Direkt zum Hauptbereich


"Welcome to Manhattan...
welcome to my place"

Mark Reay introduced the documentary about his life with these first two sentences. He's sitting on the top of the house he lives in or actually... on.

Mark works as streestyle and fashion photographer in New York City one of the biggest Fashion-capitals in the world.
He works with Agencies like Wilhelmina Models or IMG Models, is invited to hip parties and fancy cocktails.

A Suit and button down shirt are his daily attire.
There is only one thing which does not fit the fashionable perfect picture - Mark is Homeless.

Mark lives on the Rooftops of New York buildings.

Mark looks stunning (52 years old) for his age.
He has a very lively personality and his social skills are a perfect tool to get along with - and needed - to be able to work in an industry like fashion.

He shoots for Magazines like ELLE Korea and DAZED AND CONFUSED.

I kinda thought that his documentary by Thomas Wirthensohn will show how this industry literally does not pay one dollar to photographers and models and is exploitative to the people working for them in the "first world" as to the people making the actual garments in the "third".
And at first it really does give this kind of impression and i - being a fashion designer myself - was regretting getting a ticket for this film.

I was very happy when i was shown otherwise.

The picture is about a person who used to work as model in the 80s. Kinda still wanting and trying hard to make it big as an actor and takes test photo shoots for "new faces" (young Models) which he claims to also be obsessed with.

But while the movie unrolls and you "get to know" Mark more i aksed myself if there is a bigger picture behind what he clearly is acting and telling the audiance.
Does he have a problem he is not willing to admit?
Can't he handle authorities?
Why is a very good looking man who has a model agency in New York and Munich and has fixed costs a month of 1 200 $ on the street and homeless?

Sorry but i can not buy what he is selling.

Wirthensohn shows a grand Portrait of a shattered dream .



Beliebte Posts aus diesem Blog

The "Problem" with being me.

When you grow up you go through different phases or times in your life.
These manifest themselves in the way you dress, the music you listen to, the political views you get or set as a standard for yourself.
At some point i got to an age where i thought "okay i have to be grown up now"
And that involved bundling up my past and letting it be - even looking at what i thought was right back then or belittling the essences of my former lifestyle (music, politics, etc).
The years i have spent living in Vienna where just everything - literally filled with pretty much every situation one can imagine.

I got empowered.
I was dragged down. I gained many new friends.
I lost many old friends. appreciation. rejection.
things that we as overall would call LIFE.

In all of this my biggest problem was to find a group i belong to or to have friends who are truly my friends - not seeing that the friends i had the longest already where all i needed. Very slowly and probably only over the last thre…

Hetzendorf BA Show 2013

Kind of a hassle was made about the Hetzendorf fashionschool BA Show yesterday.
So my expectations were set high.
were they met? - uhm... well partly. All in all the show was nice and well prepared but there was an overall look the every collection.
Very scandinavian - wide cuts - big "vibskovy" jackets and coats and such.  Also the current trend of 90s jackets and pants was   seen throughout the collections.
Hardly any cuts that caught my eye. But again - the overall look was okay. Just nothing really new or neverdonebefore designers. no key looks.
Some hat designer showcased 4 looks but only 2 hats? If they have one year to come up with 4 looks minimum i dont know why unfinished pieces are even allowed over runway? #thingsidontget

Beautiful Helena Severin @ Wienermodels in Jana Wieland

Some Shoe designer showcases great shoes in the dark with only the models mobile-phone shining on the feet - or directly at the face of the model - BOO!
(The shoes were shown on the back screen and looked…

All eyes on...

... Daikichi Amano
This artist doesn't need an explaination. I think the pictures speak/yell loudly for their selves.

so much to be said from my side - I find his art grand!