“Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“We wanted to ban cars from the city – or at least almost.” It’s the city of the future, urban living in the coming decades, German and French students from Lille and Cologne map out. The project, started in 2013 by Goethe Institut, annually finishes off with a book both project groups produce – it’s called “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft” [The Blue … Continue reading “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

WILDLIFE IN THE CITY: Photographer Sven Meurs highlights wild animals in an urban surrounding

A fox suddenly appearing near a motorway. A titmouse living in a traffic light post. It is the contrast of nature and city that photographer Sven Meurs highlights in his work. “In the beginning I was frustrated when a sign or car appeared in the background of my photos,” says Meurs. Later he realized that it made his work special.

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PHOTOS IN INSTAGRAM FORMAT: German photographer Michèle Lichte captures architecture with her smart phone

Initially, I wanted to take photos with my camera.

Quite a few things are special in her art. German photographer Michèle Lichte only takes photos with her smart phone. That is still a mass phenomenon. But as a photographer prefering the little device to a digital single lens reflex camera is unique.

As unique as the angles of shooting Lichte uses for her photos. It is the look from the ground to the above. Mostly architecture. Mostly places of her hometown Bonn, in western Germany.

The most exciting was above me…,” Michéle Lichte reveals about her creative process.

To make it a full circle Lichte also uses Apps to work on color and style of her photos, and she only produces quadratic photos. Instagram format for the real world.

Here is our photo-report from Michèle Lichte’s most recent exhibition at PIXUM in Cologne.

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