Architecture


Exhibition and shooting – BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon during the 67th Berlin International Film Festival

Freitag, 03. März 2017

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The BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon is a temporary pavilion showcasing the BMW brand’s extensive expertise in contemporary luxury, innovative technologies, high-quality design and fine craftsmanship and had its world premiere in Berlin during the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. This one-of-a-kind pop-up store built in the classical modern style fitted perfectly into the expansive landscape of the Ministerial Gardens, in the very heart of the German capital.

With the BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion and the floating geometry of its timeless and elegant architecture, BMW is adopting a new approach to reach out to an urban luxury-conscious target group. The fully-variable modular design of the pop-up pavilion concept means that temporary brand displays can be set up at or near relevant targeted events.

Ken Schluchtmann was not only invited to photograph the project but to present his award-winning photography project “Architecture and landscape in Norway” exclusively in the BMW Pavilion so that a private viewing of his work completed this fascinating experience of contemporary luxury.

After Berlin, the BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion and the exhibition will be deployed around the globe at events that are relevant for the target group. Planned stops are Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia), Porto Cervo (Sardinia, Italy), Toronto (Canada) and in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.

Next Stop is Warsaw (Poland), starting from 9th of march.

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Interview – BMW Luxury Excellence Pavillon during the 67th Berlin International Film Festival

Freitag, 03. März 2017

Viva City, Berlin

Dienstag, 06. Dezember 2016

Creating living spaces that meet the different needs of seniors is one of the great challenges of our times, considering that the population’s average age is increasing and the social structure is also changing.
The “Haus Mattiasgärten” facility of the advita association that provides services and care for the elderly recently opened in the Friedrichshain district in Berlin. It’s a 48-apartment residential building designed by con-tura architekten, with no architectural barriers, where each unit is between 25 and 53 square metres and the facilities include community spaces and “on demand” healthcare on the ground and mezzanine floors writes a whole new chapter for this category of architecture. It was built by developer Kondor Wessels at the entrance of the Volkspark park and near the Vivantes Klinikum hospital.

Architecture: Con-tura Architekten

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Architectural Contest Next Landmark 2016

Dienstag, 06. Dezember 2016

Ken Schluchtmann has been part of the jury of the architectural contest Next Landmark 2016 organised and promoted by the international architectural website Floornature.com. The Award Ceremony took place on 16 November 2016 at Fiandre Architectural Bureau FAB Berlin in presence of the winners of the 3 categories and the jury members.

more information

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Nanjing Jiulonghu International Corporate Headquarters

Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2016

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Nanjing TUSPARK is a huge urban project with a successful mix of business and leisure functions embedded in a green setting at the lake. The project by Shanghai based architectural firm LOGON thanks to very well balanced choices presents itself with a natural but sophisticated look. Three building types for individual spatial solutions and a close tie to the public areas, a connection between the City Centre, the new business area and Nanjing airport.

Architecture: Logon, Shanghai

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„Inside Out“ – Palais de Tokyo Paris, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg

Montag, 02. November 2015

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Glasgow-born, Berlin-based designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the „Photography Playground“ at the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.

Inside the greenhouse-like illuminated installation, the viewer experiences nature’s many forces by hearing the rain and watching the dark clouds gather above, and when the protective walls disappear, the participant will feel exposed and vulnerable in the eye of the storm. But then, once the storm has passed, there is a feeling of purity and freshness, and an overall sense of calm envelopes the participant.

The visual installation is accompanied by sound design by the Berlin-based award-winning composer, musician and producer Andi Toma, one of the founding members of the electronic music collaboration Mouse on Mars.

On 28 October the “Perspective Playground“ has opened at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The art installations of this new exhibition is curated and produced by flora&faunavisions for the lead agency VITAMIN E – and the client OLYMPUS Europe. Installations from internationally renowned artists, included INSIDEOUT, transport you into a fascinating and playful world of art and science that spans several floors of this renowned Paris museum – one of the top 5 in the world for contemporary art, again photographed by Ken Schluchtmann who underlines the visual impact of the artworks.

