Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine features Legally Invisible. Thanks a lot David Garnick for the outstanding honor being selected.
David Garnick, Founder and Editor of Bokeh Bokeh Photo Magazine:
David Garnick is also the director of The Berkeley Month of Photography. He set up his first darkroom over forty years ago. He has worked in other media, studying drawing, sculpture, and fine woodworking. Garnick directed the annual San Francisco International Photography Exhibition and has been a photography reviewer for the Lucie Foundation. He chaired the department of computer science at Bowdoin College, and later was a product manager for Google News in Norway. Combining his backgrounds in the arts, education, and production with his passion for photography, he founded Bokeh Bokeh Photo, dedicated to presenting the work of outstanding photographers from around the world.
Even if I have no Camera Bag I did the short Interview with Dodho Photo Magazine.
Dodho Magazine (May 2017)
Oliver (born September 7, 1970 in Munich) is a documentary photographer, physician and Professor of Visual Arts (California University).
Currently he lives and works on the Canary Island of La Gomera. His specialty areas are reportage, portrait and what has come to be recognized as street photography. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in leading magazines and newspapers, including DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, El PAIS, COLORFOTO, PREMIERE (FRANCE), MERIAN and STERN MAGAZIN. [Official Website]
What’s in your camera bag?
Actually I don’t have any special Camera Bag. As a street and documentary photographer I prefer to travel anonymously, not wanting to be recognized as a photographer. As a general rule, I drift along on the streets; things don’t come to me at a hectic pace or in a rush. Photography is not actually at the forefront of my mind, rather it’s about having a lot of human interaction. The image through the viewfinder creates a sense of eagerness in me, as well as a sense of relaxation at the same time. All events condense around me in one moment. Then it’s a matter of capturing it in such a way that it becomes something special.
If I would have to carry a heavy and eye-catching camera bag, this fact would disturb all the focused moments. My bag gives me enough space to carry:Fujifilm X100T. / 2x 32 GB SD-Cards. / A cloth to clean the lens. / 2 Extra batteries. / Two packs of cigarettes. / 1 Sock. / A Lighter. / My purse (Passport, Credit Cards, …). / My latchkey. / My iPhone. / A local map.
What’s the most surprising thing you carry?
Right now a sock to protect my new iPhone.
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Exploring the facial language: as a doctor and photographer I believe in the importance of facial language. Faces are vivid maps of human experience which I have to read to understand somebody else to some extent. In my pictures I like to explore those rare, comical or graphically interesting “coincidences” that daily life offers when people interact with each other and their environment, while always trying to keep a balance between form and content.
What are some of the details that you find essential for your style of bags?
The bag should be simple and easy to use with enough space for my daily small equipment.
What are the important things for protecting your camera gear?
My right arm wearing my bag on the right side over my shoulder. The Fujifilm Premium Leather Case. If it’s raining: my jacket.
Can you give me the essential carry kit when traveling the globe (bags, accessories etc.)?
All I told you above + my Laptop, External Drives and a Card Reader and Battery charger.
This series of photographs by Oliver Weber are a little window into the "Roma Settlements around the Balkan Region" and make us feel their nature and reality. (...) The theme of the Roma in the Balkans is very interesting, and a story to be told. Oliver's sense of light and color are dynamic, his empathy with people palpable, he should continue his observations so that he may share them in a really outstanding portfolio and perhaps a book - LensCulture.
The prestigious Photo Magazine Urbanautica published a part of my work: Viernes Santo, The Balkans and Legally Invisible.
Urbanautica is an independent journal about visual anthropology and cultural landscapes that came from humble beginnings, and has now a spread in 4 continents and thousands of followers.
Thanks a lot, Steve Bisson.