I don't remember much about Bremen except that it was wet, empty and beautiful. Don't know what it is, but Germany has a thing with pretty, boring towns. Fair deal, if you ask me. If you want to see every cobblestone street in Bremen, check out our friend @drkappaphoto He might not be as good in adding stars, but he knows his angles.
[SOUND ON!] A glimpse of our @jackdaniels_de experience at this year's Rock im Park Festival. What I love about festivals is that collective carefree mindset, where everyone is open for new people and experiences. Add the sun and some of our favorite childhood rock bands, and we got ourselves a recipe for a fun weekend. Btw, we are just finishing the festival aftermovie and will post it to IGTV any day now. The next stop is Hurricane Festival where we will dance with Foo Fighters and contemplate life with The Streets. Thanks to our friends in @jackdaniels_de for making this possible. #EyesofJack #sponsored #jackdaniels #oldno7 #rip2019
[SOUND ON!] We are happy to announce our new collaboration with @jackdaniels_de for yet another festival season. Music has always been an important part of Jack's story and this year we will follow it along as the #EyesofJack First stop is @RockimParkOfficial , where we will shoot diligently, live freely, drink responsibly, and finally get to see one of our all-time favorite bands - Tool. We will be posting our impressions in Stories and over at @jackdaniels_de Also, if you are at the festival and want to get your photo taken by us, stay tuned 🔥 #sponsored #jackdaniels #oldno7 #RiP2019 P.S. Guess the guitar melody playing in the 5th clip and win a free neck massage by the brother of your choice.
The first rays of light slip through the cracks, as the town of Rovinj enters 2017. I came back to this street many times after, searching for the same magical light, but nothing even came close. This is one of my all-time favourite photos (taken with a phone ) and a perennial reminder why it's worth it to wake up before dawn. Speaking of natural light, our friends from @voyaged are holding a photo contest with the theme of sunrise & sunset, and we are honored to be one of the judges. Tag your photos with #voyagedSS for a chance to get featured on their account.
Throwback to my first Gdansk trip back in 2017. I spent a week there freezing my ass off, didn't really meet anyone, but still managed to fall in love with this beautiful place. Polish people are some of the best out there, expect for that idiot who threw a brick at me in Warsaw. He can go die.
A 136-photo sequence, 15 minutes of shooting, 10 hours of editing (with no brotherly arguments this time ), and one €780 million concert hall — all united for this short little loop. Although at times I find it hard to accept that I have to put in a whole day of work for a 10-second loop, knowing the challenge behind it and seeing the end result is what makes hyperlapses by far my favorite type of content to create.
It's been a while since I wrote anything meaningful here. Back in the day, some of you might remember, this was a storytelling account too, and every photo was accompanied by a lengthy caption. I always liked expressing myself through writing, partly because it gave my thoughts a much-needed structure and partly because, as a stutterer, it made me feel I was on an even playing field with others. My passion for writing reached its peak around two years ago when I lived in Norway. I remember writing every single day — whether it was Instagram, personal notes, or the travel book I started (lol ), it didn't matter — my imagination was vivid and mind sharp. Interestingly, that also happened to be the loneliest and toughest period of my life. Stuck in a place I didn't want to be in, writing was a rare spark that made me feel alive. But it seemed that the worse I felt, the better my writing became. And despite loving the feeling of creating, the contemplation that came with it only buried me deeper down the misery hole. Today I sat down after the longest time, with a task of coming up with a story for this photo. I patiently waited for inspiration; nothing came up. But, instead of being frustrated like I usually would, I felt good, knowing that I'm in a better place now.
