The Big Ponder - Episode #36: The Street
As a lifelong photographer and filmmaker, Harald Rumpf has spent decades exploring the cities that his subjects call home. In this episode, he uses archival interviews and personal anecdotes to reconstruct a lifetime of experiences documenting life in the streets.
This sentimental piece comes from Harald Rumpf. Harald is a cinematographer and photographer from Southwest Germany. He has made many films, including “Hip Hop: A Tale From the Hood,” which follows the story of two rappers in New York City, I.G. Off and Hazadous. In this retrospective of his work, Harald draws from his film and photography projects that took him into the streets of cities like Munich and New York. The music in this episode comes from Blue Dot Sessions, Stani Kirov and Marc Tepelmann, and I.G. Off and Hazadous. Special thanks to sound designer Marc Parisotto (additional recordings: Benedikt Mühle), voiceover actor Wolfgang Jörg, and translator Craig Reishus who provided their services for this episode. And a big thank you to the interviewees — Sandra McKenzie Murphy, Melissa, Dr. Tobias Widmaier, Bernhard Claus, Brian, Arne Moos, Frau Windgast, Hazadus, and I.G. Off (R.I.P.); also to Claus Biegert.
Header Image © Harald Rumpf