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Dominik Mentzos

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Dominik Mentzos. ​Born in 1964 in Hamburg , studied architecture and then Photo Design in Dortmund. Since 1991 he has worked as a freelance photographer, and in editorial of the advertisement. His eyes and the sense of space he owes certainly its Architectural studies, his special passion for capturing by motion and not least its cooperation with William Forsythe, which began 1989th. Dominik lives and works with his own studio in Frankfurt am Main.

Dominik Mentzos. 1964 in Hamburg geboren, studierte zunächst Architektur und danach Fotodesign in Dortmund. Seit 1991 arbeitet er als freischaffender Fotograf, redaktionell und in der Werbung. Sein Blick und das Gefühl für Raum verdankt er sicherlich auch seinem Architekturstudium, seine besondere Leidenschaft für das Einfangen von Bewegung nicht zuletzt auch seiner Zusammenarbeit mit William Forsythe, die bereits 1989 begann. Dominik lebt und arbeitet mit eigenem Studio in Frankfurt am Main.

 

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 DOMINIK MENTZOS : VISUALLY STUNNING PHOTOS DURING THE WORLD SURF LEAGUE IN PORTUGUESE SURFING PARADISE PENICHE .... DOMINIK MENTZOS c/o SEVERIN WENDELER photographed the motifs of the World Surf League in Peniche, Portugal, for which he had the MEO Rip Curl Pro in front of his lens at the end of October 2017. At the WSL, several different competitions take place to determine the World Champion. The competition was marked by an enormous swell which was even extremely challenging for the world's best surfers. 

 
  silver  

Thomas Rusch

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thomas rusch lives and works in berlin and hamburg

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„altered nature“  shows ancient and modern graphical design by man manipulated landscapes in the nasca desert, peru

 
  bronze  

Lodewijk Duijvesteijn

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Lodewijk Duijvesteijn is blessed with clients that allow him to create his still life, portrait, landscape and sports images all over the world. He is based in the Netherlands where he lives together with his wife and two children in the fishing harbor of Scheveningen: an independent place with a strong work ethic, where the ocean dictates the rhythm and a vibrant seaside culture exists. A perpetually fascinated image maker and an inventive problem solver with over 17 years of experience. He is flexible, easy to work with and loves the challenges that demanding and complicated jobs bring. He is devoted to staying on top of todays high standards of image quality and the constantly changing ways in which great images are used. To realize clients goals he works with a trusted network of creative professionals whenever needed. A tightly organized, conceptually driven and flexible group of motion specialists, stylists, copywriters and cgi/post processing artists that share a no-nonsense quality driven attitude. 

He prefers working in close contact with clients and is known for bringing the exact same energetic, experienced problem solving ethic to productions both big and small. He has worked for clients such as Coca Cola, Bacardi, SAP, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Bergans of Norway, Falke Sportswear, The Museum of Literature Netherlands, Accenture, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Time Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Playboy Magazine, Quote Magazine. He loves devoting his time to creating campaigns for the cultural and non-profit sectors. He has had the privilege of contributing to the causes of clients like  Amnesty International, The Emma Children's Hospital, GGD / Dutch Health Service, Shades Of Love, The City of The Hague and others.

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Wandering around a business districht in my beloved Tokyo.

 
  bronze  

Stephanie Uhlenbrock | Uhlenbrock Fotografie

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STEPHANIE UHLENBROCK - photographer from Munich, Germany, 09/2005 - 07/2009 Hochschule München Fotodesign, Bachelor of Arts.

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Roadtrip through Iran in 2017.

 
  public voting  

Lina Grün

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Lina Grün ist stimmungsvolle Fotografie, die mit unbeschwerter Selbstverständlichkeit ein unwiderlegbares Lebensgefühl vermittelt. In freien Arbeiten erkundet Lina widerspenstige Themen und eigensinnige Bildsprache abseits der Norm, um schließlich dafür einen unsichtbaren Rahmen zu entwerfen.Geprägt von einem kreativen familiären Umfeld macht sie zunächst Assistenzen bei Frankfurter Werbefotografen im klassischen Stilllife, es folgen People & Mode in München und Hamburg. Sie studiert Grafikdesign an der Hamburger Technischen Kunstschule. Im Fotografiestudium am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin entfaltet Lina ihren Stil. Sie wird Mitglied im Fotografenkollektiv neunplus, organisiert zahlreiche Buchprojekte und Ausstellungen. Vor diesem enthusiastischen Background lässt sich mühelos erahnen, dass die junge Fotografin Auftragsarbeiten mit wachem, präzisem und grafischem Blick für den Moment begegnet.

