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Behind The Bamboo Curtain

Bamboo Wood
Licht und solche Farben. Wunderbare Ausblicke in diesem Sommer und Balsam für die Augen. Die Lichtstrahlen fließen durch den Bambuswald und machen diese Szene besonders.

How admirable!
to see lightning and not think
life is fleeting.
(Haiku by the 17th century Japanese master Matsuo Bashō)

Light and such kind of cool colours. Summer views at it best and balm for the eyes. The light rays streaming through the bamboo wood and make the scene special. Enjoy!


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I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them

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While browsing through the internet I regularly come across on very interesting article about photography and visual culture. Here is to share a new monthly selection of handpicked articles, links and tweets in photography and visual culture.

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
(Diane Arbus)

‘The street is a stage’: photographer David Gaberle’s urban journey
Photographer David Gaberle travelled the world for eight months in 2015 capturing street life and the way people interact in cities, from Tokyo to London, Batumi to New York.

Photo Essay – On Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign trail
Behind the general election in England. Photographer Sean Smith followed Jeremy Corbyn’s throughout the Labour general election campaign from the early days through to the huge Labour victory in Thursday’s general election.

Gavin Doran wrote about the 10 DON’T DO THIS you should never do as a Photographer
7. Over-Edit Your Work
As photographers, we ALL want to make our work look as good as humanly possible. This can include a rigorous amount of editing-especially if you are a perfectionist like me. However, after you spend a significant amount of time editing, it’s always a good practice to step away from the computer or image and come back at a later date.

Backstage at the Bafta TV awards 2017
Wonderful black and white photography. On a very British night of sunshine and showers, photographer Sarah Lee captured all the biggest stars of the small screen.

The forgotton Dream
I would like to draw attention to the Immigrants who wanted to live a better life in America. I tried to connect past and present with visualising these people in today’s environment…Black and white images from the previous century are often forgotten, so I colorised them and retouched the damages to make more connected to the present. The images are fictional, many people couldn’t ever get into Manhattan or live in America.

The Inspiring, Contested Legacy of Dorothea Lange
Black and white photography. Through the lens of social activism. The Inspiring, Contested Legacy of Dorothea Lange.

berlin flat white – government and people
I love the work by street photographer Martin U Waltz. Here to share a selection of his work.

35 Quotes From Master Photographers to Inspire You to Take Great Pictures
While those photography quotes will get you behind the lens, practical advice is also helpful for snapping meaningful pictures. Sometimes, it’s as easy as taking a step in the right direction. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand,” Ansel Adams instructs. But if that fails, just remember, according to Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Quotes about on what is photography, why to take pictures and photographers offering their own photography advices.

How (some) photographers around the world make a living
The World Press Photo Foundation’s annual survey on The State of News Photography paints a broad and generally grim picture of the lives of photographers around the world. Relatively speaking, few have regular employment, women and those outside of Europe and North America are under-represented, income is low, and assignments are rare.

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Why You Should Try Soaking 35mm Film in Ramen Soup
What an idea! Photographer Polina Washington dunked her work in ramen broth, Russian river water and boozy lemonade and the results are really special. She said: “In my work, I try to escape reality and create an imaginary world. Soaking film is a great technique for uncovering unseen forces—the vibrations and energies that affect us and our lives.”

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(Photo Credit: Unsplash/ https://unsplash.com/)


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Kind Of Blue

Daisy Blue
Farben und Formen in der Natur. Die Magie und das schöne und besondere im Alltäglichen wieder ins rechte Licht zu bringen. Kleine Blütenstars groß gemacht.

Promise to stay wild with me.
We’ll seek and return and stay and find beauty
and the extraordinary in all the spaces we can claim.
We´ll know how to live.
How to breathe magic into the mundane.
(Victoria Erickson)

Colors and Forms in nature. Another round to share the magic into the mundane. Little flower stars in full size.
Daisy Blue Flower


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Sometimes It Is

Sunset Harbour Area
Manchmal ist es so. Aussichten am Abend. Ein malerischer Himmel, wieder das sanft schimmernde Licht, die Takelage vom Schiff als Silhouette. Perfekt für mich um den Tag zu beenden und die friedliche Stimmung festzuhalten. Ich wünsche allen ein herrliches wie entspannendes Wochenende.

…like this. A nice view at sunset. A picturesque sky, again the soft shimmering light, ships rope as silhouette. Perfect for me to close the day and capture the peaceful mood. This is to wish you all a splendid weekend.


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Behind The Tree

Behind the tree on a green lake
Wenn schon das aktuelle Wetter und Licht mehr als Grau sind, ein Blick zurück. Ein ruhiger Ort an einem See. Die Bäume im Mittelpunkt und eingerahmt in üppigen Grün und Gelb. Momente an den Rändern des Tages und fernab vom Lärm des Tages.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
(Ansel Adams)

Due to the stormy and rainy weather a look back. A silent place near a lake. The trees in the middle and framed in verdant green and yellow color. Just one of those moments far away from the noise of the day.


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Daisy

Daisy
Sattes, saftiges Grün und leuchtende Farben. Die Suche nach Blumen und Blüten ist aktuell der beste Weg um die Schönheit des Spätfrühlings und Frühsommers zu zeigen. Auch der Künstler Claude Monet wusste: “Ich muss Blumen haben, immer und zur jeden Zeit.” Ich wünsche allen einen schönen und friedlichen Sonntag und Frohe Pfingsten.

Lush green and bright colors. Flower hunting is actually one of the best to share the beauty of the late spring and early summer period. Still Artist Claude Monet knew: “I must have flowers, always, and always.” I wish you all have a splendid and peaceful weekend and happy pentecost.
Daisy


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Let It Go

Beautiful sunset along the elbe river
Es ist mal wieder Zeit die Sonne und satte Farben ins Licht zu rücken. Und immer wieder das wunderschöne Abendlicht. Sanfte prachtvolle Farben treffen auf das golden schimmernde Licht auf dem Wasser, was dem Foto die angenehme Stimmung gibt. Wie kann man schöner den Tag beschließen, als bei einem ruhigen Platz entlang der Elbe und den Sonnenuntergang genießen. Einfach tief durchatmen und genießen. Einer dieser besonderen Momente der Ruhe.
Goden River Elbe
it is time to bring back the sun and verdant colors. The amazing evening light at sunset. Soft marvellous colors mixed with the golden light of the water. It gives the image a wonderful emotion. From time to time I really like to sit in the evening hour along the elbe river, looking for a calm place with a goof view waiting for the sunset to close the day. Just to take a deep breathe and to enjoy and relax. One of those special moment of silence.