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Hey. These days are very long and i am more or less busy all the time. I’m currently in Munich for an internship as assistant of photographer Olaf Unverzart. Also i work on the side and i try to shoot a lot. Small commissions and personal projects. Got a 6×6 again, a Yashica Mat 124G since its cheaper than the Rolleiflex. I am also in need fot a Ricoh GR since im doing kind of a travel log of my everyday route Nuremberg< ->Munich. Let me know if you know something please.
Here are some pictures from the last months, all film this time but all kinds of formats and film types. For some rolls of Arista/TX i tried out a diy monobath developer which i like a lot. Very contrasty and rich negatives, although not perfect for archiving i think. Anyway, have fun with this entry.

i10331_HEXAR_ARISTA_MONOBATH Some random frames from the summer. Tried the diy monobath again, i think the results are pretty nice.

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Pragmatism

HELLO HERE SOME PICTURES —

i10242_ROLLEIFLEX35F_FUJIPRO400_QUI took some shots for RITUALE series. This one is at Nürnberg Hauptmarkt, Schöner Brunnen under construction.

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01/2015: Bye bye Chiquita!

Hi folks. I have been pretty busy with the semester projects (see type magazine layouts and Frisches Design documentation) and with exhibitions, portfolio updating, relauching the website and arranging some nice series (check out here), doing some research about other photography and fine art schools and also some agencies and photographers that may be in for an internship. I also had some commissions and some personal stuff to deal with. So here’s a belated 2015 warm-up featuring some pictures and stories from last fall until now.

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Starting off, some impressions from the “Frisches Design 2014” exhibition/conference. This was some night before the start when we set up the big plastic donuts

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Mario, head of team Plastic Fantastique that created the inflatable plastic spaces, was rather busy watching the Champions League match of FC Bayern.

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Poster of a Gerhard Richter exhibition.

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02/2014: On the move on the spot

Here are some new frames. Still almost all 35mm. Since i’ve been busy with uni stuff, work and also moving to a new place, i did not feel much like taking well-composed mf shots, but rather like documenting all kinds of things quick and dirty with the rangefinder family.

