Immer nur Boobies vor der Kamera ist doch auch laaangweilig, da stimmt mir gewiss jeder zu. Warum nicht auch mal einen Kerl mit Ecken und Kanten? Da kam John-Erik gerade recht: unterhaltsam wie ein revolutionärer Tag in einem Wiener Kaffeehaus und Gesichtskarneval von Zahm bis Wahn.Read More
Something big is gonna happen, things are about to change...
Analysing site statistics is not my thing ("Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"), but recently I had a quick look and discovered that the vast majority of my readership does reside in Germany. It still does. And although I am somewhat proud that there are visitors and subscribers from around the globe, it is safe to assume that my main audience is still from the German speaking countries.
Have A Great New Year.
Don't get burned.
See you in 2015.
All the best for you and your family and friends.
Ending the year with some production notes and shots from the Christmas Truce production. The topic was at the same time disturbing and encouraging, which made me wonder how the mutual mood would be on shooting day. But see for yourself.Read More
On the 24 December 1914, English and German combat units ceased fighting each other. Instead of gunfire they exchanged presents, throwing cigarettes rather than grenades. For a few days the madness that had already taken so many lives of the BEF, of Belgian, French and German conscripts; the misery of those Flanders fields came to a sudden halt.Read More
In my last post I stressed the importance of physics when it comes to photography. Which is right. And wrong. As chemistry beats physics. Even in the digital age - it always does.Read More
Always failed in physics. Big way. Reason being that is that no one took the liberty to remind me that physics has something to do with photography. Which would have sparked my interest. Most likely. Really. Like in: Really-Really. But to achieve a dramatic light fall off, you need physics to come to your rescue.Read More
Got interviewed by Michael from www.fotografr.de. If you want to know who I am, you may want to have a look at it. It comes in German, so some of you may have to make clever use of advanced online translation services and will surely be confronted with some funny wording. Let me know if something turns really, really weird or is otherwise lost in translation. Never forget that in feeding the machines, you might by chance find the meaning of life – which is, as we all know, 42.
Thank you Michael for having me appear on your blog
Giant soft boxes. Parabolic umbrellas that look like radar stations. Reflectors equaling the size of tea clipper top-sails from a time when photography was young and nothing but alchemy - or even blasphemy. Size does matter when it comes to light formers - so they say.Read More
This is not a typical blog episode. It's a contest. A contest between lightformers, thrown into the arena to fight for their lives. Ave Imperator, moriture te salutant ... well, uhmm, actually it wasn't that dramatic. I was supposed to tidy up the garage and needed a good excuse not to do so. And what could possibly be a better excuse than an elaborate performance test of different lightformers and their output in f/stops.Read More