Archiv für Juli 2011

Streets of Germany

Since Bansky got famous, Streetart seems the new big thing on the art market and every second galerist looks for it ….

I love streetart, especially cause it´s a wonderfull, most of the time extremely surealistic looking thing to photograph. Sadly Munich is not the city with a lot of streetart (execpt of graffiti), so I´m not gettin that much chance to shoot it. But thank god there is the internet where you can find a lot of it and about the artist. So to keep my blog running I decided to feature some of my favorite german artists.

I´ll start with Evol from Berlin who paints the faces of old, shabby buildings as a miniature on telecommunication boxes and other free spaces in the streets of former East Berlin. On the other side he makes extremely detailed and realistic paintings of house faces (or parts of it) on used cardboard pieces for hanging it on your living room wall. I like his work a lot because it has an super graphical but realistic look and he loves to make it perfect to the smallest design. Hopefully I´ll find some of his Streetworks on my next trip to Berlin, cause I think they´ll be extraordinary objects to photograph.

Here are some recent works of him to give you a little impression of his work:


Big work on concrete blocks in Berlin



Paint on cardboard


Installation in an apartment

More of his work you can find on his homepage: http://www.evoltaste.com/ and in this two pdf catalouges: 1 | 2

All pictures and PDF´s from Wilde-Gallery Berlin

Old school beauty

Since I´m searching for a good Snap and Travel Cam I´ve looked around a lot in the all knowing Space called the Internet and found some interesting Cams like Canons G12 or Panasonics GF1 but last week I discovered a real old school beauty:

Fujis brandnew X100 is a hell of a modern Digitalcamera put into a magnificent Old School looking case.

The technic inside it is state of the art:
12 Mpix APS-C Sensor
Fix 23mm/f 2.0 Objective (equivalent to 35mm on a FullFrame)
Hybrid Optical Viewfinder
Up to ISO 6400
5fps in Raw
and a Full Metal Body

The look of the cam is like this super nice reportage cameras from the 70ies and can only be compared with Leicas M9 (which costs about 5K more) …. but take a look for yourself:






Alle Pictures are courtesy of FujiFilm

So all I´ve to do now is to find some spare Money to get me one ……

Berchtsgadn

The last two days I was in Berchtesgaden Bavaria on a movieclip shoot to do some set and advertising photography. It went very well and we had a ton of fun with the complete team and two of the best alpine athletes in the world. Due to the fact that I´m complete into every sport that happens in the mountains it was a big pleasure to meet two of my heros (which was the basic idea for my shooting too), have some nice talks with them and get some fine photos of them.

Here are some little snippets from the days … more of the work I´ve done there will follow when the clip is released, so stay tuned.


The way …


The tools …


The art …


The heros ….


The girl ….


One location …


The other location ….

Börlin

The last days I was in Berlin for a wedding of two good friends. Sadly we had superbad weather all time (13° and heavy rain), so my planned phototours through the city where reduced to a few hours …. but the wedding was superfine (Go F*** Yourself Rain) and I had some nice days with people I haven`t seen for quite a time.

Here are some impressions from my small walk around and from the location where the wedding took place ….