Dave is kind, heartening, inviting guy from me outer friend-circle. When I asked on Instagram if anyone wants to be a model he didn't hesitate to offer his appearance to me. It was the first plain model-photograph session without an activity for me so naturally I was nervous and It felt a little weird to just take pictures for the sake of pictures but I'm still pretty happy how they turned out and learned a lot what to do better next time.
You know these friendships when you're 12 and think they gonna last forever but as it is people change and go different ways? Denis was a real good friend of mine plenty of years (like 18) ago. (I also had like the first crush ever on his sister but that's embarrassing for everyone now). We didn't keep up the contact and met randomly here and there and made smalltalk but that was it.
A few weeks before this pictures were created I met him and his family. Back than (and I think they're still doing it) his family organised peruvian parties for the Hamburg community and they were superkind to invite me to them.
Looking back at this time I'm really thankful that I was able to spend some time in such a welcoming, heartwarming family.
Dancing was always a thing he found astonishing back then and when I checked out his instagram account and realised that he is still pursuing this passion and how good he is today I had to ask him if I can be part of a rehearsal session.
Arriving at Kulturladen St. Georg I met Chloe who is the dance partner and has also been super kind and nice.
During the shot we all struggled with our perfectionism, They fixed their poses and moves, I tried to get as much light as possible into the room while not missing any moments. It was definitely the most I ever moved during a shooting.
If you're curious what they are doing now please give them a follow on Instagram:
Karsten is someone who deserves the name dude. He is a kind creative person who allowed me to attend the obscure ritual of choosing and trying a new skateboard. We walked around the Karoviertel in Hamburg, went to the Lobby Skateshop and had a chat about trivial but also deep topics.
At the time we did this session he was close to finishing his project of creating something every day for one year and how much love he had for this project and what it ment for him impressed me.