As mentioned in Dr. Wolf’s essay in my previous post, Caspar David Friedrich has been a big influence on my work lately. I’ve been shooting a series of self-portraits (mostly) entitled “the Wanderer”, inspired by many of his Romantic landscapes, below is a slice from that series. Apologies if you’ve seem some of these in my recent European posts, but I was of course exponentially inspired while roaming around Friedrich’s homeland. Thanks to Magdalene, Wes and Tiffany in help in creating some of these. Enjoy!
Images from a recent exhibition of mine housed at the Mercedes Benz Centre of Excellence in Stuttgart, Germany.
It’s been an amazing year working with the Maybach Foundation, and what a fantastic send off this event was. Above I can show the exhibition and event, what I can’t show is AMG’s on the test track at 300 km/h, the auto-simulator the size of a football field, or the warmth and conversation with a wonderful crowd. My thanks to Uli-Schmidt-Maybach and Pat Brody for the opportunity and guidance. My gratitude to Patrick Marinoff and everyone at the Maybach brand for the invitation and hosting such a wonderful event. My appreciation to David LaChapelle, Fred Torres and Patrick Toolan for their counsel and support, as well as Reiner Opoku and Sylvie Blum for their wisdom. Thanks as well to Muriel, Sabine, Alex, Daphne, Anne and the rest of ECD for making it all happen. Thanks for Thomas Koenig (wideshut.de) for covering the event, all images his © 2011.
A month on the road, 14.000 km covered through 7 countries, $4000 damage to the rental car and 50 rolls of film later, I present the first batch of 6X6 scans from my recent wanderings though Europe. Just a few of the highlights from a wonderful adventure, check back soon as more detailed posts of specific regions will shortly follow!
I’ve recently returned from venturing around Switzerland. An amazing adventure and unbelievably beautiful country, I’ve got a couple weeks of scanning film ahead of me, so figured I’d at least share some silly iPhone pics in the meantime.
A taped conversation between David LaChapelle and myself, running in the media room adjacent the exhibition. Thanks to David for the kinds words and support (and sitting through the interview), and to George Evan and Jon Ryan for putting at all together.
One last mug shot and some well earned rest. A special thank you to everybody who made such a wonderful evening possible!