Due to my work, I benefit from international one day business trips occasionally. Yesterday, I had a meeting in London, so I hopped on a plane from Hamburg to London in the morning and back again in the evening. On my way to my meeting and back to the airport I managed to get away with some images.… →...
There are a handful of cities on this planet that stand out from the all the other cities in terms of relevance, vibrancy, culture, flair and maybe even something intangible as mojo. It’s not easy to define the definite top ten of metropolises with the top contenders in order to each other, but it’s pretty clear that cities such as New York City, Tokyo, Paris and London rank very high in this top ten list.… →...
It feels like the new year barely started and now the first quarter is already gone. And yes, in many parts of Europe, winter is still in charge! That’s very much true for my native Hamburg in northern Germany where it has snowed until the last days with large spots of snow still dominating the landscape outside.… →...
Due to my work, I benefit from international one day business trips occasionally. Yesterday, I had a meeting in London, so I hopped on a plane from Hamburg to London in the morning and back again in the evening. On my way to my meeting and back to the airport I managed to get away with some images.
My meeting place was close to Victoria station where the company I work for has their London office, right across Westminster Cathedral on Cardinal Place. Since I had walked past Westminster Cathedral a couple of times already on past visits to the office without seeing the inside, I decided to go check it out this time. Personally, my views on religion are mixed – each to their own liking though! – but I enjoyed the inside nevertheless. It was not crowded at all. Some tourists were checking out the interior while others waited outside.
I also enjoy the unique British characters roaming London. This young man featured some impressive tattoos on his arm!… →
In part one of this blog post, I shared London’s Underground and trains as well as some quieter street scenes away from the main hustle and bustle of the busy areas. I did turn my attention to a wide area of locations while in London, including a pub. Pubs are not typically among the locations I seek images in. Depending on the kind of location and local culture, a pub borders on being a private domain rather than public space, the semi-public extension of someone’s living room of choice away from their home. On the other hand, the pubs I produced these images in qualify more as faceless places of eating and drinking, the typical customer not returning a second time – at least that’s my impression. Nonetheless, even places without their own local social routines are good stages for the theater of life I am interested in.
Every metropolis has a commercial dense spot, where consumers flock on shopping sprees and well known brands are lined up one after another.… →
Last year, I participated in the International Street Photography Award 2012 of the London Festival of Photography. The entries I submitted are a mix of black and white images (all digital), circling on the theme of commuting. Most images were taken either at dark evenings or at night or within areas with little available light.… →
It has taken a long time until photography became a recognized genre in the art world and beyond. Transforming from craft to art, photography is now a permanent part of many world class museums. For this summer, Hamburg offers some excellent exhibitions that are photography based or related.… →
Many believe the Chinese province offering the most diverse China experience is Yunnan. In fact, I share this belief as I’ve had the chance to travel Yunnan twice over the last years. One Yunnan region especially exotic is Xishuangbanna, located all the way in the south of Yunnan, bordered by Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.… →
Get your bottom off the couch. Travel the world. Or just explore your city. Take a million images and share them with the world. Life is too short to just sit around.
So, I’m at NAB Show in Las Vegas at the moment and one of the surprise announcements has been a tiny new camera by Blackmagic that features a custom Super 16 size sensor and active Micro Four Thirds mount. The camera was on display with various Micro Four Thirds and other lenses attached.… →
The human being is a lazy entity, always striving for the path of the lowest resistance. Businesses try to get the better of us by making use of this wisdom. They lock us into proprietary formats when we download movies and music via their paid services and we like to think that the services we use today will remain available forever in the future, making the same assumptions about the devices we use to consume those proprietary formats.… →
When someone says travel guide, most people will think of Lonely Planet, National Geographic, or other well known travel guides. Alain de Botton’s “The Art of Travel” is an utterly different approach to structure and present a guide for travelers.… →
The term compact camera often has a condescending ring to it, as most compact cameras don’t live up to premium expectations. In the 1990s, when film photography was still a mass market for professionals and consumers alike, a number of Japanese manufacturers – many of them not in the photography business anymore today – swarmed the market with a range of outstanding premium compact cameras, some of them still in production today.… →
It feels like the new year barely started and now the first quarter is already gone. And yes, in many parts of Europe, winter is still in charge! That’s very much true for my native Hamburg in northern Germany where it has snowed until the last days with large spots of snow still dominating the landscape outside.… →