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„Inside Out“ – the movie

Montag, 02. November 2015

Jining Science & Technology Center, China

Montag, 29. Juni 2015

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The Jining Science & Technology Center is the central building of the new high-tech development area in Shandong province, reflecting a modern and sustainable approach to design. The vision of the Science Center was to create a project that represents the spirit of the high-tech industry by combining education, science, business and entertainment.

This project identity is the circle-shaped horizontal array of buildings with the consistent height of each structure and the outstand­ing seemingly continuous outer façade across each building. It represents the approach of logon-architecture to design beyond the aesthetics of the facade, but with functional implications and sustainability principles of energy-efficiency and preservation.

Architecture: Logon, Shanghai
Pictures 8-11 in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow

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diepohotodesigner.de again become part of „Blickfang. Deutschlands beste Fotografen“ (Germany’s best photographers)

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

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Ken Schluchtmann is again listed in “BLICKFANG – Deutschlands beste Fotografen”. The yearbook 2013-2014, available as hardcopy and as an online edition, aims to showcase the best German photographers with their different takes. Here you can find 222 photographers in alphabetical order. Ken is represented with his work in the categories architecture, industry, interior, product, automotive and landscape.

More information: www.blickfang-dbf.de

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Essay for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

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“The Value of the Image” is the title of the contribution architectural photographer Ken Schluchtmann has written for “Architecture on the Web. A critical approach to communication”, edited by Paolo Schianchi. A book which deals with the communication of architecture in the web era where the image has become an object. Photographers are fundamental to this new way of communication, because they are the ones with the tough task of displaying the content of the architect’s work.

Read "The Value of the Image" (PDF, 810 KB).
Buy the whole book at Libreria Universitaria.

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Architecture and Landscape in Norway – book

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

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Ken Schluchtmann has completed his latest independent editorial project: “Architecture and Landscape in Norway”, edited by Hatje Cantz. The photographies in this book are the result of over 20,000 kilometres traveled in five years through the breathtaking landscapes of Norway, capturing innovative architecture along the Norwegian National Tourist Routes.
The hardcover book contains 160 pages with 106 illustrations and detailed maps to localize exactly the position of the spots he visited and photographed.
Clear images which transmit all the power of the unique nature, a kind of travel diary, showing Schluchtmann’s personal take on nature in dialogue with contemporary architecture.

You can get the book online at: Hatje Cantz

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Architecture and Landscape in Norway – Collector’s Edition

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

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Passionate photographers can find – together with the book – a limited Collector’s Edition with C-prints. 5 prints, available either individually or as a set, “with the most fascinating landscapes of Europe” as Schluchtmann defines Norway. Including the prize-winning image of the viewing terraces by Norwegian architecture firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

You can get the edition online at: Hatje Cantz – Collector’s Edition

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Exhibition “National Routes of Norway”

Dienstag, 30. September 2014

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A selection of 21 images of the above mentioned book is on show at ZeitHaus Museum, Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The exhibition “National Routes of Norway”, curated by Dr. Thomas Köhler, director of the Berlinische Gallerie, is open to all visitors of the ZeitHaus until January 2015. An invitation to visually explore Norway, because photographs tell more than words.

More information: Autostadt

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World Architecture Festival in Singapore

Montag, 29. September 2014

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After winning the World Architecture Festival in Singapore as Architecture Photographer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, for the WAF 2014 Ken Schluchtmann has been invited as jury member for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Congrats to the winners, the British photographers Hufton & Crow!

More information: ArcaidAwards

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Exhibition Building Images, London – the world’s best architectural photographers

Freitag, 14. März 2014

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Building Images is the inaugural exhibition at the Werkstatt and shows the breath and invention in both architecture and photography today.

The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards started in 2012. This year’s prize was presented at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore and the judges were: Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk.

The exhibition will present nine shortlisted photographs including The Awards’ winner Ken Schluchtmann’s photograph of ‘Nasjonale Turistveger’ Trollstigen, Norway.

At 27th April Ken Schluchtmann talks to Catherine Slessor about his dramatic winning image that captures the synergy of nature and architecture at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s viewing plateau in Trollstigen, Norway.

