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Once Upon A Time
February 2018. During a one month residency in Brooklyn, New York, I built pinhole cameras for instax film. After taking the pictures I developed them by pressing each photo between my fingers. This caused unforeseeable colors and traces of light and shadows. Most of them turned out as abstract shapes or almost white clouds, being heavily overexposed. I combined them with some characters who refer to the graphic novel "Fables". Most of these characters are fantasy figures from The Brothers Grimm fairy tales who are in exile in New York City. The hacked instax portraits connect these fictional persons with depicted views of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The texts are excerpts from a well known German fairy tale of a fearless young hero who goes abroad and conquers evil ghosts and demons. (In the end he gets rich and marries the princess).