Doodling for a living in Hamburg

Ines Schaffranek can’t spend a day without doodling. It all started when she used to get bored at school and started sending notes to her classmates — now she hosts workshops at companies and is hired as a visual communicator and expert at events. BY SABELA GARCÍA CUESTA Ines, why is visual communication so important?…

The life of a vogue dancer in Hamburg

I meet Dominik Lamovski (22) an hour before the start of The Britney Kiki Function—Hamburg’s first voguing event at the HipHop Academy Hamburg. Rocking a blonde wig, white tank top, white skirt, a set of enviable eyelashes and glitter all over, Dominik a.k.a. Dom Twinkle looks nothing short of fabulous.

Madrid and Hamburg, two cities with a powerful street art scene

Sara Velazquez From Madrid, Spain 3 years in Hamburg Senior 2D Artist Savelga   Do you believe there is something you can say with your illustrations that you are unable to convey otherwise? I graduated in Fine Arts and have been working for over 10 years at illustration studios and video games companies. However, surprisingly…

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire

  Sophie Daum From Frankfurt 1 year in Hamburg Fashion photographer As a photographer, what makes Hamburg interesting to you? How do you try to capture it with your camera? The sea is like a huge magnet to me, so I always wanted to live close to it. A city with a harbour seems to…

This charming man

Tobias Tietchen From Hamburg Tattoo artist How did you discover your talent? And when did you decide people should wear your art on their bodies? 😉 It was more like other people discovered that. I got in touch with tattooed people when I started listening to Punk Rock at the age of 13. Since then…

We met in a small dark room while studying analog photography

Tom Medici & Helena Robles From Buenos Aires, Argentina 1,5 years in Hamburg Photographers   What is your favorite spot for a beer in Hamburg? TOM: The best spot are the streets of Hamburg with a nice IPA! HELENA: Any place where my friends are Did you experience any cultural clash in Germany? TOM: Yes,…

Always happy, never satisfied

Julian Hets From Hamburg Tattoo artist julian-hets-tattoo.de When did you realise you wanted to do tattoos for a living? I started about 5 years ago, when a close friend of mine (50svent) began tattooing. I visited him and the guys in the studio and started doing sketches and helping out. Then I asked the boss…

When the world consists of words

Violetta Blatz From St. Petersburg, Russia 5 years in Hamburg Marine engineer & writer What made you decide to come to Hamburg, and stay here? People. Or better to say one particular person. When you live in your favourite city, the best city ever, with your family, in your home, do every day your dream…

“I love digital art”

Arnaldo Andrés González Jiménez From Caracas, Venezuela 2 years in Hamburg Visual artist http://arnaldogonzalezvisual.hol.es/ Hi Arnaldo! Tell us about your latest creation. My latest creation is an experimental video called Impuls, it’s part of my final artwork of my Master’s at the University here. There are many political and social reasons that take us to…

We provide the people with the tools to express themselves

Steffi Sternberg and Marco Scania From Berlin and Bayern 9 and 6 years in Hamburg Teaching art at Akademie Leonardo   Tell us about Akademie Leonardo, what is it? It´s a private, caring, light-flooded academy of fine art. We teach illustration design and offer painting classes. We provide the people with the tools to express…