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Mar 4, 2014
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Don’t know why I’m doing this but the first or last frame of a film I like to do in the opposite of a mirror. What I really love about photography is not the aesthetically aspect but the document I create. When I’m shooting for myself I just get drowned by a deep desire of catching all those volatile moments on celluloid to make them accessible for times when it’s hard to remember. This is a pretty egoistic approach I think. But when I’m shooting for myself, I don’t care about anything else. Maybe documenting myself is just consequent then.

Don’t know why I’m doing this but the first or last frame of a film I like to do in the opposite of a mirror. What I really love about photography is not the aesthetically aspect but the document I create. When I’m shooting for myself I just get drowned by a deep desire of catching all those volatile moments on celluloid to make them accessible for times when it’s hard to remember. This is a pretty egoistic approach I think. But when I’m shooting for myself, I don’t care about anything else. Maybe documenting myself is just consequent then.


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Feb 26, 2014
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schlusslicht:

I went to county Wicklow with amazing Matt and his brother this weekend. It was cold and windy and rainy in the mountains, but definitely worth it.

Things I cannot mention often enough: e.g.: ‘Nadine is an awesome photographer. Go check her out!’


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Feb 26, 2014
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Late night editing. Listening to my favourite Spotify playlist. Now that my exams and my vacations are over I’m back at my #desk #working on some new video, photo and website projects. A lot of stuff is going on and I definitely need more time to manage all this than the remaining three weeks til lectures continue. I’m dead tired but work has to be done. #editing #premierepro #thinkpad #riseabove

Late night editing. Listening to my favourite Spotify playlist. Now that my exams and my vacations are over I’m back at my #desk #working on some new video, photo and website projects. A lot of stuff is going on and I definitely need more time to manage all this than the remaining three weeks til lectures continue. I’m dead tired but work has to be done. #editing #premierepro #thinkpad #riseabove


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Feb 22, 2014
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Found this really great spot in Eniskerry, Ireland. These trees look awesome in that light. We’re on another day trip from Dublin to Wicklow and Glendalough. Pretty landscapes so far, I’m sure this tour will get even better. #enniskerry #ireland #kossltrip #vscocam (at Enniskerry)
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Found this really great spot in Eniskerry, Ireland. These trees look awesome in that light. We’re on another day trip from Dublin to Wicklow and Glendalough. Pretty landscapes so far, I’m sure this tour will get even better. #enniskerry #ireland #kossltrip #vscocam (at Enniskerry)

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Jan 28, 2014
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Finally, the third day’s story of my #NancyByBike 2013 trip. The main thing about a journey is not the getting far away part. The main thing is coming home again. The way home indicates what your journey was all about. I never liked the idea of taking the same road back. So I took the train from Nancy to Strasbourg to ride on the other side of the Rhine. It was absolutely exhausting because the wind went harshly and I got desperately lost in the woods. Had a super weak moment of exposing loneliness there but I can’t describe what happened. My way back home was the hardest part of this journey. Letting go without even thinking about ever letting go; Story of my life. Challenging myself made me see things. Yeah, I see a lot of things differently now. And I came home as a different person. I want to share another wisdom I found there: You are never ready. There is no such thing as security. It’s an illusion. You’ll never be prepared. You can just throw yourself out there and you’ll have to want that. You have to go after the things you want.

Finally, the third day’s story of my #NancyByBike 2013 trip. The main thing about a journey is not the getting far away part. The main thing is coming home again. The way home indicates what your journey was all about. I never liked the idea of taking the same road back. So I took the train from Nancy to Strasbourg to ride on the other side of the Rhine. It was absolutely exhausting because the wind went harshly and I got desperately lost in the woods. Had a super weak moment of exposing loneliness there but I can’t describe what happened. My way back home was the hardest part of this journey. Letting go without even thinking about ever letting go; Story of my life. Challenging myself made me see things. Yeah, I see a lot of things differently now. And I came home as a different person. I want to share another wisdom I found there: You are never ready. There is no such thing as security. It’s an illusion. You’ll never be prepared. You can just throw yourself out there and you’ll have to want that. You have to go after the things you want.