More information about the exhibition: exhibition
More information about the event: event

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diephotodesigner.de become „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2013“

Mittwoch, 09. Oktober 2013

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At the World Architectural Festival (WAF) in Singapore diephotodesigner.de become again „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2013“ by winning the „Arcaid Images Archtiectural Photography Awards“.

“In Schluchtmann’s image the viewer experiences a sense of terror at how the raw power of nature appears to overwhelm the fragile manmade structures clinging to the cliff edge. Confronted by this elemental energy, humanity appears totally insignificant. All we can do is gasp in awe. It reminds me of that famous German Romantic painting by Caspar David Friedrich ‘Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog’. It’s extremely compelling and dramatic, yet it also has a quiet intensity and beauty in its muted colours and soft light. It doesn’t shout to get your attention but is nonetheless an exquisitely riveting image that touches your emotions in a way that goes well beyond its obvious technical accomplishment.” – Catherine Slessor, The Architectural Review

Winning the award for the second time (after 2012) makes us very happy. This even more as we got four pictures in three categories shortlisted. Many thanks to the jury rewarding our work in this way.

This year’s judges were: Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk.

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GEO SPECIAL NORWAY

Donnerstag, 22. August 2013

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diephotodesigner.de are proud that their pictures are published on ten pages in the actual GEO SPECIAL NORWEGEN. They image the article about the norwegian nationalroutes and their viewpoints all over the country.

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Liaogou River Business Park Jining, China

Freitag, 07. Juni 2013

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Architecture: Logon
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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diepohotodesigner.de become part of „Blickfang. Deutschlands beste Fotografen“ (Germany’s best photographers)

Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013

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Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

more information: www.blickfang-dbf.de

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diephotodesigner.de become „World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2012“

Montag, 22. Oktober 2012

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At the World Architectural Festival (WAF) in Singapore diephotodesigner.de becomes „The World Architectural Photographer of the Year 2012“ by winning the „Arcaid Images Archtiectural Photography Awards (AAPA)“.

„… Well done, direct from Singapore, and on behalf of the whole Arcaid team. Indeed, your winning entry was the overwhelming choice of the illustrious judging team as having captured both building,especially context.
Your double win (You won the Sense of Place Category too) has just been warmly applauded by a packed hall of over 700 World Architecture Festival attendees.
You fought off 60 other entries and some very stiff competition from very well known architectural photographers.

Congratulations on your deserved win,
Simon Brauner-Cave“

Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
More information: arcaidimages.com

The Trollstigen Project

Montag, 01. Oktober 2012

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The project enhance the experience of the Norwegian Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials underscores the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element – from snow, to running and then falling water – and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site.

Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

diephotodesigner.de become 2nd at „Black & White Spider Awards“

Freitag, 03. August 2012

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01 „2nd place – merit of excellence – professional architecture“ Reindeer Pavillon | Architecture: Snøhetta
02 „nominee – professional architecture“ Tungeneset | Architecture: Code Arkitektur
03 „nominee – professional still life“ 1C60 Triton/C-leg by Otto Bock GmbH

More informations:
7th winners gallery

GOLDENEYE BtoB Photo Award

Mittwoch, 09. November 2011

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diephotodesigner.de wins „GOLDENEYE BtoB Photo Award“ with two pictures in the category „architecture“ and one picture in the category „product“. Even two more pictures made it to the short list.
These three pictures will be published in the calendar 2012 of the german communication association.

01 price „product“: 1C60 Triton/C-leg by Otto Bock GmbH
02 price „architecture“: Sohlbergplassen | Architecture: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
03 price „architecture“: Reindeer Pavillon | Architecture: Snøhetta
04 shortlist: Petter Dass Museet | Architecture: Snøhetta
05 shortlist: Trollstigen | Architecture: Reiulf Ramstad Architekter

Picture 01 cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

More informations:
german communication association
goldeneye award

Shanghai Moments 02

Montag, 18. Juli 2011

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Shanghai Moments 01

Montag, 11. Juli 2011

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Otto Bock Store Shanghai

Dienstag, 05. Juli 2011

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After OTTO BOCK’s successful presentation on the EXPO 2010 Germany’s premium brand for mobility solutions for handicaped people now opens its first outlet worldwide in Shanghai.

