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T(h)ere

Mystic Nature Trees
Es muss nicht immer bunt sein um Sommerfarben und Licht einzufangen. Hier ist ein weiteres Foto aus der Reihe “T(h)ere” wo der Ort hier wie dort sein kann.

Momente an den Rändern des Tages fernab vom Lärm des Tages. Und immer wieder das besondere Licht. Gerade in diesen wechselhaften Tagen braucht es hin und wieder diese Auszeiten und Aussichten.

“We don’t have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.”
(Anais Nin)

There is no need to capture summer colors and light in color. And again the special light. Here to share a second image from the photo set “T(h)ere” where the location and place is secondarely.

Just one of these moments far away from the noise of the day. Even on changeable days sometimes it needs a short time out and perspective.


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The Painter Constructs, The Photographer Discloses

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

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
(Susan Sontag)

THE LENS OF FAN HO
The spirit of old Hong Kong lives on in these black-and-white images by master photographer Fan Ho
Fan Ho’s haunting black-and-white photos chronicling old Hong Kong show how much the city has changed since the 1950s. Ho documented the street life of Hong Kong throughout his career as a photographer, offering a glimpse of the lives of city-dwellers with his moody images that were carefully composed with the use of light, shadow, and the contours of architecture.

A hot summer night in London
Midsummer, heavy heat, and London is beside itself: couples kiss by tube station steps, accordion players linger on street corners, the city is alive with the coatless, bare-legged and bewildered. Across the air comes the sound of last orders, police sirens, blurry conversation, while the backstreets stand quiet, lost in the scent of jasmine and dust.
On a midsummer night, after the hottest June day since 1976, photographer Sarah Lee travelled across London with writer Laura Barton to capture the capital’s mood.

The Photojournalist Using His Camera to Level the Score
Wonderful black and white photo set. Over his almost 60-year career photographer Neil Libbert has shot everything from the Brixton Riots to George Best, a young Helen Mirren, the folk working at a DHSS Benefit Office, and children playing on the streets of Harlem in the 1960s.

The Mammoth Pirates
In Russia’s Arctic north, a new kind of gold rush is under way. This is a fascinating photo reportage and natural history writing at its best. Really worth to read.

Why we should learn German by John le Carré
You’ve probably heard the Mark Twain gag: “Some German words are so long they have a perspective.” You can make up crazy adjectives like “my-recently-by-my-parents-thrown- out-of- the-window PlayStation”.

Dennis Stock’s Jazz Street
Dennis Stock evokes the improvisational spirit of the American Jazz scene in the late 1950s.
“I had a passion for jazz. I had listened and attended many jazz sessions from a child on. So I went out for three years and explored the world of musicians all across the United States and had a wonderful time. It was joyful. Just marvelous.”
Have a look on Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald and many others more.

1000 GESTALTEN / G 20 Hamburg Summit from 1000 GESTALTEN on Vimeo.

The art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photo (Picture Essay)
From stars and politicians on stage to capturing some of the festival’s more unusual characters, Guardian photographer David Levene explains the art of taking the perfect Glastonbury photo.

Gorgeous goats
Meet Ben, Bella, Sherlock and Sydney – the elegant goats turned into portraits by Kevin Horan. As the American photographer explains, he just treated them ‘like customers in a small-town photo studio’.

Chicago’s South Side
The everyday lives of the African-American community in Chicago’s South Side captured by Wayne Miller in a historic photoessay.

How Gandhi’s last day was photographed
In January 1948, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before the Indian leader’s assassination.

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T(h)ere

Mystic Nature Trees
Und immer wieder das Licht. Ein Ort der hier wie dort sein könnte und dazu das besonders schöne Sommerlicht. Momente an den Rändern des Tages und fernab vom Lärm des Tages. Gerade in diesen wechselhaften Tagen braucht es diese Auszeiten um sich zu entspannen. Daraus ist eine kleine (Schwarz/Weiß-)Foto-Serie entstanden die fortgesetzt wird.

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson)

And again the light. A place which could be here or there and the magic summer light. Just one of those moments far away from the noise of the day. Even on changeable days sometimes it needs a short time out to relax. This is the first image of a small photo set all captured in black and white and will continued.


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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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The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

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


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The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

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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.

“The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?”
(Edward Weston)

Night owls: portraits of life on the night bus
Beautiful Street Photography. In an ongoing project, Guardian photographer Sarah Lee immerses herself in the world of London’s buses, capturing candid portraits of people during their night-time journeys.

Travel 3,000 Miles Through China’s Wondrous Wild West
“It’s one of the longest train journeys in the world—2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers) across China. And when photographer Matthieu Paley was looking for ways to get his wife and two sons from Hong Kong to northwest China, it looked like the perfect option.” (National Geographic)

NORTH – An interactive and illustrated travelogue
This is so wonderful: Christoph Niemann travelled to a Norwegian archipel and made this illustrated travelogue for National Geographic.

Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo’s portraits of adolescence
Joseph Szabo was a frustrated high-school teacher in need of inspiration – so he started photographing his students, and captured all the angst and excitement of being caught between childhood and adulthood.

Will London Fall? How Dare You! (New York Times)
Very good read. The city of London after the brexit. This is an excellent piece in storytelling with brilliant images.

Pull up to the bumper
From 1978 to 1981, David Freund photographed petrol stations in more than 40 US states – adding up to an everyman portrait of America.

Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbs (30 minutes/BBC)
Mary Anne Hobbs speaks to music icon Iggy Pop, as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations. The punk pioneer, born James Newell Osterberg, speaks about love, loss and beauty, and his plans for the future.

New York City after the second world war
Todd Webb’s photographs of postwar New York depict the warmth and diversity of the city. He studied under Ansel Adams, and his beautiful black and white shots reflect that influence.

Diane Arbus: portraits in New York City parks
A new exhibition at Lévy Gorvy in New York focuses on early portraits by Diane Arbus shot in Central and Washington Square parks. The show traces her career from her beginnings as a portrait photographer to a shot of a young man and his girlfriend with hot dogs in the park from 1971, the year of her death.

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night
When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home.

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic
I love puddle photography. Here are six tips for photographing puddles to create epic photos, whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or your smartphone.
For example: 1. Get low to the ground and try different angles.

6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras
The well known Photographer Erick Kim about the lessons he learned after shooting all the expensive cameras out there.
First Lesson: If your photos aren’t good enough, your camera isn’t expensive enough

Bei ZEITOnline gibt es einen bemerkenswerten Artikel über Digitalfotografie und dazu einige philosophische Gedanken und Betrachtungen. Verschwindet die Digitalkamera und bleiben nur Mobilgeräte in einigen Jahren überig? Hier weiterlesen…Melancholie der Bilddatenbank

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Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them

You don’t take a photograph, you make it

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer

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


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Route 50

Hamburg Skyline Black and White
Die Skyline von Hamburg, aufgenommen an der sogenannten 50er Strecke. Wo momentan die Uferanlagen modernisiert werden und Bauzäune stehen, hat man entlang der alten Schuppen 50-52, auf der Elbinsel Veddel, einen der schönsten Blicke auf die Skyline. Die Elbphilharmonie, der Michel, Fernsehturm und die HafenCity. Dort wo der Hafen noch originär ist und seine letzten Lagerschuppen stehen, die mehr als 100 Jahre alt sind, ist nach wie vor ein (Geheim-)Tipp für alle Besucher. Auf der anderen Seite der Norderelbe finden sich ausrangierte Hafenkräne, alte Züge, das Hafenmuseum und interessante Motive. Ich hoffe, dass die Bauarbeiten entlang des Ufers bald beendet werden. Man stelle sich nur vor: Sommer, milde Temperaturen und ein Sonnenuntergang vor dieser Kulisse. Da ich mich nicht entscheiden konnte, stelle ich beide Versionen, Farbe und Schwarz/Weiß aus. Mehr Bilder vom historischen Hamburger Hafengibt es beim NDR nachzuschauen. Bitte hier entlang…
Hamburg Skyline Colour
The skyline from the city of Hamburg. The so-called route 50 along old storage sheds. Actually the wharfages will be modernised. Along the storage shreds 50-52 where many on the elbe island called Veddel you have a fanastic view on the skyline with elbphilharmonic hall, michel´s church, TV-Tower and it is still an insider tip for all visitors. The elbe island is seperated due to the northern river elbe. But you find here the old and real harbour feeling and history with lots of old harbour cranes, old trains and many interesting scenes. I hope that the public works along the beach will be finished soon. Imagine the following scenery, summer, mild temperatures and a sunset in front of the skyline. Here to share both versions in colour and black and white.


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Raindrops

Rainy Day Black And White
“A window covered with raindrops interests me more
than a photograph of a famous person.”
(Saul Leiter)

Passend zum aktuellen Wetter. Manche Motive in der Fotografie ergeben sich beiläufig. Es regnet und man schaut aus dem Fenster und das Interesse an den Regentropfen ist auf einmal groß.

Aus dem Archiv ein weiteres Foto mit einem Fundstück von unterwegs mit Regentropfen die Blätter bedecken.

Perfect with the actual weather. Some scenes in photography happened by accident. It is raining outside and you look on the window covered with raindrops and the scene is gettting really interesting. Here is to share a second image showing an on the way finding where raindrops cover leafs.
Raindrops