Washington, 2004
"Vladracul", The Georgetowner / Museums, Washington, 2004
"VLADRACUL"
The Georgetowner / Museums

"Johnny de Brest's "Vladracul," A Real & Fictional Spook
"

"VLADRACUL... COMES FROM THE ALARMINGLY FERTILE IMAGINATION
OF CUTTING-EDGE PHOTOGRAPHER JOHNNY DE BREST".
"Vladracul... kommt aus der beunruhigend produktiven Vorstellungskraft,
des sich auf der Höhe der Zeit befindenden Fotografen Johnny de Brest".
Art and Politics
"Vladracul"
The Georgetowner
Museums
 
Washington, 2004
"Vladracul", "The Teutonic Plague",
Washington Post / Express, Washington, 2004

"VLADRACUL"
Washington Post / Express


Photographer Johnny de Brest adds his "photo-novel" "Vladracul" to the undying
body of vampire Lore. Loosely based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula", de Brest's work
draws hundreds of shots chosen from 15.000 images into a film-like montage of
photographic stills, divided into 12 chapters, each of which is preceded by written
text.

"VLADRACUL" TAKES CUES BOTH FROM F.W. MURNAU'S STARK
EXPRESSIONIST CLASSIC "NOSFERATU" AND COLOR-SATURATED
CONTEMPORARY FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY"

"The result is a condensed, manic slice of the modern struggle over German
identity. The images don't preach, but thrill, like stills from a movie, or scenes
from a forgotten dream".

Phtography taken from "Vladracul", "The Odyssey of Lucie Westenra",
photographed at Berlin-Alexanderplatz, 1994


Credits: Gundula Markeffsky "Lucie Westenra" wears an Original Coat from
Caix Motamo's Mother Gisela Gottschling-Grüner
Art and Politics
"Vladracul"
F.W. Murnau
Film
 
Washington, 2004
"Vladracul",
Washington City Paper, Washington, 2004
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Washington City Paper

The Washington City Paper, USA, compares Johnny de Brest's
"Vladracul" (1991 - 1996) with the Work of Matthew Barney
(1995 - 2002) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

"...and the lurid local-color details... suggest a concept album that
David Bowie never got around to making during his Berlin phase.
(A soundtrack of late-’70s Bowie, Iggy, and Eno would be apt.)..."
Art and Politics
"Vladracul"
Matthew Barney
Berlin
 
Washington, 2004
"Vladracul",
Goethe-Institut Washington, 2004
"VLADRACUL"
Goethe-Institut Washington
"German Cultural Events"

"Vladracul" on the Cover of the Goethe-Institut Washington Program
Spring 2004 and three Pages inside
Art and Politics
"Vladracul"
Goethe-Institut
Washington
 
Munich, Germany, 2004
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Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut "ZV" (Christoph Tannert, Ute Meta Bauer, Villa Stuck München,
Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/M, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Folkwang
Museum Essen, Ulrich Pohlmann - Münchener Stadtmuseum) voted for Johnny de
Brest's provocative "Vladracul"-Exhibition in Washington, the US-Centre of Politics
Art and Politics
"Vladracul"
Goethe-Institut
Washington
 
 
 
Berlin, Germnay, 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
Publishing House
"Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf"

"Aufregende Fotografien"
("Exiting Photographs")

For more Information please contact
Johnny de Brest
 
European Photography, 2004
  Johnny de Brest listed with Erwin Olaf
 
Portugal, 2004
  "The Foto-Fix-World of Johnny de Brest"
"Scene 360",
The Film and Art Online Magazine
 
Germany, 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
Fotoinfo.de
 
New York , 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
Rhizome.org
 
United Kingdom , 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
Photography.blog
 
Germany , 2004
 
"VLADRACUL"
Fotografie Forum
 
Germany , 2004
 
"VLADRACUL"
Nachrichten Kunst.de
 
Washington, 2004
 
"VLADRACUL"
Washington Blade / Art

"PROVOCATIVE NEW TAKE ON THE TALE
OF DRACULA, INCLUDES A NUMBER OF HOMOEROTIC PIECES"
 
Washington, 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
DC. Photo Scene Washington
 
Washington, 2004
  "VLADRACUL"
DC. Film Society Washington
 
Washington, 2004
 
"VLADRACUL"
Washington Post