1. Hanoi is restless, busy, crowded. In the central residential areas there is not a single meter of unused land. Ground-floor apartments are open to the street and serve as both living room and workshop. Sidewalks are taken over by the residents. Cramped quarters force people out of their houses and onto the streets. The heat in the frequently confining, often windowless rooms also plays its role. These conditions lead to an interplay between private and public.
    In his series Public Private Hanoi Hamburg photographer André Lützen plays with these combining contradictions.

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  2. Big Sister is an internet brothel - a unique concept that combines prostitution with elements of social media. Clients have sex for free after they sign a contract agreeing to be filmed. All rooms in the Big Sister house, located in the center of Prague, are equipped with web cams and the "action" streams live via the Internet.
    The cameras are operated from a separate studio and the content is transmitted to the Big Sister web site in real time. Tens of thousands of people worldwide enjoy the live virtual reality show for a fee, paid by credit card on the Big Sister Internet portal. The viewers visiting the chat room can interact with the girls, and become "engaged" in real time.

    Big Sister: Satellite Love is a metaphor of our lives on and within the Internet. Virtual reality becomes a dilemma, an obsession, and an alternative for everyday life. The internet viewers pay for the real visitors' free pleasure. Is it simply voyeurism or do the viewers become prostitutes of the visitors themselves? The idea shatters the fine line between virtual and actual realities. Life in this cyberspace playground is a game which one can never virtually play for free. "Virtually" being the key word....

    Interview by Moria De Zen

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  3. In 2006, I started making photographs in the community where my father’s church had moved. They bought some of the property that previously housed the ministry base and Christian theme park of the televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Nearly twenty years after the Bakker’s public fall a disparate community of parishioners, many of whom once saw their home as a type of promised-land, remained. I photographed this relic-strewn landscape and some of the members of this community as it was in a state of being overtaken by urban sprawl and unkempt domestic growth. I am drawn to the inherent tension between the landscape and multi-influenced projections onto it.

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  4. The Rockabillies is work from the past nine years which examines a unique American subculture and my relationship with it. The individuals portrayed are not actors, but rather contemporary participants of Rockabilly culture who have co-opted the looks and values of mid-twentieth century America.
    My initial discovery of this population was through my lifelong love of vintage clothing and music. It was with great surprise that my interest uncovered an entire culture of people who love the things I love, yet who also live their lives in such contrast to my own contemporary realities. I am seduced by the idea that a culture of people choose to ignore the harsh truths of modernity in lieu of an imagined romantic innocence attributed to the middle 20th century. This seduction caused me to immerse myself among this group of people as both a participant and as a voyeur for nearly a decade. My photographs serve as records and monuments to an autonomous and unique way of life.

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  5. This project is called Playground. The Netherlands have several training facilities where members
    of the Fire Brigade, the Police Force and the Ministry of Defense are trained and prepared for a wide range of
    possible scenarios. Within the boundaries of these grounds it’s all just practice or ‘play’. Outside of them however,
    things are a lot more serious. My aim was to capture these facilities and the people who are trained there.

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