Tag Archives: Agfa Rodinal

4.02.2016
Schichtung

Hello. Here come some rooty tooty fresh and fruity pictures for your amusement. Enjoy.

DSC_0135Early morning somewhere in Germany last fall.

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2.11.2014
08/2014: Running through the sand

Hello folks. Time flies and so this post is about both some older stuff from summer and some recent things from the current semester. Hannover, District Ride, family time, new friends, workshop, some sunny days on Island Rügen, artsy fartsy designers stuff. Have fun looking through this one!

Side note: Although the comments section does not give it away, i keep getting more and more feedback on the blog. Not only from photo people but also from friends and strangers i did not think would be interested in this kind of photography. This makes me very proud and encouraged about the whole “project”.… Continue reading

23.09.2014
07/2014: Balloons & Coffee

Constantly shooting all kinds of stuff. Here are some more frames from Summer 2014. And i also found another great piece of music for this post, the new David Guetta single. lol.

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Cruisin around the Dutzendteich.

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On the menue: Nothing.

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Returning empty beer cartons.

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August Critical Mass Nürnberg.

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Critical Mass passing our street. The Hexar was somewhat irritated by the fly screens.

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In a park. An interview of some poetry slam dude.

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Got something for me?

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Printing some stuff at uni + shooting some Trix in the Leica M6 (ID-11 since i ran out of Xtol)

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Graduation exhibition.… Continue reading

20.08.2014
06/2014: Blicke schärfen

The semester is over, projects are finished, exhibitions closed, equipment cleaned up and stored. We are not traveling much this summer except for a trip up to the Baltic Sea in September. We both work several days a week and do much work on the apartment. Theres a lot of family and friends and chillout time. Holiday season stuff. Im shooting all kinds of stuff with 35mm and medium format, b/w and color, and develop a lot of films at home.

Also i hope to finish work on the darkroom an my uncles place this summer. Its actually ready for use except for the tap water supply and waste water disposal.… Continue reading

20.07.2014
05/2014: Two Lovers

The last weeks have really been exhausting, but in a good way. Since we’re doing real projects in classes instead of taking exams or tests, the semester ends with a big bang and everybody is hasting through the labs and hallways on their way to finish all kinds of exhibition stuff, portfolios, posters, web pages, essays, darkroom prints, movies or installations. People are stressed because of tight schedules, frustrated because of problems with computers, printers, programs, enlargers and all kinds of other stuff and at the same time happy because the semester is almost done and the summer season is ahead of us.… Continue reading

2.06.2014
04/2014: Clouds under a bridge

Some new and not so new stories because i just started developing C-41 again. Lots of uni stuff, exhibs, festivals, excursions and of course photo class stuff going on. Some personal frames in between too. Im shooting a lot lately and i wouldnt wanna miss it. Not as much street as i would like to though, but that’ll change soon.


i8007_HEXAR_EKTAR_TETHeres what happens if youre shooting with several cameras: Your chronological order will be pretty much fucked up. We ordered some film and paper for the photoclass and also two Tetenal C-41 Kits. So i started developing color negative film again in the lab at uni.… Continue reading

21.04.2014
03/2014: Among friends

Things are on a constant move. The second semester of design studies has started and it is damn fun. We’re permanently learning a lot of stuff. Not in a here-go-read-that-800-pages-book-about-mechanical-engineering kind of way i got used to in the past but in a learning-by-doing kind of way which is very very cool. Plus i’m getting to know more and more people better, not only from my class but from all the design classes. They’re nothing but great. Besides that, Olga and i are more than happy in our new home and im still working on instead of in the darkroom. So here are some new pictures and stories.… Continue reading

9.01.2014
01/2014: Between the years

This is the rest of 2013 and what happened in november and december. All 35mm, all b&w film. Have fun!

i5821One bad thing about winter, it gets dark at about 4pm. i5848Neustadt > Nuremberg. Konica Hexar AF, Trix @ 1600 in HC-110. i5845I did some experimenting that resulted in a pretty long dev time. So, harsh contrasts = bad tonal range = dense negs = massive grain. i5831 i5829 i5823Reading. i5865Two shots from a roll of regular Tri-X- Ida in class.i5887i5893 i5894Erlangen night.i5895 i5901Having coffee at our grandmas place. i5899Just as one would imagine it.i5907 i5911 i5916-2Mother and daughter.i5917Coffee break?i5925 i5930Stephan is mostly shooting new APX 400 these days that he was gifted, so i got curious and shot a roll too.… Continue reading

13.10.2013
06/2013: in transition

Things keep changing continuously. Uni started a week ago and i feel that for my head its not a common thing to switch from a serious and conventional full-time job “back” to a very impulsive and unbound way of living. This is kind of a complex and ongoing process that is not just limited on my work life and 8-to-5 schedule but rather has a distinct influence on my way of dealing with unfamiliar situations, my social behaviour and my self-perception in general. This is going to be a completely new chapter, its stories i will begin to share in the next post.… Continue reading

26.08.2013
05/2013: “I think you should keep doing that as a hobby.”

