I'm Laura Fein.
I have a B.A. in Communication Design.
I know how to work with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere and Lightroom. After Effects is some time ago. I have basic knowledge of Html/Css/jQuery - enough to build this website. And i know how to handle my camera.
And most important these days: I can type a word into google.
Buying and selling at the flea market is my yoga.
Feel free to contact me: email@example.com
THROUGH THE BALKANS
After 3000km full of breathtaking nature, "shopska salata", trumpets, sauna-car rides and strange to nice acquaintances I brought home a bunch of photos.
On the journey I travelled through Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.
In Wiesbaden, like in most other German cities, about 30% of the people have their origin in a foreign country. Looking back in German history, it shows that this composition of society is unique and special. For my Bachelor project I visited 12 small shops in Wiesbaden and documented everyday life there. The owners or staff have different cultural backgrounds. These backgrounds influence the services and products offered by a shop or how it is decorated. In the photobook quite a potpourri can be found. Anyway, photos can never tell facts or even trough. The beholder has to interpret and decide for himself what he sees. Evolving questions and assumptions are welcome. Sometimes they tell a lot about patterns and prejudice in our heads. The texts I wrote about the shops offer some additional information and they are printed on thinner paper. Which picture matches a text is left open.Close
In München lebt die attraktive 25-jährige Ayla, die abseits und tief von ihrer türkischen Familie verletzt, ein selbst auferlegtes Doppelleben führt. Nur zu ihrer Schwester Hülya hat Ayla noch Kontakt. Tagsüber arbeitet sie als Erzieherin in einem Kindergarten, nachts jobbt sie als aufreizende Garderobiere in einem Club. Der liebevolle, warmherzige Umgang mit den Kindern steht im krassen Gegensatz zu ihrem mutigen, selbstlosen Auftreten, wenn Ayla Ungerechtigkeit wittert. Sich selbst aufreibend zwischen Single-Dasein und der Sehnsucht nach der Geborgenheit eines Zuhauses, verliebt sich Ayla leidenschaftlich ausgerechnet in den feinsinnigen Fotografen Ayhan.Close
Two pieces of cake and a nap. That's what really counts when you're old.Close
AN APARTMENT IN BERLIN
Scenes from an apartment of a creative, small family in Berlin.Close
I was asked to document an orthodox baptism ceremony in a Greek church. Thanks to the church's interior it was like a gold rush.Close
Vernissage Video Documentation
Video documentation of a vernissage in WiesbadenClose
Analog, scratchy nudes.Close
RNS - Rallye Navigation Solutions is a young start-up which sells navigation technology for motorbike rallye racing.Close
ZUCKRIG UND ZART
This booklet icludes six of my favorite sweet cooking recipes, which I tried to simplifiy for everyday use, together with tasty photos. Fitting detail: a cake-doily is bound in the booklet.Close
I found a bunch of antique tobacco cards with portraits of beautiful women at the flea market. These trading cards probably used to stiffen flimsy cigarette packs. I liked the photos and created something new out of them.Close
NETT ZUR NATUR
Website Concept, Illustration
In a seminar at Hochschule Mainz we looked closer at the issue of 'gamification' and the task was to design something that utilizes aspects of game-playing. I made up a concept for a website where kids can interactively learn about sustainability. They can choose a topic and then go through an animated tour. In between they have to answer questions or guess facts in order to gain points. This keeps them involved and concentrated.Close
Website concept and realisation
Names are nothing but data. They are sequences of letters we use to name someone or something. Really?
A web based study proofed that the perception of first names varies a lot. They seem to tell us a lot about the bearers. Whether they are athletic, lazy or pretty. Using the numbers of the study, I tried to visualize what people think of a Sophie or an Alejandro. The user can choose two names out of a list and compare them.
Tablet app Concept and Realisation
The idea was to create an iPad cooking magazine where immigrant women present recipes from their home countries. The articles include step by step recipes, information about the countries and the women as well as some vocabulary. Each article ends with a short video where the cooking lady says "Enjoy your meal" in her mother tongue.Close