Au Courant Vol. 02 Berlin Story by Rebecca Martin and Monika Holzner

 

One of the most outstanding photo essays in the current release of Au Courant Vol. 02 - and a personal favourite - has to be the Berlin City Fragments story by German creatives, Monika Holzner (photography) and Rebecca Martin (art direction). 

The pair work in tandem across a number of personal projects and editorial commissions, and I was honoured to have their perspective on the pages of Au Courant. Theirs was a very basic concept that began as a desire to create something angular, sharp, and unexpected for the volume, and over many emails and discussions, we came to this idea of teasing apart the visual lexicon of a modern Berlin. The framework was loose; I simply wanted them to reflect their city as they experienced it, and they wanted the freedom to play around with the actual representation of that experience. 

The result was a spatially discordant, yet utterly modern and beguiling view of another kind of Berlin. One expects novel depictions of a popular city to be an attempt at shooting snippets of familiar places. But Holzner & Martin's approach - photograpic prints that were physically manipulated into undulating, almost unrecognizable forms - turns novelty on its head, to spectacular results. 

Get the issue, and the story in its entirety on the pages of Au Courant Vol. 02

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Au Courant Vol. 02 Berlin Story by Rebecca Martin and Monika Holzner
 
 
Au Courant Vol. 02 Berlin Story by Rebecca Martin and Monika Holzner
 
 
Au Courant Vol. 02 Berlin Story by Rebecca Martin and Monika Holzner
 
 
Au Courant Vol. 02 Berlin Story by Rebecca Martin and Monika Holzner 
 
 
 
NOTES
Words | Lisa-Marie Harris 
Images | Monika Holzner & Rebecca Martin
Outtakes from Au Courant Vol. 02
Released Oct/Nov 2016