Herr Liebentritt hat ja vollkommen recht. “Mach’s wie du willst”, hat er gesagt. Na gut. Ich war nicht grunds√§tzlich faul die letzten drei Monate, nein. Die meisten Menschen, die diese Zeilen lesen, wissen das vermutlich. Aber da gibt es ja vielleicht noch ein paar mehr. Als dann, es sind ungef√§hr drei Gr√ľnde, die mich verhindert haben.
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May 14 2010 | music and theory | 4 Comments »
Tags: music, pop, theory, work
FTTH and PON. Nanophotonics. WDM-PON and OCDMA. Parametric effects in fibres. Real-time Digital Signal Processing for Optical Transceivers. Nonlinearity Mitigation in Coherent Systems. OFDM and Multitone. Quantum Information Technologies. Optics in Computing.
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September 22 2009 | event and photography | 3 Comments »
Tags: conference, ecoc, event, outtakes, photo, science, theory, vienna
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
January 19 2009 | theory | No Comments »
Tags: exhibition, idolism, jim rakete, photo, theory
I heart autodidacts. Andreas Bitesnich is one. I kind of admire people, who just follow their very own path. In art, I find that working autodidact means developing and finding these very own paths. Without people telling you what to do and how to do it. Not that technical education does not matter, but the feeling must come first, I say. He found a great path for himself, and is now one of the most wanted nude and portrait photographer in the world.
I finally made it to his current exhibition More Nudes at the Galerie Westlicht yesterday. Today’s the very last day of the (already extended) exhibition. Go there, be fascinated. Now!
Personal Note: I either want his book Travel for birthday, or my own book Travel. That might be to expensive for you though.
January 11 2009 | theory | 2 Comments »
Tags: bitesnich, exhibition, idolism, nudes, photo, theory
I just came across this article here, published in the Digital Photographer magazine. Daniel Boud, photographer from Sydney, gives an overview of what makes live music photography aspiring. Well, his photos are amazing, but how could you not make get spectacular shots from Iggy Pop… Personally, I think the artist and his relation to his music and how this is expressed are THE most important thing. Boring artist = boring pictures. This has nothing to do with genre or style, the quietest show can be the most intense too. A passionate artist and good stage light and you can barely do something wrong [if, of course, you have the technical basics and a feeling for the music, too].
Anyway, it’s a nice article that gives quite a good impression how it works and shows decent examples with all the EXIF-Data so one can see what he really did. Nothing brand-new for me, but still inspiring.
Certainly more interesting than an equivalent German article: Why should I even bother reading an article about professional photography if the pictures are that bad?
Anyway, I’ll be out tonight shooting local band Deckchair Orange at the Flex tonight. You’ll be able to see if I’ve learnt something from Boud by tomorrow.
November 28 2008 | photography and theory | No Comments »
Tags: concert, photo, theory