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COMING OF AGE


COMING OF AGE


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Welcome to the waiting room.


We´re behaving like insects.


21st century killed love.


They´re moving their feet, but nobody´s dancing.


They´re staring all night and they´re staring all day.


... and I´m still waiting at the Berlin Wall.


I felt instantly confined by the notion that we are born into a world where everything was mapped out by those before us.


Sometimes I just wanted to raise my hand and stop. But stop what? Maybe just growing up.


I remember passing shopwindows with my mother and asking why people didn´t just kick them in.


It was disgust with civilization.


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We live small lives on the periphery.


Love isn´t what they tell you.


Stop sacrifizing.


Let´s have facial surgery.


Use jets while you still can.


All places are temporary places.


When is it starting? - When is WHAT starting? - ... I don´t know ... Life and all ...


It´s 24/7. It´s your life.


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Of all the thirty six alternatives, running away is the best.


I´m just walking around... your city is a wonder-town .


Isn´t it too dreamy?


No one expected me. Everything awaited me.


All my dreams came true. But now I have a bunch of other dreams.


It´s just that I have this problem that I wanna be everywhere I´m not.


- It makes me so sad that we just don´t manage to be happy for a while.


We wasted all the best of us in alkohol and sweat.


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Do you really not get what´s happening?


We are in-betweens.


Why so serious?


I think I´ve been dead now for some while.


If nothing drives me crazy, then nothing drives me at all.


When they get what they want they never want it again.


I AM a clichĂŠ.


If this is reality, then why am I here?


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The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.


Why? - Why not?


They consume each other.


Laughter. An essential ingredient for survival. And we laughed a lot.


I always keep a smile, because anything but a smile would make me have to explain, what I can´t explain anyway.


Instead of talking about the last war, let me talk about the next war, because sometimes it´s useful to be prepared instead of just reacting.


So let them bleed.


Life´s unfair. Kill yourself or get over it.


Isn´t it too dreamy? Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks, Episode 1.3

I´m just walking around... your city is a wonder-town . Sonic Youth: the wonder

Of all the thirty six alternatives, running away is the best. – chinese proverb

Sometimes I just wanted to raise my hand and stop. But stop what? Maybe just growing up. Patti Smith: Just Kids

Use jets while you still can. Douglas Coupland: Generation X

We live small lives on the periphery. Douglas Coupland: Generation X

It was disgust with civilization. Kurt Vonnegut, Backwards City Review, 2004

I remember passing shopwindows with my mother and asking why people didn´t just kick them in. Patti Smith: Just Kids

I felt instantly confined by the notion that we are born into a world where everything was mapped out by those before us. Patti Smith: Just Kids

They´re staring all night and they´re staring all day. Sex Pistols: Holidays In The Sun

... and I´m still waiting at the Berlin Wall. Sex Pistols: Holidays In The Sun

They´re moving their feet, but nobody´s dancing. Low: Like a Forest, from: Things We Lost in the Fire

QUOTES


so let them bleed - Kristian Gohlke i am a cliche - Martin Fink use jets - Vincent Kramer

All images by Lisa Hoffmann except

Life´s unfair. Kill yourself or get over it. Black Box Recorder: Child Psychology from England Made Me, 1998

Instead of talking about the last war, let me talk about the next war, because sometimes it´s useful to be prepared instead of just reacting. Noam Chomsky: Media Control

I always keep a smile, because anything but a smile would make me have to explain, what I can´t explain anyway. Black Flag: Can´t decide

Laughter. An essential ingredient for survival. And we laughed a lot. Patti Smith: Just Kids

The sky above the port was the color of television, turned to a dead channel. William Gibson: Neuromancer

we wasted all the best of us in alcohol and sweat La Dispute: Andrea

It´s just that I have this problem that I wanna be everywhere I´m not. Touché Amoré: Home Away From Here

All my dreams came true. But now I have a bunch of other dreams. Sonic Youth: quest for the cup

No one expected me. Everything awaited me. Patti Smith: Just Kids


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Coming of age  

from the series "deeper into movies" photo book I

Coming of age  

from the series "deeper into movies" photo book I

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