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Antony Sojka
photographer based in Berlin.
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Lousiana, Denmark 02.03.2014

Lousiana, Denmark 02.03.2014

Apparently this little bird also wants to fly back to Berlin.(seen at Munich airport)

Apparently this little bird also wants to fly back to Berlin.
(seen at Munich airport)

Anne, Usedom 10.12.2013

Anne, Usedom 10.12.2013

I’m looking forward to hold this book in my hands :)
hellolotta:




Aus Liebe zum Kochen

Okay so, I made a book. Most of you will know that already because I’ve bragged about it a lot. On Facebook and Instagram and everywhere else I had the chance. And I’m sorry to admit that I probably will keep on doing that.


But really, I made a book. With my wonderful friend Yvonne who in a way I was meant to meet and who became such a big part of my life already. Why that? Because we sought out to make this book. A book, that since yesterday is available in (hopefully) every bookstore (in Germany at least) and which is full of pictures I took over the last year. Which we poured so much of our hearts in and that is filled with stories of inspiring people. It’s about love and food and making the world a even more wonderful place by  something we used as a working title for months: conviviality.







I could tell you more about how truly wonderful everything turned out. About the people I met. About the food I ate. About the amazing feedback I got already. – Actually, I won’t. Because in some ways I just don’t know how to describe it after all.
But before I encourage you another time to buy that book (german only, though), I want to let you in on a little life lesson I’ve learned while doing this project: You’ll come across people who will tell you that you made a worng turn at some point. They will tell you that what you’re doing is nice and you’ll instantly will hear the ‘but’ in their words rolling towards you. And they will tell you that you need to be different than what you appear to be. Most of them mean no harm, really, most of them just don’t know it better. (And the ones who know better are just evil people and you need to get away from them immediately.) Anyhow: They are wrong! As long as you trust your gut and something I would call your inner truth, you’ll be just fine. You just have to keep going. It might hurt. But being honest to yourself and your dreams will pay off. I promise. And now: Buy the book!
(There are already some write-ups running on a lot of lovely blogs and you can enter to win copies. So you might wanna try this first: Lykkelig and Gourmet Guerilla to start with.)

I’m looking forward to hold this book in my hands :)

hellolotta:

Aus Liebe zum Kochen

Okay so, I made a book.

Most of you will know that already because I’ve bragged about it a lot. On Facebook and Instagram and everywhere else I had the chance. And I’m sorry to admit that I probably will keep on doing that.

But really, I made a book. With my wonderful friend Yvonne who in a way I was meant to meet and who became such a big part of my life already. Why that? Because we sought out to make this book. A book, that since yesterday is available in (hopefully) every bookstore (in Germany at least) and which is full of pictures I took over the last year. Which we poured so much of our hearts in and that is filled with stories of inspiring people. It’s about love and food and making the world a even more wonderful place by  something we used as a working title for months: conviviality.

I could tell you more about how truly wonderful everything turned out. About the people I met. About the food I ate. About the amazing feedback I got already. – Actually, I won’t. Because in some ways I just don’t know how to describe it after all.

But before I encourage you another time to buy that book (german only, though), I want to let you in on a little life lesson I’ve learned while doing this project: You’ll come across people who will tell you that you made a worng turn at some point. They will tell you that what you’re doing is nice and you’ll instantly will hear the ‘but’ in their words rolling towards you. And they will tell you that you need to be different than what you appear to be. Most of them mean no harm, really, most of them just don’t know it better. (And the ones who know better are just evil people and you need to get away from them immediately.) Anyhow: They are wrong! As long as you trust your gut and something I would call your inner truth, you’ll be just fine. You just have to keep going. It might hurt. But being honest to yourself and your dreams will pay off. I promise.

And now: Buy the book!

(There are already some write-ups running on a lot of lovely blogs and you can enter to win copies. So you might wanna try this first: Lykkelig and Gourmet Guerilla to start with.)

elcapra:

libro di famiglia - featured on ignant

elcapra:

libro di famiglia - featured on ignant

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There is nothing prettier than a city at 5 AM with its empty streets and cold wind

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~ (via lindanworld)

(Source: hazelhirao, via seifestattgel)

greetings from Bogota!

greetings from Bogota!

"The idea that photography lies is based on a complete misunderstanding of what photography actually is or does. Photographs, by themselves, don’t do anything. They’re just photographs. […] And even if you believe that photographs do something, the idea that they lie is completely detached from how we look at them. The issue of the veracity of photographs depends very strongly on the context they’re used in – different contexts come with very different expectations."

~

Joerg Colberg, Joan Fontcuberta: The Photography of Nature and the Nature of Photography.

The notion that “photographs lie” is a critical truism that demonstrates just how often theories of the medium - insofar as they can be spoken of in a cohesive manner - stand apart from the most familiar uses of photography. It seems clear that, in the majority of contexts, we use photography as if it describes a particular subject truthfully, under certain specific conditions. To say that photographs don’t transcribe reality in an absolute way is not the same as saying that they are a complete fabrication at odds with reality, having no observable connection to it. If that were the case then photographs wouldn’t work in the way that they do and, plainly, photographs do work. We make use of them in many different ways, most of them predicated on the connection between the photograph and its subject; this “truth” is a mediated one and it is precisely that mediation which makes photography possible. However, as Joerg rightly notes above, it is primarily the context that locates this connection as meaningful (or readable).

(via theincoherentlight)

(via conscientious)

"The way to understand photography as it happens on social platforms is not to compare it to traditional photography, which is about creating an art object, but instead as a communicating of experience itself. It’s less making media and more sharing eyes; your view, your experience in the now. The atomizing of the ephemeral flow of lived reality into transmittable objects is the ends of the traditional photograph, but merely the means of the social snap. As photos have become almost comically easy to make, their existence alone as objects isn’t special or interesting, rather, they exist more fluidly as communication; a visual discourse more linguistic than formally artistic. As such, social photography should be understood not as a remove from the moment or conversation but a deeply social immersion."

I’m going to be in London till 12th January. Anyone who wants to meet? Drop me a line at mail[at]tonysojka.com