There are two stereotypes of people on this planet. Some love to plan every aspect of a journey and some not (and there is also a mix between these two). I am the kind of guy who likes to walk around without a real destination. When I'm on vacation I have a little list of places I want to visit but most of the time I love to run around without knowing where it's gonna end up.
I found the best places just by running around off the beaten path. We are too bound to our daily routine and need a little break by stepping aside of it. When you're in London just turn into one of the many streets beside the overcrowded tourist paths and experience the wonder of being totally alone in one of the most pulsating cities in the world.
Researchers made experiments recording the daily paths of certain people and got mostly the same results. Every day people are taking the same paths and they create a triangle, a circle or any other shape. Maybe there is some magic one road away and you never experience it?
Photography can also become a different approach to see things different by turning things upside down or searching for a new angle of view. Think about your daily routine and how to break it...
I've just printed some issues of Hamburg Dérive to share them via cafes and other places in Hamburg. It is a high quality laser print on paper with a higher weight. The booklet contains a little selection of street and urban photography taken in Hamburg. The publication follows no path because the concept of "Dérive" is to get lost without having a plan. Street photography and the Dérive movement have some similarities in common, so it was the right choice for a name.
Help me: If you want to print and share my magazine in your area then just click and download this pdf-file and print it, fold it and you're done! There is no copyright issue and the photos can only be used in this free print product.
Maybe other photographers want to participate in this project by creating their own simple little publications. This is a great way to share art around the world without spending too much money.