Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I thought I would give you and me a break after the first four images from Cuba. I still have lots of images from other trips and I also think that the blog stays most interesting when switching between different topics.
The Thunderdome did kind of stick out a little compared to other things I saw at Burning Man. This seemed to be the place to go for some serious adrenalin rush. Obviously, the folks you are seeing on top of the dome are spectators. What you cannot see (because of motion blur) is that down inside fighters/volunteers with harnesses were hanging on very tall swings. Two fighters per match, swinging toward each other beating each other like crazy with pool noodles. Pretty weird, huh?
I think those fights were only going on at nights. Once I passed by the Thunderdome during the day and saw an army of french maids climbing and posing on top of the dome. I leave the view to your imagination, it looked interesting to say the least.
Monday, November 29, 2010
No, she wasn't observing me. She was impatiently waiting for someone. Impatiently without moving even a bit.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Even without speaking the people's language, it was easy to put more joy onto the faces of my subjects whenever I wanted to. Simply by showing the first picture on the display, then take another one.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Taken on a Sunday in the early morning. This was right after waking up in the city for the first time. The quiet streets gave me a chance to smoothly adjust to the environment. At this point I wasn't aware yet that Sunday mornings are an extreme exception from the rest of the week. Havana streets are very busy and loud.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm back from Cuba with lots of pictures to show. The whole trip was generally very interesting, and photography-wise simply plain exciting. I made friends with a painter from Havana who accompanied me during some of my photo hikes through the city. He brought me to some friends' places who could provide nice views from their apartments. Along the way we discovered more and more interesting looking staircases, balconies and so on. Over all this city is full of playfully designed, yet decaying buildings. This is a well known fact, but you probably won't realize what a photo playground this really is until you are there.
Now the most difficult question is where to start showing pictures. I chose this one, symbolically opening the doors to my Cuba work. I hope you will enjoy the show.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I will be gone for 10 days and hopefully back with fresh photographs from Cuba after that. See you later!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Lots of changes coming up!
In 2011 a lot of my energy will probably go into the experiment of becoming a pro traveler/photographer, or starving artist - however you wanna put it. Right now I'm in the middle of completely redoing this website and I'm excited about this. So here is a little heads-up. There is not really much to show you yet, but this is what I think it is going to be:
Switch to Wordpress
Migrating from Blogger to self-hosted Wordpress will give me lots of freedom to do new things. I'm also changing my webhost.
A .com URL in addition to my German .de one.
Option to switch to German language
I'm not sure yet till what degree this will be feasible, but I will put more thoughts into it.
A new elegant design that will hopefully please your eye.
Order almost any image as print
From my new blog, you will be able to buy high quality prints immediately after I posted a new image.
Well organized portfolios to browse
Re-organization of my portfolio..again with the option for you to buy my work.
Make buyers donate to good causes by buying my work
I'm looking for good causes matching the categories in the portfolio. For example, a certain amount would be donated to a New York related charity when you buy a fine-art print of New York City, etc.
More Facebook integration?
How do you feel about connecting the commenting function with Facebook? This way you would have the option to use your "Facebook identity" for posting comments.
I'm looking for a skilled videographer who would be interested in creating a video/slide-show for a group of HDR photographers. The video will have little movie components introducing each photographer. Each one will also have an own high resolution slideshow-part with music. The job would be to put all this together and mix the music nicely.
Even though there is no pay for anybody, I think this is an exciting opportunity for a videographer to get lots of exposure. The video is going to show the work of some of the best known HDR photographers out there.
Sounds interesting? You can reach me on
or shoot me an email
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Coincidentally, right after I took the picture, the couple got up and left. "Hey buddy, that's a million dollar picture, huh?" - I'm sure he had no idea that he was part of it.
In case you haven't read yesterday's post: clicking on the images makes more sense now. Try it!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Made it to San Francisco last weekend and took this picture on the way back to San Diego. The coast in the northern part of California is much more dramatic compared to the southern one. I wish I could spend more time there and in San Francisco as well. This city seems to never lose its charm even when it's raining like it did yesterday. More pictures will follow.
Oh, one note about the pink looking sky in this picture. This is not due to my bad taste, it in fact looked like this.
Another note: When you click on an image you will from now on see the image with a width of 1400 instead of 1000 pixels. Once I find the time to edit the design template, I will also increase the thumbnail image size to a width of 900 instead of 680 pixels. I believe this is appreciated, let me know if not. Once I start tinkering on the layout like this, it's usually just a question of time until I do a complete makeover by switching to a new design.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Sometimes things just fit together. Speaking of vintage cars..next week I'm going on a ten day trip to Cuba. I'm stocking up on memory right now.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A colleague of mine told me to check out the beach area named Windansea. Even though it's just a few minutes drive from home, I haven't been there yet. Her description was pretty easy: hit the beach when you see the 7-eleven - and here we are.