marco
tugba, ezgi
timopa
schuetzenstr.
peter-l-aladin-a
michael-b
maxi-justin-alex-and-dustin
katrin
irinamehmet
hansihardy
dirk-kalkoff
fatih
berndulrich
antjedennis

Marco H.
South Ring, Bochum

He finished work earlier today, as there was nothing more to do. He loves sitting at this place, watching the hustle and bustle of the town.

Tugba ( left ) und Ezgi
North Ring, Bochum

They sit in front of Ezgi‘s window. The playground isn‘t far away though, but their uncle is going to pick them up here. The car was just too full, so he needs to drive twice. They‘re having fun so long.

Tim Ruck & Grandpa Hans Joachim Alpert
Town hall, Bochum

Tim ran riot in the playground and just bought an ice cream. This suits grandpa Alpert‘s plans, as his legs are aching.
„We sit here every time Tim wants to eat ice cream. I can calmly smoke a cigarette then.“

No name mentioned
Münster St., Dortmund

He was reluctant to being photographed.

Peter Langele ( left ) & Aladin Akkus
North Market, Dortmund

Hanging out in front of Aladin Akkus‘ shop.

Peter L. ( left ) & Aladin A.
North market, Dortmund

Sit in front of Aladin Akkus‘ shop.

Michael B.
Schützen St., Dortmund

Just finished his work as a paper deliverer and enjoys his beer.
„Hard work for, no less, 14 Euro for three hours.“

Maxi, Justin, Alex & Dustin
Town Hall, Bochum

They have met four girls in the chat room and are waiting for them.

Katrin
Central Station, Dortmund

..waiting for her boyfriend.

Irina & Mehmet
Central Station, Bochum

..arguing about their relationship.

Hansi & Hardy
Town Hall, Bochum

They are both from Bochum and Hardy just recently moved here but they have been knowing each other for longer and you can meet them here and there.

Dirk K.
City center Bochum

Dirk pretends to be „normal sized“. He works by the order of god on the question, why the poor people in Germany are doing so badly. He buys foot gear and caps exclusively in children's shops.

Fatih
Mallinckrodt St., Dortmund

Fatih in front of his kiosk.

Bernd ( left ) & Ulrich
Münster St., Dortmund

Bernd and Ulrich meet regularly. Actually they prefer to sit at the „North market“, but there are just too many rats currently, and nobody does anything against it.

Antje and Dennis
Central Station, Bochum

Dennis is visiting Antje in Bochum. They would love to talk at some other place, but it is Easter Monday and all places are closed, unfortunately.

  • marco
  • tugba, ezgi
  • timopa
  • schuetzenstr.
  • peter-l-aladin-a
  • michael-b
  • maxi-justin-alex-and-dustin
  • katrin
  • irinamehmet
  • hansihardy
  • dirk-kalkoff
  • fatih
  • berndulrich
  • antjedennis

Right Here

Hanging Around/Heimat Quartier, organized by Rolf Dennemann with artscenico Dortmund, is an international, multimedia project, that engages with the state of “hanging around” and how it manifests itself in different countries in Europe. My participation is comprised of 12 photographs. I interviewed people hanging out in the streets of the Ruhr area. They all come from different backgrounds, they are of different ages and have different reasons to be where they are at the time I make the image.