German photographers Claudius Schulze and Maciej Markowicz created two floating photo studios that have been sailing the channels and streams of Europe, including visiting Paris and Amsterdam. The project is known as [2BOATS].
The first boat, created by Schulze, is a houseboat that provides a “community hub” for discussions and workshops.
“Visitors are welcomed aboard to participate in a dialogue on vision, formation, creation and the environment as well as observe the artists’ photography,” the project states.
The boat is a handmade houseboat complete with a disco ball and hammock for lazy Sundays.
The second boat was built by Markowicz and functions both as a studio and as a working camera obscura.
This particular boat has its own Instagram page.
You can see the inside of the boat here, where demonstrations of the camera obscura occur:
There is a short 1-minute video about the [2BOATS] project that you can watch here:
The idea is supported by the Übermut Project, an initiative by visitBerlin and Hamburg Marketing, funded by the German Foreign Office. The two photographers are planning to conclude their journey of several months on June 7th, 2018, at the Hamburg Triennale of Photography.
Image credits: Photographs by Kevin McElvaney and used with permission