My good friend and long time collaborator in Berlin, Julian Landweer, is having his first solo show of photographic portraits tomorrow night FEB 17TH at 6PM at the DFFB.
"Coming by …" goes back to the core of photographic imaging technique. First, out of curiosity to the detail of historical photographs Julian Landweer began with an analog 8×10 large format camera to experiment and formed with the sense of the chemical process at the same time from his sense of the photographic portrait. Between 2011 and 2014 he portrayed lecturers, friends and supporters of the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin that their fiftieth anniversary this year. The image depth of oversized Negative enable a wealth of image information – unmatched by today's digital photography. The rigidity of the format calls for patience and concentration by photographer as the sitter. In order to achieve precise focus results, the sitter had to wait for a longer period in a selected pose. Only five negatives per person made to Julian Landweer. The technical effort rewarded with the greatest possible control of the recording and exceptional detail.
Julian Landweer, born in 1985, studied art work at the German- film and Television Academy Berlin. Films in which he led camera ran at numerous international festivals and have won several awards. 2014 he won the "Polish Filmmakers Association Award for Best Cinematography in the Student Section" and the "The Golden Tadpole" one of the most important student camera prices worldwide."
You can find more of Julian's work here