Benjamin Kaufmann’s Motion Blur series features in the latest issue of LFI 6/2018. In the following lines, the photographer explains how one of his first commissioned assignments came about.
Julio Bittencourt – 43 Hours
Alone among many and many all alone: in his Plethora project, Julio Bittencourt does an impressive job of capturing how individuals react within the anonymity of the big city – whether alone or among their equals. The settings he chooses are swimming pools, capsule hotels, laundromats and the Tokyo underground. The common denominator is always excess: excess in the form of masses or in the form of accumulated loneliness. For the Plethora chapter titled 43 hours, he also produced a video where he focused his attention on city traffic.
Stefan Moses – Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim
ONE PHOTO – ONE STORY
With Stefan Moses and Peggy Guggenheim, two kindred spirits appear to have met in Venice; at the very least the photographer and collector were united by an interest and delight in staging images.
Paolo Burlando – American Icons
Over time, the eventful history of the USA has produced a number of symbolic images. The American Icons series, by Swiss photographer Paolo Burlando, picks up on this iconography, and, at the same time, honours, symbolizes and critically observes the American way of life.
Margaret Lansink – Borders of Nothingness
In her delicate and powerful series of black and white images, Dutch photographer Margaret Lansink dwells in the emotional state of transition between knowing and not knowing another person.
Jean-Michel Clajot – At the Louvre Abu Dhabi
For an assignment from his agency, French photographer Jean-Michel Clajot took pictures in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Soon he noticed visitors were more busy taking selfies than looking at the art.
Armin Walcher – Zeitlos in Bewegung
"There is a spirit for every age" – is how the book begins. Zeitlos in Bewegung (Timeless in Movement) by Armin Walcher, explores identity, homeland and Zeitgeist in the Ausseerland region of Austria. The photographer spoke in an interview about how the book came about, the relevance of traditions, and why it is so important to go through life with openness and curiosity.
Cameron McLaren – In Port Moresby
ONE PHOTO – ONE STORY
Cameron McLaren talks about his stay in Port Moresby - the city that is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world.
Thomas Mandl – World Cup Girls
For his “World Cup Girls” project, the Munich photographer, Thomas Mandl, took pictures of female football fans from all over the world, with one clear goal in mind: to seize the #worldcupgirls hashtag, to free it from sexism and to give it positive connotations. In an interview, he talks about the reactions triggered by the project, his impressions during the World Cup, and the role of images in football.
Advertorial – Billingham camera bags
Billingham has been making camera bags since 1973. Their models have stood the test of time, often requiring no more than a modicum of improvements throughout the years. Dutch photographer Mich Buschman is among those who entrust their equipment to a Billingham bag.