BRANSCH artist Joerg Reichardt has published, “Havanna: ... and we became butterflies” a magazine devoted to photography and conversations about modern day Cuba.
The title, “and we became butterflies” refers to the fact that things forbidden by ideology used to be punishable offenses, and those that didn’t sympathize with the Cuban government used to be called worms. Over time, without explanation, the forbidden things stopped being punished and ideology changed, and people moved on and the “worms” turned into “butterflies”
Available online as a PDF that you can view at your leisure, Joerg’s images of streetlife, interior architecture, and local people appear alongside a lengthy discussion with Jose Miguel Alonso about his own story and his family’s past and how it intertwines with the history and politics of Cuba.
Joerg was fascinated by the fact that Cuba exists in a seemingly parallel world where time, instead of going faster and faster, is expanding one moment as long as possible – a romantic idea, but a confusing predicament for the country’s people who don’t know what the future will bring.
For BRANSCH artist Steffen Jagenburg, it is always a magical moment when sound and motion add to the feel of his imagery. It is like giving life your own expressions.
It is a beautiful, welcome challenge to cover content in two different visual ways: still and motion. Steffen's numerous clients look for that - someone to use the same language in film and photography, combined with Steffen's great aesthetic sensibility and attitude.
BRANSCH artist Sven Schrader introduces his new showreel. It containes footage of several movie projects that he produced over the last two years. It shows his diverse work for advertising, music videos and private short films. As multifaceted with his motion as he is with his still photography, Sven's aesthetic informs both.