Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I've moved!

Hey Folks - I've moved cities and websites. I'm going to grad school at Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication and am working on an M.A. in Visual Communication with a concentration in photojournalism. I've got work from my first quarter posted at rebeccafmiller.blogspot.com
so stop by and have a look!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sorry peeps...

...been working on other things. But here you are [Pearl and Hedi]! The talented costumier and sock monster créateur extraordinaire, Avery Jennings, who I photographed in June on my latest visit to Leipzig. Just as the cottonwoods were spreading their light dusting of allergies across the land. His monsters will be coming to an Etsy near you in the coming months.


Monday, March 1, 2010

The Buchstabenmuseum



I've got a new piece up at TheLocal.de about a museum that devotes itself to the preservation and documentation of signs and letters. It's a small endeavor right now, but the two owners hope to expand into a larger space and have some great ideas for rotating exhibitions about typography in the world. I can't wait to see how the place develops!

Stamplove Scratch'n'Sniff

These came out in January, but I just got around to picking some up. They're a bit more expensive than normal stamps, but most of my letters are headed overseas anyway. They smell like fruit and a portion of the proceeds go to social welfare causes. What a lovely way to dress up an envelope!! (...which is from Bindewerk)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Berlin//Contemporary

About Berlin//Contemporary

The photos in this series are the result of the past couple years I've spent in Berlin. Some have appeared on the blog roll before and others are ones I've had squirreled away. I have a lot more in the form of undeveloped film. I hope they evoke the feel of the city - kind of dirty and complicated by its past and present history, but trying to reinvent itself by creating galleries and milking its reputation as a creative design city. Berlin is more than 'Poor but Sexy,' as Mayor Klaus Wowereit put it. In a way we're all trying to make sense of it, and of our selves.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Berlin//Contemporary

November 9, 2009 :: Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Berlin wall's fall

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Berlin

from the series Berlin//Contemporary


Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweets in Zurich














Undoubtedly my favorite part about Zurich, besides seeing friends, are Luxemburgerli! They're light, buoyant little gems made at the Sprüngli Confiserie that come in all colors and flavors. Because of the macaroon they have to "be enjoyed as soon as possible," before they become stale...but that's never a problem!
















From a Swiss window



Morissen, Switzerland, a village in the Valsertal in Graubünden, 2064 meters

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jee-haw!


Germans love cowboys. They love Indians even more. Through the prolific writings of Germany's most famous Western author, Karl May, perceptions of untamed cowboys befriending noble savages have become legend among the country's baby boomers. May wrote during the 19th century and his two most famous characters, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, have become icons of German cinema history. The films created based on the books have even inspired a Western-themed musical, Der Schuh des Manitu (Manitou's Shoe).

Earlier this month I went out to the Old Texas Town to photograph a group of Western fans who have built a replica frontier town in Berlin's Spandau district. The site includes a saloon, a jail, and a copy of the Alamo church. The photos are in today's Houston Chronicle and accompany a story by reporter Moises Mendoza about this very obsession.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mushroom photos in Jordbruksaktuellet


Last November, while on our excursion to Belgium for the Vampire Dugout story, Swedish journalist Marcus Hansson stopped us off for a feature about Germany's largest organic gourmet mushroom producer, Pilzgargen Gmbh, in Helvesiek. I shot the photos for the story and they've been published in an agriculture magazine that is directed toward Swedish farmers, Jordbruksaktuellet.