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!

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.

DANCING IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Christian Ruess is 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.

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.

CABARET DAYDREAM

Daria Nelson is a Russian soul from Ukraine, now based in Paris, turning her dreams into reality. She feels strongly about tolerance, equal rights and respect for people and blessed us with this beautiful series about overcoming gender boundaries.

GENDER AS A SPECTRUM

Photographer Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert published his first book in 2016. Through his intimate portraits and in combination with interviews he creates a new insight into the community which he supports through his platform for trans- and genderqueer people.

WHATEVER

Amandine is a photographer based in Paris. Her series WHATEVER relates to the Lolita movement during the early 2000’s. The theme focused on teen hyper-sexuality and bad taste at its height, displayed and salvaged by pop culture.

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

London based fashion photographer Paul Peter created FISHERMAN'S FRIEND exclusively for the second issue of Beton Paper. We have shown it at the Container Love exhibition and are showing it here again for your viewing pleasure.

THE SOUL HAS NO GENDER

Loreen Hinz is a good friend and fashion and art photographer based in Berlin and Leipzig. Together with art director Christian Ruess she did this wonderful fashion collage series about the absurdity of gender roles.

THE XXY GENERATION

Rainer Torrado is a photographer & art director who is living and working between Paris, Hong Kong, and Madrid. He regularly contributes to international fashion magazines, but this time he shares his stunning project THE XXY GENERATION with us.

NARZISSMUS

Narcissism is the thematic superstructure of the video installation »I need a break from shining« , presented as a collaboration between the multimedia artist duo Schall & Schnabel and the audio visual artist Lucas Gutierrez.

NATUS °1

NATUS is a project by Anderson Zomer that, at first sight, depicts masculinity in a poetic and romantic way. But then again it presents today’s young people confronted with prejudice, the false limitations of masculinity and the taboos of society.

NOCTURNE

We’re deeply in love with the analog photography of French photographer Nicolas Gavino, who is always sensual and intimate with a playful wink. The internet describes his work could as erotic, sentimental, romantic and free. We absolutely agree.

APOCRYPHAL MESSENGERS IN BERLIN

It’s about everything we consume today, or everything that consumes us. About how we see ourselves in pictures, in selfies, in that new space we pay so much attention to. Human’s friend and enemy: social networks.

BIRK’S BOYS

With an empathetic and self-reflective sense of intimacy, Birk Thomassen tells stories about youth, love, sex, and self-awareness. His visual aesthetics, especially his depiction of gay men, derive from his isolated upbringing in Denmark’s countryside.

SKINS

Karolina Hanulak is a photographer from Poland whose work focuses on body and acceptance. Capturing intimate moments, skin and textures, Karolina gets us closer to real beauty and uniqueness untouched by the daily manipulation of the media.

THE BUTCHER BOYS

Paul Peter is a fashion photographer from London. His series THE BUTCHER BOYS was exclusively shot for Rollacoaster Magazine. TBB is the first of Paul’s works that we presented, dating back to the art and music festival MS Dockville in Hamburg, 2016.

PRETTY IN PINK

Laurence Philomène is a non-binary photographer, director and curator living in Montreal/Toronto. Working around themes of color theory, queerness and gender identity, she turns all gender stereotypes into oblivion.

A DANISH GIRL

Daria Nelson, an amazingly talented photographer, is currently living in Paris where she creates a unique and powerful synergy between two of her passions: photography and fashion. We are very happy to show you some of her stunning work right here, right now.

THE CURSED KING

This series is a KALTBLUT exclusive story and photographed by Ruslan Isinev, conceptual portrait and fashion photographer from Moscow. Model and king are Daniil Kydryavcev, a face featured in many magazines.

MALE NUDE

So much talent, such an amazing eye, so many gorgeous shots! It is a truly wonderful, sensual photography project about the male body. We are genuinely grateful and honored to announce André Carlos his Container Love Family membership.

PRÍNCIPE DEL BARRIO

This time PRÍNCIPE DEL BARRIO is our Love Of The Month. This short film was made by Armando Frezze Durand, a Buenos Aires based artist. At our exhibition at Riverkasematten in Hamburg we have shown this film in our Love Lounge.

SCHALL UND SCHNABEL

We are deeply in love with the artwork of Schall & Schnabel. The Berlin based duo is an award-winning multidisciplinary studio for directing, photography and digital art. We exhibited some of their photographic work at Container Love 2 in Hamburg in 2015.