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i7192_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Christmas 2013i7196_M6_TRIX1600_HC110A bird house for my mothers garden.i7202_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Christmas weather.
i7207_M6_TRIX1600_HC110i7213_M6_TRIX1600_HC110New years.i7215_M6_TRIX1600_HC110i7219_HEXAR_POR200_TETI shot some C-41 again with the Hexar. This is from a roll of Porst Color X 200 which is actually re-labeled Fuji 200 or something.i7222_HEXAR_POR200_TETSince i still had some C-41 chemicals left, i developed some rolls in the kitchen. The Tetenal Kit was first opened in July 2012 which means it is about 18 months! old (not stored cold also). Strong orange mask on the negatives but pretty decent results over all. i7225_HEXAR_POR200_TET i7227_HEXAR_POR200_TET i7228_HEXAR_POR200_TET i7230_HEXAR_POR200_TETFilm tools & techniques class.i7244_HEXAR_POR200_TETi7252_HEXAR_POR200_TET i7253_HEXAR_POR200_TETI accidentally realeased the shutter here while i went for a walk. i7254_HEXAR_POR200_TETNew Leica M6. Already sold the Rolleiflex. i7255_HEXAR_POR200_TET i7256_XA_PRO400_TETMy old kitchen before moving.i7257_XA_PRO400_TETSome ducks crossing at my way to uni. Fuji Pro400h in the great great Olympus XA. i7258_XA_PRO400_TETi7259_XA_PRO400_TETMax and Stephan. i7261_XA_PRO400_TET i7265_XA_PRO400_TET i7267_XA_PRO400_TETX marks the spot. i7271_XA_PRO400_TET i7272_XA_PRO400_TETCurrently my preferred way of transportation. i7276_XA_PRO400_TET i7277_XA_PRO400_TET i7278_XA_PRO400_TET i7280_XA_PRO400_TET i7281_XA_PRO400_TETAboves schools “parking lots”.i7289_XA_PRO400_TETA project we had to do during the semester, “typography and space”. I documented my work mainly with the 5D but also took some frames with the Hexar.i7292_FUJIGSW_PRO400_TETSomewhere in Fürth. 4 shots from the Fuji GSW690III. Again the ancient Tetenal Kit which i developed a bunch of films with before i finally disposed it.i7293_FUJIGSW_PRO400_TETRailroad scrap.i7297_FUJIGSW_PRO400_TET i7298_FUJIGSW_PRO400_TETArchways of the Dokumentationszentrum. i7300_M6_TRIX1600_HC110The weather pretty much sucked for a couple of weeks and since we did not go skiing or hiking or something this season, there was not much to do these days. Most uni projects came to and end and so i just kept shooting random stuff. M6, trix @ 1600, HC-110 B.i7301_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7302_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Sorting some books.i7303_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7304_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7306_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Man sleeping in a photo booth.i7308_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7309_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7311_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7312_M6_TRIX1600_HC110For a walk in Neustadt.i7313_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Beautyful heavy clouds over the plains outside the city. Didnt expect this one to look so nice in 1600 ISO. i7314_M6_TRIX1600_HC110We passed some small nearby town. Town of cats apparently, theres another one right in the back, hardly visible. Quite tricky to frame this one since every time i took a few steps back the cat would start running at me for more cuddles.i7315_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7318_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7319_M6_TRIX1600_HC110In the subway. i7320_M6_TRIX1600_HC110i7327_M6_TRIX1600_HC110In case you need some new tumblrs to follow. i7328_M6_TRIX1600_HC110My new sketchbook. Thanks to whoever made this, i love it. i7330_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7331_M6_TRIX1600_HC110or is it? i7333_M6_TRIX1600_HC110A random romatic scene. i7335_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7339_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Simona, a fellow student, had an exhibition at Studio eins. Some of us met to check out her great illustrations and to hang out. i7340_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Smooth beats, too. i7342_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Simona and Stephan.i7344_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7345_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7352_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7355_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Back in the underground. i7358_M6_TRIX1600_HC110I stopped on my way to class for taking this frame. It was a very foggy morning. i7359_M6_TRIX1600_HC110In the facultys little cinema room. i7361_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7363_M6_TRIX1600_HC110We recorded some footage for our podcast. Max wrote down his text he had to recite with a bavarian accent. i7364_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Snack time. i7366_M6_TRIX1600_HC110The guys from advanced semesters space & event design class were redesigning our common room and some of us new students joined the party to help grinding chairs, painting walls and arranging euro-pallets.i7367_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Mc-D stop. i7372_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Course selection D-Day. i7375_M6_TRIX1600_HC110David in front of one of our exhibition rooms. i7379_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Two music nerds. i7381_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 For graphic design class, our task for the semester was to design a fictional or real corporate identity including a letterhead, an envelope and a business card. Here we exhibited and discussed our work.i7384_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 Simona and Tanja. i7391_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Time flies, the first semester was nearly over and the next design applicants came to complete their qualifying exams. Most of us were also there for doing catering and supporting the new soon-to-be students and for getting to know some new faces. i7395_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7397_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7396_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 Michi examining Julians camera. I excited to see some shots! i7399_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7394_M6_TRIX1600_HC110It was a great, relaxed day. Well, at least for us 🙂 i7401_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Cofee break. i7402_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7403_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Tanjas motto. i7406_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Another exhibition. Illustration class “Klasse Fleck” of the academy of fine arts. i7405_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Stunning work. i7407_M6_TRIX1600_HC110Helena and Sebastian. i7408_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7409_M6_TRIX1600_HC110 i7410_M6_TRIX1600_HC110


Sorry about this, shitty GEMA won’t let me get this via youtube.

