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A quick summary to have all the linkage in one handy place. Shall we? In case you missed them earlier, here are the galleries with an abundance of photos I made during A Maze Berlin 2016. There are two versions available: the Facebook albums with comments and tags–feel free to contribute!–and the Flickr albums with a notably higher image quality. Facebook’s image compression especially hurts photos made under low-light conditions.
More importantly (to me): Thanks a lot for all the comments, messages, retweets, <3, and whatnot. I may not always respond, but the feedback is very much appreciated. In turn, I’m tipping my hat to everyone who made all this–both the photos and the event itself–such a great experience. You know a good thing has come to an end when you feel exhausted and charged up at the same time. Old acquaintances aside, I had a great time chatting with other chaps, some of which I had photographed in the past years but, well, never really interacted with. That said, there wasn’t enough time to get in touch with everyone I wanted to. Hey, there’s always other events and next year, no? Small print after the break.
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Only a few days to go until A Maze Berlin 2016 kicks off. I’ll skip the generic part in which I say that I’m ridiculously looking forward to the whole event and to seeing familiar as well as new faces. You know, the part that looks like the previous sentence. Oh. I get it.
By all accounts, this year’s number of attendees will be bigger than last year’s – and that one was already pretty bloody big. I’ll be around doing what I can do best: bask in the sunlight of the cool and talented maniacs whilst trying to do my ninja thing. Which has become more challenging over the years due to the incognito approach sort of being compromised by knowing people. I did my best by never introducing myself by name, but Facebook these days… :P
That said, if you’re at the event and think it would be handy to have a photo of yourself, your team, something you’re exhibiting that might end up looking just slightly better than a photo taken with a 2000-era cellphone at a moonless night – I can do that! So, feel free to approach me if you spot me. If you can spot me… dundundundunnnn.
P.S.: Last year’s photo output can be seen here. Mind you, there are plenty of portrait shots that never got published.
Greetings, mortals! So yeah, about that plan to post more often on this very blog… it didn’t work out quite that well. It began as an ambitious endeavour, but like a withered leaf in an Autumn breeze it became a metaphor for something that doesn’t make sense like the latter part of this sentence. Wait.
A lot has changed in the past year, and yours truly is now part of a company working on a rather exciting approach to technology and content development. Also, photography went from casual to slightly more serious hobby, and some of the images I made last year apparently were convincing enough for the A Maze to ask me to come aboard for this year’s festival to do some close-ups. Phew! Asking people to pose or, well, just do nothing was a bit weird for someone who usually has a stealthy approach to shooting with the cam, and I hope the results were acceptable.
The A Maze Berlin 2015 itself was a blast just like the previous three events. The pull the festival has developed within such a short time is impressive. Four years ago around 50-ish people gathered to celebrate the indie scene; this year it’s been several hundred attendees plus even way more visitors of the exhibition. The general mood and spirit of the festival just keeps on being open and embracing, and the photos clearly do convey the atmosphere of the A Maze. Enjoy!
While posting all those pretty colourful and shiny photos I almost forgot to talk about that tiny talk I gave. The CliffsNote version: Have the courage to deviate from the perceived norm when necessary and avoid the boring garbage that everyone seems to write because everyone seems to write it. Daring, I know! I uploaded the slides, but they’re probably not going to be super-useful without the delivery. (Not that they were super-useful with the delivery.)
Yes, that’s quite a load of slides I chose to carpet-bomb the audience with during those 5 minutes. Fortunately enough, no one in the audience was prone to epileptic seizures. A slight behind-the-scenes bonus for those who stumble across this blog for whatever reason: That one slide that I had to cut because I simply wouldn’t have been able to stay within the 5-minute limit otherwise.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?