Roni Photographs on Facebook now (1 Viewer)

I'm just using this forum now for shameless selfpromotion and to stroke my ego:

Back in the 90s I've been photographing a bit.
It's not 'art' in the sense that I tried to be original or special. I just photographed girls, of which I felt, they should be preserved from aging. Photography was my way to fight time. There were also a few celebs and friends I pictured.

Now, I've decided to start photographing again and launched a facebook-page for the purpose of becoming known.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/roni-fotovideo/312777435404318
of course, I'd like you to 'like' it. Thanks kids.

Love, peace, happiness and all this stuff. You're a great audience! Thank you!
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Now if you could contact that Russian babe that posted here some time ago and snap some nudies I'd join Facebook and like, like, like. And like. Oh my, yes.
 
The one of Harald Juhnke is immortal

Thanks man! I'm proud of that one too.

For all Non-Germans:
In Germany, this guy, Harald Juhnke, was pretty famous at his time. He was a crooner-entertainer and heavy drinker. His big idol was Frank Sinatra, but of course he reached that aim only on a 'german level'.

I had the luck to work with him for a couple of days back in 1996. It was a PLEASURE. This man was a real pro.
He also allowed me to take some portrait-photographs of him then.

more info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Juhnke
or these vids:



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p.s.:
here's another shot I did on that day:

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Johannes

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What did you work with Harald Juhnke? Really great shots!

Juhnke was on of the greatest German actors ever, a true original. His end and final downfall was sad, although even that happened very much "his way" ... I remember reading the news when I was very young and seeing the pictures of him. He escaped from a hospital where he was locked in or something (if I remember correctly), went on a giant binge and ended up in a hotel suite in a bathrobe and a bloody face with a very young woman on his knee, posing for the photographers.

After that, he was diagnosed with dementia and locked up the last years of his life.
 
To be correct:

his dementia took place just in the very last years of his life, and he went into a hospital (and stayed there) after it happened. But he did have a very big lot of (timely-limited) alcoholic-blackouts through his whole career.

The episode you remember, was one of these 'drunk-phases' - he did not "escape a hospital" at that point. He just went into a kind of 10-days-drunk and moved into a hotel-room and had this 18-yearold-girl with him and since he had been a media-bitch all through his career, he let the photographers from the tabloids (Bild-Zeitung) in to his room, where they took not so flattering pics.

I met him in autumn 1996, when he was perfectly sober and we worked for a series of commercials which took 5 or 6 days. It was amazing to work with him.
The whole thing was "two rehearsals - two takes - thanks, next scene!" (Every scene on Every day!)
I've never experienced something like that before or after.
 

mjp

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The whole thing was "two rehearsals - two takes - thanks, next scene!" (Every scene on Every day!)
I've never experienced something like that before or after.
Jack Nicholson and Robert Duvall work that way. A couple of takes and they say, "Okay, we've got it," and the directors pretty much have to move on at that point because those guys aren't going to do the scene again. But they do nail it in those two takes, so doing it again would be pointless. Of all the actors I had a chance to see at work, those two stand out as old-school, kick-it-in-the-ass-and-let's-wrap-this-up pros.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Chaplin could have learned something from those guys, because he kept re-shooting scenes, perfectionist as he was.
 
[...] they say, "Okay, we've got it," and the directors pretty much have to move on [...]
in the case of Juhnke, it was the director, who said, we got this. (And I've been working with that director at other occasions too - he was not of the superficial quick-quick-kind.) The whole crew was amazed by the performance of this precise acting-machine. We all were just staring at him unbelieving.

And it was only for a fucking dumb commercial!
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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That's what clean living does for you, it makes you ageless. No smoking. no drinking, early to bed...that's Roni.
 

mjp

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Dude, you said those pictures would only be between us. Thanks a lot. My street cred is going down the toilet.
 

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