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”.
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.