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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dark Prison Chess Picture

This is pretty much how it came out of the camera. He was hit by this funny light from above...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

This could make a good series

OK, after some experimenting I think I've found the way to go with those chess pictures. I have a series of portraits that I think are interesting together as long as they are processed in the same way. Instead of defacing chess players with wannabe-draganzing experiments, I'll go for candid black and white images. There is still a lot of adjustments involved, but I think I'm able to do this. Here is a first try.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another Prison Chess Portrait

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chess Player Portrait

Friday, November 21, 2008

Prison Chess Match

So what's the prison story? Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to witness and photograph a chess match between students and prison inmates - six students versus about 60 prisoners in simultaneous chess. The event attracted journalists and a TV team, at this point I don't need to explain any further and just show you the video (my images will come later).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back from Prison

This morning I spent inside the maximum-security section of New Jersey State Prison where I documented a curious and rare event. I'll write more about it once I find the time to go through my pictures. For now: It's about Princeton students, prison inmates, and their battle on the chessboard.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Taken in Princeton on election night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This little piece of art is called "Modulo". It's not a photo, but I found it pretty, so why not sharing?
Images that represent basic mathematical operations, isn't that some kind of a contemporary art cliché? The modulo operation computes the remainder of a division. In this case I divide each pixel's X and Y coordinate by a fixed value and encode the remainder in the same pixel's red and green value respectively. The fixed divisor determines the size of these squares and the modulo the color gradient. The more appealing way of debugging programming code. However, sometimes you just don't know if it's your eyes or your code that needs to be corrected...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hot Chicks!

I'm running out of headlines. Plus, it's fun to watch visitor statistics going up when using words like these.
At this point: greetings to all new visitors! :-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Curvy Lady

Probably more curvy than lady...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yet another campus picture

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm sorry...

...but this little fright fest is not over yet.
I'm also sorry for his neck.

Shop is up to date now

Just finished entering all images to the shop section.
Now that I started this I might try other companies as well and see if one sells better than the other.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Fox

This was the first time I directed a halloweener to do something, or shoud I say "to do nothing". I picked him out of the a crowd of people and let him stay by himself, doing nothing. In my humble opinion, this guy is more scary than any blood covered zombie.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Umbrella Girl

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Suicidal Mexican

This might be a cartoon character...does anybody know who this is?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What the Joker and Sarah Palin have in common

I strongly believe that these two were the number one Halloween characters this year, at least I had the impression there were Jokers and Sarah Palins all over the place :-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sweeney Todd

The first of some more new Halloween pictures from New York.
The lighting setup at the parade was worse than in the previous years, but my current gear is by far better than what I had before, so I was still on the winning side. Not speaking of the creative people who are simply astonishing year after year. I guess my processing workflow improved a little, too.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Website Changes

If you look carefully, you will notice a little change on this page. I got rid of the guestbook, which seemed a bit lost and redundant. I simply replaced it with a shop section. I agreed on contracts with Seen.by and CCPrint a couple of weeks ago. CCPrint produces and exhibits in Frankfurt, Germany. Seen.by collaborates with Sander in Cologne. My experience so far is that taking pictures is one thing, but printing is a whole different story. So I'm very happy to have these capable partners now. All the proofs I have seen so far look just brilliant. If you happen to be interested in one of my pictures...it won't get better than this.