Now it is no accident that the photographer becomes a photographer any more than the lion tamer becomes a lion tamer. Just as there is a necessary element of hazard in one, in the other is a necessary element of the mechanical. For better or for worse, the destiny of the photographer is bound… Continue reading Valencia, April 2015
We took a train to a remote cabin on the island of Hokkaido. Turned out, the cabin had excellent LTE-reception, giving us a very fast and convenient mobile net. I sat on the porch of the cabin, looked over a fresh plowed field to the near mountains and posted pictures of our travel onto Instagram.
Leica M3, Summicron 50mm, Kodak Tri-X
Valencia, April 2014 Photography as exploration vs. conceptual photography The first approach makes no assumption about what is there, it is open and waits for the subject to speak for itself. The second attempts to visualize an idea: It is looking into the subject to find an expression for what has already been defined. It uses the… Continue reading Windows or Mirrors?
For the easter holidays, we visited friends in Valencia. Apart from my trusty RX100, this was the first time I took my recently acquired Leica M3 from 1955 out for a spin. Photographing the Easter procession, which started at mid-day and went on till late at night was challenging with the M3: It’s of course fully… Continue reading Ecce Homo
Here I go, back and forth: Not photographing people comes more natural to me; it always takes a conscious effort to invade other peoples privacy. I shy away and resort to images void of people. Taking a picture of someone is a very intimate undertaking. I often shy away, I am often afraid. I end up with… Continue reading Landscape Is Changing
Just came back from Valencia, Spain. Spent the Easter-Weekend there with friends. The Easter-Processions were intense: Don’t know what’s it with me and religion – although I’ve lost my religion years ago, that ole catholicism still gets to me… Brought my trusty Rx100 and the new, old (1955) Leica – probably screwed up all the… Continue reading Back From Valencia