Jim Rakete

Jim Rakete

Jim Rakete

German photographer Jim Rakete is among my favorite portrait photographers. Even in his early years he photographed stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Personally I remember him from way back in the eighties, when he lived in Kreuzberg (Berlin) and led a creative laboratory called “Fabrik”. It was during this period that Jim Rakete not only made ​​many album covers for musicians of the German New Wave scene, he was also active as a manager of bands like the Nina Hagen Band, Nena, Spliff and Interzone.

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (click to enlarge)

Original text (well just a bit) by Lisa Small from The Brooklyn Museum among others.

Timothy Greenfield – Sanders (1952 ) is an American documentary maker and portrait photographer. Most of his work is shot with a large format camera, from which you would think that it came straight from a Laurel and Hardy film set. It is in fact a beautiful wooden 8” x 10” Deardorff view camera from the 1930s, fitted with a modern lens.

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Alex Penner’s photography tips

For those among us who don’t have difficulties with the German language… German photographer Alex Penner (website) of Camouflage Studios has made some beautiful portraits with his analog camera, first a Hasselblad 500c, later a Contax 645. He is one of the first portrait photographers to got my attention and soon I was very excited about his work.

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