35mm Only Tumblr
Updated my 35mm diary on tumblr with some recent analog shots from Berlin, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Check it out here.
DREWXHILL – Bullets EP Artwork
Together with Adal Giorgis I shot the cover for London´s most promising electronic music duo DREWXHILL in the 1Take studios in Frankfurt.
Check out the EP on iTUNES.
35mm Only Tumblr
I updated my 35mm diary on tumblr with some recent analog shots from Andros, London and Brussels.
Check it out here.
Fritz Hansen x Han Kjøbenhavn Video Installation
For the 'Danish Dynamite collaboration' between Fritz Hansen and Han Kjøbenhavn, Clemens Poloczek and me were asked to artistically interpret the Grand Prix chair for iGNANT.
The result is a video installation entitled 'Beauty of Shapes', which celebrates the esthetic fusion of the natural form of the chair and the human silhouette. The visual focus lies on the interaction of shapes, structures and the gentle contrast of whites.
Check out the final result and some impression from the exhibiton on iGNANT.
A few snaps I took of family and friends in Berlin during the last days. All images were taken with my iphone 5.
TAX THE RICH
I took me a while, but finally I fell deeply in love with that unique London aesthetic. It is like olives and wine: It takes you a while to appreciate it but as soon as you fall for it – there is no way back…
Levis CT Product Feature
For the launch of the new Levis CT fit I staged a customized and re-tailored vintage pair from 1982, made in USA.
The good folks over at VSCO took the time to write this nice feature about me and my work. I feel honored and had a great time waffling about my process of taking pictures with mobile devices and the aesthetical differences between London, Berlin and Frankfurt.
Check out the interview here.
35mm Only Tumblr
I set up a new tumblr page showcasing some analog 35mm images that I took with my Olympus Mju II. All of the shots were taken “in between” moments, volatile and cursory. Accordingly the tumblr will be not curated or selected, but just updated whenever some new rolls a developed.
Check it out here.
Cry me a river.
Nudie Jeans CCTV
The good guys over at Nudie Jeans asked me to come over to take a few snaps at the CCTV live session of multitalented Gambles at their store in Soho.
Pleasure as usual!
GAZE IN ABSTRACTION.
New York´s functional fashion brand Isaora did this nice little interview with me, taking about my photography and the quietly absurd visuals of daily life.
Check out the interview here.
Nike Air Huarache Product Feature
For Nike I wrapped up the Nike Air Huarache QS – University Red.
hide and seek.
For UK music magazine Mixmag I shot an editorial with the electronic music duo DrewXHill. The production took place in rainy East London – so the coat game of the guys was accordingly on point..
Sky is the limit.
Group Exhibition in Berlin
I am very honored to be part of a photography group exhibition titled “Wanderlust“ at Gallerie Torstrasse 16 in Berin Mitte, where I am showcasing my work alongside some other great artists. 100% of the receipts will go towards Deutsche Hungerhilfe e.V. helping typhoon victims in the Philippines. Truly a great project!
Street Etiquette in London
The talented folks of Street Etiquette - Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs - stoped in London for a new episode of their always inspiring Travel Etiquette series and explored the city in the name of British trend institution Topman and famous NYC retailer Nordstrom.
It was great as usual catching up with the NYC fam andgoing out for a stroll together with the cameras in the city.
Just a few colorful impressions from my last week.
Nudie Jeans Capsule Collection Launch
I had the pleasure of taking a few snaps of the beautiful people (and dogs) at the official Nudie Jeans Capsule Collection Launch in Soho, London.
Check out all the shots here at Nudie Jeans.
The good folks over at iGNANT were kind enough to write a nice little feature about me and my latest work on their blog.
Make sure to check the article here.
when morning comes to soon.
Let the journey begin.
From now on you can find insights on my current projects and travels on this site.
Of course check out my Instagram account "go gioko" as well for some daily visuals...
iGNANT Insta Favs
My favourite blog iGNANT (where I have the pleasure to publish as a guest writer from time to time) featured my Instagram account in their weekly category “Insta Favs”. Thank you very much for the flowers Clemens & Caro.
Launch of Mondo Mondo
I finally launched my portrait project called Mondo Mondo and couldn’t be happier with the results. After months of planning, web designing, writing, photographing and testing, the site is finally up! Many thanks to Monja Gentschow, with whom I had the pleasure to create the whole Mondo Mondo artwork together. Big thanks as well to Dennis Hingst, who was in charge of the technical implementation of the site.
Mondo Mondo meets people living in Germany, originating from various countries and backgrounds for interesting talks, to get to know them and listen to their stories. The blog gives report of these meetings, reflects unique impressions and tells memorable stories out of each persons life.
You can check it out here.
Spending many hours right now working on new joint projects with this talented young man right here - Mr. Adal Giorgis.
Together with him I form the artist duo gogioko.
