Britain, Britain, Britain – Foto-Ausstellung in Birmingham

16 03 2006

Ich war bislang noch nicht dazu gekommen, an dieser Stelle darüber zu berichten – Ende nächster Woche sind ein paar meiner Bilder für zwei Monate in einer Ausstellung in Birmingham zu sehen. Das ganze in der Zentralbibliothek von Birmingham. Pünktlich zum Ausstellungsstart findet auch das Gigbeth-Festival statt, wenn ich das richtig verstanden habe, ist das sowas wie die Kieler Woche bzw. der Hamburger Hafengeburtstag für Birmingham. Das ganze Festival mit etlichen Auftritten werde ich auch fotografieren. Eben flatterte die Pressemitteilung von
Gotham Records (die organisieren Festival und Ausstellung) in mein Postfach, und ich komme gerade aus dem Grinsen nicht mehr raus…

Gigbeth Festival in Birmingham

Thursday 16th March 2006
World’s Biggest Stars Come to the City on Canvas

The superb talent of German photographer Marco Maas comes to the Second City on the 25th March, in his breathtaking exhibit, “In Concert, In Germany” at Birmingham Central Library. The canvas-based prints come straight from the
performances of stars like Duran Duran, Coldplay, James Blunt, Jamiroquai, Simply Red, Oasis and Seal. The passion seen in his work is contagious, with the spirits of the stars shining through the lens.

Born in 1977 in Eutin, North Germany, Marco began his career in the Civil Service before moving into journalism. It has been since the mid-nineties that he discovered his passion for photography. He describes the motives for his work through, “The challenge in concert photography being to capture the spirit of a two hour musical event in one image. I think that the 31
pictures to be displayed are quite a close attempt at doing so.” His talent behind the lens cannot be doubted as this exhibition shows his ability to capture one moment in time.

To see the full range of photo’s, go down to the Central Library from the 25th March, where his work is on display. This is a free event and just shows how Birmingham is the leading city in cultural awareness.

Notes to Editor:

* Marco is currently working as a freelance journalist for NDR (North German Radio) covering a variety of concerts for several stations.
* He studied Media Technology in Hamburg, from 2001-2005
* German is his first language, but is also fluent in English and speaks some Chinese.
* His interests are China, Music and Information Technology.
* There is a press launch between 6pm and 8pm on the Ground Floor of the library on the 24th March. Food and Drink provided.
* If you are unable to attend but would like to use the pictures, we can provide pdf’s and Jpegs.

Will noch irgendjemand mit nach Birmingham? Wird bestimmt ein Heidenspaß.

UPDATE: Das Ganze gibt es jetzt auch als Podcast – zweisprachig dank Babelfish.