the Truck Farm Project

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 to learn more about this unique project.

von Feld zu Tisch is online

von Feld zu Tisch is online

von Feld zu Tisch (from Field to Table) is an experimental, collaborative food network that I aim to develop into a transmedia project for my Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the LCC. By informing and connecting producers, distributors and consumers, the project aims to heighten awareness towards the social, economical and environmental consequences [...]

Mumi | the trailer

Mumi | the trailer

Here’s a brief outline of the though-process behind the trailer:
The trailer combines the use of still images and audio taken from the main project, Mumi a timeless fellow, and is presented as an embedable video sequence. The aim of this 1.5 minute trailer is to bring attention to the main project without disclosing too much [...]

letter to myself

The second key stage of my Master of Arts in photojournalism is under way and it‘s a good time to review the first 9 months or so of the course. It‘s been an incredible experience for me so far and I‘ve noticed a personal and professional progression which I honestly hadn‘t expected – it‘s just [...]

surfing the long tail of education

surfing the long tail of education from paul lowe on Vimeo.
I’m often asked to describe how our online Master of Arts in Photojournalism works and what makes it so distinctive. Whilst I have become better at doing this in the last few months, I still find that I’m not quite able to do justice to [...]

Photography in Politics

The upcoming German federal election provides a great opportunity to scrutinize the use of photography in german political campaigns. I’m not quite sure what to make of this heavily constructed image depicting Guido Westerwelle surrounded by supporters…

Mumi | the project

you can visit the Mumi project here:

ext. story: 12 years old

Play to hear Mumi talking about this photo.
“…I’m not exactly sure of the circumstances around this photo but I remember where it was made and why. it was in 1977, I was 12 years old and it was the first year in which I stopped being able to walk. as far as I can [...]

ext. story: 11 months old

Play to hear Mumi talking about this photo.
“…this is difficult because I can’t remember that moment. I believe I was 11 months old. My parents had always told me that I’d managed to walk my first steps at nine months, but I don’t really believe that. Nine months is probably too early. Eleven is [...]

ext. story: 2nd. audio recording

Play ” to hear “…five sentences about me. I am small, I talk a lot, but not always. I am severly handicapped. I’m a pleasant, humorous and melancholic fellow…and I’m overrated!”
I was relatively pleased with the audio quality of the first interview, yet I still felt there was room for improvement. Apart from the handling [...]

ext. story: 1st. audio recording

I did my first audio recording with Mumi yesterday. I used a digital audio recording device with an external mic. Despite some handling noise every now and again, I’m quite pleased with the sound quality. I will probably attach the mic to a small tripod to avoid the handling noise next time and I’ll do [...]

ext. story: video shop

MUMI_EDIT_VI – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi usually gets up at around 4pm and goes to bed at approx.4am. I’ve been trying to capture the essence of his nocturnal activities. These frames were taken on a visit to the local video shop.

ext. story: massage

MUMI_EDIT_III – Images by Philip Benjamin
I’ve been thinking about something that Adam & Olly said during a recent talk they gave on research.”…clicking a shutter is a little like closing a door. Research is keeping the door open as long as possible”. I really love this quote because it is so plausible and I (as [...]

ext. story: Mumi weekend

MUMI_EDIT_V – Images by Philip Benjamin

ext. story: Mumi getting up

MUMI_EDIT_IV – Images by Philip Benjamin

short story: Mumi

MUMI_EDIT_I – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi particularly likes this image of himself in the shower. It implies an abstract dynamism. He says he feels as though he were running a marathon or something.
MUMI_EDIT_II – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi is a friend of mine who has agreed to collaborate with me in putting together one of [...]

short story: Finja

FINJA_EDIT_I – Images by Philip Benjamin
This is a story about the adventures of a young girl called Finja. One of the two stories that I have been considering working on for the extended essays project this semester. I had already worked together with Finja during the relationships brief, so access to her and her family [...]

Portrait: psychoacoustics researcher

Portrait: violin maker

Portrait: tired musicians

Human Relations: odds and ends

Both of the subjects I’d had in mind for this 3rd. relationships shoot fell through. I’d really put myself under pressure to line up a big shoot. Something meaningful, something which might later develop into story. The images you see here have been taken in last 10 days and I presented them in an effort [...]

Human Relations: blues band

The second shoot I originally intended on doing didn’t quite work out so I turned to my trusty blues band for this next attempt at the relationships brief. A little unsure as to whether it’d be the most suitable subject for this brief, but still keen to get on and try new subject.
I found myself [...]

Human Relations: Finja

I looked forward to this particular shoot. I’m considering doing an extended photo-essay on this family (well, one of the family members to be more precise) and decided to use the relationships brief as an introduction this project. For this brief, it’s about a large family with 4 kids, so there’s a lot going on. [...]

Street photography: crossing