zaterdag 23 januari 2010

How to make your own Das Banale Ding photography
Picture Maker Handy Manual:

  1. While walking on the street or swinging around your own home stop for a second to look 'closely' what’s around you. Do you see anything that’s particularly drawing your attention? Something you had never seen before? Probably not: that means you are already looking into the right direction.

  2. Pick any regular object or situation. Looking under your bed, checking out the fridge, a walk around the block or a stroll along the corridors of the Action or Blokker shop could be of a lot of help for this first exercise. Look for a place or a situation in which the object become something different than what it originally was. Does it look ridiculous now or silly, or makes no sense to you at all? Then you've chosen the right object to work with.

  3. Take the camera and get it ready to try a first shot. When referencing to “the camera” I mean any 'gadget' around that makes pictures (i.e. mobile phone, photo camera, web-cam, etc.).

  4. Try several shots and take a closer look at the results. Modifying the position of the object (turning it upside down, moving it from left to right or even getting rid of it) could help a lot in giving the picture a real banal characteristic.

  5. Choose the most banal picture out of them all, give it a name, and send it to The Das Banale online team will be more than happy to check it out and post it on the blog.

  6. Keep in touch with You’ll be surprised not only about yourself…

Important Note:

Tell all your friends about it. All you need is to take a good look around, have a camera and preferably no shame. Remember: The sky is the limit and banality is around the corner, it’s only a matter of capturing it.

woensdag 20 januari 2010

Das Banale Ding is a project founded in 2010 in Amsterdam. Sharp and with a sense of humor, they redefine reality and reclaim imagination with objects from our daily life. Everyday objects are placed in different contexts or photographed in specific manners to unleash them from their original meaning. By doing so, Das Banale Ding creates new realities that are fascinating and slightly absurd.

Das Banale Ding has been initiated by Adrian Brun, Annegien van Doorn, Bas Hendrikx, Marloes van Doorn and Nikos Doulos.

dinsdag 19 januari 2010

Do you want to participate?
Read the manual and send us your pictures!

by Annelisa Verschieren

Cactus Love
by Caroline Baurdoux

by Caroline Baurdoux

by Caroline Baurdoux

The Garbage Critter
by Caroline Baurdoux

Cup B
Loïs van Krimpen

Scotch Bear
by Stefan Breukers

Happy Face
by Stefan Breukers

Broodje Panda
by Wouter Valkenier

by Gianni Grelli

Wire Girl
by Caroline Baurdoux

Ei love you!
by Anna Caspersen

Geert Wilders
by Marc Robbemond

Moustache Man
by Caroline Baurdoux

WOW it's Lunch time
by Rossi Anne-marie Ros

Where is Greenpeace when you need them!
by Marc Robbemond

orange apple juice
by Florencia Rosso

by Yvonne Blaauw

Barbapapa heeft hele grote tieten
by Sandder

by Daniela Schwabe

Das Banane Ding

by Frank Gobel

helping hand
by Chrysa Chouliara

deer bathroom
by Chrysa Chouliara

NL op reis
by Frank Gobel

by Frank Gobel


by Ricohman

Das Banale Ding @ VITRINA PROJECT in Athens, 04/11/2011 and for two months.

From November 4 and for two months the Vitrina Project presents in slideshow format the project “Das Banale Ding”. It is a project initiated in 2010 by Adrian Brun (AR), Annegien van Doorn(NL), Bas Hendrikx(NL), Marloes van Doorn(NL) and Nikos Doulos(GR).


hard/hoofd - 22 maart 11



Publicatie 14-02-2011


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My Little Princes

Hey You

Piss & Love

Wild at Heart

Love me Bitch

Love Wax


Ashtray Love




Publicatie 27-01-2011
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Publicatie 09–10–2010

Op een papieren bordje in een rokerige ruimte staat een wigwam van wierookstokjes te roken. De camera draait om het oranje bouwsel heen, op de achtergrond rustige muziek. Het is een vulkaan die al wel rookt maar nog niet tot uitbarsting is gekomen. En dan, opeens, stort de hele toren in. De camera valt om, we zien de omringende kamer. Brandende wierookstokjes vallen op de grond. De vulkaan is tot uitbarsting gekomen.

Het filmpje Volcano staat op het blog Das Banale Ding waarop een groep kunstenaars foto’s en filmpjes post waarin de meest alledaagse gebruiksvoorwerpen worden ge-, en misbruikt. Van etenswaar tot nepsnorren, alles kan aanleiding voor een foto zijn. Als het maar gebruikt wordt voor iets waar het niet oorspronkelijk voor bedoeld was. Op deze manier maken de kunstenaars een ode aan de verbeelding en laten ze zien dat kunst ook in de meest banale hoeken kan schuilen.