Public Viewing

July 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Feature, Hamburg, Stories

Public Viewing In case you haven't noticed, soccer is a huge thing in Germany. Immensely huge. While at home, various clubs attract specific clientele - St. Pauli for example is much more attractive to the "social underbelly" than Bayern Munich is which tends to attract well situated followers. When it comes to the big international tournaments, soccer becomes the great equalizer and Germans from all walks of li...

Leica T – First thoughts

April 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Gadgets

Leica took its sweet time to release a modern, mirrorless system camera. Dubbed the Leica T, available in black and silver, it resembles a design we have seen from Sony in its NEX cameras. The camera will be manufactured and assembled in a dedicated plant in Germany, while the native lenses for the new T mount will only be Leica branded but in fact be manufactured and assembled by Panasonic</...

Report from the trenches – #1

March 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog

I thought it's time to share stuff more frequently here, so starting today you will find a selection of interesting finds and reads from all over the Internet. Rather than just resorting to re-tweeting or re-posting stuff on Twitter or Tumblr, it's more fun to post them on this blog where I have the room and freedom to comment with more than just a handful of words. Why "Report from the trenches"?...

Example Pictures: Perspective versus Focal Length

December 29th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Photography

Example Pictures: Perspective versus Focal Length A lot of people wrongfully associate perspective with focal length and suggest that a change or different choice of focal length alters the perspective, "compresses" it or "distorts" it.  This of course is rubbish as perspective is defined only by the distance of the lens to the subjects in the image. Often the term "lens perspective" is used incorrectly wh...

Someone is wrong – Perspective versus Focal Length

December 28th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Feature, Photography

Someone is wrong - Perspective versus Focal Length In photography, one of the most common misconceptions is about perspective, how it is defined and what alters or modifies it. Just search the Internet for a good definition of the term and you'll understand where some of that confusion is probably coming from in an age where nobody seems to bother buying a decent text book anymore and resorts to free content online only as their o...

Konica Hexar AF – a quiet camera for quiet moments

August 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Gadgets

Konica Hexar AF - a quiet camera for quiet moments The term compact camera often has a condescending ring to it, as most compact cameras don't live up to premium expectations. In the 1990s, when film photography was still a mass market for professionals and consumers alike, a number of Japanese manufacturers - many of them not in the photography business anymore today - swarmed the market with a range of outstanding premium compact cameras, some o...

A day in London

August 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Feature, Photography

A day in London Due to my work, I benefit from international one day business trips occasionally. Yesterday, I had a meeting in London, so I hopped on a plane from Hamburg to London in the morning and back again in the evening. On my way to my meeting and back to the airport I managed to get away with some images. My meeting place was close to Victoria station where the company I work for has their London offi...

London Street | Analog – Part Two

June 10th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Feature, Stories

London Street | Analog - Part Two In part one of this blog post, I shared London's Underground and trains as well as some quieter street scenes away from the main hustle and bustle of the busy areas. I did turn my attention to a wide area of locations while in London, including a pub. Pubs are not typically among the locations I seek images in. Depending on the kind of location and local culture, a pub borders on being a private d...

London Street | Analog – Part One

June 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Feature, Stories

London Street | Analog - Part One There are a handful of cities on this planet that stand out from the all the other cities in terms of relevance, vibrancy, culture, flair and maybe even something intangible as mojo. It's not easy to define the definite top ten of metropolises with the top contenders in order to each other, but it's pretty clear that cities such as New York City, Tokyo, Paris and London rank very high in this top ...

Hamburg – Analog Seasons

March 31st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Feature, Hamburg, Photography

Hamburg - Analog Seasons It feels like the new year barely started and now the first quarter is already gone. And yes, in many parts of Europe, winter is still in charge! That's very much true for my native Hamburg in northern Germany where it has snowed until the last days with large spots of snow still dominating the landscape outside. Looking back at the last year in pictures, I have compiled some of the analog highlig...


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