As I invested so much time in producing the content for my new book, I wanted to attend the printing process as well. So, as with my previous book, I joined the print workers and witnessed the fascinating process of printing the sheets.
I spent the last few weeks selecting images. Or kicking out images. However you want to call it. And now, I am finally done with the selection. I know what my book will feel like. But there's no book yet. First, there's the layout.
When I read discussions on photo gear, it's all about lenses. People keep asking what kind of lens they should take on their trips and which lenses perform better than others. Here's an introduction to what I photograph with.
Staying connected to the youth is essential for my work. Because we all want to stay young, freeze the best years of our lives. When nothing mattered more than joyful moments and you had no sorrows. Playfulness, childishness, crazyness. How do you put this into a visual experience?
Three years of work lay behind me. All shootings for my new book are wrapped. After 31 sessions with around 800 – 1,200 images each, I had a hard time selecting the best ones and putting them into nice series.
For me a car is just a tool to get from A to B. Nothing more. But why? Most probably because the design ideas of the 70s weren't compatible to our markets. Check out this dreamy introduction to Grand Basel, showcasing a very rare Lancia Sibilo.
I discovered Katia when she was 19 years old. By that time I had just finished the proof printing of my first book. It was too late to put her into this book. But I knew, she was someone special. So, I beared her in mind and contacted her when the time was right.
Time seems to fly. It's always like that when you're busy. I am so happy to announce that the cover page of my new book is finished. The title of the book has been set for 10 months already and the logo is ready now, too. So, as you can imagine, I am in the final steps and in a couple of months, after three years of intense work, my new coffee table book will be out.
There's something about Italian girls. They are considered impulsive and sanguigni (lit: bloody) because they can't hold their tongues and raise their voices. Chiara is such a passionate Italian woman and here's what she told me when I met her in Milan.
After a couple of years, you can judge better what gear is useful and what stuff rests in the drawer for years. There's one little camera tripod I am constantly using and that barely anyone knows. So, I thought, I tell you about it.
I admire the work of Guido Argentini. The way he works with light, colors and composition ist outstanding. So when I stumbled upon his new work, I was very happy to also find this video where he explains what it is all about.
For a couple of weeks the successor of my Sony camera is out on the market. You could read many opinions in internet forums from people who had only read the technical specs from Sony's press release. Luckily I was invited to get hands-on information through a professional Sony expert at my local dealer. Here are my (rather non-technical) conclusions.
So it's already December again. An exciting year is drawing to a close. I travelled to many places in 2017 and worked on very interesting projects. Many things have been pushed forward in the past months and while I usually rather remain the invisible guy behind the camera, I am happy to tell you a bit about my adventures of 2017.
Shooting with ancient cameras on instant film requires a good portion of madness. Who is this guy who goes through this struggle? So right when Stefan Merz – who's artist name is Herr Merzi – returned from an exhibition during Paris Photo fair I met with him and we chatted about him and his view on photography.
Halloween means nothing to me. Yet, I had to smile when I re-watched this advertisement from Agent Provocateur which was featured at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Unique, for sure. Check this out.
Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now, Hugh Heffner once said. And I am with him at this point as I currently seek a blonde model for a story for my next book.
Most recently I neglected my blog a little. Sorry for that. I was so focussed on my work that I simply did not find the time. But of course, I kept my eyes open and here's a inspirational great clip for you.
For many years I have been following Martin's work as a nude photographer. His black and white calendar is known far beyond the borders of Austria. As I was heading to a production to Vienna myself, I decided to make a stop-over in Neunkirchen, the hometown of Martin Wieland. We chatted about models, shooting experiences and his new large-sized photo book.
Even though my Sony A7RII has an In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), I was a bit unhappy with videos I filmed freehand lately. When walking, it's just impossible to keep a shot steady without the use of additional gear. So I decided to search for a suitable gimbal that can hold my Sony steady with ease. With the Zhiyun Crane 3 I found a proper tool.
When you make a mood board of a certain decade, it is interesting to see how colors, patterns and things universally describe an era. But how do such things happen? And who created the look of the 80s?
Meeting people who are enthousiastic about photography is always awesome. Woj spoke with me about different aspects of photography in a very personal conversation. He described to me how he feels liberated and enjoys his creativity after splitting up with his model girl-friend. And why he would call himself a romantic pervert.
Looking back, it turns out, I have always been a visual person. My childhood still plays a role when it comes to creating my photo stories. I memorize scenes from the past and get nostalgic feelings. With the internet, you can easily dive back into your childhood.
Instagram is the place to be. There's nothing else. You can have thousands of followers and become famous. And even get freebies from companies. Instagram is open 24 hours every day so you should not miss out. This is what I learned during my past shootings.