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New exhibitions by Seconds2Real photographers

New exhibitions by Seconds2Real photographers Thorsten Strasas, Christian Reister and Alexander Magedler are about to open in Berlin and Vienna within the next couple of weeks. Please feel free to join us atb the openings!




Seven Berlin based photographers cover the ongoing refugee protests in Berlin.

Berlin, DE – Café Kotti
May 27th – Juni 23th
Public opening: May 26th, 4pm

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Exhibtion in three rooms: Photographs from his series ALEX, NACHT and Street Photography since 2006

Berlin, DE – Café Aroma Photogalerie
June 7th – October 6th, 2013
Public opening: Thursday June 6th, 8-10pm

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„Die Europäer haben die Uhr, die Afrikaner die Zeit.“ – Photographs from Niger, 2004

Vienna, AT – Eigensinnig Schauraum für Mode und Fotografie
June 11th – August 11th
Public opening: Monday June 10th, 7-10 pm

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Christian Reister Interview

The Leica Camera Blog published an interview with Christian Reister today. Seconds2Real member Christian provides details on his most recent book collaboration with Seconds2Real colleague Kay von Aspern, talks about his next exhibitions and on what a well-done photo means to him. Check it out here.

April 26th in Berlin: opening of the solo exhibition “Nacht” + slideshow screening with live music at Hotel Bogota.
April 30th in Vienna: opening of the Wien + Berlin exhibition with Kay von Aspern.

Photo: Christian Reister

Christian Reister: NACHT

“Nacht” (“Night”) is the title of Christian Reister’s latest series of black/white photos taken at clubs, bars, dives, takeaways and other settings of the Berliner nightlife. A first excerpt from the ongoing project will be shown in a solo exhibition at the legendary Hotel Bogota, photoplatz/Kabinett, near Kurfürstendamm, Berlin. The photos don’t show the usual glamorous pictures one might expect from the glossy magazines. Reister is interested in the collateral damages of a night gone awry and focuses on the side scenes.

At the evening of the opening there will be a special live performance of the musicians Andreas Albrecht and Marco Ponce Kärgel playing songs from Albrecht’s latest album “TAGEBUCHt” along with screenings of many more photographs from Reister’s NACHT project.

[ NACHT ] Opening: Friday, April 26th, 7pm
Live music + screening perfomance: 8pm

[ NACHT ]  Photographs by Christian Reister
April 27th – May 24th, 2013
Hotel Bogota, photoplatz Kabinett, Schlüterstraße 45, 10707 Berlin
Open daily from 8am to 11pm.

The exhibition is presented by MfG – movement for galleries, Berlin
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from NACHT by Christian Reister

from NACHT by Christian Reister

Reister + von Aspern project

Christian Reister and Kay von Aspern show special and very offbeat moments, encounters, discoveries and nuances of every day life from the capitals of Vienna and Berlin in a joint project. Originally inspired by Natalie Opocensky and Thorsten Strasas’ Wien | Berlin exhibition last year, Seconds2Real colleagues von Aspern and Reister create their very own version of the topic by mixing and mashing some of their best photographs from recent years in one show. This joint project it is not only an exhibition project, it’s a book project also.

Read more about the book and order it here.

Check the facebook event page for the Berlin show opening in just three weeks.

Kay von Aspern & Christian Reister

Christian Reister exhibition in Berlin

Poaching beyond the territories of street photography Christian Reister did a portrait series in the streets of New York City last year. The NEW YORKERS exhibition will open this Friday at playing with eels gallery in Berlin Kreuzberg. Musical guest will be Andreas Albrecht with Urban soundscapes from New York.

Check out details here and find the event on facebook.

Read and interview about the project on the Finnish blog PhotoArtTalk.

Exhibition flyer Christian Reister


Christian Reister Interview

Dougal Squires from Slow Travel Berlin did an interview with Seconds2Real member Christian Reister. Check it out here.

Christian Reister’s ALEX goes to USA

Thanks to Larissa Leclair’s engagement, Christian Reister’s self published book „ALEX“, released in autumn last year, was shown at the snap! Festival in Orlando, Florida, last week and will be part of the New York Photo Festival 2011 from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15.

„ALEX“ is part of the Indie Photobook Library and is available for sale on the photographer’s website and one bookshop in Berlin exclusively.

Documentary about Christian Reister’s ALEX

A documentary about Seconds2Real member Christian Reister’s Street Photograhy project ALEX. Exctracts from the book and an interview with the photographer.

english versiongerman version


Seconds2Real is delighted to announce that Berlin based photographer Christian Reister joined our co-operative today.

In terms of Street Photography, Christian Reister is perhaps best known for his book ALEX which gained a great deal of attention when it was published some weeks ago.

Christian Reister is not only an outstanding photographer, he also runs the unique Fenster61 shopping window gallery in Berlin and is the host of the famous blog61 photo blog.

Good to have you aboard Christian!

Win a copy of the ALEX: The winner is…

You had the chance to win a brandnew copy of the ALEX book by Christian Reister. To win this awesome photo book (see our mini-review), the only thing you had to do was to answer a question.

We asked you: Which other german photographer took this picture at the same spot the ALEX images were taken?

The picture “On Alexanderplatz, Berlin” was taken by german photographer and movie director Wim Wenders.

We received thirteen correct answers and picked the winner out of the hat last night. A copy of ALEX goes to Joanma Ferrer from Barcelona.

Congrats to Joanma! Thanks to all who took part.

Out now: ALEX by Christian Reister

The long awaited ALEX photobook by Berlin based photographer and long-time Seconds2Real friend Christian Reister is finally available.

ALEX is the short term for Alexanderplatz, a large public square in the central Mitte district of Berlin. Despite the German reunification 20 years ago, the Alexanderplatz has retained its socialist character, including the much-graffitied “Fountain of Friendship between Peoples”. Between 2008 and 2010 Christian Reister photographed daily life at Alexanderplatz using only a small compact camera set to panorama mode (for all you gearheads out there, a Panasonic LX3).

It’s about one year ago that i first saw Christians ALEX images. Already at the first look it was pretty obvious to me that Christian had created something very special. ALEX is not just another ‘best of street photography compilation’. It’s a stunning series of street photographs that actually work as a whole, an outstanding reflection of life at Alexanderplatz (which i personally consider as beeing the most depressing place in Berlin).

Over the recent months i have been following the creation of ‘ALEX the book’ closely. Christian Reister decided to bring out the ALEX series as a self-published photobook printed in Berlin. For those interested in self-publication: Make sure to check out blog61 for the documentation of this books creation process.

ALEX is sold through Christian Reisters website. This fairly priced book is highly recommended and certainly a good investment for those interested in european street photography.

written by Guido Steenkamp

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