BEFANGEN - in progressDE, Berlin
Befangen (translates to something like 'CAGED, UNEASY' or 'holding back out of awkward bashfullness or prejudice') circulates around a very vague human condition. To visualize something that vague, Trabandt juxtaposes undemonstrative documentary with brightly colored conceptual photography.
SWEET REBELLIONUK, London
Riot is hip, riot is loud, riot is terror, riot is fashion, riot is sexy, riot is neccessary, riot is brutal, riot is rebellion, riot is a cry for justice, riot is freedom, riot is marceting, riot is propaganda, riot is political, riot is human, riot is ... Published: A Forming State, Catalogue 2012, Unverbunden 2012/2014 Exhibited: A Forming State, the Galleries, London, UK; Reality Swap: the alternative Status Quo, 48h Neukölln, Artconnect, Berlin, D
DOKUMENTATION: Traces of the London Riots 2011 (3 months later), London, Tottenham 2012. Published in Unverbunden 2012/2014 Exhibited: Metroland, London, UK
UNVERBUNDEN - BOOKDE, USA, SA, I, UK
"Any feeling of connection with oneself, empathy for others, or the thought of a spiritual connection is but a vain attempt to make our lives seem more meaningful than they intrinsically are." Unverbunden Is Trabandts' first photobook with Einer-Books London and won the SittcomAward 2014 as best Photobook at Polycopies Bookmarket (Paris Photo).
SANDCASTLESES, Fuerte Ventura
Tourism.. Boom of construction.. Finance Crisis.. Sand Castles Published: Das Magazin Exhibited: GG3
BATTUEDE, Forstrevier Gross Wismar
Hunt with dogs and beaters at Forstrevier Gross Wismar, Germany Publisched: Das Magazin, Unverbunden, Taz die Tageszeitung. Exhibited: gallery GG3000
DREI DINGEDE, Berlin
Drei Dinge (3 things) are the 3 most valuable objects collected by various people from 3 different stages of their lifes which for them are linked to other times, people and feelings. Published: Das Magazin; Exhibited: GG3, Berlin
MY HOME CAPETOWNSA, Capetown
"My home is my Castle." 13 Years after the official end of Appartheid Trabandt visited people from various social backgrounds in their homes in Capetown, SA.
FAMILYFEST KAGISOSA, Kagiso (Johannesburg)
One week visit at family Mlangenis' house in Kagiso: Documentation of the welcome fest and portraits of the family members.
SHOOTING KAGISOSA, Kagiso, Johanneburg
Visiting a friend in the township Kagiso resulted in a fun shoot (Kagiso, Johannesburg, SA)
SELECTED REPORTAGESDE, USA, UK, Various
Published: TAZ Berlin, MONOPOL Berlin, DAS MAGAZIN Berlin, SLEEK MAGAZIN Berlin, CAPETOWN MAGAZINE Kapstadt, WILLMY VERLAG Nuernberg, PRESTEL VERLAG Muenchen, ZITTY Berlin,
BERLIN LANDSCAPESGermany, Berlin
Images from the series: Berlin - Freiheit ist meine Sicherheit /Stadtbad Müggelsee/Ernst Thälmannpark/Teufelsberg/Schöneweide Client: Taz die Tageszeitung
SELECTED PORTRAITSDE, USA, SA, I, UK
Published: TAZ Berlin, MONOPOL Berlin, DAS MAGAZIN Berlin, SLEEK MAGAZIN Berlin, TOKION MAGAZINE New York, CAPETOWN MAGAZINE Kapstadt, WILLMY VERLAG Nuernberg, MERAMO Nuernberg, PRESTEL VERLAG Muenchen, ZITTY Berlin