Tony Melvin 0176-620 243-54
Der Fremde Freiheitsschacht - Photography for a new time
This guild. The journeymen. Der Fremde Freiheitsschacht. I had the opportunity to travel with these craftsmen , a centuries-old tradition of travel, and learning. I accompanied them while they worked, and even in their celebrations and festivals with my Leica camera - We hitchhiked across Germany , Austria , Switzerland and Romania.
I was given great confidence as a photographer, that I could be so close and could create unique photographs of these craftsmen.
As Robert Cappa put it: "If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. But real closeness is only possible if a higher level of trust can be made. I am very grateful to have been able to accompany them and for the opportunity and freedom as a " stranger " among them as brothers. You have granted me this and I am thankful. .