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1000 portraits of people in Berlin are shown in their colorful, multicultural splendor. It's a declaration of love to Berlin !
1000 portraits of people in Berlin are shown in their colorful, multicultural splendor. It's a declaration of love to Berlin !
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Hello ! We: photographer Jan Rickers and artist Per Schumann, realized a beautiful photo project in Berlin. With your help it will become: The Book " 1000 in Berlin "

Hallo ! Wir: Fotograf Jan Rickers und Künstler Per Schumann haben gemeinsam ein wunderschönes Fotoprojekt in Berlin realisiert. Mit eurer Hilfe kommt jetzt das Buch"1000 in Berlin"  !!

Here comes a fresh "making of" Trailer of the project from only 16 year old Paul ( who is the son of Tommy our Layouter ) and his friend Cem Thank you guys, respect !  :

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1,000 faces that show the life in this city and the lives of our time! This book would never have been made if we hadn’t kept having those inspiring moments when people grew excited about our ideas and became part of our project. Along with some basic information about them, we also asked the people whose portraits we took for a sentence that we could print beneath their picture, for instance a motto they live by, or a wish they’d like to send out into the world. The fact that so many heartfelt, positive sentences came together here is one that moved us deeply.

“1000 in Berlin” is made up of 1,000 portraits of people in Berlin: diverse, multi-cultural, personal, spanning generations—just like the city itself, and ranging from familiar faces in the art and culture scenes to steel workers at the flea market in Marienfelde. They all have their own voice here. The book is a declaration of love to this vibrant city and presents a multi-faceted picture of our time.

All photographs were taken by Jan Rickers. Every day, he works for magazines and advertising campaigns that celebrate the “perfect” look, and as we all know, photos like these are digitally enhanced and embellished. His aim with this project was a different one, however: to create portraits of people as natural as they themselves are, as authentic and honest. Because people are always their most beautiful just the way they are.

On 256 pages we show our tour through Berlin in the several areas of Berlin, about 500 of the People we met will be shown full page, or up to 4 pictures on a page.

 From February 2015 till April 2016 we've traveled several times to Berlin to take the portraits of people. All photos are taken by Jan Rickers, he is a professional fashion and people photographer. We set up our tent at very different places, to get a big range of different people. Our idea was not only to shoot the hipsters or good situated people but also people from the flee market or farmers market, some homeless people, children .. just everyone who wanted to participate was welcome. 

At the End of the project we also invited some actors and well known people to participate. the Mayor, some Fireworkers a policewoman are also in this book...

here is a choice of only 10 from 1000 humans, we offer this as a Post card or will send it via a email to you as a thank-you for your support.

10 of 1000 Edition of 5 copies 60cm x 90cm printed on 300g Hahne-mühlen Paper, numbered & signed by Jan Rickers & Per Schumann 

Dieter Kosslick surrounded by the german actors Annika Ernst, Merle Collet and Lore Richter some artists and hipster and the little daughter of Luisiana that wanted to get her ice-cream and as the little girl's face shows, she wasn't particularly happy being delayed by a photo shoot.

Some impressions of the people in the book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Deutsche Version :

„1000 in Berlin“, das sind 1000 Porträts von Menschen in Berlin, so bunt, multikulturell, persönlich und generationsübergreifend wie die Stadt selbst. Von bekannten Gesichtern aus Kunst und Kultur bis zum Stahlarbeiter auf dem Flohmarkt in Marienfelde. Sie alle sind hier vertreten. Das Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an diese spannende Stadt und zeigt ein facettenreiches Bild unserer Zeit.

Auf 265 Seiten haben wir die Menschen die wir getroffen haben in den einzelnen Stadtteilen und Locations, in 14 Kapiteln untergebracht. Eine Auswahl von ca 500 Bildern zeigt Menschen Ganzseitig oder auf 2er und 4er Seiten. Zu den Menschen gibt es kurze Infos oder Storys und oft ein Zitat. Hierbei sind viele schöne Sätze entstanden: was wichtig ist im Leben, was man der Welt und den Menschen wünscht oder was einen nach Berlin gebracht hat.

 

Risks and challenges

Actually there are no big risks for this project, because the book is quite far right now. Everybody who published a photography book and of course the community of kickstarter knows that it needs a lot of money to publish a coffee table book, even though we found a great Editor in Berlin who want to launch this book in End of April. We will be more than happy if we can successful get this project supported by the kickstarter community ! the aim of 3000€ will be a quarter of the whole amount that we have to finance on our own to get the book printed.

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    personell Thank you email to you

    You will get a personell Thank-you note email from us with a high resolution jpg from "10 of 1000" our Postcard image for your personell use like getting a print for you or your friends.

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    postcard "10 of 1000" 9,8cm x 21cm

    a Postcard with a personal thank-you note to you, showing a colorful choice of 10 from1000 people in Berlin

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    The whole book on your computer

    get the whole Book "1000 in Berlin" as a PDF file and look at all the people, pages and stories !
    We send it to you via email.

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    Regular Book

    A regular Book 256 pages 22cmX28cm german/english with plenty of beautiful portraits of people in Berlin ( about 400 pictures)
    you will receive one of the first copies of the regular book, fresh from the press

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    Regular Book ( signed )

    A regular Book 256 pages 22cmX28cm with german/english with plenty of beautiful portraits of people in Berlin
    hand signed by Jan Rickers and Per Schumann and with a personell thank-you note

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    limited Edition print of 5 copies

    a limited Edition print of 5 copies in 60cmx90cm
    ( like a big Polaroid ) with 10 of 1000 people on 300g high quality Hahnemühle paper, numbered and signed by Jan Rickers & Per Schumann ( see the image in the description of the project )

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    Special shooting for you !

    This is only possible in Hamburg or Berlin ( or you get us flight tickets ;-) ). We will meet with you or your Family for a Dinner or lunch and Jan will take some portraits of you in the style of the book ( in our black tent), Per is a good cook and makes the dinner for us.

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