THE ALL-AMERICAN BOOK

Andrew Kung, born in San Francisco and based in Brooklyn, NY, is a photographer who, through his images, aims to portray and celebrate Asian American beauty as a normalized beauty. In his first fashion, narrative photo book, THE ALL-AMERICAN, he aimed to redefine what it meant to be masculine and American in the context of the desexualized Asian man.

I WAS BORN ONLINE

George Griefy is a photographer who splits his time between London and Greece. This mix of Mediterranean lifestyle and multicultural big city life has influenced his work and offers us some playful, pointed and minimalist artworks. When asking George about his inspiration his answer was: I was born online.

DISEMBODY

The naked body is one of the central issues of photographic research, heir to a long artistic tradition. Manuel Scrima's approach to photography is fully part of this tradition: the staging of the human body does not have a narrative or celebratory intent, but is functional to the exploration of the relationship between the figure and the boundaries of the surrounding space.

CHOSEN FAMILY

Welcome to Daurismo – the world of Daura, a freelance film and instant film photographer. Their greatest passion is the conjugation of documentary and portrait photography to represent contrasting realities, the different paths of womanhood and the ever-expanding gender spectrum. CHOSEN FAMILY, Container Love’s main theme this autumn and title of this wonderful story.

A BOOK CALLED ZWEI

The new monograph ZWEI by Berlin/L.A. based photographer Florian Hetz presents a cross-section of his work and his unmistakable visual world. In ZWEI he presents more than 200 photographs from both sides of the Atlantic facing each other and creating a dialogue between seemingly unrelated images and situations.

GESPERRTER AUSGANG

Berlin-based photographer Sven Serkis spent the first few weeks of Corona lockdown at home, in quarantine with his partner. The couple spent 54 days together on 90 square meters, 24 hours a day. GESPERRTER AUSGANG - an experiment in lockdown.

FUTUR DREI

In his autobiographical directorial debut, our LOVE OF THE MONTH, Faraz Shariat tells an authentic and at the same time miraculously exaggerated story of the queer adolescence of an immigrant son in Germany - and thus provides a resolute counter-draft to conventional German cinema.

SUMMER HOLIDAY PART 2

Are you ready for some more summer feeling? How about spending at day at the beach with the boys? Watch the sunset, read a book, go for a swim - and share a kiss. This is part 2 of the summer series by Tel-Aviv based photographer and video artist Asaf Einy.

YOUNG AND FREE

YOUNG AND FREE is the name of the current series of the photographer Sergey Melnitchenko and was part of the PhotoBasel at the Tempelhof in Berlin. Well chosen as a title, young and free is exactly what his pictures are illustrating: free of conventions, well composed and simply making you want to see more.

THE MUXES OF OAXACA

This project by Mexican photographer Nelson Morales is about the Muxe community of Oaxaca, which they are also a part of. Muxes are considered the third genre in Mexico and are quite accepted in society, however, it is not widely accepted that they have lovers publicly. In this series they enter the deepest desires and fantasies in the company of their friends and lovers.

SUMMER HOLIDAY

Asaf Einy is a photographer and video artist based in Tel-aviv. We invited him to celebrate our Summer of Love with us. Absolutely perfect for the times when not everyone has the chance to just get on the plane and fly to the beach.

AND NEXT YEAR WE DANCE AGAIN

It is Sunday, July 26, 2020. We are sitting in the office, writing this post. It is Corona time, we do not demonstrate on the streets. But we’re there. So let’s celebrate our queerness, our diversity, our otherness. Thank you, Birk Thomassen, for celebrating with us with a Best Of, with which we honor this day. And next year we dance again.

ALMOST NAKED

The Shanghai-born, New York-based photographer Shen Wei created the series ALMOST NAKED by taking portraits of strangers in America.

MOUNTAIN BOYS

The Summer of Love continues with a trip to the Italian mountains. Samuel Cimma, born in 2001 in a village in North Italy, between Milan and Turin, went on a little vacation with the boys to the Italian countryside. Here are the results of their mountain trip.

AMERICAN BEAUTY

New York based fashion designer Willy Chavarria and photographer Steven Biccard from Copenhagen are a perfect match in this beautiful editorial.