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Jan 10, 2014
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I love shooting on film. Shot some band promos in December and got them back from #developping. I’m pretty stoked every time I open one of these envelopes. I can’t wait to show you. This is the first time I bring an envelope full of prints to a customer to chose the picture together. I’ll be in Munich tomorrow, shooting them playing their first show, with the digital camera. Maybe one day I’ll do live shots on film, haha. #longlivefilm #fuji #superia #film #humantouch #vscocam

I love shooting on film. Shot some band promos in December and got them back from #developping. I’m pretty stoked every time I open one of these envelopes. I can’t wait to show you. This is the first time I bring an envelope full of prints to a customer to chose the picture together. I’ll be in Munich tomorrow, shooting them playing their first show, with the digital camera. Maybe one day I’ll do live shots on film, haha. #longlivefilm #fuji #superia #film #humantouch #vscocam


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Jan 4, 2014
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This is me, shooting the last @thdposse show ever. I enjoyed everything about this show yesterday. Great bands, great music, great performances, great people. Especially the people. So much talents united under one roof. There is one thing that even counts more to me personally than the music; it’s the thing about bringing people together. The Haverbrook Disaster is not only a band, but friends, and so many shared friends were there last night. Friends I haven’t seen for ages or people I can’t see often enough. Thank you for the music, and thank you for all those opportunities I got through you guys. Farewell, THD. #thehaverbrookdisaster #riseabove #thdposse #shooting #farewell - Photo by Nadine Schöner

This is me, shooting the last @thdposse show ever. I enjoyed everything about this show yesterday. Great bands, great music, great performances, great people. Especially the people. So much talents united under one roof. There is one thing that even counts more to me personally than the music; it’s the thing about bringing people together. The Haverbrook Disaster is not only a band, but friends, and so many shared friends were there last night. Friends I haven’t seen for ages or people I can’t see often enough. Thank you for the music, and thank you for all those opportunities I got through you guys. Farewell, THD. #thehaverbrookdisaster #riseabove #thdposse #shooting #farewell - Photo by Nadine Schöner


