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Hamburg at night – the B/W edition with Yang

Hamburg at night – the B/W edition with Yang

The other day I went on a photowalk with Yang (check him out on Instagram here). We decided on doing some long exposure stuff around the harbour, Hafencity and Speicherstadt and when we met a surreal south wind blew us ...
Sparring, Boxing, Winning

Sparring, Boxing, Winning

In the last year I have reflected heavily on my photography (some of the reflecting I found so delightful that I shared it here on my blog). There were two main takeaways from all that glucose-sucking brain activity. Number one, ...
Bochum at night

Bochum at night

There is probably not too much to say about this, as the title is carefully crafted to relieve you of the need to use your imagination in even mildly exaggerated ways. So I’m back in my second home-town for a ...
Bows and arrows

Bows and arrows

Yesterday I went to a friend who – amongs a wide variety of other things – builds traditional bows and arrows. The idea is craftsmanship, i.e. building the weapons from scratch with traditional materials like horn, sinew, wood and leather, ...
Portrait session

Portrait session

Recently I had a portrait session with my friend Sascha at my place. I do not have a studio, but a living room with plenty of space for a portrait shoot. This year I bought all that’s needed for my ...
Tierfotografie als Konsum

Tierfotografie als Konsum

das Beitragsbild wird genutzt mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Tierpark Hagenbeck. Welche Rolle spielen Tierfotografen in der ethischen Betrachtung von Zoos und kann man ihnen die Rolle von Konsumenten von Gütern, deren Produzenten die Zoos sind zuschreiben? Der Versuch, Tierfotografen als ...
The beauty in the cage – Gedanken zur Tierfotografie

The beauty in the cage – Gedanken zur Tierfotografie

Zootiere stellen für viele Hobbyfotografen ein spannendes Betätigungsfeld dar. Im Zoo kann man eine Vielzahl an Tieren bestaunen, ihre Interaktionen beobachten oder einfach ihre Schönheit bewundern. Als Fotograf kann man in einem einigermaßen geschützten Raum Kameraeinstellungen ausprobieren und sich an ...
Hagenbeck’s primates

Hagenbeck’s primates

I guess everyone likes primates, apes and monkeys, because they remind us of ourselves. At least that’s the main reason I like them. Hagenbeck is home to a range of primates from sakis to tamarins, from baboons to orang-utans. Especially ...
Toy Stories

Toy Stories

On some afternoons I allow myself to feel like a kid and play with action figures in my small home studio (a.k.a. kitchen). This time around it was actually to get rid of some collectibles. So set up my softbox, ...
Tigerbabies

Tigerbabies

Back again at Hagenbeck’s Tierpark, there was quite a commotion because of four new Siberian tiger babies that even CNN cared to talk about. As I’m free at the moment, I could take the time to stand outside their compound ...