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