On my first day in Nigeria—and I should add that I had been unable to secure a journalist’s visa on such short notice—the driver took me to a beautiful, sand football pitch. As soon as I climbed out of the car, I noticed a water tower adjacent to the pitch and decided to climb it in order to get a few shots of the field from above.
Fifteen minutes later, two military jeeps screeched to a halt at the base of the tower. My film was confiscated, I was arrested, and, with no proper visa, I was immediately marched over to a nearby police station for questioning.
Several hours into the detainment, one of the policemen realized that he and my driver, who had gallantly come to my rescue, were distant relatives. Within five minutes the officer declared himself a huge football fan and I was released—with my film.
We are currently offering photographs in two different formats:
- Classic: 40x30cm or 50x40cm (depending on image)
- Large: 80x60cm
Each photographs' size has been decided in collaboration with the photographer to make sure the final piece is in the optimal dimension to suit the work.
All prints are produced on Baryta Hahnemühle 315g, on Epson Pigment Inkjet. All prints have been approved by the photographer. We work closely with each photographer to ensure every edition reflects their intentions.
Each print will come with its own "story" printed on museum archive quality paper.
For more info about our printing process, please read about our partnership with the legendary photo lab Picto.
The edition is not limited based on quantity but based on time. Each sale will present a unique selection of photographs and formats that will only be available for the duration of the sale. The limited time is part of what make our prints special.
Born in Kiel, Germany, Thomas Hoeffgen fell in love with photography while working on a ship full of troubled youths. The job was part of his mandatory national civic service and as the boat sailed around the Canary Islands, Hoeffgen livened up the situation by making portraits of the kids, capturing spontaneous personal moments as well as the passing scenery. This was the beginning of Hoeffgen's pictorial relationship with movement, foreshadowing his enduring ability to record fleeting moments in a reduced, minimalistic, and cinematic style.
His work has been published in magazines such as Art, Blend, British Journal of Photography, ElPais, FAZ, GQ, Stern, SZ-Magazin, Spex, Instyle, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, PDN, Anglomania, Wallpaper, Zoom, NZZ, Playboy, and Outside Magazine.
He has exhibited in Hamburg (Dormoolen), Duesseldorf (NRW-Forum), Munich (Goldberg Studio), Lisbon (Canon Gallery), Paris (Galerie Jean Denis Walter), London (Annroy Gallery), the Brooklyn Museum and in Berlin's Ausweartiges Amt and Nurenberg's Kunstlerhaus.
That being said, shipping costs will vary depending on where you want the photograph to be shipped. The best way to check the price is to go through the purchase process until the end. Right before the final payment step, you'll find the exact shipping costs.
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