Archive for January, 2009

Amsterdam in HDR

Amsterdam HDR

I have quite an ambivalent relation to Amsterdam. I’ve been there four times now, but always day trips only. That limits your exploration radius very much, when your choice of transportation are your two feet. I’ve never felt very comfortable. I think that it’s because I simply do not like tourists, and I certainly do not classify me as a tourist when abroad. I’m foreign. There’s a difference I find. Anyway, I liked it this time more than ever. And may proudly, a bit, present the digital results of six hours in Amsterdam.


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January 31 2009 | photography | 4 Comments »
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‘s Hertogenbosch in HDR

's Hertogenbosch HDR

I went to Holland and all I brought with me is photographs. Lots. So, generally speaking: I carried two cameras around most of the time. The Canon DSLR was used mainly for exposure bracketing, so I could generate HDR pictures (that are digitally alterated in other ways too this time) like the ones seen here. I also shot 4 rolls of lovely Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film with the Ihagee Exacta, they’ll be ready at some point next week. Cities covered were ‘s Hertogenbosch and the capital, Amsterdam. Enjoy.


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January 30 2009 | photography | No Comments »
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Off to Amsterdam

Busy days, these days. Which explains the lack of new photo input. So, I’m off to the Netherlands tomorrow morning. No idea whether I’ll have internet there, but I’m taking a couple of rolls of beautiful slide film and one or two or maybe three cameras with me. So there will be heaps of new stuff when I’m back next thursday. You have it good.

January 24 2009 | administration | 1 Comment »
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Say hello to Holga!

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I bought this used Holga camera about 8 months ago already, but never found time and will to finish the test roll. I have now. It’s only kind of working. This is one of the very few photos that made it out alive. Nevertheless, 120mm medium format rules. Will get into that a bit more at some point. Busy days, these days.

January 22 2009 | photography | 2 Comments »
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Summarizing eight years

The already mentioned Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s and their video for As Tall As Cliffs. Via Daddy D. Welcome, Mr. World President, I hope you’re as good as your campaigns.

PS: Click more for the video, I had to put it off the start page, as there is no option to get rid of the auto play. Damn myspace.


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January 21 2009 | politics and videos | 2 Comments »
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Photojournalism

Last week I wrote a bit about Andreas Bitesnich and how he got started and then famous in his field of photography.

Now, Jim Rakete has made his way too. Born in Berlin in 1951, he began working as a photojournalist with a focus on the music scene, while still in school. Amongst the people he had portrayed at this point were already Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. He then worked as music producer in the 70ies and and 80ies (Nina Hagen, Nena, Die √Ąrzte etc.). Throughout the years, he has never lost his love (and eye) for photography and when he had the chance to work for Cicero magazine, he increasingly portrayed politicians like Gerhardt Schr√∂der, Otto Schily or Franz M√ľntefering.

His current exhibition, 1/8 sec. Vertraute Fremde., forces you to take a break. 1/8 of a second is a long time in todays world. Vertraute Fremde (Well-know strangers) shows people we all think we know, politicians, athletes, actors etc. Rakate portrays them the way they simply are, without letting their public image influence the photograph. No unnecessary make up, no manipulations, no artificial lights. Follow this link for an interview in Art Magazin and read his thoughts, I find it fairly interesting.

1/8 Sec. – Vertraute Fremde
18. Januar bis 10. Mai 2009
LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen
Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 46
46049 Oberhausen

January 19 2009 | theory | No Comments »
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DdNmGWS: Audiovisueller Nachschlag

I granted myself an all-access pass for animoto.com because it’s not expensive and does some fancy things with the photos you upload. Here’s an audiovisual refill to the Get Well Soon show in December 2008, feat. their very own Tick, tack goes my automatic heart.

January 18 2009 | photography and videos and web | No Comments »
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LUMA

LUMA

LUMA. Lyrik & Musik. Stimme: Martin Fabini, Gitarre: Lukas Krenn. Texte von Daniel Rose und Lukas Schneider. Live zu sehen gewesen im Tunnel Wien am 14.1.2009.


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January 15 2009 | music and photography | No Comments »
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Winter Wonderland

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Vienna was a winter wonderland today. It was snowing all morning and it was all white and fresh and quiet and lovely. So I went out to the hills surrounding Vienna. When your fingers hurt like hell while thawing, you know that you’re alive. Brrr.

On a technical note, as you can see, I was fooling around with HDR software and creamy yellow filters a bit. It’s fun.


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January 14 2009 | photography | 1 Comment »
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Musikempfehlungen

Ein kleiner musikalischer Exkurs: Drei Alben, die dieser Tage erscheinen und von denen ich zumindest zwei absolut uneingeschränkt empfehlen kann.

Den Anfang machen Antony & The Johnsons mit dem zauberhaften The Crying Light. Ein großes Album, zu dem ich keine weiteren Worte verlieren will, weil das Sebastian Hofer im aktuellen Profil viel besser gemacht hat.

Listen to Antony on Myspace.


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January 14 2009 | music | 3 Comments »
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