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joining fotogloria

I am very pleased to be joining the  fotogloria | büro für fotografische zusammenarbeit team in Hamburg. fotogloria represents a hybrid between the classical photo-agency and a collaborative partner. Having worked for some time without representation, I very much look forward to working together with Edda, Mike and Jochen on future projects.

fotogloria | büro für fotografische zusammenarbeit develop and realize individual photographic solutions for companies and magazines, and offer professional and creative support in the implementation – from a vague idea to the sustainable result. In doing so, fotogloria perceives itself as a gateway between photographers and image seekers – as an agent for photographers all over the world, as a supplier of single images or photo stories, as a creative director, as a picture editor.

fotogloria | assignments work closely with photographers from the areas of industry, corporate, portrait and documentary. All photographic requirements can therefore be comprehensively and professionally conducted – from a management board portrait to an industrial documentary to corporate advertising.

fotogloria | editorial stands for documentary photography with a focus on storytelling and reportage for editorial and commercial uses. Summarized in a carefully selected archive – and with the extended contact to a worldwide network of photographers – that can handle requests for high-quality pictures.

fotogloria | projects conceive and design free and order-related issues. In cooperation with photographers, writers and graphic designers, tasks in journalism, economic or social policy areas will be edited and brought to a concentrated result – for example in the form of a magazine.

fotogloria | büro für fotografische zusammenarbeit is Edda Fahrenhorst, Mike Gamio and Jochen Raiss. With years of experience, they know the specific nature of each image request and address it as individually as necessary and as personally as possible. For a solution-oriented cooperation, they utilize their experience, network and creativity to work with their clients, often in unconventional ways.

fotogloria | homepage: http://www.fotogloria.de

fotogloria | blog: http://blog.fotogloria.de

homepage being tweaked

My homepage is under going a number of changes and (hopefully) improvements. The idea is to feature medical and health-related photography as my core activity. As always, it’s an on-going process and I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

english version: www.pbenj.com

german version: www.pbenj.de

Hier Freut Sich Der Tod Dem Leben Zu Helfen | here, death rejoices in teaching the living

An exhibition hosted by the University Library of Heidelberg, in co-operation with the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg has opened to the public and will run until the 16th. of February 2014.

Titled here, death rejoices in teaching the living* – anatomy yesterday and today, the exhibition traces the history of human anatomy in Heidelberg from its’ beginnings in 1805 until the present day. It features a combination of text, historical drawings, educational objects, instruments and many of my photos recently shot during a long-term project on body donation.

University Library of Heidelberg: http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/allg/benutzung/bereiche/handschriften/anatomie2013.html

Virtual Exhibition/University Library of Heidelberg: http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/allg/benutzung/bereiche/handschriften/anatomie2013/Welcome.html

On-going project on body donation: http://www.pbenj.com/essays/album/bodydonation?p=1

*Translated from the latin phrase “hic gaudet mors succurrere vitae”, here, death rejoices in teaching the living is an inscription commonly found in autopsy and anatomy theaters.

pbenj. is online and working …

My website is finally online and working properly. Please check it out and feel free to comment.

the Truck Farm Project

There are some great food projects out there. One of the most innovative I’ve come across so far is the Truck Farm Project by Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis of Wicked Delicate based in New York. Check out their teaser and visit www.truck-farm.com to learn more about this unique project.