Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Renke Brandt

Oct 25, 2013 - Andrea Grützner

Dear »Greif«, thank you very much for giving me the possibility of blogging and showing my work. Your project is great and challenging (either for you and the audience), so I'm looking forward to sneeze into the soon upcoming magazine. So, hello everybody! I want to set foot with a (picture)bunch of colorful flowers and related things taken by Renke Brandt, who once told me: »I always liked to photograph flowers because of the variety of colors and forms they have. It`s very easy to get a good picture if a flower is the motif. But there are so many other things at home with a photogenic appearance which are rarely photographed - for example cleaning supplies. So I started this work of colorful still lives and named it after my favorite hair wash product 'Shampoo Magnolia'.« These pictures differ between documentary and staged photography. They would make me smile and start to put household accessorizes in strange order or combination, too. Another project called »Party!!!« shows pictures between consumption, pleasure and excess, dealing with different layers of fluids, cigarettes and party items in/on the pictures itself. And if you need some advices on how to use your ordinary stuff in the right way, you should check: Renke is currently on the same Master's degree course as I am. He lives and works in Bielefeld.