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Shooting David Bowie (#215)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographing David Bowie - Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, the Sex Pistols and many more were all photographed by Mick Rock back in the 1970s. In fact he was a part of the wallpaper of the rock and roll scene then, traveling around with the stars and documenting the times. There was one pop star who he was particularly close to, as he was with him from the very start : David Bowie. MUSIC: France's Camille - Staying in the music business, the quirky singer Camille has become a star in her native France very quickly. Normally such experimental musicians take years to build up a following but she's already hit the CD charts a number of times. Nothing is too avantgarde for her, she loves to explore her voice and on her album "Le Fil", or The Thread, there was a tone that persisted throughout the whole record woven into every song. Her debut album did well and Le Fil did better still, going platinum.

LIFESTYLE: Yachts from the Inside - Now I'm not much of a seafaring man but if I had to take to the high seas the best way to do it would be in comfort. Birgit Schnaase designs the interiors of fantastic luxury yachts and is one of the few women to have made her mark in this male dominated profession. She showed us round her latest interior design of a top of the range yacht and the particular feminine touches that she and her team bring below decks.

TRAVEL: South Pole Trek - The extreme sportsman Wolfgang Melchior with four-like minded colleagues is just back from the fastest ever trek to the south Pole. Approximately 900 kilometers in 33 days. The Guinness book of records has recognised them for this incredible feat of endurance as they used no motorised transport, no huskies, just one foot in front of the other. We caught up with him in the more hospitable surroundings of his home city of Vienna.

ARCHITECTURE: Connected Couple - You could see this next report as a true partnership in all senses of the word. Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton are married and unlike the rest of us who don't spend twenty-four seven with their nearest and dearest, they are together all the time as they work as partners too . In fact they have a very successful architect's office and are known throughout Europe for their trademark colourful facades. They like the buildings they design to respond to the natural environment around them and are big advocates of green architecture.

DESIGN: Furniture from Milan - The Milan furniture fair, Salone di Mobile, has been on since Wednesday and we spent a day with the architect and designer Antonio Citterio. In his long and successful career he's designed everything from chairs, to bar lounge interiors, to luxury hotels where he's been the architect of the building and done the complete interior design as well. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: DW-TV's euromaxx provides an insight into the cultural side of Europe and the people who live there with colorful stories that reflect the rich variety of cultural life in Europe. From architecture and design to pop culture and fashion, euromaxx explores the region's new trends as well as its old traditions. euromaxx is as multi-facetted as Europe itself: an entertaining kaleidoscope of people, places and lifestyle. Each half-hour is packed with features focused on the latest in music, movies, fashion, food and travel. euromaxx always has a fresh take on today's culture - it's what's happening today and this week. It's topical, relevant, and as fresh as this week's Sunday newspaper.

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