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I Want Flower!

I found an old polaroid photo … my cat Morellino wants a flower! Pure sweetness. He is dead long time. Sniff.

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Good-Bye, Summer!

Come back next year!

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A Dreamy Parking Lot

In the center of one of Berlin’s ugliest parts and close to Lidl there is this parking lot of hope!

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i am a

Baltic Sea mood. Misty and warm rain, me all alone at the beach. I made a film, I sang. Here it is!

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Rain Swimming

Nothing beats this feeling: swimming naked in the sea (quite cold) when it’s raining (warm)!

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More Baltic Sea Beach Life

A sandy birthday cake, some unknown people with umbrellas, friends and an old dog, collecting seaweed to make developer!

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Baltic Sea Beach Life

Some days to swim and relax and watch and contemplate and … not much more!

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About Love, Life And Death

My Big Love died four days ago. It feels absurd and I feel calm and superweird and paralyzed. But also full and saturated with his love and the full 13 years that we had together. Full of images and coincidences and words and shared situations and so much that I know not many people have in one life. Thankfulness will prevail, I know now with one Dagie-part. The other one is still paralyzed.
But I wanted to tell you something else: The last film that we made together (ideas shared, he on the camera, me editing and making the sound later, refining the story) is now – in retrospect – astonishingly predictive!
It is a film about broken lines. Broken communication lines (communication was very special and fruitful between us!). New communication lines. Me connecting trees that communicate underground. Take a look:
Deutsche Version https://vimeo.com/710046723
English version https://vimeo.com/710130718
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This film is dedicated to my Big Love Jochen.

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Me In New York

This picture! Lily took it … Lily organized a filmshow! A bunch of my films in a New York cinema: Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.
“Spectacle (est. 2010) is a collectively-run screening space in Brooklyn, NY, established and staffed by hard-working, cinema-loving volunteers. Our programming runs seven days a week and includes overlooked works, offbeat gems, contemporary art, radical polemics, live performance and more.”
Yeah! I was there … at least in spirit!
Lily took a photo of my audience.
I love it.

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Ode An Juni Begins!

Remember? I do it every June … filming some super 8 each single day of June, my favourite month, making it an ode to this fresh and lovely month!
Day 3 took me to the Königsheide (King’s Heather) in the East part of Berlin. Just a small forest. But it felt like being far away from the city!

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Pling-Ke-Ling: New Tram Sound

I was riding the tram here in my city and I noticed: they have a new announcing sound! I like it.

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Münster Workshop Snippets

The workshop was fantastic and resulted in a sackful of films!
I edited some scenes of the two group films we shot spontaneously together!
Click here or on the picture! It’s on Youtube.

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Münster Art Academy Super 8 Workshop #1

I am guest teacher at Münster Art Academy! I teach analogue film and eco developing! Two weeks only, but very intense, 5 students participating!
The weather was gorgeous the first week, so we did part of the process outside!

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One Year Later – Kiss The Moment!

One year ago (it was actually in June and July 2021) I started a pinhole photo project: I take something from nature (the image and the developing ingredients like clover, sage, peppermint, food waste etc) and I give it back: I hang the photo in the place where it was taken. It remains there until it gets stolen, rained down, or weathered.
It is in transit, it will disappear, but that doesn’t matter, the flowers are wilting as well and the trees are losing their leaves.
Nothing is forever, but for a while it is just there, delightful: kiss the moment, it’s not a pyramid!

(This installation was part of the exhibition THE GARDEN. CINEMATICS OF THE SOIL at Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin 2021)

Now one year later the photos are still hanging there! Some torn, all a bit withered … but still so beautiful!

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Foto Impex

What is an impex actually? A disease? An input? Is it Latin? No, much easier: “business, (in company names) import and export”.

Anyway, Foto-Impex is my favourite photo shop in Berlin, they sell all the sweet stuff that I need … photo paper, fix and developer, sheet film … all Adox and all Foma and all the others!
Big kiss goes out to them!!

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The First Day Of Spring

… Hiking! With my friend Gesine and her dog Sumi! 12 km! Yay! 77 km away from Berlin! Pure joy and forgetting about miserable things one day long. New leaves, crisp air, a freshly born spring … the earth is such a beautiful space if only …

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2 Dagies

The weather is ugly, spring won’t come, winter lingers here forever, so I stay inside and tinker with old and new film stripes …

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Headless Swan

This photo represents … the world / people / the present / you name it …

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A Walk In The Woods

A little snippet from my upcoming super 8 film!

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Pinhole Washi

There is an interesting small film and photo company in France called WASHI FILM: “Film Washi is the world’s smallest company to produce photographic materials. Specialized in handcrafted film making and industrial film conversion, Film Washi offers a wide range of unique and innovative films.”

This is their website: http://filmwashi.com

I bought a 500 ASA film and used it in my little pinhole camera. Maybe it was a bit preexposed, it has funny light leaks at the perforation … but I like it anyway!

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Sheep Sheep N Sheebop

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Spring Is Here And So Am I

… filming.

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Another Pinhole Photo

I am on the road. I love rails. I travel with my Illy cam!

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Spring Sun Power

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Horsespotting

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Et Me Voilà Et Me Voici

I have a new film! Comes in 2 versions: French and English!

Click for French

Click for English

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Weird Face With Trunk / Rüssel + Arschlochmund / Asshole Mouth

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shop.dagiebrundert.de

My shop is online!
Full of nice pictures: pinhole and super 8! Colour and b&w! And a comic book!!
Click on the image or here >>> Dagie’s Shop

And HERE is a short Welcome Film!

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Brokkoli Leopard

Placing soda-soaked brokkolis on a stripe of old Kodachrome super 8 film (see posting February 17), leaving it there for a while, then rinsing and fixing it, gives you a nice leopard pattern!!

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Transparent Film Stripes

Yes, there are things that can go wrong … I developed two super 8 films and both came out blank. An old Agfachrome: blueish and an old Kodachrome: light orange. Too old, bad storage, natural decay … this can happen even if the chemicals are super fresh and my hands are magic 😉