Street Focus 90: The Buffalo That Could Not Dream with Felix von der Osten

Please enjoy my conversation with German photographer Felix von der Osten who spent several weeks on a native american reservation and photographed daily life.Felix von der Osten

Felix von der Osten (b. 1989) is a freelance documentary photographer and Drone Pilot from Germany.

He is specially interested social and cultural issues documenting it with analog large- and medium- format photography, as well with the Wet Plate Collodion process.

In 2014 he attended the class »Advanced Visual Storytelling I+II« at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus (DK).

He currently lives in Cologne and completed his Bachelor in 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. Afterwards he will attend the Masters program as well.

Von der Osten won the »Breakthrough Award« of the Britisch Journal of Photography as well he was named an »Emerging Photographer« by PDN. He also got into various finals of photography competitions as the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Awards’ or Magnum’s »30 under 30«. At the end of 2015 he attended the 28th Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII).

His photographs were published f.e. in CNN, BrandEins, Photographic Museum of Humanity and the GUP Magazin. He also exhibited internationally.

In his free time he is a Magician specialised in Slight-of-hand Card Magic.

See more of his work at:

About The Author

Host, Street Focus

The day I picked up a camera I became a storyteller. I now live and breathe in pixels! After working as a commercial photographer for several years, I realized that my love for the craft could serve others. Sharing the passion is now where I focus all my energy through teaching international photo workshops, speaking at seminars, writing, blogging and now podcasting. I am also thrilled to be an X Photographer for Fujifilm USA. Although I photograph everything and anything that moves me, my passion for mankind drives me to shoot street photography every day. I thrive on searching the story in a single frame. Find my Street Photograph: First Steps and Beyond on my website!

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  • Loved the episode, and a nice change of pace. The street is everywhere right and not just the proverbial “street” per-se. Looks like Felix has a great future ahead.

  • yuri rasin

    lovely episode and a great insight into an amazing project