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Dec 28, 2013
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My 2013.
A thing that always reccurs here is me at the end of the year, resuming the past 12 months. For me it’s super interesting to see what happened and it’s often surprising. So here it is: my 2013.
It all started with searching for a place to live in the city I study in which went quite successless until I met Alexander, a person I secretly look up to since the day we met which was actually the first day at university. So we moved together in a tiny flat. After three amazing months of childlike anticipation we only had one month together. He got seriously sick and had to move out. Believe me or not, he’s a modern hero. Stay brave, Alex.
Instead of getting drowned in pity I drowned myself in work so 2013 has been an awesome year for Riseabove; I shot some band promos I’m proud of and finally edited the New Noise material together. A short version of the online trailer was shown in an open air cinema for some nights to promote the event. Seeing my work on such a giant screen was just great. Subsequently I also filmed this years New Noise Fest. Was great to have a talented friend of mine with me again. Well, I also worked on two bsclly releases. Made a Making-Of for the Spring Collection and later that year both photography and video teaser. I’m still not getting tired of emphasizing the joy I have with having both great and talented friends.  To be honest, I don’t know how to top my 2013 work. One thing I’m especially proud of is the 'Snakes' music video I directed, filmed and edited together with a bunch of awesome guys.
A band that will not be getting in my 2014’s report will be ‘The Haverbrook Disaster’. I want to give them a shoutout here because they gave me a lot of chances to work hard and show what I’m capable of. Unfortunately the will break up by the turn of the year. But they achieved greatness and I filmed both some scenes of their hit single 'The Chosen Few' and also starred as one of the suit men. Worked with them on so many projects, some of them never got released. But I think there will be new projects with those guys in 2014.
2013 was a year I made myself an own project. I felt like losing track, losing faith, losing the people I love most. My bike trip to Nancy, France was the turning point of that. Riding such a distance all alone was not too much but just right to fail and get up again. If you can treat both triumph and disaster just the same… I regained some strength, some faith and some new perspective on how I see people. It helped me in so many ways to deal with things.
Over the years I gained in wisdom. And 2013 was one of the best years regarding that. But still I know that I don’t know. There is so much to dicover, and so much to live out. 2013 I experienced an outstanding simple but beautiful truth. You have to be happy alone to be happy with others. Yeah, this sounds super simple but it’s much of a task to get that working. There are three things that you need for that, and those three things are connected. What means that they will and have to grow together. The first thing is Gratitude. Be thankful for the chances you have, for the things you had in your life, even if they got lost someday. The second thing is to love yourself. Be alone sometimes. Treat yourself well. You always have to go after the things you want. You deserve it. Consequently, this means you’ll have to fight for it. Prepare to get hurt. But never hurt anybody. This is the third thing. Love everybody. Be as nice to others as you treat yourself. Everybody deserves to be happy and so everybody deserves to fight for his own well-being. If they get lost, fighting, lead them the way. You see? This is some kind of a holy trinity. You can’t have one thing without the other two things.  This is what I learned in 2013. And I can feel myself getting better with and at it.
I really hope your 2013’s have been both awesome and brightening, too. Thanks to everybody who made it such a joy and especially thanks to everyone who helped me getting along with the things that define me.
Already made some plans for 2014. So many plans; lots of rubbish, but I’m sure we know how to pick the gems. I’m also sure things will change again. I will change, and things will change me. But there are constants to hold on to: Never quit, never give up, never stop going after the things you deserve. Always love, always believe, always create something good.
Love,  Matt.

My 2013.

A thing that always reccurs here is me at the end of the year, resuming the past 12 months. For me it’s super interesting to see what happened and it’s often surprising. So here it is: my 2013.

It all started with searching for a place to live in the city I study in which went quite successless until I met Alexander, a person I secretly look up to since the day we met which was actually the first day at university. So we moved together in a tiny flat. After three amazing months of childlike anticipation we only had one month together. He got seriously sick and had to move out. Believe me or not, he’s a modern hero. Stay brave, Alex.

Instead of getting drowned in pity I drowned myself in work so 2013 has been an awesome year for Riseabove; I shot some band promos I’m proud of and finally edited the New Noise material together. A short version of the online trailer was shown in an open air cinema for some nights to promote the event. Seeing my work on such a giant screen was just great. Subsequently I also filmed this years New Noise Fest. Was great to have a talented friend of mine with me again. Well, I also worked on two bsclly releases. Made a Making-Of for the Spring Collection and later that year both photography and video teaser. I’m still not getting tired of emphasizing the joy I have with having both great and talented friends.
To be honest, I don’t know how to top my 2013 work. One thing I’m especially proud of is the 'Snakes' music video I directed, filmed and edited together with a bunch of awesome guys.

A band that will not be getting in my 2014’s report will be ‘The Haverbrook Disaster’. I want to give them a shoutout here because they gave me a lot of chances to work hard and show what I’m capable of. Unfortunately the will break up by the turn of the year. But they achieved greatness and I filmed both some scenes of their hit single 'The Chosen Few' and also starred as one of the suit men. Worked with them on so many projects, some of them never got released. But I think there will be new projects with those guys in 2014.

2013 was a year I made myself an own project. I felt like losing track, losing faith, losing the people I love most. My bike trip to Nancy, France was the turning point of that. Riding such a distance all alone was not too much but just right to fail and get up again. If you can treat both triumph and disaster just the same… I regained some strength, some faith and some new perspective on how I see people. It helped me in so many ways to deal with things.

