The last two days happened something again. The big German coffee company decided not to book me as a photographer since they don’t have ‘enough’ money to afford a photographer at all. So still no job but at least I got the internship with DPA and am allowed to follow a photo journalist in the first week and probably work on my own in the second week. Well, that’s pretty cool. Additionally I visited my old agency GGH in Hamburg I used to work for before I left to travel. One of the leader dudes connected me to a very well known German photographer. I don’t have any experience in assisting, so I keep my expectations to get a chance low. Lets see. In case we get along and he’d give me a chance: Awesome awesome awesome. OK, time to calm down again. So I am at the beginning again and its a every day fight to follow the path of making money with photography. The only thing I have for sure is the DPA thing. I want to travel less and stay more in Hamburg. Therefore I can’t photograph glowing vulcanos or lonely trees at the end of China. My escape is right behind the house I am living in. Tonight I went out again to take pictures and unfortunately it didn’t turned out to be as stormy as I thought.
A month later and many things happened. First, I want to write more for myself again. My travel time is over and less and less people are interested in reading my blog anyways. So its gonna be interesting for me to write and read a year later again. Since i am back from my holiday (relationship vacation and photography week) I didn’t have much to do and basically tried to recover from my jet lag. Nevertheless I took some pictures back home: the first four pictures on pflock.com in the landscape section. Until Wednesday last week nothing really happened until finally a request for a beer brand from Leo Burnett Mexico came. Exciting, Exciting. I never was so busy and stressed out and happy the last 2 years. In just a couple of days I contacted people I need to get infos from such as photographers, representive agencies, friends, Art buyers and Production team. Within two days I learned so much about the business and how organization works, that I feel way more prepared for the next one. And .. there we go, after I got the call that the project is not going to happen, the next request came in for another shoot. The following Monday I have an interview at DPA and look forward to it indeed. Nothing really changes, but something is happening, and its great.
The weekend I spent in Freiburg at my little brothers house to take pictures of him and his band. www.pflock.com/studio.
Actually the shoot was organized to photograph the cover for their first album Break the storms. Fun for sure. Unfortunately they don’t have a site on myspace.com yet, so you could some of their stuff. Awesome, for a bunch of thirteen years old kids.