"Parisian Inferno". That sounds to me like a good title for this photo. What would be yours? === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + 16-35 f/4 @ 16 mm, f/22, 5 s, ISO 100
It took us a full day and two heated arguments to edit this thing. I don't really remember what detail started the whole fight, but I'm sure it was trivial. In the end, Boris dramatically slammed the door and left in the unknown direction. By the sound of the impact, I calculated that he would be gone for 2-3 hours, which was exactly what happened. Later on, we polished the edit together, burying the brotherly hatchet once again. Now, if this doesn't deserve your support as a sign of appreciation for our sacrifice and art, you don't have a heart. 1 like = 1 ♥ 1 comment = 1/2 🕊
So, I went to the pharmacy today. My wrist hurts, which is weird because I haven’t lifted anything heavier than a frozen pizza for months now. It turned out I have a wrist inflammation from spending too much time on the computer. Not that surprising, knowing how much time I spent stabilizing footage like this. Anyway, I got this wrist stabilizer now in the ugliest color imaginable (it’s called “nude”, says Google ) and it feels ridiculous. On the other hand, it looks like I got it in a street fight. I can feel how the guys in the metro are looking at me. They don’t know what’s behind those mildly interesting brown eyes. They don’t know how pathetic I am. === The guy getting intimate with the floor is @mmeyers76 He's a good human, and even better photographer.
One of my dearest photos ever. We woke up at 4:30 AM to reach Tower Bridge before sunrise. Hungry, tired, cold. I still remember how much I hated myself for wasting our entire trip on photography. And then... this view happened, and nothing else was important anymore. === Re-edited using our new "Gros Mais Fier" color pallete. === @SonyAlpha 7R + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4 @ 16 mm, f/22, 240 s ( @LeeFilters 10-stop ND filter ), ISO 50
Giveaway closed. The winner is @missmeliss 831 [WIN A PHOTO PRINT] 🔥 50k. That’s a lot of people. Spring is coming. Life is good. In fact, so good that you can win a 40x50 cm (16x20 in ) print of your favorite photo from our profile. You can also win your least favorite — the choice is yours. To enter: 1 ) select a photo from our feed that you want to slap onto your favorite wall 2 ) share it on your Stories and tag @brotherside (if your account is private, please take a screenshot of the story you shared and send it to us as a direct message because we won't see it otherwise ) 3 ) bonus: additional entry if you water your favorite plant We will randomly pick the winner in 44 hours. It's been a long Instagram journey for us. Over the last three years, this community has helped us to grow as artists and humans, and enabled us to do what we love. For that, we are grateful. Thank you for your continuous support. Boris & Sandro
Here’s something new. We first got interested in hyperlapses years ago, but somehow they never really made past our to-do list. From this perspective, I can understand why. These bastards take an incredible amount time and effort to create, starting from planning and shooting, through stabilizing, and finally editing. Only the base 4-second clip used for this loop consists of 100 photographs taken at an interval of 5 seconds one step at the time, while keeping the edge of the building in the center of the frame, which is much more exhausting than it sounds.The good part is that, when done right, the results can be quite spectacular.
We are back. Turns out that life without Instagram is actually not that bad. Sure, it lacks the dopamine boost of those sweet likes kicking in, and no one offers you free socks in exchange for a shoutout, but on the other hand - it doesn’t require people to tell others how beautiful they are in order to stay relevant. For those of you who wonder, we spent the last months trying to grow our photo/video business as well as developing an AI algorithm that will both write and defend our PhD theses on our behalves. So now when we’ve experienced how fulfilling and liberating life without Instagram is, let’s jump right back on that train. We’ve got some fresh content for you, but before we get to that, let’s start with the safest way to please the algorithm - reposting some of our 2018 bangers. 🔥 === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4 @ 16 mm, f/4, 1 s, ISO 100 + @photoshop for stars
Long time no see! We used our time off to complete a new short film about our hometown, made together with @vchoiii It is a glimpse of Rijeka’s everyday life and people that shape the city, selected as the European Capital of Culture 2020. You can watch it on our IGTV. We’d love to hear your feedback (bots are welcome too ).
2018 has been bitter-sweet. A year of denial, resignation, shattered life plans and self-confidence. But also, a year of self-evaluation, acceptance, and realization that change is the only way to grow. In the grand scheme of things, I'm sure that 2018 will be much dearer to my heart than it seems at this point. In less than 48 hours, my name will officially be added to the database of registered photographers in Germany, making it my full-time job. And to be completely honest, I don't remember ever being so terrified of any other choice in my life. As Kierkegaard once beautifully wrote - anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. === This was supposed to be a short caption wishing you a happy new year, but @bibomun had other plans. Regardless, we wish you all the best in the upcoming year 🔥 @brotherside research team
Here’s a Christmas photo for you. It could’ve been more festive, I know, but I’ve had this beef with Santa ever since he decided not to grant me a wish and stop my elementary school teacher from bullying me. I guess I should've cut down on ice cream theft back when I was a kid. 😔 To those of you who’ve had better experience with the old man, I wish a stress-free evening with your loved ones.