Oh boy its another template again! I cant help it. To be honest im not even sorry. I just  love to play with css. Whatever. This post will be rather personal than other ones, for reasons. Lots of pictures about family stuff of course. But also some stories about my work life or profession or whatever you may call it. You know that feeling when you go to work everyday and it feels ok? Not great, just ok. You do it because you can, because you get paid for it, because its comfortable. You just function and do stuff and you tell yourself “well it may not be what i dreamt of but a time will come.… Continue reading

24.07.2013
04/2013: on the streets and on the water

Ongoing changes. I somehow felt like switching to something brighter for the blog during the summer, hope you like it. If not, let me know. Quick and dirty, here are some facts about this entry. Gear: Sold the Lux, bought a CV Nokton. Bought a Fuji 6×9. Found out WP changes this into a pretty nice ASCII ×. Film&Dev: I ran out of Xtol some weeks ago, which is why i decided to experiment a little more like i did some time ago. The classic Trix/Acris/Xtol combo works very very well for me and i think i made my way through it and created a workflow that fits my needs quite perfectly.… Continue reading

22.05.2013
03/2013: mixed stuff, lots of equip and finally some sun!

April showers bring May flowers! Well, kind of. Indeed, a couple of things are changing currently. New perspectives, totally different job prospects and ideas are popping up in my mind and getting more and more serious. In fact the period from having this crazy yet inciting idea to an actual solid plan was about 2 months. And yep, that’s all i can tell you by now. Things have to be decided and stuff has to be done before i can tell you the whole story behind this.
However, the one thing that is definitely not changing is me taking pictures. Heres a new collection, enjoy!… Continue reading

4.07.2012
Fotografien, 7/2012

It’s on. Hat ein wenig gedauert, hier mal wieder ein paar Eindrücke der letzten Monate. Viel Familie, Freunde, Sonstiges. Wie immer also. Dafür auch mal wieder paar Sachen mit Rodinal. Achso, und ein wenig unpassende Musik gibt es hier. Mazz ab. … Continue reading

4.06.2012
Fotografien, 6/2012

So, mal wieder Zeit für ein Update. Paar Neuerungen. Zunächst mal der Fakt, dass ich im Sommer fertig mit dem Studium bin und arbeiten werde. Da ich aber in letzter Zeit eh weniger Shootings, sondern mehr Dokumentation mache, sehe ich keine Probleme bzgl. der Fotografie. Etwas weniger wird es sicherlich werden, mal sehen.

Ausrüstungstechnisch gibt es auch weng was Neues. Die Hasselblad hat nun offiziell die Kiev abgelöst und ich bin mehr als zufrieden mit ihr. Versteht mich nicht falsch, die Kiev ist eine klasse Kamera und macht tolle Bilder, aber der Unterschied ist deutlich erkennbar. Nicht nur im Preis, auch in den Resultaten.… Continue reading

5.03.2012
Fotografien, 2/2012

Ich hab’ mir etwas Zeit gelassen. Hier kommen nun ein paar Eindrücke der letzten Monate, wobei mal wieder alles und jeder zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit bunt gemischt ist. Entwicklermäßig bin ich zuletzt ausschließlich mit Xtol unterwegs, überzeugt einfach zu sehr. Habe ich ja bereits hier kurz angerissen. Viele Fotos sind bei der Eiseskälte der letzten Wochen entstanden, Leica und Kiev waren aber zuverlässig wie immer. … Continue reading

31.01.2012
Fotografien, 1/2012

Ich habe zu Beginn dieses Jahres recht viele Filme belichtet, was nicht zuletzt daran liegt, dass ich Gefallen daran finde, Erlebnisse und Begegnungen zu dokumentieren. Nichts Gestelltes oder nachträglich Bearbeitetes, einfach nur festgehaltete Momente. Ungeschminkte Realität.
Mir gefällt weiterhin die Art der Präsentation solcher Erlebnisse. Sehr lange Einträge, viele unterschiedliche Bilder, aufgenommen über einen gewissen Zeitraum. Kleine Anekdoten darunter, die ein wenig Information zur Geschichte hinter einer Aufnahme vermitteln. Diese Art der Präsentation ist nicht von mir, ich habe sie so bei Severin endeckt, welcher sie seit kurzem wieder eingeführt hat, YAY! Mir gefiel das alles so gut, dass ich dort manchmal stundenlang interessiert Bilder betrachtete und kleine Geschichten dazu las.… Continue reading

20.11.2011
Gesammelte Analogien #1

Bevor ich mal wieder eine Kamera vorstelle, mit Chris einen Bericht der Nürnberger Fototage schreibe, ein Video drehe, einige Technikartikel verfasse, das compendium analogicum vervollständige, davor hier noch querbeet ein paar Bilder. Verschiedene Kameras, Filme und Rezepte, soweit ich das überblicke aber alles hier in Franken bzw. Bayern geschossen. … Continue reading

2.08.2011
Das Atelier

War am Wochenende mal wieder draußen bei meiner Mutter. Wie es der Zufall wollte, hatte ich die feine Leica IIIc dabei und habe einen HP5+ vollgemacht um mal ein wenig das Atelier zu dokumentieren. Bin nach wie vor hingerissen von dieser Kamera, die immerhin schon 62(!) Jahre auf dem Buckel hat. Tolle Bilder macht sie außerdem. Drei oder vier sind gar nichts geworden, den kompletten Rest möchte ich euch hier zeigen. … Continue reading

17.03.2011
Unterwegs in Nürnberg: Voigtländer Bessa R & Nokton

Ungemütliches Wetter. Grau, monoton, langweilig, stimmungsdrückend, noch mehr grau. Allerdings auch mal eine Gelegenheit, mich abseits der bevorzugten Lichtsituation von knallender Sonne und daraus resultierenden harten Kontrasten im Bereich der analogen, eher der Fotografie generell, ein wenig weiterzuentwickeln. Positives Denken und so…. Das Wetter war dennoch bescheiden.… Continue reading