Campaign for world-famous Berlin Techno DJ’s immersive light and sound shows, touring the world.
Ben Klock is an ever-present symbol of Berlin’s modern Techno movement. Resident DJ at iconic Berlin club Berghain, and a regular on the international circuit. His Photon shows have been touring for several years, building a devoted following around the world.
Photon is about the experience of light, architecture and music. This experience is almost like a light installation but with the vibe of a techno party - Ben Klock
DJ, Artist, Producer and label owner. Ben Klock is an ever present symbol of Berlin's modern techno movement.
Photon shows immerse the audience in sound and light
These included stills for social and print ads as well as video content for promoting the shows across social channels. These assets needed to be quickly re-versioned to suit the promotional needs of different markets as the campaign rolled out.
This creative solution was relevant to being at a Photon show, where meaning is subjective and one person’s experience might be very different to another's.
On the shoot, we committed to using no elaborate effects, only working with elements present in the live shows. Everything was created in-camera, playing with lens aberrations, exposure and shutter speeds. Staying true to Ben’s roots, the shoot took place at Berlin’s legendary Berghain club, where he has been a resident DJ for years.
They were then adapted for social channels to promote specific events around the world. We also provided a toolkit for territories to create local adaptations across the world.
Explore the world of Ben Klock and Berghain. Iconic emblems of Berlin, a city still showing the scars of its past but undergoing rapid change and, depending on who you speak to, welcome or unwelcome gentrification. The need for growth in one of Germany's poorest cities, combined with the desire to maintain its underground scene and individuality, creates a tension between old and new in one of Europe’s most exciting urban centres.
(Special thanks to StereoKlang.se for Ben Klock interview content used in the case study)