i7452_M6_TRIX_XTOLOlga and i decided to move in together. So after looking for places for several weeks we found a very nice apartment near my old place. Moving day, we had lots of helping hands like Stephan and Anselm. Shot a roll of trix with the M6 because, you know… i7453_M6_TRIX_XTOLOlgas dad and cousin installed the kitchen. i7455_M6_TRIX_XTOLThe guest room. i7456_M6_TRIX_XTOL i7457_M6_TRIX_XTOLIn my old apartment, disposing some stuff and used chemicals. i7458_M6_TRIX_XTOLThats 5 years of smoking. i7415_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL I’ve been using HC-110 as my main developer for about a year now. I cant help it but to be honest i do not like it that much. Especially for pushing. It gives me very contrasty negatives with very little shadow or highlight detail. That might be due to its relatively upswept curve or due to my developing and scanning habits or probably both.I tried different temps and different steps in scanning and post but i was not really satisfied. I began thinking, maybe it is just a hardware/software thing that came with my switch from the Canoscan + Silverfast to the Coolscan + Vuescan. I happened to get a very cheap pack of Xtol and developed this first roll of Kodak Tri-x pushed to 1600. The negatives came out exactly how i remembered and loved them last year. So for now, Xtol is on the table again! I will try HC-110 with slower speed films such as Kentmere 100 and Fuji Acros. I guess it’s all a matter of taste, but for me, nothing beats Tri-X with Xtol. Oh yeah, this is at the facultys annual exhibition of the graduates work. Leica M2 with the C-Biogon, trix +2 in good ol Xtol.i7416_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7417_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLCool arrangement and some great photographs. i7418_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7419_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLMore great photographs. i7420_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7424_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7428_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLThe other day, Michi came over to check out our new place and of course to develop some film! i7429_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLOlga looking proud. i7437_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLDad and i visited my aunt near Cologne. i7435_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7439_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLThis is where we stayed for the night, a very nice little classy hotel. i7442_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLWe drove back the next day. Lena, a friend of Olga, came for a visit. i7443_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLSo we visited the Germanic National Museum. i7444_M2_TRIX1600_XTOL i7446_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLHe seemed pretty excited about his visit. i7449_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLA dunkin donuts store opened in Nuremberg. i7450_M2_TRIX1600_XTOLA gift from my father. m6 tx xtol i7460_M6_TRIX_XTOLRegular Tri-X again. Shots from single rolls and cams are a little mixed in posts like this one. I shoot the M6, M2 and also the Hexar regularly and for some stories here i prefer to sort most images in chronological order. But hey, i rediscovered the naming system i used some years ago and combined it with my current numbering system. So you just have to hover over a frame for the cam+film+dev combo. i7462_M6_TRIX_XTOLConstruction site at my work.i7463_M6_TRIX_XTOLMichis roll of film drying in the bathroom.i7466_M6_TRIX_XTOLAll white. I like that.i7467_M6_TRIX_XTOLLunch.i7469_M6_TRIX_XTOL i7473_M6_TRIX_XTOL i7475_M6_TRIX_XTOLI like the ordinary things.i7481_M6_TRIX_XTOL i7483_M6_TRIX_XTOLScratched frame #31.i7487_M6_TRIX_XTOL:/ See you next time!

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

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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!

at some flea market.
 
 
 
sunlight was rare these days,
, which seemed to affect some peoples mood.
oh, these frames here are shot on trix btw.
 
 
and again. some jerks keep rioting at the local store every 5 months or so. guess thats why they removed all _really_ nice stuff from display.
 
Erlangen depression.
 
Not much going on.
 
Having some tea at the station.
still in the book.
 
future ping-pong champion?
 
 
 
weird snow at night. 1/2s.
 
messed up bikes.
 
yep, thats a typical friday afternoon.
 
we all need our personal space.
 
 
 
 
Nice headphones i thought.
 
 
 
he asked for a shot.
well he didnt and was actually kind of annoyed. what a shame, that frame i like very much, light-wise.
 
 
sneaky peaky through some hotels window.
at the helmut jahn exhibition. huge huge images, impressive. some very nice sketches and drafts too.
 
having some more coffee. and tea. actually its only tea for me.
more weird train station stuff.
 
 
classic frame.
 
 
attentive dog and curious boy.
 
 
countryside walk, somethings weird…
 
having selfmade spaghetti at tanjas & eugens place. didnt think thatd make such a nice toned frame.
shot a roll with the rolleiflex but couldnt find any inspiring scenes. this was the only frame that turned out ok. in the middle of nowhere.
loaded the leica with some pro 400h.
 
late afternoon sunrays make us happy!
 
