer, because I started photography through skateboarding. All my Photos are analogue and created over a period of four years in various places around the world.
Through my pictures I show my perespecitve on everyday happenings and things that inspire me. My fondness for black and white photography is obvious, but lately I also made a small selection in color. A great inspiration was and still is my good friend and photographer/artist Sergej Vutuc, as well as big names like Boris Mikhailov.
This Photo was taken during a skate tour through South of France. My Mission was to get the last Photos for my interview in the german skate Magazin called Solo ( I am a sponsored skatebaorder) – our Last Stop on the way back home was Lyon. It was our first day there so we were excited and just pushed around the city with our skateboards looking for interesting spots to film.
I personally like spots in rough areas, so i saw this huge building and thought there could be something interesting. The ohter guys allready found this bank spot and to our surprise we were not alone. This kid was there sliding with his plastic bottle down the bank. This looked like fun to me. I took the Photo and after that we had some good times skating this spot with this kid in this sketchy neighborhood. Typical Tourlife.
Visit Mark on Instagram → @markmetzner_
Lidia Lucaciu – Bucharest, Romania
This picture was taken in a rainy afternoon from my apartment’s window I lived a few years ago and is a part of an working in progress project. Its reminds me of days like that I spend at home, in a village surrounded by hills, 500 km far from Bucharest.
The project is about a reconciliation with this city which I found overwhelming cold and intimidating when I arrived here. It speaks also, about a sense of familiarity in unfamiliar places in order to adapt.
I studied photography at University of Arts Bucharest, Foto-Video Department and I currently live and work in Bucharest.
Visit Lidia on Instagram → @lidia_lucaciu
Michel O’Hara – BART Oakland, California
I live in Los Angeles, CA and work as a freelance film and commercial producer. As a self taught photographer working on set is where I’ve been able to study images, composition and light. The why and the how of what we communicate through a single frame. My photography tends to reflect an everyday intimate world around me. I am drawn to quiet, sensitive connections between light, and objects, gestures, and color. It’s rare that I photograph people. This image was taken on the BART in Oakland, CA. The train was unusually empty that morning. Earlier I had been photographing the trees that passed outside the window in this blown-out light. Then this young man sat down with a hushed presence and beauty. Unaware that he had changed this photograph entirely. I wondered if this was how he always went through the world.
Visit Michel on Instagram → @michel_ohara