The Beautiful

Since 2015, I’ve been photographically documenting my time touring and playing music across the US and in Europe, mostly in the post-hardcore/synth-punk band Milemarker. Although the photos are merely snapshot impressions taken on an “old” smartphone, they have inspired several projects and creative collaborations:

 

“The Beautiful” photo series (2016-2017)

Rediscovering and reconnecting with the US as expats during this political era and after having lived in Germany for such a long time has often been a surreal experience. This series highlights impressions from our US tours during the Trump era: pre-election August 2016 on the East Coast & in the Midwest and post-election February 2017 on the West Coast & in the Central states.

A small selection from “The Beautiful” will be shown from 08.04 – 11.06.2017 at the Gewölbekeller-Kulturzentrum in Konstanz, Germany as part of the Blaue Ampel exhibition Fernbeziehung (Long-distance Relationship).

 

“America” photo zine (2016)

This is a collaborative DIY zine project with author and double bandmate Al Burian. It’s a modest 14-page hand-pasted, photocopied and stapled self-publication using selected prints from “The Beautiful” combined with pertinent, though-provoking existential questions of and for the future of “our” America.

More zines and photo books to come soon…

 

 

“Uh Ah” music video (2017)

What to do when plagued by insomnia? Make a low-budget DIY music video of course! And so I put together one for “Uh Ah” from the Milemarker Overseas album (2016) using an incriminating slide show of our shameless on-tour gluttony and indulgence. The video was released in January 2017. Enjoy, guten Appetit, & ‘Murrica, yeah!