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POINT BLANK: MAKING OF EXHIBITION / AFTER PARTY

“The way is the target!”  ..like always!

I love it… …dreaming, planing, fighting, realizing, photographing, motivating, being angry, being happy, feeling doubt, changing things, doing things together…  …all that what happened to fulfill the mission.

Early December I had to change the complete concept to start already everything new. ..and it turned out to be good. Even better than the first idea. Like Victoria always says: “everything that happened, happened for the better”. But even we would have to cancel everything..  …the way to that point had so many amazing moments and wonderful encounters.

Thank to all helping hands, all motivation, all criticisms and all joy we had….  ..and yes of course, thanks for the after party! 🙂 😀

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..hey, and what do we guys start next?!!!

 


POINT BLANK: “THE LIVING SOULS”-EXHIBITION

“THE LIVING SOULS”

…they love  …they suffer …they smile  …they fight

At the 04.01.2020 we opened my photo exhibition at the Sverkov Gallery in Tver/Russia.

Contrary to Gogols ‘Dead Souls’ I found so many living souls in Russia during my portraits shootings, that I decide to share this in form of an exhibition.

Devided in four categories the photos were spread over halls of these wonderful gallery.

  • GENESIS , from painting to photography: A photgrafically interpretation of works of the painter Alexeij Jogolev
  • CHILDHOOD, the living souls of the kids
  • THE LIFE, a variation of deep emotions
  • PLACES WITH SOUL

This day was stunning. I’m still deeply moved. So many nice people and chats. I never expected so many emotions shared together that day.

This opening was supported by pianist Jewgenij Sokolowski who interpreted the photography in his unique style live at the grand piano.

My lovely thanks to my wife Victoria, the magic Boutique Anthropologie (especially Anatol), Diana & Evgenij (you both are great), everybody from the Sverkov Gallery, John & Losha, Alexeij, the most beautiful models in the world (Valeria, Kate und Sasha), all the nice people for dancing through the portrait shootings and everybody who made this night unforgettable !

photos by Vova Brutto, Victoria, unknown and me

 

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POINT BLANK: SHADOW PLAY

 

 


POINT BLANK: HAZARATI IMAM COMPLEX

Hazrati Imam Complex, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Hazrat Imam Complex is popularly known as Hast-Imam located in an old residential district of Tashkent, Sibzar. According to scientists, it was the center of the city called Shash in the middle ages. The complex of historical and architectural monuments formed around Mazar Kaffallya ash-Shashi – the first Imam and preacher of Islam in Tashkent, also he was the famous theologian and linguist, after whom the complex was named “Hazrat Imam” (“The Holy Imam”).

source: http://www.tourstouzbekistan.com

 


POINT BLANK: “PRICELESS MOMENTS 2019”

wow, OMG, that was 2019…  …that fast?

But it was a great year! I won’t miss it!

A lot of stunning photo shoots with wonderful and lovely persons. Preparing a new photo exhibition..  ..and Germany gets a new lovely and wonderful citizen: my beloved Victoria! My congrats to fighting for that for so many years and succeed in the end.

A very special thanks goes out for my russian friends and family. You were there for me whenever I need you and gave me so much love and hope. I love you for that.

The same for my german friends. Let’s rock Russia in 2020! Looking forward to have you there next year.

No complains about this year..  …hhmmm..   ..except our football team could do some better…  ..but as you know:

YOU NEVER WALK ALONE !!!

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All of you a merry xmas and a stunning 2020! Rock it!

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photos by:  Lena Fomina, Victoria, Denis, Johanna (I love you for doing that football photo of us at the ground, it rocks!) and me.

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…and of course Darlene again:

Watching the photos is best with that music (click)


POINT BLANK: ANTON

Anton, born in Kaliningrad, lives in Moscow. I don’t know his age. I don’t know his exact profession…  …but that really doesn’t matter. We encounter each other as two persons who are curious and open and we want to try out what happened, when two strangers encounter in a photo shooting.

An excellent time we had. Thank you, Anton for your open and communicative way. See you early January.


POINT BLANK: ANNA

Last week I met the wonderful Anna, psychoanalyst from Moscow, for a photo shooting in Russia.

It was so delightful to work with such a sensitive, smart, beautiful and open hearted woman, that is able to show a part of her soul at our first encounter.

After a few hours of work, talk, fun and a spontaneous dinner, we both decide to exhibit images we captured that day for my photo exhibition THE LIVING SOULS in January in Russia.

Hey, who else could better stand for a living soul than you, Anna. Thank you for that special day!

 


POINT BLANK: THINGS WITH NUMBERS II

 

 

 


POINT BLANK: FAMILY PHOTOS

In September I was invited to Croatia to do a family photo shooting. A nice family, a beautiful place…  …and what wonderful weather. What more could you ask? 🙂


POINT BLANK: REDUCTION

“Texting is apocalyptic on some level. It’s a reduction of things.”
Nick Cave

POINT BLANK: PHNOM PENH

Phnom Penh / Cambodia

“Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, was once known as the Pearl of Asia before the country spun into turmoil with the mass killings by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Over the last few decades, Phnom Penh has grown into an economic center, sprawled with high rises, hotels, historical architecture, modern malls, and an incredible food culture.” (source: tripadvisor)


POINT BLANK: “SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND”

Tver / Russia

Thank you, Diana! Wow, that was magical! What a ride..    …and shine on you crazy diamond


POINT BLANK: STREET PORTRAITS

Samarkand / Uzbekistan / Central Asia

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..some street portraits of these kind and open people of Uzbekistan


POINT BLANK: ‘WELCOME TO THE LIGHT’

“Welcome to my city
Welcome to my town oh
Welcome to my country
So good to have you around oh
Welcome to my people
Welcome to my sound oh
Welcome to my family
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So good to have you around oh
Oh so good to have you around oh
Gone be the days when you opened up your mind
To the darkness, the devil and things no man should find
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Wooo Look Up, Can you see the light how it’s shining over our head now
Look Up, Can you see the message, the message that it spreads now,
Look Up, Can you see the light how it’s shining over our head now
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Oh the light might find you and the
Light might keep you in the distance
And the light can guide you and light can show you what you’re missing
The light might find you and the light might keep you in the distance
And the light can guide you and the light
Can show you what you’re missing right now”
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SEAN KOCH (“Welcome to the light”)
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