During the preparations to go to New York it was a photographic experiment to me. There will be a contract to ban nuclear weapons. What impact that will have is open. Is it possible to capture a deep insight into what is going on?
I don't like press photography. I don't get much from it. I want a more intimate more direct visual viewpoint.
After the first few days at the conference, I produced a set of well received campaign photos and started to know how to move with a camera inside the UN building.
Now my aim is to keep on with the work. At an international level the next two events will be in September. In New York and Geneva.
To go on I need a financial base to work with.
My photos are part of the NGOs visual campaign. It is documentary and also a creative campaign of photography.
I am working to develop a visual language that is not just stressing on dramatic but has a strong impressive focus.
Besides delivering visuals I want to collect a photo series that tells a dense story to become an exhibition. This will be at a later time, when the world has probably changed. The ban treaty has made an impact.
This crowdfunding action is to cover my work in New York during the treaty negotiations. Which I did on my private budget. And it is to get funds for upcoming travel expenses.
I need to work independently as a photographer. If I would need to ask for full coverage of expenses, most projects would not happen. So, supporting the project is supporting me in doing it.
I also offer some perks. Which are prints from my photo-set called "planetoids".
If you like to get a perk and want it send outside of Germany or Europe, you need to select the extra shipping cost, the top item of the perk selection list.
If you like the idea, the best is to just donate.
I spend money on:
part of my travel cost to New York
New York, Büchel and other events in Germany are covered
I can attend other related international events
will secure a more long time project
Auf nach Oslo im Dezember! Ich werde in den Tagen um die Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises vor Ort sein. Gute Dokumentation ist besonders wichtig. Seit ICAN den Preis gewonnen hat, bekommen viele Ereignisse eine größere Bedeutung.
Next step Oslo in December! With ICAN being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize all Nuclear Ban events become more intense. I will be in Oslo and help with documentation.