Shit Instagrammers do, Vol. 1 1 ) “I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I manage to travel so much” — got one question. 2 ) Blames the new algorithm for low engagement — hasn’t improved photography skills since the fall of communism 3 ) Spends one afternoon in a local forest — “I’m so stoked to present you GUYS my new autumn project…” 4 ) Posts the first ever photo taken with the new drone — puts "Planet Earth" as the location tag 5 ) Uses Vol. 1 in the title without any idea on what to put in Vol. 2
I was charity-shamed today after refusing to donate to some random charity for kids. The charity collector, a cute girl in her teens, looked at me as if I was a child molester before commenting on how it was too bad I didn’t want to help sick kids. I wanted to tell her that she’s was a mean person and a manipulator, but I guess I still didn’t learn how to stand up for myself. === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 18 mm, f/4, 60 s (10-stop ND ), ISO 100
22 days 0 posts 2 “are you alive?” messages 7 days in Croatia 0 grandparents left 1 #PhotoBeerWalk8 40 participants we are thankful to 0 smoked cigarettes 280 euros more in our pockets 50+ hours of printing studios research 1 calibrated screen dozens ideas ready to tackle and infinite possibilities to screw things up We’re back.
The final photograph from our series w/ @jackdaniels_de Looking back, it’s crazy to see that what started as a simple Instagram collaboration turned into multiple photo and video projects. To say that we’ve learned a lot from this year-long experience would be an understatement. Above all, it has taught us the importance of believing in the story, values, and people behind the brand you are working with. It was a fun ride. Thank you all for joining along. === @jackdaniels_de #sponsored #werbung 18+
I remember taking a shot from this exact place three years ago when I first arrived to Hamburg. A lot has changed since, for better or for worse. Nowadays I come here only by accident. Photography-wise, I feel like I am not motivated to shoot it anymore. But when I do, I get reminded why I'm here and how it all started. It's a pleasant feeling, almost romantic.
[ #PhotoBeerWalk8 ] Sunday, November 18, 11:00 AM Meeting point: Aumühle S-Bahn station It’s PhotoBeerWalk time! For the last walk of 2018, we are taking you to Sachsenwald, the most beautiful forest north of the Amazon. The plan is to enjoy the changing autumn colors and find interesting perspectives — whether it’s portraits, landscapes, or cliché leaf shots. We are working on a few surprises to boost your creativity, but more on that later. Please keep in mind that the forest doesn’t hide any kiosks so plan your drinks in advance. As always, we will do our best to keep you fuelled with some Croatian homemade šljivovica. To help us estimate the dosage, please register on the Facebook event (link in bio ). We will be posting all additional updates there. As always, everyone is welcome to join regardless of photo skills, religious beliefs, or current tax bracket. See you next Sunday, Boris & Sandro P.S. If you feel like a model (or happen to know one ) and would like some photos for your Linkedin profile, feel free to send us a DM.
