“Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” Eve Ensler

The fabric of our societies is fragmenting, each day more, step by step. And this effects not only our mind but also the conception of our own body: self-optimization; pornographic role-models; body-hate; body-shaming; the loss of self-love; puritanical self-loathing; over-sexualization and so on and so forth. We fragment further and further, shatter our body into bits and pieces and hope that we can put it back together in an image accepted and loved by society.

But our body is not broken, as Eve Ensler stated. We need to figure out a way again to love our own body. To rekindle the flame of desire for ourselves.

This photographic project explores these topics as a counter-narrative towards the idealized body-photography. May it be porn or may it be advertisements. The human in front of the camera rediscovers the small bits and pieces of his*her body she*he loves, feels good touching or being touched or which tell a story in itself. Fragmenting the body into small units of self-love and, in that way, de-fragmenting the own body to be whole again. As every body, every mind, is beautiful in its own right – and has the right to be loved and to love itself.

If you are interested in participating in this project (and are from Berlin and/or visit Berlin) feel free to contact me via this page.

Lets get things started!

How to kick off things for the (re-)launch of this street[photograpy] Berlin blog? What about supporting an up and coming street-rapper from my own hood Berlin-Wedding! Marlo had some time ago a video-shoot for his video “Auf Ex” (check it out here) around the corner and I took some behind the scene and promo photos for the guys. And of course the coppers showed up after around one hours into the video-shoot in large numbers, surrounded us, did a stop and frisk style search and forced us to stand for almost an hour at a wall until they had checked all our IDs, searched each person and talked stupid shit. Would that have happened to a video-shoot in a fancy neighborhood of Berlin for some German white hipster dudes? Surely not. But we had our fun with it and partied even harder afterwards as in the end our message will always be: A.C.A.B. And due to their action the cops managed to get into the music video by secretly filming them, lol.

So welcome to my world ladies and lads, queers and gays and everybody else!