Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Bonig’

Thomas Bönig: S.A.R.S.

© Thomas Bönig

Satriani’s arm. Recently severed. “Perspektiva” is the name of a song from the Serbian band S.A.R.S. We’ve been hearing it on all radio stations during our tour through the Balkans. “Our reality is black-and-white. Our future is grey,” it says. And further, “Our perspective is cheap cigarettes and beer from the supermarket.” The name S.A.R.S. [...]

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thomas does: The Balkan Diaries I Mostar

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Here is the sixth episode of Thomas Bönig’s “thomas does” the Balkans. Click here to read the entire series. An ancient bridge. A stunning historical city. Autumn is dawning. Early in the morning the thermometer shows 42° F (6° C) when the night’s rain finished pouring down. Layers of fog cover the hills, surrounding Sarajevo. [...]

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thomas does: The Balkan Diaries I Sarajevo’s Stories

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Here is the fifth episode of Thomas Bönig’s “thomas does” the Balkans. Click here to read the entire series. Everybody’s broke. Everybody parties. Benjamin is attending art school. He loves electronic music and dreams of being an actor someday. He accuses the people of Sarajevo of living past reality, “They want jobs, but they don’t [...]

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thomas does: The Balkan Diaries I Srebrenica & Potocari

© Thomas Bönig

Hard to comprehend. Easy to understand. The sky above Srebrenica demonstrates what’s possible. Mountains of clouds push themselves in front of brilliant blue, delicate tatters of fog condense to shades of grey and overlap into a sea of shapes. Rays of sun pierce the lead-grey sky and hit the ground, it´s starting to rain – [...]

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thomas does: The Balkan Diaries I Banja Luka & Tuzla

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Here is the third episode of Thomas Bönig’s “thomas does” the Balkans. Click here to read the entire series. One Country. In Theory. Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska, split into ten cantons. It has six presidents, three governments and 13 ministers of education, which, upon [...]

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thomas does: Balkan Diaries I Centar Duga Kinderheim

Breath © Thomas Bönig

Here is the second episode in Thomas Bönig’s “thomas does: Balkan Diaries” series . Click here to read the first part. Guardian Angel wanted. Happiness found. A newborn lies in its bed. It doesn’t have a name yet – the child welfare office will send a notifier in a few weeks. A piece of paper [...]

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thomas does – Balkan Diaries I Bihac

Tired © Thomas Bönig

In 2012, Thomas Bönig’s “Thomas does NYC” project was featured on the blog. Now, we’re following Thomas along on his journey through the Balkans and he’ll be sharing thoughts and images from his trip. So close. Yet so far. A photographer. A cinematographer. An author. Those three are on their way to Bosnia – the [...]

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Thomas Bönig: Following Up with the “Thomas does NYC” Project

© Thomas Boenig

After a few glasses of wine and an animated discussion with his friends in a bistro, Thomas Bönig, an audacious young professional photographer from Germany, embarked upon a unique photographic project: capturing “decisive moments” in New York City with his Leica M9. This idea was based on specific suggestions made by respondents on Facebook and [...]

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Thomas Bönig and the “Thomas does NYC” Project

Day 1 - Shot of the Day

UPDATE: Thomas conducted this interview over Skype before he boarded a plane for New York City and before this interactive street photography project officially launched. The “Thomas does NYC” project is currently underway and is on Day 3, putting participants in the seat of creative director for his street photography. Every day for six consecutive [...]

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