During Corona times I happen to do a lot more desk work than usual. Currently, I am working on theoretical knowledge for my next book project. As I literally know nothing about cars, but fancy the cars and girls theme, I began to educate myself on the car subject.
Since 2007 photography has become a very popular thing. Because nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket. It's called a phone, but I believe, people spend more time taking photos than doing phone calls. This phenomenon has widely changed our perception and the way we remember things.
Warning: This article is totally off-topic. It has nothing to do with photography, except for that I took the title photo for my blog. I wish everyone happy holidays and as there are no Christmas markets in 2020 due to Corona, here's a recipe for a winterly cocktail to get you into the mood.
For some it's a melody, for some it's a scent. For me, the right visuals get me into a feel-good mood. A mix of childhood feelings, warmth and security, combined with the exotic charme of unknown places.
Working with naked women on a regular basis makes me forget that other people get fooled by nude photographs. I would like to write about some (and not only male) misinterpretations and misunderstandings. For a better understanding of today's world and for a better tomorrow.
I would sing this song to my cats on a daily basis (if I had cats). This Miami Vice tribute by the band Dance With the Dead from their album Out of Body is amazing. To be honest, the whole album has no filling songs. Every piece is an amazing frame of mind.
Sometimes you want to give your images a vintage look. There are various film simulations out there, but I don't intend to emulate a specific film manufacturer. For the vintage looks, it's enough to tweak your image subtly in Photoshop. Here is one of the many possible approaches step-by-step explained.
As a matter of course I am asked to deliver stable video footage along with my pictures these days. Whether it's an interview or video clips, I am always looking for the most simple setup. Schedules (and budgets) are usually tight, so I benefit from easy to use and reliable gear. This is why I bought the brand new dji gimbal.
How did breasts and buns become a turn on thing? And are men more into boobs or behinds? Is this universal, I mean is it the same around the globe? Did you know a brand even sells marshmallows that are shaped like butts and breasts?
Initial D is a Japanese street racing manga series written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. At the moment I am working on the concept of my next photo book which circles around cars. Therefore I am sucking up everything inspiring about cars.
During the lockdown in May I decided that it was the perfect time to work on an experiment. A year before, I had made notes about several techniques to re-produce images. One of those were the so-called diamond paintings. So a big do-it-yourself project started.
2020 has been very different than I had planned. The past months have developed in ways that I would never have imagined. No traveling, no photo shoots, not being able to plan anything ahead. And constantly changing rules that make it difficult to remain positive. And when will this situation be over?
Google is one of the companies that rule the world. More than half of the people subscribing to my newsletter have an account there. But unfortunately Google sends emails from me, directly to their spam folder. Here's how to avoid this.
Technically German is a complicated language. But there are some expressions that get straight to the point. The German term 'Schokoladenseite' is one of those examples. It refers to which side of your face looks prettier than the other. Because they are not the same.
Dermatologists say it's more hygienic to refrain from shaving. Pubic hair protects sensitive skin and traps bacteria before they enter the vagina. But this is not a medical blog, so the question is if pubic hair is good for photographs. Let's discuss.
Being photogenic means looking good in pictures. But if you look ugly in pictures, does it mean you are ugly in real life, too? And is someone who looks beautiful automatically photogenic? In a world where 1.8 billion photos get taken every day, these questions finally deserve answers.
A dream of many girls is to become a model. They want to live in glamour and visit the most beautiful places in the world. Getting admired is a wonderful aspect, too. But besides hard work, talent and luck, there are certain things, that are not spoken about. I will tell you some insights on modeling that might interest you.
What a strange year this is! Looking at the past months, it feels just like having stepped out of the washing machine after a turbulent ride. But it's summer time. The best time of the year for me as a photographer based in Germany. And so, I am looking for new models again.
There was a newspaper article where a number of book stores complained that the overwhelming power of Amazon is ruining their business. They were all whining that is has become so difficult to sell books in their shops and this annoyed me so much that I want to share my opnion on this.
Usually I am printing my new calendar in August each year, so it can be ready for sale from September. But as I wasn't allowed to travel and stayed in my home office pretty much all of this year so far, I finished the calendar project earlier this time.
In an unexpected statement, German chancellor Angie Merkel announced to introduce a temporary reduction of the German VAT rates. The measure is part of a huge stimulus package aimed to reduce the economic impact of the Corona pandemic and boost domestic demand.
Underwear is something light. Hiding a bit but showing a lot. To me, it's a piece of art as well. Something that emphasizes female beauty. To others, it's just a business. They need to sew a big logo inside the tiny piece of lingerie and add long washing instructions, too. But finally, I found someone who does it my way.
I am often astonished that in today's world there are still many taboo subjects. We claim to be an enlightened society, but in the end there's so much between females and males that is never talked about. Until now.