It is a major honor for me to have friends like Jo Fischer, Jörg Heikhaus, Arthur Heisler and Tobias Faust. Guys, I am not sure you really know how much your work inspires me. Mr. Heisler, Mr. Faust: Awesome video portrait – can't wait to work a lot more with you. Mr. Fischer: Get yourself some kneepads.
We are not the biggest fans of "calendars". But there are always some exceptions. Like this one. This one is a MUST HAVE — regardless of whether you hang it to your wall or use it as a "coffee table calendar". The point is: there will not be a better opportunity to get 13 Jo Fischer photographs for a special rate of EUR 39,-.
When Jo Fischer and Jörg Heikhaus aka Heliumcowboy Artspace asked us to "fuel" Jo's Calendar we did not have to think twice. Jo has shot a ton of breathtaking photos for us — Agnostic Front, VW Berlin, Ken Block, Jesse James, B.J. Baldwin — so it is a matter of honor for us to support him.
Head over to Heliumcowboy Artspace to place your order.
It is no secret I am a big fan of Jo Fischer (web: jofischer.com) and Heliumcowboy Artspace (web: heliumcowboy.com). As Jo Fischer primarily works as a photographer (with an extreme tendency to nomadism), Jörg Heikhaus is the guy who takes care Jo doesn't get lost on one of his rough trips.
Jörg is running his gallery Helimcowboy in Hamburg for almost a decade and works with some of the biggest talents of our times. He and his team has been curating projects and exhibitions outside of the Heliumcowboy Artspace for years — in art hotspots like Barcelona, Miami, Basel or New York. Some still may remember the Volkswagen "Project Fox" event in Kopenhagen — Jörg has been one of the masterminds behind this gorgeous event.
For his latest project "Stadtkinder!" — which will be documented with 3D photos taken with Nintendo 3DS — Jo Fischer is going to tour with an exhibition in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. In all three cities Facebook friends (FB: Jo Fischer Photographer, FB: Helimcowboy Artspace) will accompany him on his wanderings. The ensuing exhibitions present next to Fischer's classical large format photographs also the picture documentation of his companions.
Nintendo supports the exhibitions. Make sure you'll be there.
Yeop. I have done everything right. Absolutely. Check out this restomodded Mopar and you will understand why I am thrilled Style Deluxe/Kustom City is overhauling my Pontiac LeSupra. Why you haven't heard from the LeSupra for a while? Because I simply had to park it to get other things done first. "Other things" like rolling out our agency. But now it is time to bring that project back.
If you are thinking of a german engineered custom project, you should pay Style Deluxe a visit. I know a lot of brilliant engineers, but I don't know too much which are so stylistically confident as those fellas are. My assumption? They won't be an insiders' tip any longer as more people will see their stunning work.
All photos: Jo Fischer.
Via Heliumcowboy Artspace: "We are happy to present Jo Fisher's project "Character" which is the first solo exhibition of the Berlin based photographer in Hamburg. Jo Fischer's photography can be considered as a medium of interpretation and expression, and not as a mere documentary record of visual facts.
Reminding on Richard Avedons "In the American West", Fischer's project "Character" may be understood as a platform of a disremembered society. The photographer himself becomes the mediator between marginal people and the masses, as he depicts people whose normality seems unreal to most of us.
Legend has it that Jo Fischer has decided to become a photographer by drawing lots. After a long and turbulent career in the music business he bought his first camera on e-bay in 2007. In a short period of time he became one of the much asked for commercial photographers up to date, and he assembled a striking body of work including straight-forward portraits which become timeless in black and white.
"Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch" is another running project by Jo Fischer, one which is known to a wider public. In only a few seconds he depicts his vis-à-vis bringing to view the unique character of the person he just met. 1000 people are invited to sit on his table: the housewife, the children from next door, the rock musician or the burlesque dancer. Altogether they reflect a combination of honesty and a zest of the wicked – a portrait of urban society.
"Character" is as well a hommage to the people: to the people living on the margine."
P.S.: I am still absolutely stoked about the portraits of B.J. Baldwin, Ken Block and Jesse James Jo Fischer did for us during the Baja 300 Powerdays ...
Some images I have just stolen from Jo Fischer. They show the friggin' unbelievable "Cremer" (metal god and welding wizard), and Oliver Kaps (Style Deluxe) working on my Poncho. If you are interested in what they are really doing - beside trying to look authentic and greasy - check this out. It's stunning!