straight edge

My favorite word is „NEIN“, which is german for “NO”. According to my parents, this was my first word. „NEIN“ is liberating. „NEIN“ helps you getting shit done. „NEIN“ frees up time and energy to spend with things or people you love. In the mid-nineties, I joined a weird cult, mostly made up of people who say „NEIN“ quite a lot. This is their story. This is an ongoing project (An interim result was my photobook “NEIN”).

With photographs by Flint Stelter, Sarah Kastrau, Denise Stelter, video still from recording by Torsten Heil, plus found footage. Featuring photographs of bands such as Hands Tied, Ten Yard Fight, Mainstrike, Battery, Magnitude. Referencing lyrics from bands such as Bane, Unity, Youth of Today. 

Zwischenfall, Bochum. photo: Sarah Kastrau
February 7th 2024, Magnitude at the “Trompete”, Bochum
Hands Tied, January 3rd 1998, 08:41 PM
Gonzo (doesn’t recognise himself though)

Toby of H2O with his son Max
Porcell and his son Kana