Fuck Me

Josh Kern

2015 - Ongoing

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Bremen, Germany

“Fuck me” is an ongoing story about youth, friendship, love, disappointment, being lost and finding oneself.⁣ It was published by „dienacht“ as a photo book in 2018.

"Writing this description was really hard. I mean, I know exactly what my project is about and I feel like I could easily write about it forever. But the "problem“ is, that a lot of people are going to see it. People that I really look up to. Like, photographers that I admire, my professors that I want to thrill or fellow students that I somehow want to be part of but always seem so different. And I just want to be seen as a serious photographer who does serious work. But I’m not. I see my work as selfish and narcissistic. And although, I sometimes wish it was different, it’s still what it is. So I decided that I will just stick to myself and go through it, as honest and vulnerable as I'm able to.

Fuck me, love me, misread me. You have the right to do everything you want with my words. In the end, it doesn’t even matter because I'm going to do it anyway. The only thing that is left under my control is to stay true to myself and to put it out there for you."

"I became obsessed with documenting the world around me. My camera was with me everywhere and it somehow became a part of myself. It gave me permission not to be shy and the ability to show how intense and beautiful I perceive life. I found something where I can shamelessly express what I feel, my critical view on our generation and myself and my love for life in general.”

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  • Marie and Till

  • Jonah

  • Naomi (i)

  • Notebook scan (i)

  • Till (i)

  • Fred (i)

  • Till and Ulg

  • Notebook scan (ii)

  • Fred (ii)

  • Naomi (ii)

  • René and Natasha

  • Notebook scan (iii)

  • Shervin

  • Till (i)

  • Till (ii)

  • Naomi, Simon and Linda

  • Notebook scan (iv)

  • Katy

  • Katy and Jonah

  • Naomi and self

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