My name is Tim Heubeck and I am a photographer based in Nuremberg, Germany. The focus of my personal work is black and white film photography. Moreover, I exclusively work on self publishing books and zines. My ultimate purpose in photography is to show the world how it looks through my eyes while capturing a timeless feel of the world. It is less about how things we are familiar look like, than moreover with what lays beyond the surface. Experiences, memories and encounters forming our life and consequently who we are. Working on long-term project and focusing on black and white film photography has enabled me to to bring back the physicality of art and revealing the only true way of showing a photograph: through print.
Known as “The Brick” due to it’s brickly and rectangular appearance, it is fairly easy to operate. I was lucky, because my camera came with a nearly mint 128 page reference guide that describes in detail the function of each knob. Now, I could have probably figured out how to operate this little beast on my own, but it was fun to see pictures and graphs from a camera manual that was published in 1952.
I first read about Soviet cameras back in 2011. For a while they didn’t seem that interesting to me. Back then I thought they looked kinda ugly, and after reading about how problematic they could be, I definitely had some reservations about buying myself one. A few years later, after reading a few glowing reviews of the Industar 61L/D lens, I started looking into buying the lens plus a camera to shoot it with.. . . .
Recently I read something that a fellow street photographer wrote about what a challenge it is to not keep making the same photographs over and over. I had never given this any thought, but now I find myself, this year, as I walk around the festivals I have come to know so well, thinking: is this new? Did I photograph that before?