 
Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
 
 
nice light.
skating
that wouldnt have worked in b/w i guess.
 
 
clothing collection.
two frames with the hasselblad.
just to remind myself: this was actually march.
ok this is it: to be more flexible with b/w and color i came up with the idea of getting a new camera, but maybe a bit cheaper then a M. my plan was to go for a nice ricoh or contax p&s but after some weeks looking on ebay and classifieds i happened to make a ridiciously good deal on a like-new hexar af. this is the first test roll of trix.
 
 
 
That didnt look right.
 
 
focus seems spot on.
and man it is one sharp 35mm lens, despite the crappy 9000f flatbed.
however, sometimes i miss a good old focus tab.
 
curious kids.
some jam that looks quite nice in b/w.
 
 
at a demonstration.
dogs have the easier life.
 
 
 
hi
nice dude with his friend.
yep, train station again. deal with it.
 
 
something going on?
 
one random still frame from a walk with the flex.
and two frames from a recent project about which i will talk in detail in one of the upcoming entries. pan f plus here.
 
back to hexar and trix.
 
olga doing some research for an art history project.
fabians place, he and christina showed some pics from their trip to india. please enjoy my af skills.
 
 
nice little store.
 
 
nice bus.
urban geometry.
i did.
 
some broccoli
guy testing a tele lens.
 
some more spring fair shots. the weather was pretty nice for a few days, so this is actually the first roll of acros this year (that was around march/april).
 
remember, back when we were still cool?
 
 
 
opposites attract i guess…
funny light.
 
 
two scans from polaroids shot with the hasselblad + pola back on fuji fp 100
 
alumnium and sheet metal scrap. makes a weird still on pan f plus.
 
 
hey there!
at the faber-castell academy.
 
 
 
that strangly reminds me of some engineering courses.
 
acros is just great.
look up. the end.

Fotografien, 8/2012

Neue Bilder und ein wenig Musik. Die üblichen Alltagsmomente. Zusätzlich möchte ich noch auf mein tumblr hinweisen. Dort möchte ich ab und an mal einzelne Aufnahmen präsentieren, welchen ich außerhalb des Kontextes des Blogs einen zusätzlichen Platz bieten will. (mehr …)

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. In diesem Eintrag gibts zum Beispiel ganz unten ein paar Stillleben mit akzeptabler Schärfe. Sonst alles beim alten, M6 mit Lux, meist Xtol, in letzter Zeit auch wieder Rodinal. Plusx ist leider nur noch schwer zu haben, weswegen ich Acros verwende. Delta 100 wäre auch ne Option, kenne ich noch nicht wirklich. Um nochmal auf die Ausrüstung zu sprechen zu kommen: Ja, mittlerweile ist das hier ein Vollblut-Fotoblog, dennoch möchte ich mir die Freiheit nicht nehmen lassen, bald mal wieder ein paar technische Sachen zu schreiben, sprich Vorstellungen der M6 und der Hasselblad, sowie der Union Street von Ona, die ich mittlerweile nutze. (mehr …)

Fotografien, 4/2012

Nichts Aufregendes, aber mal wieder ein paar neue Eindrücke. Diesmal wieder alles aus Franken, M6 und Kiev, meistens tx, px und pro 400. (mehr …)

Fotografien, 3/2012

Paris also. Wie es dazu kam? Olga schreibt derzeit an einer Hausarbeit über Schloss Versailles und beklagte sich, nicht ausreichend hochauflösende Architekturaufnahmen zur Verfügung zu haben. “Kein Problem”, scherze ich, “wir fahren hin und machen welche!” Nachdem es allerdings nicht sehr wirtschaftlich gewesen wäre, nur mal eben nach Versailles zu düsen, paar Fotos zu machen und wieder heimzufahren, entschieden wir uns, das Ganze direkt mit einem kleinen Städtetrip nach Paris zu verbinden.
Wir also ab ins Reisebüro unseres Vertrauens und ein Hotel gebucht. Kein Schnickschnack, hauptsache gute Lage und fließend Wasser. Da die ganze Chose doch relativ spontan ablief, waren uns Flug und Bahn zu teuer. Also ab in die Karre und rauf auf die Autobahn. (mehr …)