Christoph Zoubek


Analog photographer and med student from Munich, Germany with a focus on portraiture

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I recently finished The Society of Singularities - On the Structural Transformation of Modernity by Andreas Reckwitz - a sociological study about our post-modern society and how it praises individuality and pseudo-authenticity.

Generally, I love prose from the early 20th century by authors like Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka and others.

Most visited blogs, websites?

Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The Guardian


What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram - like most visual artists. This remains a great source of inspiration and probably the easiest way to connect with other artists around the globe
Snapchat - yes, still. I actually do most of the daily communication with my girlfriend - who lives some distance away in Austria - via Snapchat
MassiveDevChart - the most useful app when developing your own film

Whats currently on your playlist?

What records would you recommend to hear?

Yankee Hotel Foxtrott by Wilco
White Album (2018 Remaster) by The Beatles
If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle & Sebastian
Odessey & Oracle by The Zombies
In Rainbows by Radiohead

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

I love the Coen Brothers movies, especially Big Lebowski, Fargo and No Country For Old Men and the visual storytelling of Wes Anderson. Apart from that and my fav classics (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Naked Gun) I like the stories that Éric Rohmer and Woody Allen tell

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Some weeks ago I'd probably have said Karl Lagerfeld, but as it is "working today" and being alive I have to say Mick Jagger.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I do not watch a lot of TV these days, mainly news & sports (soccer).

Who are you following?

I like the works of my fellow analog photographers @anna.foersterling, @lsmartphoto and @purienne_


What tools do you use in your work?

I mainly shoot with a Pentax 67II, a Contax 645 and a Leica MP on Kodak Tri-x film.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Holiday Magazine
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

I'm also collecting vintage copies of German magazine Twen (1950s - 1960s) which featured groundbreaking photography, layout and progressive contents

What are your favorite gadgets?

Probably my vintage 1950s city bike with its whitewall tires - produced by Torpedo Werke Frankfurt. They're other product were typewriters - quite an unusual combination. They stopped production in 1967


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Portrait image by © Carolin Zoubek