In August Momo asked me to create a post-apocalyptic cinematic portrait of her. She booked me via my airbnb cinematic portrait shoot experience and visited Berlin in late August. We went to a park and I did some photoshop magic for her!
2020 has brought some positivechanges to my private life (not only because of COVID): fresh creativity, a new relationship and a ton of insight into my psychological clockworks. I used exerpimental twin self portraits to reflect on (personal life) issues to change them for my better.
Featuring a complex market scene set AND poster design I created for the market.
Shot Oktober 2019 in Basel/Switzerland. A fantasy satire set in the 1890s: A dollmaker’s son falls in love with a sweet handmaiden who is held hostage by her cruel, creepy master (which favorite food is maggots). Including puppets that come to life.
In December 2019 I watched JOKER and got deeply hooked. The visual craftiness of the film impressed me a lot – colorful comic-book character style! I took some time out to reinvent my own version of JOKER.
A crossover between cosplay and set-design exercise in my very own home.
Shot Oktober 2019 in Basel/Switzerland.
A fantasy satire set in the 1890s: A dollmaker’s son falls in love with a sweet handmaiden who is held hostage by her cruel, creepy master (which favorite food is maggots). Including puppets that come to life.
I composed for Cine Royal Productions a film poster for the medium short film “KROKODIL”. A thrilling story about a young man who suffers from extensive Eczema (a severe skin disease), but we watch him gaining back his strength.
Set design for short film “Brennende Themen” (“burning topics”), in which a priest creates in a mockumentary style self-made interviews with a housewife back in 1930s. They discuss the consequences of media for society and – sexuality.
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My art books “Der Sandmann” from 2017 (inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmanns wicked story) require a lot of work before they are sold.
Each copy is partly printed, partly handmade. Limited edition of 150.
If you want to know more about the project: www.sköne-oke.de/en
Here’s an insight on how the physical production of a copy looks like.
Personal photography: an artbook about lovers.
Self portaiture and poems.
During the last 4 years my partner allowed me to include him in my self portraiture, which lead to a variety of psychedelic and cinematatic portraits illustrating ‘us’ in an eerie, romantic and sometimes surreal manner.
Johannes (Hänsel) & Annegret (Gretel) are getting married and asked me to create a couple portrait for their wedding invitation.
As their nicknames suggest, we reenacted the fantasy movie“Hansel & Gretel” (2013), : two siblings make witch-hunting their glorious (and very effective) profession. Whatever dark forces await them, together, they are ready for battle (and their wedding)!
Detailed self portraits celebrate the spirit of Christmas: Alice in Wonderland meets the Nutcracker. (A fictional family portrait)
This year, I felt the heartbreaking urge to drown myself in a kitschy fairytale-and-all-cliche christmas mood: heavy red-golden brokat ornaments, oceans of candles and my favorite christmas fairytales… to stand my ground (again).