Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical gems hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. The 34th edition was collected by photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, who will be one of our highlights at our very first Forward Festival in Berlin this month.


When it comes to high-end fun, Koekkoek is your gun. The photographer and director knows how to translate humour into authentic and unpolished pictures, toying with the absurdity of everyday life with his highly acclaimed talent for the good, the bad and the ugly – which is wonderful.

With his roots in Tyrol, Austria, he is now based between Berlin and Vienna. Back in 2008, he moved to New York to learn at legendary Magnum Photos. Since then he has released award-winning art publications and exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. His client portfolio includes global brands, like Apple, The New York Times and BMW.


(c) Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek


Although September has welcomed us with quite chilly weather, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek provides us with some sunny italo-vibes! With Italian classics like Felicità, Volare and Sarà Perché Ti Amo, Koekkoek takes us on a holiday between olive trees, gelato and la dolce vita. So put your vacay-mode back on and enjoy the soundtrack of a never-ending Italian summer.



If you can’t get enough of Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek like us, don’t miss out on the Forward Festival Premiere in Berlin on September 17th, where he will talk about his creative process, his current projects and about how the past year and a half has influenced his work.