by night it is so different in days…
my beloved wife and me went to vienna, austria for a couple of days, for my 34th birthday. the most beautiful city in the world! sorry i´m too lazy to post beautiful architecture from the 17-19th century, if you wanna see that make a google streetview tour. or pack your stuff and go by yourself! more than worth it!
i´m super digging that cine look, as u may see, the last few pictures are looking strange oversized (for me) but you are really loosing some important information by cutting down. so it doesn´t fit for every picture, respectively u have to think about the focal length before shooting. i just switched between my summicron 50/2 v.4, and a voigtländer 35/1.4. that fits most of the situations, but the 50mm is nearly perfect for that.
what di you think about cinestills?? this would really kick asses with cinestill film and a hasselblad xpan, but it´s soooo fuckin expensive, i could cry. so if you would loan me yours, you will get free prints forever!!!
it´s a special format from more than 16:9. i think i will go wide for a while.
i´m super sorry for beeing so damn absent. long time no see!!! how are you guys???
i was mega busy, since me and my wife are back from travelling abroad. this is not a valid excuse, just to let you know. but the good thing is, there will be amazing things happening in the future. so im working hard on a second page, showing the work from friends and fellows and myself, all leica shooters. it´ll be about our work and gear, about experiences, and how it felt shooting with one of the best niche cameras on the market – analog and digital, with processes from loading film, shooting, develop, darkroom, digital darkroom, accessories, print process or hanging on the wall, and so on.
oh by the way, i bought a new lens, which had my attention since month…drum roll…a canon 50/1.2 dream lens in near mint… photo update next week when i took it from at the customs.
that´s why this blog was a bit frozen for a few weeks. i will give you regular updates now, i promise!
and as is usual, impressions below.
i shot this episode a few month ago in new zealand. but it was blocked from a huge photo competition i entered in april. so now the winners & finalists announced a few days ago, and i can finally show it wherever i want. it seemed that i passed the finals by a hair´s breadth. but it´s ok! i saw the finalists work and it´s mega impressive and deserved for the guys. i think i still need way more experience and a way more better topic. but at least it was fun…
all shot in one day, with one lens, i got from handevision to test. iberit 24/2.4. no level correction, no barrel distortion, sharp from corner to corner! highly recommended!
i where honored to shoot this special series on my way through new zealand in a sleepy little town called Hokitika. the pictures are showing an old mental nursery. people getting caregiving for over 135 years until the hospital must close in 2007. Now its´s in private hands, but teenager and a lot of young adults gonna break into it at night, drinking, taking drugs, or burn something down. this place was a sanctuary for thousands of people, now it´s a solitary place. when the hospital closed, they took everything with them and left it like nobody was ever there before. what you see are the leftovers and moods like after a toxic gas attack. a ghost town. i ask the owner to look throughout the windows and shot some pictures, and after two attempts and long discussions, he let me in. the result is the feeling from a once hope giving place made from pug, stones and shards.
i would like to introduce to you my top 10 camera wishlist. so if anyone of you would like to sell one of this sexy ladies, please hit me a mail…
1. the analog leica mp 0.72 (black paint)
2. hasselblad x-pan
3. contax t3 (black)
4. leica monochrom typ 246 (black)
5. hasselblad swc typ 903
6. alpa 12tc
7. leica minilux zoom + cl flash
8. minolta cle + auto cle flash
9. graflex crown graphic 4×5
10. mamiya universal polaroid
… include or without lenses doesn´t matter. call me! thank you!
that´s insane. over 2600 people visited my blog this month to see whats happening in here. damn folks. thanks for all your interest in my tiny little bubble. since i started my journey in January, over 10 000 people altogether in 6 month. YOU ARE INSANE!
after so many requests, the print work is getting better and better and i actually sold a few before calling out any proper exhibition plans in the near future. that will be the next big article about the equipment i bought and paper and so on. first i have to fix the renovation on my flat quickly ^^. so stay tuned for that and thanks again for joining the poll. that was really helpful to give you the possibly best output i can. sometimes i´m a bit lazy to make an informative article besides the normal thrill in my life. so if you have any interests, wishes, questions or suggestions, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
in the near future i have great plans to show up. funny projects will follow…
i love you guys so much. never thought that so many people would join my interests, write me sweet emails or buy large prints from my journey through the world. (shipping world wide!)
i was always asking myself how people get this look of the foreign countries and cityscapes.
belief me, this is not a special secret or photoshop skills, thats just an interpolation. the look brings the natural position on earth. it´s the region where it´s located. from the first couple of hours i loved the light blue tones of the sky and the shadow lines throughout the day in japan. the strong yellow/red tones from new york or the spectacular saturation in australia and new zealand. that´s coursed by the the distance to the the atmosphere and how the sunlight walks over the equator and how it get filtered by the uv particles in the sky.
a friend of mine told me a great lesson: “don´t try to manipulate the natural look of a picture – just give him the look how it felt for you in that moment”. awesome advise!!!
i´m still troubleshooting with a steady process for my pictures and a recognition for hundreds of them. but i´m still struggling. i think it´s not bad, but it´s still far away from perfect. please forgive me, i´m still learning.
we will continuing our little adventure in two, three weeks to the northern europe like denmark, sweden and so on.
a little break of the wild influences from asia and southern hemisphere. the northern hemisphere with his clean look and super friendly people will give us another prospect to life. im super stoked to this road trip, so stay tuned what this journey will bring us along.
still found tons of pictures from japan. i think this is the beginning of a never ending love story.