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A short story about a day at the lake and how two 4 year old friends explored their little world. excerpts from my work "analog memory" 

 
  merits  

Tobias Bärmann

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TOBIAS BÄRMANN - REPORTAGE · STILLS · FINE ART from HAMBURG.

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FROM THE SERIES "THE VISIBLE UNSEEN" - 2017  CRUISING L.A. BY BIKE MEANS, YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME. FOR EVERYTHING. NO CAR RIDES, NO MORE SITTING IN HEAVY TRAFFIC THAT IS CRAWLING THROUGH THE CITY, MAKING YOU UNABLE TO MOVE BACK.    THE CITY OF DREAMS ONLY KNOWS ONE DIRECTION – FORWARD.   CYCLING AT A LOW SPEED, LOOKING LEFT AND RIGHT, YOU CAN SPOT AND EXPLORE ALL THE THINGS PEOPLE LEFT BEHIND.    THINGS THEY DUMPED ON THEIR JOURNEYS.   THE VISIBLE UNSEEN.  

 
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Uwe Duettmann

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After studying »Visual Arts« in Düsseldorf and subsequent studies at the HFBK in Berlin, Uwe Duettmann spent several years as longterm assistant of Hans Hansen and Annie Leibovitz. He then started his own career as a photographer, shooting editorial assignments for magazines such as Tempo, Stern, Rolling Stone, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Elle... After more than 20 years in the business, Uwe Duettmann's portfolio reveals a wild crazy-quilt of images that raise an eyebrow or sparkle a smile, featuring everything from serious portraiture and glossy auto shots to bizarre, otherworldly scenarios that could only be conceived by the wackiest of minds.

»If you look at Irving Penn, he's not thinking of shooting landscapes or people or still life,« he notes. »It's a bit the same with me. I don't care about what I'm doing, it's more about how I can express myself in different ways.« Featuring everything in his impressive career, the German-born photographer has been adorned with every major award in the advertising community, from the »Cannes Lion« to the »ADC New York«.

No matter what the project, Duettmann remains the consummate collaborator. His ultra-easygoing manner reveals no hint of the ego, yet he maintains the confidence of someone who knows he can get the job done. »All I need is good direction,« he says. »It's like jumping off a plane in a parachute. Even if the target is just one meter by one meter, I'll land on it.« On a more personal level, there's a reason why Duettmann's photographs often inspire a grin, even a laugh. »I'm not a nurse, but I'd love to help people enjoy life better,« he says. »It's bizarre working in advertising and wanting to achieve that, but I try to bring the human aspect into it.«

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Burning man ....

 
  merits  

Dan Burn-Forti

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Dan Burn-Forti has an uncommon way of looking at the world that gives his work an energy and sense of humor that can be rare in contemporary photography. Born and raised in London, England, Dan filled his days with science fiction, music, and his trusty bicycle pedaling through dreams of one day becoming a spaceman (or Neil Young). At 15, Dan found himself helping out a friend on a photography set and thought, “this is brilliant!” And that was that… Dan became a photographer. Today, Dan listens to the same music and watches the same science fiction—he did somehow lose track of that bike though—but spends his time behind a camera capturing people, animals, and landscapes in their most glorified states.

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These are from a road trip I took recently, deep into cowboy country, in the US states of Montana and North and South Dakota.

 
  merits  

Anthony Kurtz | Kurtz Photographer

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One hour into his first Psychology class at the University of Geneva, Anthony walked out of Science to pursue a career in the Arts in San Francisco. Born in California, raised in Switzerland, Anthony discovered his love for photography while working on his bachelor of fine arts at the Academy of Art University. This marked the beginning of his photographic journey. Anthony specializes in environmental portraiture and creates timeless photographs of people and the spaces they occupy. His cinematic and painterly style seamlessly transitions between documentary and conceptual, capturing the world as it presents itself as well as creating new worlds entirely.

