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On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · The September 2013 Journal
 
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · September 2013

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By: Thorsten Overgaard

This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.

     
 

"I love your site which is fast becoming my Leica bible."

 
  - B. L.  

 

Helmut Newton

Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2013

I have been wanting to see the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin for a long time, but every time I had time to do it, it was on a Monday, the only day the exhibition is closed.

I can highly recommend visiting. There is a large bookstore with lots of photography books (less after I visited), a large exhibition of his and his wife's works, as well as a complete replica of his office in the ground floor, as well as his clothes, his cameras and even his car on display.

 


Helmut Newtons Louis Vuitton case with initials on display along with his cameras, his clothes, his awards, his office and his car!

 

     
 

"Dear Thorsten,
Thank you for all you taught me on the course. I greatly appreciated how you conveyed so much distilled practical knowledge and experience in an astutely constructed and fun few days. Thank you too to Joy - a terrific model and lovely person."


 
  - M. B. (France)  

 

Berlin workshop

Berlin, Germany, September 1-5, 2013

Berlin was first stop in September. It is a very intersting city for photographing and for experiencing a new dawn for a city. Someone said Berlin today reminded him of New York in the 80s (with all the artists and everything happening), and that is perhaps the best description of what you find - besides the photography. The next Workshop in Berlin will be in May 2014.


Breakfast in Berlin, September 2013. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.



Young love in Berlin. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4.

 

Roger Waters

Berlin, Germany, September 5, 2013

We were invited to the Roger Waters "The Wall" concert in Berlin, and whilst we had hoped to talk to him, the closest we got was eye contact backstage and sitting just in front of the stage just before the wall went down.


How sexy are those, with acess to everything but the shower room.

 

Peter Coeln

Vienna, Austria, September 5, 2013

We did a feature video with Peter Coeln, the founder of Leica Shop Vienna, WesLicth Gallery, WestLicht Camera Auchtions ... and an avid collector of photos, art, books, polaroids ... and stuff. Joy is currently editing that video for later release in October 2013.

Whilst at it, we also did this little tribute to Andy Warhol Eating a Burger in New York. Peter wanted to sit in his old photographers chair for the feature video, and that didn't work. So we found another purpose for the chair.

Enjoy!


Peter Coeln at WestLicht Gallery - A Tribute to Andy Warhol Eating a Burger in New York City. Filmed with Leica M 240 and Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. Music "Leica Theme for Thorsten Overgaard" by Ole Boskov.

 

Vienna Workshop

Vienna, Austria, September 6-9, 2013

I did a workshop in the WestLicht Gallery and Leica Shop Vienna where the World Press Photo exhibition had just opened. Hence Jan Grarup was doing a lecure in the first evening.

We also be presenting a little video feature about the Leica Shop Vienna, Westlicht Gallery and Wetlicht Auchtion that is all the work of Peter Coeln.

 


Princess Joy Villa, Jan Grarup, Peter Coeln and me taking a ride in a 1963 Citroen DS23 Chapron convertible outside the Leica Shop Vienna. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 

         
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Anita Steinwidder

Vienna, Austria, September 12, 2013

We stumbled into local Vienna designer Anita Steinwidder and used some of her clothing for the Overgaard Workshop model shoot. And also had to do a portrait of her:

 

Anita Steinwidder
Vienna designer Anita Steinwidder in her gallery. Leica M with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Student photo from Vienna by Inong Hassan from Indonesia. Joy Villa in Steinwidder design. Makeup by Cori Coccoi.

 


One of the workshop students from Indonesia acting as model for the rest in Vienna. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


At the end of the day we say these ladies outside a home, quite far from the street and impossible to photograph without them noticing it. We decided we had to have them, and of course we had to ask them - and they were amused to be our subjects. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

     
 

"I have developed a serious addiction to your website (found it via Steve Huffs page) and I love your work. I am amazed by the wealth of information you share on your site."

 
  - C. T. (Sweden)  

 



Sony Hassan from Jakarta in Vienna, patiently waiting to shoot the model inside a boxmaking factory.



Student photo from Vienna by Gerhard Chabus. Joy Villa in Steinwidder design. Makeup by Cori Coccoi.

 

Peter Kruder

Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013

I have been a huge fan of Kruder & Dorfmeister for 15 years and managed to see Dorfmeister live in Oslo ten years ago by addicent. In Vienna I unexpectedly was introduced to the other half of Kruder & Dorfmeister, Peter Kruder and had dinner with him and his wife. And of course had to shoot a portrait of him minutes before he had to rush to see the football match between Austria and Scotland.

Peter Kruder by © 2013 Thorsten von Overgaard
Viennese artist, producer and DJ Peter Kruder is one of the legendary figures in electronic music. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2013 Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

Artists Night, Vienna

Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013

Artists Night
As it has become a tradition, we host an Artists Night whenever we can, in the cities we visit. This one in Celebrity Centre Vienna. Artists Night is simply an evening for artists from all fields and usually we gather 30-60 people and have a lot of fun. It's always free to participate. See Facebook for more info.

 

     
 

"This Artists Workshop Weekend has been really fantastic!"

 
  - T. (Painter, Sweden)  

 

 

Meeting up with the Banks family

Vienna, Austria, September 10, 2013

Zach Banks that we met with in Florida, recorded some tracks with Joy Villa. We also know his parents from Los Angeles, so when his mother and father came over from Hungary for the evening. They live in Los Angeles but were in Hungary ... a three hour car drive away. So we had to meet!

 

Joan Banks and Joy Villa
Joan Banks and Joy Villa. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2013 Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

 

Back in Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark, September 12-15, 2013

We drove back to Denmark from Vienna in one stretch and anjoyed four days of hanging out and working ... that felt like four weeks. Lots of stuf got done before we headed for London.