KOKON

This time, KOKON by Leonie Krippendorff is our Love Of The Month. A film about wild girls who emancipate from the body images of social networks. And discovering who they really want to be.

FORM AND FUNCTION

Chloe Rosser is a photographer living in London. In her series FORM & FUNCTION, Chloe transforms the body into fleshy sculptures that allow her and us to look at the human body differently.

DON’T FORGET TO REBEL

Alex Avgud is a Russian-born photographer whose work is a continuous exploration of human resistance to various forms of oppression. This time he shared a selection of his Instagram cuties with us.

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

The Summer of Love continues with Kostis Fokas' latest feature on our website, CALIFORNIA DREAMING. The series was shot in California in 2019. Celebrate the sun, the colors and the California sky with us. And then let's all get naked and jump into that swimming pool together! 

YOU ARE MY BALANCE MY FRIEND

We are in love with the work of Nana Yaw Oduro. A great photographer with a wonderful eye for the perfect picture. So graphic, so colorful, so cool. High time to give Nana a place in our Container Love family.

URBAN MESSENGERS

Armando Frezze Durand is an artist from Buenos Aires and we had the pleasure to show some of his work over the last years. Today we celebrate with this series of 2017 the youth, the strength, the pride and the beauty – in all of us.

KISS ME I’M GOLDEN PT. 2

The Summer of Love continues with Pt. 2 of this lovely series by Annika Weertz. She joined the band Pacific Swell on their summer tour through the Basque Country, creating an authentic portrayal of a band. Jump on the tour bus with them and join the ride!

COSMOS

This time, COSMOS by Alexan Sarikamichian is our Love Of The Month. COSMOS is the story of three friends spending a weekend in the woods where true feelings start to arise. Being away from home and surrounded by nature and themselves, makes their true desires possible.

ISLAND KIDS

Carlos Darder is a photographer from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He was influenced by his mother's photography and focuses on capturing everything that surrounds him - his friends, intimacy, daily routines and the meaning of youth. Join us in spending a day on the beach with him!

HUMAN BEINGS

Bettina Pittaluga is a Paris based French-Uruguayan photographer. Her work focuses on intimate portraits of human beings, diversity and capturing the simple beauty in everyday life. We discovered her work for Vogue Italy and ID Mag and totally fell in love with her Instagram feed.

KISS ME I’M GOLDEN PT. 1

Annika Weertz follows the Danish rock band Pacific Swell to shed light on the emotional connection and individuals that a band is constituted of by being directly fixated on the individual members. Can't wait for Pt. 2!

THROWBACK WITH KOSTIS

Kostis Fokas' pictures look like sculptures that we would like to place all over the apartment. Instead of the apt, Container Love had the pleasure of showing Kostis' work at several exhibitions in the last years.

THIS IS NOT BERLIN

This time THIS IS NOT BERLIN by Hari Sama is our Love Of The Month. Have fun watching it. The film was celebrated at its world premiere in Sundance and has since received numerous awards.

MOVING LIGHTS

Christian Ruess is a creative director and photographer and also the founder of the Container Love exhibitions. For the time between the exhibitions, Chris has created a series of exclusive images for Ryker Magazine. 

NATUS °2

Anderson Zomer woke up from hibernation. In the second part of his NATUS project he depicts young and naked men in nature. Why, we asked: "Because the simplest form of being is spontaneous, pure and real – pretty much like nature."

LOVERS PT. 2

Every month a new poster boy. For the party series Kann denn Liebe Synthie Sein by Photographer and DJ Katja Ruge, a small queer photo series was created by Creative Director and Photographer Christian Ruess.

VIDEOTAPE

Annika Weertz is a German photographer whom we had the pleasure to showcase at our recent Container Love exhibition. With her focus on love and intimacy, she exposes people’s vulnerability and breaks down traditional gender roles.

DAEMONIEN AT INTERZUM

Stefan Gunnesch was one of the chosen artists for this virtual experience. His collages - a mix of photography, drawing, graphic prints - are abstract, compelling and just gorgeous. At Interzum 2019 we presented a part of his series DAEMONIEN.