Since 2009, Anthony has worked for clients such as Universal, Google, Qatar, Las Vegas, The Guardian, Kaiser Permanente and The Wall Street Journal. Anthony has won numerous international awards, including multiple first and second prizes at the International Photo Awards, Gosee Awards, Photo District News, American Photographic Artists, Communication Arts Photo Annual and the Prix de la Photographie de Paris. A number of galleries have displayed his work, including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, East Wing Gallery in Dubai, Hous Projects at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and Galerie Acte2 in Paris.

 

Verena Brüning

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Since 2010 freelance photographer for editorial, corporate and commercial clients and since 2013 freelance photo editor for editorial and corporate clients. From 2010 - 2013 freelance technical support at Delight Rental Services in Berlin, Digital Operator and Light Assistance for international photographers / photo productions. 2010 Certification as a graduated photo designer at the Faculty of Art and Design in Bielefeld, Germany.

   

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Reportage about a naturism camping site in Sachsen, Germany. Many of the campers are retired and spend the whole summer at the camping site but you can also find a few younger people. An elderly couple is growing plants and flowers to create their own Paradise.

 

Ulrich Schuster

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Pure happiness strikes me every time I pickup a camera and get to capture moments the way I see them. I feel blessed everyday to be able to make a living from what is a true passion to me and over time evolved to be the center of my professional career. My name is Ulrich Schuster and I’am a Nuremberg based commercial photographer.

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Documentary of a Championsleague Basketballgame, showing different emotions through out the game. 

 

Barbara Neubauer | Agentur Neubauer

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Hey, I´m Mikkel Bache, a commercial photographer with a cinematic approch. I capture slice of life moments that create a connection between people and brands. Working with national and international brands, I help translate their stories through the lives of people, and reveal a vulnerability that draws viewers into the work. This authenticity runs through my portfolio, whether I´m documenting people or places....

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MIKKEL BACHE C/O AGENTUR NEUBAUER - Letters From The Eastcost.

 

dougie wallace

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Dougie Wallace, an East-London based photographer, grew up in Glasgow and is internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects. Throughout each thematic project, Wallace’s expressive street photography carries a distinct direct and visually exaggerated style. With an eye for the ‘tragi-comic’ and uninhibited human behaviour, Wallace’s work is informed by societies trends and incongruities, translating & honing his observations into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes. Wallace has published a series of books including… Stags, Hens & Bunnies, A Blackpool Story (2014), Harrodsburg (2016) and most recent Well Heeled (2017). Harrodsburg tells a story of opulence, wealth and abundance which saw Wallace awarded with the inaugural 'Magnum Photography Award 2016'. In 2017, BBC4 TV broadcast a documentary as part of the series What Artists Do All Day. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the Harrodsburg book. Wallace has exhibited worldwide with both solo shows and joint exhibits & photo festivals, with his recent show at The Hospital Club, London showcasing his project Well Heeled and continued series Goan To The Dogs.

 

Lise Anne Marsal

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Lise-Anne Marsal: "I started in this business as a hair and makeup artist 20 years ago. It's a world I love and understand, even though it is sometimes crazy and superficial. I started photography late in my career, simply with my children, their cousins and friends in my home state of Massachusetts and on vacation in Maine. I love photographing children and adolescents-their expressions, their offhand style, their innocence and spontaneity. As an American, who has been living in France for the last two decades, I feel I bring a certain "Made in the USA" authenticity and naturalness to my photos. If I can achieve a blend of European sophistication and American realism in them, I'm happy."

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Photos from home

 

Julia Luka Lila Nitzschke

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Hi, ich bin Julia Nitzschke, geboren in Leipzig und seit 2002 in Berlin. Studiert habe ich an der Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, jetzt bin ich freie Fotografen spezialisiert auf Menschen, Tiere, Sensationen. Ich mag das skurrile im Leben und hab auch das Gefühl das mir immer genau das vor die Linse spingt.

