So I thought of starting an archive series on my blog. Because I never happened to post them but I did’nt want all these hours of scanning pictures go to waste. So why not bring a bit nostalgic vibes on my blog ?
This is Daniela.
One day I was out with my sister and we saw her and I was like “Damn this girl is pretty and a perfect photo model *insert crying emoji* .” ( I was not literally crying but I felt like this emoji was impersonating me perfectly in this very situation).
And my sister was just like ” Go and ask her. ” I have to admit, I get a bit nervous when randomly talking to strangers but I still did it ( and now I feel no shame in doing this).
So I walked up to her, at the underground station, and just casually asked her if she would like me to take her pictures. She said yes.
This way I got to know a lot of interesting people and I am truly hapy for that now.
These pictures were taken on a KodakGold200 film back in August.
Wassup? So I was in Berlin a few weeks ago (yes, again) and took some pics (as usual). This summer was indeed an all analouge summer. And Yes you are safe to assume that I am broke as hell now and that I spent hours scanning pictures. But yea that’s fun so whatever right? But I still don’t get why shooting film is so expensive, even though a lot of people started shooting film again. #makeshootingfilmgreatagain
So who them beautiful and cool people on those photos huh?
“Hi can I take your picture?” “yea.” ( I sadly do not know his name )
Don’t know his name either but he was just sitting there bumping his mixtape and being totaly happy with himself and his life. I aspire to reach this level of satisfaction. I bought his mixtape, because you should always support great artists.
Just an ordinary man peing in the corner, nothing unusual.
And I don’t know his name either. I was too shy to ask him for his name but not shy enough to ask if I could take a pic (?).
I know his name. It’s Joshua. He sure got some sick skating skills. Check out hisinstagram.
Some Mauerpark flicks.
I don’t know their name, but they offered me some of their sunflower seeds.
Everyone that knows me well knows that I hate Munich and would rather live anywhere else than in this city and that, in fact, I grew up in the North West of Germany and never stop making this clear whenever I meet new people, because I’m still reppin’ and representin’North(R)West. So it’s a special kind of bound I have to this place. The “Block” I’m claiming to be from is Wuppertal, Elberfeld to be more precisely. That’s where I spent nearly my whole childhood and made the best experiences ( and then I moved to Munich lol).
A few weeks ago I decided to visit some friends there and spent some time and, of course, shoot. It’s been five years now since the last time I have visited my hometown so it’s really been bout damn time. It really was great coming back. 10/10 would do it again.
For me it was important to catch the vibe while chilling with cool people and having a good time. Most of the time this is what it’s all about, no further meaning or “message”. Not everything needs explanation. Just do what you want. Or what you feel like.
I’m still alive and back with them new new film shots. So as you can tell this really is my first all analogue post. I finally got to see and scan these pictures I took right before I left to visit my hometown (ofc I took some pics there too). And I still got a lot of analogue pictures from the time I was in Istanbul and Berlin I didn’t scan but since I got plenty of time on my hands right now, I know what I will be doing the next few weeks. Believe me this takes a lot of time but whilst you are scanning and analysing pictures you’ll forget about the time and suddenly it’s 4 AM and you catch yourself waking up from falling asleep infront of the open refrigerator next to your mom asking herself what she might did wrong.
I got to chill with the OG GANG and took some pictures of them casually strolling around in their neighborhood. They are all really cool people to hang out and shoot some good pictures with. Everyone of them is an individual and most of them are friends since like forever becaus they grew up together in this neighborhood. So the location was more meaningful this time I guess. I was really happy to shoot such authentic and cool people that just be themselves and chill in their hood, that create and stay together.
So stay true to your block and support some “real mothefuckin’ OGs”.
How is y’all doing? So this time I won’t excuse myself because I had some school stuff to do the last few weeks (I didn’t do it lol). Anyways there is still a lot to come on this blog. There may be just 13-ish people that actually read this blog but I won’t disappoint my true and loyal readers. I do this for y’all.
Actually I don’t even know why I am doing this whole photography thing. I just want to share the stuff I do, with others and everyone that feels like having a look at my work and is interested in the things I be doing, when I’m not sleeping or binge watching any Netflix shows and sometimes (very rare, almost too rare) Animes.
yeah. I got told my blog is very authentic. This was what I was aiming for.
Anyways back to the actual post this was just a quick introduction to this post.
This shoot was a few weeks ago. With a dude called Lukas . He is a really kind and sweet person. Was really fun shooting with him. I have to admit that I did not plan anything for this shoot, but his whole outfit unintentionally matched the location and he was almost blending in with this grey metallic wall because of his grey GOSHA hoodie.
I also shot some pictures on my analogue cam that day. This shit is starting to get really expensive damn I might need a second job. If a lifestyle/fashion/art magazine is tryna hire holla at your girl with the job info lol.
So I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
I’m out b.
And here the #35mm pictures are following, tell me what you think about it ( or don’t ).
So as you may tell I’m back from Istanbul, a few pounds heavier, but I’m here again and who tf actually cares bout weight ( the people weighing your baggage at the airport do lol ).
