ALIVE – Photography by Dirk Behlau — Köln, Germany

"Dirk's photography doesn't answer to anybody and so long as he keeps doing his thing, everything will be just fine."

Dirk's got this magical ability to frame the shot in his head before he even starts work. The picture is taken long before he ever holds the camera up. The camera is nothing but a tool to capture what he sees in his head – you only need to be in his company for five minutes to figure out that this is what he's doing. While that might also be true of most professional photographers twenty years ago, it’s certainly not normal anymore. In an era when you can rattle off thousands of shots and hope for the best, working Dirk's way is an art form in itself."

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