 


Hanging out at Café Englen is one of the things we simply have to do when in Aarhus, Denmark.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.

 

 

Vegan How-to Guide in the Gym

For Anima Blog, USA, September 17, 2013

Joy Villa's book about eating Vegan and much more is in the making. A short section about working out was published today in the US on For Anima Blog.

 


A short section from Joy's book about working out was published today in the US on For Anima Blog.

 

London

London, Great Britten, September 16-21, 2013

As always London is a great place for workshops. The hotels are quite expensive, but once that has been confronted, the city is beautiful light, lots of iconic signs and design, cool people and always intersting and unpredictable weather This workshop had been moved back from October to make space for some assignments I have to do in October. The next London Workshop will be in January 2014.

 


We shot Bolongaro Trevor designs on Joy Villa inside their office in London, and even their dog was in the shoot. Here's Joy Villa on a desk with the dog Cheui Bolongaro! Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 


Student photo by Barrie Gledden, Leica M9 with Leica 18mm f/3.8

 


Student photo by Barrie Gledden, Leica M240 with Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

 

Visiting Bristish designer Bolongaro Trevor's studio in London one of the girls there became my accidential subject. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Student portrait photo from the London Workshop by Benedikt Rosen, Netherlands (Leica M Monochrom).


Student photo from inside Bolongaro Trevor design studio by Benedikt Rosen, Netherlands (Leica M Monochrom).


Student photo from inside Bolongaro Trevor design studio by Benedikt Rosen, Netherlands (Leica M Monochrom).


Student photo from the Overgaard Workshop London by Benedikt Rosen, Netherlands (Leica M Monochrom).

 

 

Meeting David Preshaah of Hoxton Radio

London, Great Britten, September 20, 2013

We met David Preshaah from Hoxton Radio who did an interview with Joy Villa that was aired at the radio a few hours later.

 



 

 

Henri Cartier Bresson

Paris, France, September 21, 2013

Inspired by the visit to the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, when in Paris, why not go see the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation as well?

We decided to take the Metro and take one stop longer than supposed to, just to take a walk through some unknown streets. And I am glad we did, because when we came up from the Metro, there was a street market going on.

 


Parisian street market

The Henri Cartier Bresson exhibition was a disappointment because they didn't show any Henri Cartier Bresson, but instead another photorapher. Also the museum store lacked lots of books, the hard-to-get DVDs. All in all, only a few HCB postcards and less than 10 framed photos on the top floor of HCB.

The place was so packed there was a line outside. I wonder if people came to see HCB or the other photographer. My guess is we all wanted to see HCB and learn about his photography and life, as the Helmuth Newton exhibition in Berlin does so wel. And which the HCB exhibition does not at all.

 

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Paris Fashion Week

Paris, France, September 22-30, 2013

This time the Paris Workshop were helt in a large apartment in the 1st District of Paris, close to everything and with a dedicated group of photographers using Leica M9, Leica M Monochrom, Leica M 240 and Leica X-Vario. The next Overgaard Workshop in Paris will be in April-May 2014.

 


Model shoot in a small stairway in Paris with some beautiful light (video grab).

 


Our Workshop apartment in Paris. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


The way to beat the traffic and parking in Paris whilst traveling in style. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 

Model shoot on the street in paris with some beautiful light (video grab).

 


How the location looks from the perspective of the camera. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95. © 2013 Thorsten von Overgaard.

 


Younes from Hong Kong composing a scene of Paris. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f.0.95.

 


Workshop participants from USA, Hong Kong, Denmark, Netherlands and Paris sharing photos at the end of the day. (video grab).

 


Late evening encounter on the streets of Paris. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


A man in Palais Royal. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 

From grandfather to grandson - A Leica M3

Paris, France, September 29, 2013

A sweet story unfolded as we met this 17 year photographer with his Leica M3 and a rare collectors kit in a bag. All was bought from new in the 50s by his grandfather and now handed over to the grandson. They are both equally thrilled to see the camera being used.

 


Now, that is a bag with a Leica kit ...

 

     
 

"I thoguth I knew a lot about using Social Media, but after this Artists Workshop Weekend with Joy and Thorsten I realized I need to work it a lot more!"

 
  - J. (Filmmaker, France)  

 

Birgit Krippner

Paris, France, September 27, 2013

Birgit Krippner from New Zealand was in Paris on the Friday to receive a first price for her photograph of a winemaker for Terroirs d'images 2013, the Grape and Wine


Birgit Krippner with her award
in Paris

 

 

Artists Weekend Workshop

Paris, France, September 28-29, 2013

 


Artists Workshop lunch portrait in Paris

 

For the first time ever we tried to do an Artists Workshop Weekend where we do what we do on Artists Night, but making into a workshop. From dream to career!

This first workshop included filmmakers, painters, writers, artist agents, photograophers, actors, etc and we will be doing another one in April-May 2014.

     
 

"This Artists Workshop Weekend with Joy and Thorsten was wonderful and very validating for me as an artist. Very useful to get the products out. I really feel this workshop was the perfect timing for my project. Thorsten and Joy are very inspiring. A time for breathening as an artist!"

 
  - A. (Writer, France)  

Here is a video that one of the participants have been part of, HIP HOP de ZIP CODE 7800 VERSAILLES. Basically a rap music video about how tought it is to be rich and royal in France ... Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

To be continued ...

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Above: Doing workshop in London, September 2013. Photo by Barrie Gledden.

 

 



 


Peter Coeln - A tribute to Andy Warhol Eating a Burger in New York
See the video further down:
"Peter Coeln - A tribute to Andy Warhol Eating a Burger in New York"

 


 

 

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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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