I recently read a book about mountains in art (Bettina Hausler, „Berge - Schrecken und Fascination“), from the earliest paintings of the 14th century until the end of the 20th century. In this book, the mountains have been shown both as a fascination as well as a dangerous place.
Ever since, the mountains have been a mysterious place, the home of gods and other myths.
Recently, I received a mail from a good friend of mine, who wanted me to print a picture out of my portfolio for him, and he already had chosen two of them. The funny thing is, that in my whole portfolio (at the moment) there is only one single photograph taken with an iPhone, and apparently exactly this one was one of the chosen ones. The other one was a picture, that I had taken with a nearly 35 year old camera. Read More
Last weekend I was out shooting in the landscape not too far from my home. It was beautiful morning, the night has been freezing cold so there was some frost on the grass and trees, but it was early enough in the year to still have some colors in some trees. I had seen a group of aspen earlier on one of my scouting trips, and I thought that would make for a good composition under these circumstances. So I hiked to the woodlands, the sun started to rise, it was absolutely gorgeous. With me, I had my Hasselblad 503 and the 80mm normal lens, a role of Fuji Acros and Kodak Ektar. Read More
Since the beginning of using my analog medium format camera as a landscape photography tool I was concerned how the limited aspect ratio of the camera would actually cumber my workflow. It is for a good reason that the 4x5, 6x7 or 3x4 format is also referred to as “landscape format” when using the longer side as the horizontal one. Read More
“Oh man, I think there is way too much snow here to hike!” – That were the words of my friend Rob when we finally, after an 8 hour drive from the middle of Germany, arrived in the Italian dolomites. When leaving rainy Germany in a southern direction, we first have been really optimistic, because as soon as we crossed the main row of the Alps, the weather changed to a mixture of clouds and sun, which would give us the perfect conditions for a photography trip. Read More
It’s some time since the last post, but I had some big changes in my photography workflow recently. Until the last year, I only used digital cameras as I grew up with sensors and memory cards instead of film. But in the last year I got really interested in analog photography. I did my first steps with a Pentax LX which is a great 35mm Camera to get started. I worked out pretty solid, but especially in terms of landscape photography I was really curious about medium format, so I first tried a very old Pentax 6x7. I loved the quality of the images, but there was no mirror lock up function on this old model, so I finally switched to a Hasselblad 503 CW with a 80mm, 150mm and a 50mm lens. Read More
I think discussing about what exactly I like about making photographs is a good starting point for this blog entry. In my opinion, everybody has a passion, something that really drives you forward, a thing, which catches your attention over and over again and makes you grow more and more. Read More
This is my first post here on my brand new site, so let me explain you first what will expect you here and what reasons finally influenced me to publish all of the following. Read More