I like to see photography as an equation with infinitely many solutions. As with all art, there isn’t such thing as right or wrong, it is only a subjective representation of your knowledge, current mood, and experience. If I had to give one advice to people starting with photography, it would be to go out and practice, even when you think there is nothing more to shoot. Creativity isn’t a gift from the sky, it is something that is learnt by hard work and stepping outside your comfort zone. === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4 @ 16 mm; Sky: f/4, 8 s, ISO 100 Water: f/22, 180 s, ISO 50 Trail+Reflection: f/22, 120 s, ISO 50
The perfect symmetry. When the sun sets and people clear out, Louvre shines in its full beauty. The only thing that’s missing is the stars. Luckily, on the 8th day, God created @photoshop
The ultimate staged autumn photo. The good old Speicherstadt and one of the finest Hamburg handpicked leaves. Haters will say that we are reposting a photo taken last autumn, but let he who is without sin cast the first stone. 🙏 === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 35 mm, f/7.1, 0.8 s (handheld ), ISO 500
In my three years in Norway, I can say that I experienced most of its trademark terrible weather. Snow in May, darkness, frostbites, and falling on ice regularly. No matter how bad it would get, with proper clothes and attitude you can get used to all of it. Or that's at least what I thought before this particular morning in Ålesund, when my phone showed exactly 1 degrees Celsius. Now, that doesn't sound too dramatic, but the problem was — it was the middle of summer. Norway, we've had our fun, but this I will never forgive you. P.S. This is the longest exposure I’ve ever taken. There was no need to go for 850 seconds (over 14 minutes ), but I started chatting with a random guy who approached me and figured why not giving it a try. === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 16 mm, f/6.3, 850 s (10-stop ND ), ISO 160
While preparing for our photo series with @jackdaniels_de , I wanted to do research to try better understand the brand’s core values. What I first noticed was how, in every brief we received, the word “authenticity” was thrown around a lot. In fact, so much that it started annoying me, thinking it was just one of those corporate buzzwords. After all, how can a brand that sells millions of whiskey cases per year stay authentic, right? Well, then you could imagine how stupid I felt when I found out that since its very beginning in 1875, Jack Daniel’s has been produced in one place, and one place only — Lynchburg, Tennessee, population 6362. Now, Rovinj and Lynchburg have very little in common. But the thread that connects them, and why we chose to shoot there in the first place, is authenticity. The feeling of a small town, unpretentious and quiet, carved by centuries of passion and tradition; the story that keeps unfolding. === Fifth photo from our series for @jackdaniels_de #sponsored #werbung 18+
This one is back from my Oslo days. For me, it is one of the most challenging cities to photograph and I always struggled to find interesting perspectives, at least with a wide angle lens. Now don’t get me wrong, Oslo is a lovely city built to a human scale, but I felt it lacks distinct landmarks and architectural gems I usually go after.
Busy with his DIY puddle shot, @aakimun suggested that I go up the bridge arch and try to capture this frame. Quickly assessing the situation, I figured it shouldn't be a problem, despite my fear of heights. The arch was wide enough and only a few meters above the ground. As I made the first steps on the slippery surface, I instantly got dizzy. "Grow up, you bastard, you've seen kids climbing up here," I told to myself, realizing the absurdity of the situation. I inhaled deeply, as if that ever helps, and tightened my grip. On the very next step, the feeling of paranoia overwhelmed me, topping my craziest weed experience by a mile. I sat down, turned around and slid back on my ass. Back in safety, I signalled Sandro that he should take the photo. Although visibly annoyed, he didn't say a thing. After all, deep down he knew I was the only true friend he had left. === @SonyAlpha 7R + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 17 mm, f/22, 120 s ( @LeeFilters 10-stop ND filter ), ISO 80
The moment I saw this spot I knew I wanted to capture the boat light trails, and this sunset was a perfect opportunity to do just that. Clearly, I didn't bother checking the boat schedule, so I waited. And waited. Half an hour later, just when I was about to leave, a tiny tourist boat finally peeked from behind the buildings. Stressed out by the unexpected opportunity, I pressed the shutter leaving the exposure settings from the previous photo, which resulted in this embarrassingly short trail. I quickly pressed the shutter again, but my battery decided to call it a day. Cursing out loud, I changed it and waited for another attempt, but of course, that happened to be the first and the last boat that evening. Better luck next time, brother. === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 35 mm, f/22, 30 s, ISO 100
Hamburg, mid-October — the last summer sun disappears below the horizon. I know that @Schwarzenegger and my future kids won’t agree, but this global warming thing isn’t so bad at all.
I’m starting to seriously miss this place. Not exactly sure whether it’s just these houses or the feeling of solitude and peace, being there with nothing but my camera, thoughts and ideas. === @SonyAlpha 7Sii + @ZeissCameraLenses 16-35 f/4.0 @ 27 mm, f/22, 60 s ( @LeeFilters 10-stop ND filter ), ISO 100