Architecture: Coordination Asia
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

„The Weinmeister“ Berlin

Donnerstag, 14. April 2011

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Architecture: Braun und Braun, Bollinger & Fehlig
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Bangkok City Walk 01

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011

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Bangkok City Walk 02

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011

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Boa Nova Restaurant, Leça da Palmeira Swimmingpool | Porto, Portugal

Montag, 17. Januar 2011

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Architecture: Álvaro Siza

MTV Headquarter Berlin

Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010

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Interior: dan pearlman
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Shanghai City Rush

Mittwoch, 08. September 2010

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Shanghai Projects

Dienstag, 27. Juli 2010

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Glace Gallery
Glass Museum in progress
Aegis Fashion Store
Office Coordination Asia

Architecture of all projects: Coordination
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Expo Fassades, Shanghai

Dienstag, 27. Juli 2010

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United Kingdom, Theme Pavillon, Indonesia, Singapore, Finland, Australia, Italia, Lativa, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Portugaj, Expo Culture Center, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Expo Axis, China

Olympos Lodge, Cirali Turkey

Sonntag, 11. Juli 2010

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20 years ago the owner Ziya Simsek created a small lodge surrounded by a park right beside the sea. It is situated in a small bay in the Olympos Naationalpark 70km south of Antalya, Turkey.

The skulptor and designer Detlef Schulz fitted the complete area including the rooms, restaurant, park and beach with handmade furniture and sculptures.

More informations:
www.olymposlodge.com.tr
www.detlef-schulz.info

BMW engeniering and office building, Munich

Samstag, 10. April 2010

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Architecture: Plajer&Franz Studio

Otto Bock Science Center Berlin

Dienstag, 01. Dezember 2009

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Architecture: Gnädinger Architekten
Agency: Art+Com
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW, 63rd IAA Frankfurt a. Main

Samstag, 26. September 2009

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A 300 meter round course was the main attraction of the 8000 sqm BMW exhibition booth. For the first time ever real cars drove in an exhibition hall and this as fast as 50 km/h.

Lead agency: Bluescope Berlin
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW 7 Series Dealer Drive Event, Munich

Montag, 13. Oktober 2008

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Concept & Architecture: Bluescope

BMW 7 Series Worldpremiere, Red Square Moscow

Sonntag, 06. Juli 2008

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For the worldpremiere of the new BMW 7 Series Atelier Ratz planned the largest sandclock in the world.
They built it right beside the Red Square in Mowcow.
For 3 days more than 200.00 silver plasticballs fell down and let a BMW 7 come out at the last evening.

Bundeskanzleramt Berlin

Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008

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Design Showcases: Coordination
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Elin Hansdottir – Path

Freitag, 04. April 2008

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PATH is a work created by young Icelandic artist Elín Hansdóttir.

Hansdóttir built a narrow tunnel that zig-zags through the gallery space. Light only comes through vertical and horizontal slits that appear as cracks in the construction. The Path changes rapidly upon sharp edges and disarranges the visitors.

It was shown in the Berlin Gallery Maribel Lopez and the Islandic National Gallery and was part of the exhibition „RETHINK – Contemporary Art & Climate Change“ in Copenhagen.

Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW Welt

Dienstag, 15. Januar 2008

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Architecture: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Tokyo City Walk – Part 01

Montag, 29. Oktober 2007

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Tokyo City Walk – Part 02

Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2007

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Wallpaper City Guide Berlin

Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2007

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Author: Sophie Lovell
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.



Tahtali Aerial Cableway, Olympos National Park

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007

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Fuksas Summer Residence

Samstag, 19. Mai 2007

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For VOGUE Magazine DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE visited Italian Stararchitect Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife Doriana on Pantelleria Island.

Very close to Africa the Italian island is an oasis between palm trees, cacti and black lavastone. Here the couple had bought an abandoned estate consisting of eleven small stone houses in the typical island style and turned it into their private summer retreat.

Magazine: Vogue
Author: Rixa von Treuenfels
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW x5, Dealer Drive Event Valencia

Mittwoch, 14. Februar 2007

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Architecture: Bluescope
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Pantelleria Dream

Dienstag, 01. August 2006

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Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.