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Artist Phillip Kaminiak
Berlin, Germany I 2015
It took a while for me to understand what this picture it actually showing, until Jasna explained me that it’s a about the cigarette and not about the long legs of this woman on the side of a horse race in Hoppegarten. And it’s true it’s a portrait of a beautiful little cigarette butt.
Phillip Kaminiak’s photograph’s look is a mix of classical flash street photography of the 80ies to 90ies, with a slight sense of fashion or portrait photography. The use of flash, small rangefinder cameras, rather wide lenses, a physical closeness to his subjects and 35mm film gives the pictures something raw and glossy at the same time. This has a significant effect on the question you might have standing in front of many of his pictures: „Is it staged or is it documentary“?