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Is photography only a craft?

Or rather, when is photography actually art? – An eternal topic of dispute… In view of the fact that photography is omnipresent nowadays, we may also allow ourselves to take a critical look at it. I don’t necessarily mean whether the image has been heavily edited or whether a special

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Homage to the mountains

There are moments in life that burn themselves deep into the mind and become unforgettable memories. Inside you know that something very special just happened and afterwards nothing can ever be the same again. Until that moment, I would never have thought it possible that a sight could ever fascinate

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What makes a good photograph?

The deeper I dive into the world of photography, the more often I inevitably ask myself, how do you actually recognize a good photograph? The answer to this question is not so simple and has a high potential for controversy, which probably some of you have already noticed in various

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The story of an unpredictable photograph

It’s Sunday, mid-November. The Corona pandemic is still holding us at bay and the 2nd lockdown is again severely restricting life. So I don’t have much choice but to spend my time in the home office working on various projects. In the last few days, the weather hasn’t necessarily shown

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My first series of photographs

My studies to become a photojournalist are progressing and with them the scope of new challenges. So it happened that I was up to create my own photo series as an assignment, the topic I could choose freely. After some musing with my roommate, the initial idea was to capture

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Why actually photojournalism?

With the reproducibility of images at the beginning of the 19th century and the invention of roll film, photojournalism also became increasingly important. Where previously heavy equipment had to be brought in, mobile and flexible photojournalism was now possible. Photojournalism became a permanent institution at the latest with travel and

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Who is actually behind all of this?

In other words, who am I? Finding an answer to this question may not be so easy for some people. For me it took many years to be able to answer this question somewhat satisfactorily. Even without a great deal of thought, I would say that the last 15 years

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How much do images influence us? – A question of ethics

… or the eternal question of what is right and wrong? Through a Facebook post of the Leibnitz Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam, I again became aware of an exciting topic that has occupied me even before I found my way into photography. It is about the ethics of images,

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The journey is the reward

It’s all about keeping the motion… Sitting here now and actually writing the first blog entry of my life does feel a bit strange. After all, dealing publicly with various topics involves a certain amount of responsibility, and people don’t always agree. Accordingly, I’m excited to see what awaits me

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Darren-John

Photography & Media Design

Welcome to my Blog!

Photography, journalism and life itself are the essence of this blog. Over time, I would like to post my journey into documentary photography and share my experiences with you. 

I welcome any thoughts or suggestions you may have! My wish is to let a peaceful community develop over time and to create sympathy as well as understanding for complex issues together, because together you simply know more! 

In this spirit have a nice visit!

Darren-John