Our office has a new addition. Marco Dorn is our new apprentice and we would like to introduce him with a short profile.
© Christoph Wilde
Christoph Wilde: What are your tasks at OSTKREUZ?
Marco Dorn: I handle many different tasks. Starting at the picture editorial office and finishing at client assistance. Completing the whole workload.
It is business as usual to be involved in administration-tasks all the time.
C.W.: Where are you from?
M.D.: I was born in Sömmerda near Erfurt. Currently my parents live in Frankfurt/Main.
C.W.: How did you find OSTKREUZ?
M.D.: I found a job advert on the internet. I do not remember the website, but I watched it by accident. I send an application and finally I got the job.
C.W.: What was your first motive you captured by camera?
M.D.: I forgot about it. But I was 14 years old when I visited California and took some snapshots. I reconsider them as my first pics made by awareness.
C.W.: Tell me about your first book of photography!
M.D.: The first one was "Alexander Rodtchenko, Photography 1924-1954".
C.W.: Do you remember your first photography exhibition?
M.D.: Completely impressed by the quality of the shown prints I nominate an exhibition of William Egglestone, located in Vienna. This was my first serious photography exhibition.
C.W.: Your personal associations to photography?
M.D.: Leica M6, 35mm Summicron and Kodak Tri-X. I know it sounds like a stereotype answer, but it is amazing!
C.W.: Your favorite photographer?
M.D.: Easy to say: Lee Friedlander. Unfortunately I had not enough money to buy his book "like a one eyed cat". This book is listed by more than 100 Euro although it is possibly out of stock. Depending on picture-compositions and themes I sense him as the most influencing photographer. I really appreciate his subtle and omnipresent humour. Actually he is a concept-artist.
C.W.: Do you prefer black/white or colour compositions?
M.D.: I really do not know.
C.W.: Do you prefer analogue or digital workflows?
M.D.: I prefer analogue! But at the moment I miss approaches to facilities.
C.W.: What about hobbies?
M.D.: I am not able to refer to hobbies. I am spending all free time in my studio and I read a lot of books, right now Elfriede Jelinek, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler. If I am not reading or working in the studio, I pass through Neukölln with my old bike.
C.W.: Thank you and Welcome to OSTKREUZ.