Their favorite pictures of 2008

I simply asked 5 talented photographers to select 3 of their 2008 photos.
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Lichtfaktor crew


Lichtfaktor“Paddington” was done in London for Land Security.


“Traffic” was done in Germany for M-Real

lichfaktor - beko

the “Beko All Star” picture was done for a TV commercial in Istanbul check this link to see the video.

For us it was our most successful year in our liefs so far!
We had the opportunity to work in New York, Paris, London, Istanbul, Bolzano, Vienna, Brussels…
We have been invited to big Festivals like the Ars Electronica, found a Gallery, did some nice expositions and meet a lot of nice people.
For us there is nothing to add, except to say THANK YOU.


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Une photo d’action de POM, Gé et Joos parce que ce qu’ils font est toujours incroyable autant dans le format, que dans le placement et que dans la bonne humeur que ça apporte à tous sans avoir à se creuser la tête. On regarde, on sourit, j’adore ça. Et puis aussi parce qu’ils sont adorables et que j’ai la chance de pouvoir les suivre de temps en temps dans leurs sorties. Dernièrement, la 3e édition du festival One short One movie s’est appuyé sur leurs collages à l’UGC Capitole pour les thèmes des courts métrages. A (re)voir par ici.

Action photo from Pom, Gé & Joos. What they do is always amazing because of the size, of the place and for the smiles they bring to everyone.

lois di de2008 aura été pour moi l’année du retour à l’argentique et surtout la découverte du moyen format qui a changé ma vie de photographe amateur…
J’apprécie particulièrement l’exercice du portrait avec ce nouvel outil pour moi. Voilà donc un portrait de Julien Loïs, ami coloriste et illustrateur qui vous laisse sur le cul en trois coups de crayon. Ici devant un détail d’une de ses dernières réalisations murales pour une librairie de BD.

In 2008 I came back to analog photography and I discovered Medium format film. It really changed my life of amateur photographer.
I particularly enjoy shooting portrait with this “new” tool. Here is Julien Loïs a friend of mine who is an incredibly talented illustrator. On the photo he was working on the wall of a comic shop.

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Et enfin, Ricardo, le factotum de l’association Nicole Crême, sérigraphe fou et talentueux avec qui Loïs et moi avons démarré une petite production d’affiches sérigraphiées de qualité.
Peut-être plus d’infos bientôt sur ekosystem…  ;o)



parapluie vitostreetUne photo que j’apprécie particulièrement  (1 heure d’attente pour avoir cette photo)

I waited one hour to capture this one.

TitiTiti from Paris. L’une des plus belles œuvres à mes yeux d’art urbain sur Paris cette année.
One of the most beautiful urban art piece in Paris 2008 to me.

Sweet toof VitostreetCouverture du livre Paris Street Art 2008 aux Editions Prestel dont je suis co-auteur.
I used this one to illustrate the cover of  Paris Street Art 2008 book.


Mister T.

oeno mister tGhost subway station in Paris. I love this place because we can find some very old school pieces. (Oeno on this one !)

theworld2final2 mister tPerfect place (Quay d’Orsay), it reminds me some great moments. and the barges bring great light.

zecra mister tThis factory is certainly one of the last one that is not fully covered by graffiti around Paris.



jsutMidnight marauders in Berlin

JustBerlin is broke and besides having no money for the anti-graffiti-fight
they too have no money for infrastructure / building costs etc. There
are so much abandoned places like this old & unfinished Parking-Garage.
Finding a chilled spot for doing some graff in the daytime and in the
middle of the city is no problem at all. (Hey Chris).


“He´s begging you to feed him – we´re begging you not to”
Meeting YOK in Bangkok who was painting this Mural for a Project trying
to get awarness for the bad conditions of Street-Elephants

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9 Responses to Their favorite pictures of 2008

  1. barto says:

    nice selection!!! 😀

  2. loreak says:

    No place to paint in Paris and so many in Berlin.

  3. i find great the pictures by mister t and just.
    lichtfaktor in my opinion is pretty boring, nothing more that a style exercise.

  4. dub says:

    elles me scotcherons toujours les tofs de mister t ! bravo encore

  5. vitostreet says:

    Entièrement d’accord avec toi Dub, magnifique photos de Mister T

  6. admin says:

    lichtfaktor in my opinion is pretty boring, nothing more that a style exercise.

    we could say the same thing about graffiti 😉
    Lichfaktor photos are often only a capture of great stop-motion anim.

  7. 😀 come on eko!
    you know very well that we could NOT say the same thing about graffiti, you’re forgetting at least two factors: action and illegality (graffiti is not only the scribble, the performance is part of it!).
    those light graffiti, instead, are only form, and nothing else.
    and even the form is deja vù.

    the only ones that I like are the ones with some irony 😛

  8. admin says:

    About lightpainting.
    Here is one from Picasso:

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