ASHLEY ARMITAGE AT INTERZUM

This is what bodies look like. Not thin, white and perfectly shaved, but with everything that comes with it – stretch marks, underarm hair, scars, wrinkles or dents. Just beautiful. Because we love their look, we took some of her works to Interzum 2019 and presented them to the audience.

EROS & THANATOS

We adore the analogue and intimate works of Annika Weertz and are very happy to be able to show her work again and again at our exhibitions.

FAIR DAYS WITH ADEY

AdeY’s naked models seem to be perfectly choreographed for the perfect picture – frozen in a movement. His work is featured in several magazines in Europe and the US.

SCHWARZENEGGER IS MY IDOL

Sergey Melnitchenko is a photographer from Ukraine. His shared story is about young athletes from Mykolayiv, Ukraine, passionately united by becoming the best of the best in athletics, acrobatics, fitness and bodybuilding.

LOVERS PT. 1

For a series of nasty club exhibitions of Container Love, Creative Director and Photographer Christian Ruess has realized a small queer photo series. Friends, lovers, and Instagram sweeties are portrayed in funny situations. 

DAEMONIEN

Stefan Gunnesch is a Leipzig based communications designer we have been following for a while, stunned by his play with abstraction and anonymization of the human body with techniques of collage, painting, and drawing.

VIDEONEGRO

Armando Frezze Durand is a photographer from Buenos Aires and director of the "Container Love of the month" short film VIDEONEGRO. With his uncommon style he creates a world that revolves around universal forms of inclusion and exclusion.

PSALMODY

London based fashion photographer Paul Peter has developed his own aesthetics by putting a provocative twist on the classical approach to photography. PSALMODY is his most recent editorial for Issue 4 C.A.P. 74024 Magazine.

SIMONE

We are in love with Manuel Scrima, a talented artist from Milano who got into many fields of creative work since he was a child. And he has never really stopped: from documentary to fashion photography, from video making to directing, he does it all.

HELLO SHERMAN

Christopher Sherman is a photographer and creative director living in Toronto and New York. We thank God that she created the Internet to bring Christopher's work to us. We have shown some of his analog works at the Container Love exhibition at the Reeperbahn festival 2017 in Hamburg.

N1

If you look at Sven Serkis’ long-term project N1, you’ll mostly see bodies. "I often reduce my nudes as far until there are no differences anymore and in this way, we are all equal.", he said. We love his existentially unique and quintessentially nude style.

FORMATION

Anton Shebetko is an Ukrainian artist and photographer based in Amsterdam whose work is mostly weird and funny, sometimes gentle and intimate, but always focused on LGBT-related topics. And that we dig a lot.

HOMAGE TO THE HUMAN BODY

AdeY’s work captures those little moments of social oppression, isolation, anxiety and depression and the hidden humor that comes with it. His work shows that we do not only change in relation to our environment but that our environment adapts to what we become as well.

FRISSON; A SHIVER OF PLEASURE

The work of Dutch photographer Berber Theunissen consists of the kind of mix we really love: poetic with a dark undertone, powerful and yet soothed by the simplicity of composition. We’re giving you her series FRISSON which we exhibited at Container Love in 2017.

ALL I NEED IS LOVE ALL I HAVE IS PORN

This project by Kostis Fokas is stripped from all the previous surreal and vivid shades of his aesthetics, only to reveal a bold approach to the way young individuals view other bodies in the streamlining pattern of physicality that emerged in the digital era.

BOYS

Rebecca Ruetten is a nomad artist, her base being Berlin. She is covering a variety of topics from renaissance inspired fast food series to the punk scene of Myanmar – always spot on and with the aim to break gender stereotypes.

SOUL BREATHE

SOUL BREATHE – a romantic series captured by conceptual fashion photographer Ruslan Isinev, exclusively for MMSCENE PORTRAITS. The pictures celebrate the beauty of male model Vladimir Chiriac – represented by Das Model.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Rainer Torrado is a photographer who is living and working between Paris, Hong Kong, and Madrid. He regularly contributes to international fashion magazines and has shown some of his stunning pictures at the Container Love exhibition.