SS13 Milieu Shooting
I had the pleasure of shooting the SS13 campaign and lookbook for young German avant-garde fashion brand Milieu together with my partner in crime Adal Giorgis. Model for the shoot was Mr. Sergej Onopko. After the shoot I took the chance to interview the Ukraine born actor and model for my portrait project, called Mondo Mondo.
Check out the portrait of Sergej as well as a little bit behind-the-scenes footage from the Milieu shoot here at Mondo Mondo.
Shooting Almaz for Mondo Mondo
I visited Almaz, an amazing Eritrean woman living in Germany, to interview and shoot her for my portrait project Mondo Mondo. I had a wonderful day listening to her fascinating story and enjoying the traditional Eritrean coffee she made for us.
You can read the full interview here at Mondo Mondo.
Berlin - Studio 138
I had a great time being a guest at Studio 138 for a while, working on my own projects as well as assisting Clemens and Marcus from Superiest a little bit on two of their video productions for Highsnobiety and Complex TV in my spare time. Great guys – great videos! You can see their final results here and here.
Bread & Butter Berlin with Nudie Jeans
During Berlin Fashion Week I was asked to capture a few moments at a small traditional Swedish Midsummer Party of the Swedish Denim brand Nudie Jeans at Bread & Butter. Always a pleasure to spend time with these great people!
...on my Instagram.
Master Thiang for Mondo Mondo
Some time ago I visited the Thai born martial arts legend Master Thiang for a little chat and a few photos in his Dojo in Frankfurt am Main. I had an amazing time with him, as he told me the fascinating story of his life, explained me his view on Buddhism and revealed me his secret passion.
You can read his interesting story here at Mondo Mondo.
Wally Coyote - Short Film Production
I am currently on set of a new short film project titled “Wally Coyote” where I have the pleasure to work, amongst other, as a co-producer. Everything else will kept a secret for now! However, it seems like almost the entire creative scene of Frankfurt teamed up for this project, so you can be sure that there is something cooking…
Already check out the Facebook page of the project here.
I had the chance to visit the Turkish metropolis Istanbul for the first time with my Instagram Account. Pulsating city, interesting people, great food, amazing architecture, great photo opportunities – what else can you wish for?
Gothenburg with Nudie Jeans
I had a blast in Gothenburg together with the entire Nudie Jeans family at new seasons kick-off! The guys surpassed themselves and arranged a week full of amazing activities. Besides great product knowledge events and countless ping-pong matches in the office, we ended up playing football in the legendary Ullevi stadium! One more childhood dream from the bucket list...
More than 100.000 Followers on Instagram
Since today I got more than 100.000 people from all over the world following my Instagram account!
Thank you for all the love folks - it´s a pleasure to share my daily journey with you.
Mondo Mondo x Freunde von Freunden
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting former Karate champion and Bentley’s current head of exterior design, David Hilton, in his Cologne apartment, for an interview as well as for taking a few photos. The resulting article is part of a special collaboration between Berlin based interview magazine Freunde von Freunden and my own portrait project Mondo Mondo.
You can see the final results of the interview at Freunde von Freunden as well as on Mondo Mondo.
Street Etiquette in Berlin
I was very happy to meet Joshua and Travis from Street Etiquette in Berlin. Since Joshua and me share a common passion for textures, visuals and aesthetics, it was great to spend some time together in Berlin, just hanging out, taking a few photos and pointing out some cultural differences between Berlin and New York.
The Listener - Store Opening
Finally, the big opening of a new store called “The Listener” in Frankfurt am Main! Founded by Hakan Temür and Ardi Goldman, probably two of the most familiar faces in Frankfurt, the store offers a unique range of denim and fashion brands. Since I am working for Hakan’s fashion agency Brandpool over many years now, by supporting brands such as Nudie Jeans, Denham, Uniforms for the Dedicated or Happy Socks, I was more than happy to support the team during the last three months of conception before the opening.
Check out the photos and the website I co-designed and make sure to visit the store if you are in town!
Barcelona with Nike
I was very happy that Nike invited me to Barcelona to document the trip of a young street footballer crew from Berlin to the Spanish metropolis. I had a great week together with the guys and really enjoyed visiting the legendary Camp Nou to see the final match of the Spanish Supercup between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Great times!
Up in the air
I don´t know what it is, but I just love this special kind of light when I am sitting on an airplane - would love to do a whole photoshoot up there some day...
Next stop: London.
I finally moved to London this week to start my Master studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, in Brands, Communication and Culture. During my time here in London I am really looking forward to explore the city through the lens, as I already saw so many amazing photo subjects during taxi and tube rides.
Patrick the barber
I just went out for a little stroll with the camera in my new neighbourhood in London and stumbled into the barbershop of Patrick. The Trinidad and Tobago born barber runs his shop in New Cross since over 25 years now and got a bunch of interesting stories about the change of South-East London during the last two decades to tell…