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Die Möglichkeit der Insel Fragt man in Berlin jemanden nach der Torstraße, würden die wenigsten ahnungslos auf ihrem Smartphone nachschauen. Die zwei Kilometer lange Straße kennt jeder. Schließlich befinden sich auf ihr zahlreiche kulturelle und soziale Sammelpunkte. Orte des Zusammenkommens – sei es zum Essen, auf ein Feierabendbier oder zum Flanieren. Am Wochenende schieben sich Touristenmassen über die Torstraße, um sich in großen Schwärmen von einer Bar zur nächsten zu bewegen – die Straße scheint einfach nie zu ruhen. Und doch beherbergt die Torstraße Hunderte, ja wenn nicht sogar Tausende Einwohner der Stadt Berlin. Sie schauen vielleicht aus dem Fenster, während man am Rosenthaler Platz in einem der vielen U-Bahn Schächten verschwindet. Meistens bleiben sie ungesehen. Auf der Torstraße hat sich in den vergangen Jahrzehnten viel getan. Nur noch wenige Bauten bezeugen den Verfall einer geteilten oder vom Krieg zerstörten Stadt. Bestes Beispiel für die wirtschaftliche und architektonische Veränderung ist das ehemalige, jüdische Kaufhaus Jonaß & Co. Heute besser bekannt als Soho House. Hier residieren besser betuchte Geschäftsleute aus dem Ausland, sofern sie über eine der begehrten Mitgliedschaften verfügen. Das Prinzip der Exklusion zieht sich generell durch Berlin und so verschont es auch die Torstraße nicht. Kaum bezahlbar scheint der Wohnraum hinter den voll sanierten Architekturkomplexen, die die Straße zunehmend säumen. Gentrifizierung ist das Stichwort. Erst kürzlich räumte die Polizei eine besetzte, denkmalgeschützte Wohneinheit in der Torstraße und verriegelte sie endgültig. Hier hatten Obdachlose, Punks und Gastarbeiter Unterschlupf in den insgesamt 88 Wohnungen gesucht. Lediglich acht Wohnungen sind noch offiziell bewohnt. In einer dieser Wohnungen lebt Herr Wolle. Als ganz besonderer Bewohner ist er das Herzstück dieser Arbeit. Seit seiner Kindheit ist die Torstraße sein Zuhause. Mit 75 Jahren hat Herr Wolle die vielen Wendepunkte der Torstraße erlebt. Er ist Zeitzeuge der Nachkriegszeit, des geteilten Berlins, der Wende, des wirtschaftlichen Aufschwungs und der Moderne. Früher lebte er hier mit seinen Eltern und zwei Brüdern. Als sie gingen, kamen neue Bewohner: Dinosaurier, Teddybären und Gartenzwerge. Erst ein paar von ihnen und schließlich Hunderte. In allen denkbaren Formen und Farben. Herr Wolle passt gut auf seine Mitbewohner auf. Er spricht mit ihnen, umsorgt sie und achtet darauf, dass jeder von ihnen seinen eigenen Platz hat. Sie sind seine Familie und so werden sie auch behandelt: mit viel Liebe und Aufmerksamkeit. Betritt man Herrn Wolles Wohnung beginnt eine Reise. So vieles gibt es zu entdecken. Und wann immer man glaubt, alles gesehen zu haben, überrascht ein neues faszinierendes Detail. Schaut man, gemeinsam mit Herrn Wolle und seinen Mitbewohnern, nachts aus dem Fenster, fällt der Blick auf eine der vielen Bars der Torstraße. Hier haben sich ganze Trauben an angetrunkenen, aufgeregten Partygästen versammelt. Sie sind auf dem Sprung in die nächste Bar oder zu einer anderen Party. Nur selten blickt einer zurück zu Herrn Wolle und so bleibt er ein unsichtbarer Beobachter des nächtlichen Treibens vor seinem Fenster. Herr Wolles Wohnung ist die Möglichkeit einer Insel in einer hektischen, modernen Welt. Ein Rückzugsort, an dem andere Gesetze herrschen. Ein lebendiger, dynamischer Lebensort, der trotz allem unverändert bleibt und damit Stabilität in einer sich ständig verändernden Umgebung bietet. Vielleicht das letzte Stück unsanierte Insel auf einer zwei Kilometer langen Straße im Zentrum einer Großstadt. Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Insel schwinden wird. Zu attraktiv ist die Lage, in der sie sich befindet. Investoren wissen das schon längst und werden, wie oft zuvor, ihr wirtschaftliches Interesse durchzusetzen verstehen. Dieses Interesse berücksichtigt vermutlich keinen Platz für Menschen wie Herrn Wolle. So soll diese Arbeit ein Denkmal setzen. Ein Denkmal für das alte Berlin, das zu schnell im Fortschritt zu verschwinden scheint. Doch besonders sollen die Bilder Herrn Wolle bewahren. Als Zeitzeugen, als Sammler, als Bewohner dieser Stadt, als Mitbewohner, als Freund, als Sohn, als Bruder. Einfach als Mensch.

