07.04.2009  •  Agencies NEWS


Claudia Bitzer : architect Robert Konieczny's dream mansion, signs of the past, and the BFF Merit goes to Christian SCHMIDT, ...

Ulrich HOPPE took it upon himself to travel to Poland for HÄUSER magazine's special “Traumvillen” (Dream Mansions) edition. Located in Upper Silesian Opole is a mansion covering 526 square metres, designed by architect Robert Konieczny. Built in the style of a classic atrium house, concrete, granite, marble, ebony and lots of glass dominate the design. Within two tightly scheduled shooting days, Ulrich's main aim was to highlight the purist aspect of the building.

Following an airtight shooting schedule last year, Oscar VAN DE BEEK found some time at the beginning of the year to dedicate himself to free projects and to freshen up his portfolio. In February, he treated himself to an America tour for ten days, which led him 4000 kilometres through Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

Back home, he was spoilt for choice: with a hard disk packed to the brim, all signs called for deciding which motifs would enjoy the pleasure of being edited first. The choice fell on a very strong motif of a junk yard filled with advertising signs, relics of a time when neon signs showed the way to a better future. More motifs of this intriguing trip are in process and will be displayed here shortly.

Another merit for Christin SCHMIDT in the jubilee book to mark the BFF's 40th birthday. Christin has now been presented with the photographer union's award for the 11th time. The object of the award: An aerophoto of the United States' West Coast, taken from inside a helicopter.

The boat rocked when Harry WEBER portrayed the band “The Shell” in his studio. You don't know what we're talking about? Perhaps you do! The boys from Switzerland delivered the soundtrack for the TV ad for Nivea Silver Protect Deo for men in which the two main characters compete in a so-called “Ultraball” race through Prague.

Harry's portraits are used for a flyer, which will promote the new album of the rock formation. Here you can see two of the four band members: Sascha, the axeman and Patrice, the voice behind the microphone.