Nach langer Stagnation des Blogs möchte ich euch mit der Arbeit eines guten Berliner Freunds bekannt machen - zu diesem Zweck habe ich mit notrta.wordpress.com (Projekt beendet) ein kurzes aber aufschlussreiches Q&A geführt.
Q: Who are you and what do you do?
A: I call myself binujamin - it is the oldest known version of my "real" name (dating back to around 1.000 BC). I work as a full-time professional photographer and journalist, though on my blog I focus more on my artistic work, may it be photography, music, writing or philosophy.
A: In my “real life” I cover as a photographer mainly war-zones. I think I came there due to my studies of anthropology as well as due to my interest of politics and how societies work. On my artistic side I started to do Black Metal Music back in my teens and also already than write poems, short stories and contemplate on different philosophic topics. Thus I think I do what I do as binujamin due to my search for the deeper layers of humanity and the reasons for the violence and brutality in this world.
Q: When and where did you begin to work?
A: It is hard to give it an exact date - as a professional photographer I started working around 2008 after I finished my studies, had an apprenticeship with an Industrial Photographer and worked some time as a photo-assistant. As binujamin I started working already around 2000 - I had an underground mail-order for exotic black metal, released a small magazine on philosophy and art, played in several bands and pursued solo projects. Thus first came my artistic way of living before it transformed itself also into a way of life in “both spheres” of existing.