“I'm a house, it's dark in me. My consciousness is a lonely light, a candle. Everything else is in the shade, the unconscious: Instincts, forbidden desires and memories we don't want to see in the light.” - Freud series 2019





Human kind are socially living beings. People come into our lives, every encounter
leaves it‘s mark. Some stay by our side, others accompany us for a certain period until
we lose sight of each other again. What remains are the memories and the uncertainty
about which path the other person has chosen. In today‘s society everyone is so occupied
with themselves that they often aren‘t aware when a person slowly and quietly
withdraws. The reasons why people live isolated from the community are very different
and mostly shaped by life-changing experiences. Every individual person has the possibility
of falling into social isolation and only a few manage to get out of it on their own.
Someone who is socially isolated has a high risk of developing serious mental issues
such as social phobia, depression, addictions and suicidal thoughts. Can we empathize
with these people enough? How great is our compassion when we often do not react
and leave certain individuals behind?

The repression of sick people shows, how the true core of our „social system“ works:
a performance-oriented, selfish and profitable world that leaves no space for sick people.
As long as everyone contributes their part to the community and ensures that the
system is maintained, there is little need for action. When a person gets left behind,
they are often on their own and slowly moving downwards.

It is a plea to all of us to be considerate with our surroundings. The system that denies
the weakest and relies on growth will not last in long terms. Only if every individual
and every other living being in this planet is treated with respect and equality, humans
can call themselves as compassionate, intelligent beings that can sympathize
with others. To understand that physical and psychological pain is a lot to put up with
for these individuals can change a lot. Genuine interest and sensitivity gives the weak
the feeling of not being forgotten and helps to find new strength for a better live together
in one world.

on assignments︎︎︎ 
  Wahlkampagne für den                                 Ruhrverband Ruhr, zur Ruhrwahl 2020

  Werbeagentur: Scholz & Friends 
  AD: Chiara Astuti              
  Digital Operator: Peter Hanne 
  Licht Assistenz: Lukas Senger                    H&M: Denise Nelson 
  Styling: Pina Mirall    
  Produktion: Adlips Productions

  Der Freitag #27 

  Protagonist: Bernhard von Grünberg
  Text: Dorian Baganz
  Bildredaktion: Niklas Rock 

  Zum Artikel 

  11 Freunde #224 
  RW Essen Langszeit Reportage 

  Bildredaktion: Philipp Pernkopf
  Text: Tobias Ahrens & Jens Kirschneck


  Zeit Verbrechen 06
  Cover + Innenteil 

  Bildredaktion: Chantal Seitz & Andreas Wellnitz
  Assistenten: Sofia Brandes, David Jankowiak 

  Zum Artikel

  Die Zeit 23/2020

  Gebäude der Leopoldina, Halle (Saale)

  Bildredaktion: Maria Roweder

  Text: Anna Hähnig
  Zum Artikel

  Der Freitag 03/2020

Lillian Crott 
  Bildredaktion: Niklas Rock

  Text: Dorian Banganz 
  Zum Artikel

  11 Freunde #220

Kevin Volland
  Bildredaktion: Jens Kuiper

  Spiegel Wissen 01/2020
  über Liebe und die Wissenschaft

  Protagonisten: Lea & Alex
  Bildredaktion: Thorsten Gerke
  Text: Sandra Schulz
  Assistentin: Sofia Brandes

  Zum Artikel

  Galore Interviews Nr.39

Kaya Yanar
  Bildredaktion: Anna Merten
  Assistentin: Sofia Brandes

  Zum Artikel

  WOZ - Die Wochenzeitung 48/2019
  über die SPD im Ruhrgebiet.

  Jörg Sator - Chef der Tafel in Essen
  Nadja Lüders - NRW/SPD Generalsekretärin
  Indra Paas - Jusos Dortmund Vorsitzende    
  Mitarbeiter/in der Tafel Essen
  Bildredaktion: Florian Bachmann
  Text: Çiğdem Akyol
  Assistent: Maximilian Mann

  Zum Artikel

  TÜV SÜD: About Trust Magazin 03/2019
  über Kommunikation in Betrieben.

  Protagonistin: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Thommes
  Bildredaktion: Jan Steinhauer
  Text: Rebecca Lorenz                                    
  Assistentin: Sofia Brandes

  Zum Artikel

  11 Freunde #217

Marco Rose
  Bildredaktion: Jens Kuiper
  Text: Tim Jürgens 
  Assistentin: Sofia Brandes

  Zum Artikel

  DB Mobil 11/2019 
  über Fridays for future.
  Protagonisten: Maja, Ben, Viet, Felix
  Bildredaktion: Franziska Schade,                                            Andreas Till
  Text: Maria Timtschenko

  Zum Artikel

  Arte Magazin

Christian Petzold
  Bildredaktion: Saskia Otto

  11 Freunde #216

Mohammed Al-barnawe
  Bildredaktion: Philipp Pernkopf
  Zum Artikel

  11 Freunde #214

Chris­to­pher Antwi-Adjei
  Bildredaktion: Philipp Pernkopf
  Text: Tobias Ahrens

  Zum Artikel

  Zeit Online

Christian Montag
  Bildredaktion: Sina Niemeyer

  Zum Artikel

  Focus Magazine 23/2019

Axel Wolfsgruber
  Bildredaktion: Florian Kernwein
  Text: Axel Wolfsgruber

  Zum Artikel

  Die Zeit 19/2019

Rainer Bonhof
  Bildredaktion: Norman Hoppenheit
  Text: Christof Siemes

  Zum Artikel

  11 Freunde #210

  Bildredaktion: Philipp Pernkopf

  Havard Buisness Manager Aug/2018

Tim Mois
  Bildredaktion: Martin Richter

  Zum Artikel

  Der Freitag 05/2019

Richard Bannert
  Bildredaktion: Niklas Rock
  Text: Dorian Baganz

  Zum Artikel

“Max Slobodda (b. 1987) is a professional photographer, working and living in Dortmund, Germany. Max holds a BA in photography from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund. Besides in his free projects, where he creates surralistic pictures, his main focus is in portrait and editorial photography.”

clients / publications:

11 Freunde, Arte Magazin, AOK ON, Business Manager, 
Das Magazin, Der Freitag, Deutsch Perfekt, Die Zeit, DB Mobil,
DOGS Magazin, Dortmund Kreativ, Enorm Magazin, Fluter, Focus Magazin,
Galore, Harvard Business Manager, Intro, Mint Magazin,
PHASE Magazine, Philosophie Magazin, Rheinwerk Verlag, Regionalverband Ruhr,
Scholz & Friends, Spiegel Wissen, Tagesspiegel am Sonntag,
Tüv Süd - About Trust, Uni Spiegel, Vice, Zeit Online,
Zeit Germany, Zeit Verbrechen

6Mois, Courrier International, WOZ - die Wochenzeitung
The Guardian, NRC Handelsblatt

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