I first heard about the photographer Tobias Zielony from my doctor, who told me to write my master thesis in art history about him instead of Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra. He considered his approach to photographing young people, also the main subject of Dijkstra, to be more interesting. Despite me rejecting my doctor’s suggestion, Zielony stayed in my mind since this conversation and naturally I was interested to see his new work Jenny Jenny exhibited at Berlinische Galerie. The just recently finished series portrays different women, without any of them being clearly identified as _the_ Jenny, in what supposedly is their working and living environment. The photographs quickly identify them as sex workers, many of them are taken at night or in artificial, often deep red light, many of them semi- or completely nude, posing for the camera. Additionally, their job is mentioned in the press text to the exhibition.
Though various apps have been developed to be a consolation for the loss of Polaroid in 2008, a lot of us still miss the real feeling of instantly taking and processing a picture. And there is help: The Sofortbild (instant picture) shop offers a selection of vintage Polaroid cameras, the instant photography devices by Fuji and the complete range of analogue films by The Impossible Project.