me, my friends and my new colleagues at OFFF18-Shoot on Trix 400 and Ilford xp5 with Yashica FX3
Every year since 2015 I go to OFFF, a design conference in Barcelona. It’s a cool conference with a lot of booths outside, one of them is a tattoo booth. Last year I was there with Nise and when we passed in front of the tattoo one she suddenly said “Hey, let’s have a tattoo together”, my answer “Maybe next year if we’ll be still friends ok?”. Well, this year we came to OFFF and we were sure to have a tattoo. Unfortunately the tattoo booth was not there anymore. We checked out on internet and we found the tattoo shop that used to be there. After a call we were in their shop to be inked.
Eine unerwartete freundin. Un amico inaspettato.
I first met Nise in Munich, 2015. At that time I remember I thought that we could never be friends. I was 29 and she was 23. We were so different and so distant that I really thought this friendship was impossible. Our first trip together was in Paris in October 2015, was a disaster. But somehow we didn’t give up. We kept going out together and we kept talking. It took time but we understood each other and now we are tattooed. Now I know what I don’t like of her and she’s my friend because somehow I decided to keep the whole package, everything I like and everything I don’t like.
This is the fourth time in a row that I go to OFFF, I started in 2015, going basically alone. I met there only Sarah and Fab, and every year everything changed. Last year OFFF looks so far away, has been just one year but the people I where with and who I was are so distant. Fading away so much among everything happened so far.
I like putting together past and present. This time my past were my friends from Munich and my present my new colleagues. Sometimes past and present are not so clear, sometimes everything is my present and others everything is in the past. I met everybody in these pictures because of work but now actually when I look some of them I don’t even realise they were colleague once.