Category Archives: frankfurt

photographs become pictures become drawings.

a couple of weeks ago i was visiting the exhibition “fotografien werden bilder. die becher-klasse” at the städel museum in frankfurt. the exhibition shows photos by the first (and by now famous and acclaimed) students of bernd and hiller becher. it is a brilliant exhibition that i can only recommend (still going until august, 13th 2017).

i took a closer look at the photos i liked most by sketching them:

Gekritzel9_nach tata ronkholz: st. franziskusstr. 107 (düsseldorf), 1977/78.

Gekritzel8_nach thomas ruff: interieur 1d, 1982.

Gekritzel5_nach jörg sasse: 28246, 2000.

Gekritzel3_knach andreas gursky: teneriffa, schwimmbad, 1987.

a nice guard at the exhibition was interested in what i was doing and asked me for a look at all of my drawings when i was done. he seemed to be impressed, but not so much by the drawings but by my cheap biro: “hm… it’s hard with that pen… you can’t erase and correct things…”

some more people on trains.

my blog had to take a little break, there was too much going on. but now i’m hoping to be able to get back to weekly entries again.

here’s some of my sketches from october – people on trains again. with the comic festival in hamburg and the book fair in frankfurt i was quite a lot on the rails that month.

2016_10_0-62016_10_0-32016_10_0-42016_10_02016_10_0-52016_10_0-102016_10_0-8i find drawing strangers is often easier than drawing people you know well (exception: him). but this is supposed to be my nephew (=best kid in the world). i wasn’t sure about the picture, but he approved: “oh, it’s me! i look so nice!”