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Friends In My Darkroom #3

My blog was down some time, sorry, but now all troubles are behind!
Friend number 3 in my darkroom from faaaar away Argentina is Jeff Zorrilla! We developed some weird 16 mm film stock together which turned out shit in colour but quite ok in black&white … must have been some K-14 process ……
Keep on filming, dear friend/s of mine! We must spread beauty!

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Adalbert Waldemar

Between Adalbertstrasse and Waldemarstrasse in Kreuzberg there’s a round place covered with cherry blossoms … hello May! Bring summer, please!!

(this is my photo that I took for the International World Pinhole Day that took place (and time) last Sunday! I used my Illy coffee camera and Fuji sheet film 50 ASA)

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Friends In My Darkroom #2

I invite friends in my darkroom.
Today: Hila from Israel. Spending half the day together developing colour reversal films. Ektachrome 64! Rare material! Beautiful colours! 2 years old memories! I love it!

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Pink Corner

Adalbertstraße and Waldemarstraße share a pinky corner: blooming cherry trees! Switch on your imagination and colour this photo (I took it with my cookie pinhole camera yesterday!)

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Super 8 Workshop May 20

… in Berlin! More Info here: wabisabisuper8.com/Berlin2017_1e.html

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Friends In My Darkroom

I invite friends in my darkroom.
Today: Maira from Finland. Spending an evening together developing colour reversal films. And drinking red wine. Success! Beautiful colours! Wittnerchrome and Ekta100. I love it!

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Smiling Ausland

One of my favourite places is the AUSLAND in Lychener Str. 60 in, I guess it’s Prenzlauer Berg. A punky spot in poshy P-Berg.
Every now and then they show great films like for example yesterday a special choice of Helga Fanderl’s black & white 16 mm films. Beautiful! Silent! Meditative!
Dogs love them too! The sculpture outside and the cash box inside … smile. The blackbird … sings. The boots … bloom.
It’s spring in Berlin!

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Admiralbrücke

The season has begun! Spring!

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Pinhole Selfie

Sunshine! Me on the ground with a pinhole camera in my hands (Illy coffee can)!
Foma sheet film inside, 200 ASA. Exposure time about 5 seconds. Developed in Caffenol.

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I’m Exposed

(from my super 8 film „Widerstand“)

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In The Raw

Me and my pre-spring balcony.

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Super 8 Is Watching You!

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Pinhole Camera In The Snow

Me at work 😀

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Walking On A Fragile Layer

This is a still image from a super 8 film. Expired East German ORWO material, very old, very fragile, very sensitive to temperatures …. The three colour layers tend to peel off until only one colour remains or none at all.
In this case I was lucky that content and form danced together!

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Black&White

Some new film experiments … spring is coming, flowers in my hair … developing in / drinking coffee …

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Ode To June 4

I do it every year now. Every June. I film each day of my favourite month. Purely super 8. Colour. Every day a little bit, no rules, no limit, even if I don’t really feel like … I have to. Just grab my camera and film whatever I’m doing.

June #4 is ready now, took me some time to finish it, sorry, too much shit work to do. I’d love to do only filming. I guess I need a sponsor. Someone who believes in me and says: dear Dagie, I believe in you, I’ll give you 2000 bucks (Euro or Dollar, I don’t care) each month, go ahead, make art. Until it happens I just continue.

Watch it here >> vimeo.com/205769603

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Clandestino

Clandestino is the first full-length solo album by Manu Chao.
Fact. Wiki.
Clandestino is also a well hidden bar in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Waldemarstrasse.
I discovered it lately, it’s not that well hidden any more.
Another fact. Me.
Believe me, they have the best wine and tapas.
Solo voy con mi pena
Sola va mi condena
Correr es mi destino
Para burlar la ley
Perdido en el corazón
De la grande Babylon
Me dicen el clandestino
Por no llevar papel.

Argelino, clandestino
Nigeriano clandestino
Boliviano clandestino
mano negra illegal

and now?

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First Whiff Of Spring

On the roof terrace where I work, the first time of the year, yeah – the snow is gone! There’s a breath of coming spring! I hear the heating / air condition humming, I hear the far away sound of the subway squeaking at Gleisdreieck where it dives down into the ground, I drink a lemon verbena tea and capture the light!

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2 Colour Matching Filmwomen

We like colours, movements, nature and sometimes people. We also like to in-camera-edit our films!

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Pinhole Margaritas

Ooooooh winter please go away and make place for flowers and sun!