Anyways I had a great time being there and was shooting film the whole time to capture the real feeling and atmosphere of the city, I just hope they turn out well. So stay tuned for the analogue madness ( I’m still working on the name ).
This skatepark is like one of the best locations I’ve ever came a cross. And I am slowly running out of good locatins so that was also a reason for me to pull up to the same spot again ( for the third time now ). This was a YOUNG PICASSOS x MOUBSEN session. Sadly the trio wasn’t there shooting together, it was just Kc and me. But we still managed to get some nice shots, even though the weather wasn’t playing along as usual.
We planned doing this session with Moubsen, the infamous munich streetstyle blogger, for a long time actually. But everytime you plan on doing something and already have some specific visions in your head it never turns out the way you expected it to be. But this is what it’s all about – the moment. Making the best out of your surroundings while using every bit of the moment you are given. ( I hope this don’t sound too corny lol).
Anyways I hope you enjoyed the post and the now following pictures.
So this week I somehow managed to do like 3 shoots , that means I got content for days. Sadly I won’t be able to post for the next week because I will be in Istanbul, but I will be shooting a lot of film that week so stay tuned for that too. I got a lot of scanned pics from my last 35mm shoots so there will be a post about this too.
Before I show you these pics let me tell you how I got these people to stand infront of the camera.
One day me and Ilaaf was strolling around the streets of Schwabing West and saw Jayson, a dude with an incredible sense of style, walking past us. And we both was like “yo this guy got steez”.Then we went into Pick and weight (a vintage store in Munich) and saw him again there, so we decided that this must be faith and the universe wanted me to shoot with him. Like the random person I am I walked up to him and casually asked him if he woud like me to take a few pictures of him. At first he was a bit surprised and kinda sceptical but then he gave in and had a look at my instagram lol ( I hope I didn’t bother him too much or didn’t come of as too intrusive). A few weeks later we actually linked up and took some pics at a local skatepark. He was there with his friend Joel and we took some pics until it turned dark. While we was there shooting I saw a group of girls chillin that kinda seemed familiar to me, so I walked up to them and asked if they would be okay with me taking some pictures of them. Turns out that these girls also run a blog calledtrulsblog. Sometimes the universe works in some crazy ways lol.
Today we had another session at the skatepark so there will be a part two next week.
I hope you enjoyed this post and the pictures included. Please check out their blog, it’s worth it.
You may already know that Ramzi, Kc and I shoot together most of the time and now we got a cool name (thanks to Kc’s creative mind).
There were some nice candids that haven’t been posted on social media yet so I decided to do that now.
These pictures were taken on two different days, the last session was with my super intelligent and super great friend Ilaaf (I hope she starts a blog soon too, you’d be impressed by her content) and Johanna .
On the first sessions our vision kinda failed lol. We wanted to take pictures of Ramzi laying in the grass with flowers in his hair but this vision failed badly. This set of pictures turned out really funny looking . Ramzi prepare yourself to get these candids on a birthday card this year when you turn 20.
The second session on friday was planned not so well because of me being a bit overwhelmed with school and life rn lol. But we still made it work somehow thanks to Ilaaf’s genius mind.
So let’s #throwback to last thursday. I actually planned to spend that day studying for my maths exam and doing some other irrelevant school shit. Guess what I did not do that day. Well I tried to mentally prepare myself for my exam, that counts as studying.
After I did the bare minimum of studying Tito called me and told me to roll to the studio because they were recording a Track called “onelittahboy (mit nem one Liter Vittel)” by Akin and that they would be going to an Hip-Hop event later on, so I decided that this was way more interesting than what I had to do.
So I rolled to the studio, listened to the track, took some pictures of Tito’s beat producing and rapping cousin Wegar, because he planned on releasing an EP this year. I asked him and another friend of them, who is also aspiring to become a rapper, some questions about their music and how it all started. But just wait until the time arrives and you will get to know more about this all. Just be patient folks.
As we arrived at the Hip-Hop event there was a bunch of guys already perfoming. Later on I found out that it was a group called DSDNG. They consisted of a guy playing a trumpet, a beatboxer, and two other guys rapping. As I stood there in the crowd and appreciated their rapping skills I casually just shot some offguards of them perfoming and showed it Chab (that’s the guy with the crazy hair). He was very chill, I asked him a few questions about their group. He told me that it all started a few years ago and that the group is consisting of rappers, beatboxers, bboys/girls and a lotta more members. I thought that this was really cool. Chab also performed on RAP AM MITTWOCH once. I hope that there will be a lot more to come from them, they seriously got some skills.
“One take wonder Akin”
First time playing “onelittahboy”
The power cousin duo
I had to put this candid of Umut there lol he is such an authentic person
Crazy hair aka Chab
Pls check them out on Facebook and watch their latest video, they killed the beat (to be more precisely: they killed the beat to Kendrick’s Humble)
Thanks for reading so far.
Have a blessed day.
And a blessed Ramadan to my muslim brothers and sisters.