 

Sarah Storch

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Sarah Storch, born on 9 January 1989 in Gotha, Germany. moved to Leipzig to become a Photographer. selfemployed as a conceptual Fashion & Portrait Photographer since 2012.

about the artwork
Unfamiliar Territory for MMSCENE Print, Berlin 2018   Model: David Skylling I IZAIO BERLIN Art Director: Yannic Hohaus Styling: Yannic Hohaus H&M: Victoria Reuter Photo: Sarah Storch

 

SHOTVIEW ARTISTS MANAGEMENT

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Born and raised in Munich, Benedikt Frank previously worked as a window decorator and painter on construction sites. After shortly moving to London, he began assisting some of the most influential photographers travelling around Europe, America and Asia. During a trip around the suburbs of some of the biggest metropolis in 2012, he had an epiphany moment which sparked his love for analog photography. Benedikt is fuelled by the beauty of nature, people and life. Specialising in narrative photography, he seeks to capture authentic and raw moments. He has an eagerness to experiment with analog, working with a range of film cameras from 4x5, 6x7, 6x Benedikt Frank in the following series, abandons his blue chip clientele and trades it for the Appleby Horse Fair, located in  Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, England. It is one of the biggest gypsy and traveller gatherings in Europe. The fair is mainly about trading and selling horses, but also a way to show off wealth or income.The Traveller community is very special, characterized by traditional values of macho masculinity and flashy female femininity, a bizarre but colorful world existing just down the road.

 

Endre Dulic

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Endre Dulic was born in Schwenningen/Germany. Formal education in photography in Stuttgart, next he was assistent to several photographers and works as a Freelance Photographer since 2013. Lives and works in Stuttgart.

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Capetown ride - 30 minutes driving per taxi across Capetown

 

Making Pictures

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Alexander Coggin has an utterly unique way of looking at the world. Now based in London after several years in Berlin, the American is happiest wandering the streets with his camera, feeding his visual curiosity and capturing scenes and subtexts he happens across. With an extraordinary eye for the unusual, the unexpected and the unlikely, he captures fantastic combinations of colour and texture. The subjects change according to what he finds, but he conjures weird and wonderful compositions from even the most everyday scenarios. A trained actor, his theatrical training still influences his image-making – he is interested in backstory, body language, and the gap between perception and reality. His bold use of flash adds a magical realism to his pictures, which wouldn’t look out of place on the big screen.

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​Alexander Coggin captured some characteristically candid and offbeat imagery at the Royal Wedding to accompany an article in the New York Times Magazine about the day: "The sun was glad. The air was the exact temperature of God’s warm breath as he whispers a secret in your ear (72 degrees Fahrenheit). The breeze was discreet; the clouds were for decoration only; the roads looked newly born; the volunteers were eager to volunteer in some way; the grass smelled like even more grass than it was; the horses were lauded as “brave,” “affectionate” and “very tolerant of drunk people”; the policemen were armed with semiautomatic rifles; the empire, while dead, was verging toward an eerie approximation of vitality (rigor mortis, perhaps?); the earth was careening through space at a rate of 1,000 miles an hour; and Rachel Meghan Markle was getting married — MARRIED! — to the sudden and frantic delight of millions..." Read more here.