Over the years I gained in wisdom. And 2013 was one of the best years regarding that. But still I know that I don’t know. There is so much to dicover, and so much to live out. 2013 I experienced an outstanding simple but beautiful truth. You have to be happy alone to be happy with others. Yeah, this sounds super simple but it’s much of a task to get that working. There are three things that you need for that, and those three things are connected. What means that they will and have to grow together. The first thing is Gratitude. Be thankful for the chances you have, for the things you had in your life, even if they got lost someday. The second thing is to love yourself. Be alone sometimes. Treat yourself well. You always have to go after the things you want. You deserve it. Consequently, this means you’ll have to fight for it. Prepare to get hurt. But never hurt anybody. This is the third thing. Love everybody. Be as nice to others as you treat yourself. Everybody deserves to be happy and so everybody deserves to fight for his own well-being. If they get lost, fighting, lead them the way. You see? This is some kind of a holy trinity. You can’t have one thing without the other two things.
This is what I learned in 2013. And I can feel myself getting better with and at it.

I really hope your 2013’s have been both awesome and brightening, too. Thanks to everybody who made it such a joy and especially thanks to everyone who helped me getting along with the things that define me.

Already made some plans for 2014. So many plans; lots of rubbish, but I’m sure we know how to pick the gems. I’m also sure things will change again. I will change, and things will change me. But there are constants to hold on to: Never quit, never give up, never stop going after the things you deserve. Always love, always believe, always create something good.

Love,
Matt.


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Dec 25, 2013
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Don’t get me wrong but what I love most about Christmas is the gifts and especially giving. It can be so enjoyable, or deep, or both, to choose the right present for somebody. It’s something I’ve not always been good at I think, but I really see something more than just things in the presents I receive. And I’m grateful and happy about that and still remembering past presents just make me happy. I’m slow. It takes me a lot of time to realize the greatness I just got. But with time those presents become the most precious things I own. Well, here is what I actually wanted to say about this picture. There are things taken from us in our lives. Things that maybe never come back. But it’s important to always remember the gift we had having them for a little time in our life. Some of my friends had a really rough year, they were confronted with things you just can’t compare. I have really strong people around me and they’re giving me strength. And I hope I can sometimes give that back. Here is one of my favourite presents I gave to one of those friends, a Johnny Cash LP. I found it in a record store in my new hometown and when I read the text on the back it hit me like a stroke: “… But I changed my mind. I changed a lot of things. A lot of things changed me. I’m always changing, always will be changing. I’m growing, building, expanding. I am still being born. You haven’t seen the complete me yet. ~ ‘Then there is nothing constant about you?’, I was asked. And I answered: ~ Yes I have many constants. I never quit. I never give up. I love people. I will always belive […].”

Don’t get me wrong but what I love most about Christmas is the gifts and especially giving. It can be so enjoyable, or deep, or both, to choose the right present for somebody. It’s something I’ve not always been good at I think, but I really see something more than just things in the presents I receive. And I’m grateful and happy about that and still remembering past presents just make me happy. I’m slow. It takes me a lot of time to realize the greatness I just got. But with time those presents become the most precious things I own. Well, here is what I actually wanted to say about this picture. There are things taken from us in our lives. Things that maybe never come back. But it’s important to always remember the gift we had having them for a little time in our life. Some of my friends had a really rough year, they were confronted with things you just can’t compare. I have really strong people around me and they’re giving me strength. And I hope I can sometimes give that back. Here is one of my favourite presents I gave to one of those friends, a Johnny Cash LP. I found it in a record store in my new hometown and when I read the text on the back it hit me like a stroke: “… But I changed my mind. I changed a lot of things. A lot of things changed me. I’m always changing, always will be changing. I’m growing, building, expanding. I am still being born. You haven’t seen the complete me yet. ~ ‘Then there is nothing constant about you?’, I was asked. And I answered: ~ Yes I have many constants. I never quit. I never give up. I love people. I will always belive […].”


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Dec 24, 2013
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Merry X-Mas everyone. Love you all.

Merry X-Mas everyone. Love you all.