Martin Fengel

Martin Fengel


Munich based Martin Fengel is a trained photographer. But he is also a musician, professor, illustrator, filmmaker, and architect. He works for large magazines, has exhibitions at home and abroad, designed the Munich underground station Moosach and draws for Harald Martenstein's weekly column in Zeit-Magazin.

Chronic City

Jonathan Lethem
Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies.

Chronic Cities describes the New York mood pretty well, in a neighborhood where I've rarely been when I was living in New York, the Upper West Side. There's a lot of good characters and a tiger walking through New York, too. It reminds me of my time in this city, when I also did not understand much.

Martin Fengel

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata
An outsider finds her true destiny as an employee of a 24-hour supermarket. She the everyday usual like a difficult art project. The panorama of Tokyo society whose values ​​and norms seem immovable.

I always woke up very early in Tokyo. Everything was closed, except for a family mart in which a tired man worked. He reminded me of the convenience store woman, of this freedom through constraints. In general, many Japanese people seem like they confuse work with life, but at the same time know that it might be nice to spend more time with their friends.

Martin Fengel

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