Villagers / portraits

Portraits of the residents of Wiepersdorf, photography by Martin Bennett

“Villagers” is portrait of the inhabitants of a small village one and a half hours outside of Berlin.

To accompany the landscape photography that I shot on a previous trip to Wiepersdorf, I returned to photograph the people that live in this perfect little rural village nestled at the foot of ‘Schloss Wiepersdorf’. The aim being to portrait the people in a very natural way against the colourful textured backdrop of the landscape in which they live and work.

This is an on going project that I hope to contribute to over the coming months.

[Series of 10]


Jacob Kowalski / portrait

Jacob Kowalski, photography by Martin Bennett

Portrait of author Jacob Kowalski.

Photographed on location in one of the bedrooms of an old German castle or Schloss. I had been in the room on a previous occasion and had noticed the daylight streaming through the window. However when it came to the shoot the sun was in a different position so I used flash to replicate the atmosphere. I was aiming at something akin to the classical tradition after Vermeer

[Series of 1]


Katrin Funcke / portrait

Katrin Funcke, photography by Martin Bennett

Portrait of Illustrator, Katrin Funcke. Shot on location near Chorin, Brandenburg, Germany. Using a combination of daylight and Profoto 7B battery lights. The light modifiers used were a beauty dish and snoot.

[Series of 1]


Avebury

Avebury, photography by Martin Bennett
Taken in and around Avebury stone circle, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

[Series of 5]


Wiepersdorf

Green Mean Machine, Wiepersdorf, photography by Martin Bennett

Impressions from Wiepersdorf a village south of Berlin. This picturesque village, situated in what was the GDR, lies at the foot of the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf. The former home of Bettina von Arnim. The style of this series was influenced by postcards of the region from the 40’s & 50’s

[Series of 28]


Vicious Dogs, The Library & The Accident

Vicious dogs, The Library & The Accident photography by Martin Bennett
Three images commissioned by film director Marc Wilkins for a self promotional advertising campaign. You can see his web site here

[Series of 3]