Felix von der Osten

Felix von der Osten (b. 1989) is a freelance documentary photographer and drone pilot from Cologne, Germany.

He is especially interested in social and cultural issues, documenting them with analogue large and medium format photography, as well with the wet plate collodion process.

Felix - Portrait © Jasper Bastian In 2014, he participated in Advanced Visual Storytelling I+II at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus (DK). At the end of 2015 he was part of the 28th Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII).

He currently lives in Cologne and will complete his Bachelor in 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. He plans to do a Masters programme as well.

Felix won the Breakthrough Award of the British Journal of Photography and was named Emerging Photographer by PDN. He was also in the final round of various competitions like the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Awards and Magnum’s 30 under 30.

His photographs have been published in CNN, BrandEins, Photographic Museum of Humanity and the GUP Magazin for example. He has also exhibited internationally. 

Felix is a hobby magician, specialising in sleight of hand card tricks.

Felix will be part of Jaaga's pioneering public art project in Bangalore: Urban Pastures. The vision of this project is to introduce contemporary art at 50 new bus shelters being installed within one specific constituency in North Bangalore. The project presents a tremendous opportunity for art, in this case photography, to occupy an unusual public canvas within city space. A space that is accessible visually to all strata of society and represents a mini-ecosystem.

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