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Artist Phillip Kaminiak
Berlin, Germany I 2017
Another typical „off moment“ of a shoot. This picture happened on the side of a short film shooting. The Girl With the Yellow Stockings. A short film that has brought us young film students lots of success and fame. I still don’t understand why, but it won several prices and went on to 200 festivals. This was a spontaneous photo on the side and became the poster for the film later.
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“?