This year I escaped most of german's winter while being in New Zealand. When I got back, snow was bascially completely gone. In March I met up with Florian Wenzel, an amazing photographer living close by and we explored some areas in the Black Forest. While driving up higher and higher into the mountains, we were quite surprised about how much snow we still found. Walking through the forest was pretty exhausting sometimes because we didn't wanna stick to the paths but it was worth it. We ended our trip on a place called "Hornisgrinde". I've been there a few times and it's a nice plateau on the top of a mountain with a beautiful view. This time it's been a proper ice-desert.
All those photos are taken on the Fuji X100s
Jeannine Wilkerling is three times german champion in Pole Dance Artistic and runs several schools for Pole Dance Artistic. A few days ago i got asked to shoot her portraits. She wanted authentic and natural portraits of herself with the typical light and style of my people-photos. Although it's been a pretty cloudy day and the sun only came out for a few minutes, i was able to create some nice results by using just a silver reflector. The make-up and assistance was done by Anna Kammermeier.
Lately when i come home, i'm always welcomed by the sound of a cello.
This is what the Fuji X100s is made for and what i bought it for! I left my big DSLR at home when i left the house to wander around with my girlfriend. The light was cool and the location was unexpected and also cool (and of course, there was this beautiful lady with me 😉 ). Good thing there was this small, lightweight, really powerful and useful tool in my pocket. ALWAYS! So i took out the camera and started playing around and snapping photos and stuff. It would have been a shame if didn’t have any camera with me at this moment. After testing it for a few weeks, i really got curious about the other, “big” Fuji cameras and lenses. I hope that I can maybe find a way to get my hands on them for testing purposes.
One of the most difficult things for a photographer is (imho) still to produce great photos with no big concept and just simplicity. So i practise it over and over again because it's extremely useful in many situations i find myself in. The room we had for this shooting was like a giant reflector. It had light coming in from two sides and many white walls and even a white, reflecting floor. So the photos turned out to have beautiful soft light and Lisa just did the perfect job to add that special kind of mood to the shooting.
Maybe you remember this series from about a year ago. This one is pretty similar and even with the same Model! Again, the only light here came from the light-chains that i bought at Ikea. They were brighter than expected and it was interesting, to rely completely on this kind of available light. I hope, you guys like it as much as the series from last year 🙂
The original plan was to capture some mountains in the fog but we couldn't find the right place and there wasn't enough fog but my girlfriend and i found this awesome windpark near Stuttgart and so she had to model for me anyways! 🙂
Another musician on the blog! Brenda is a friend of Tamsin and plays the viola. She asked me for promotional photos to use them in applications and for contests. We wandered through the streets of Stuttgart, which is an incredible photogenic city and gave us many opportunities to shoot in urban or very natural scenes.
“60secondframes” is a series of very similar pictures, shot in a short period of time, usually around 60 seconds.
A very spontaneous photo-series. We drove in a car and i suddenly stopped on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere without saying a word. Cornelia gave a pretty scared look until i told her "the sunset is great, let's shoot some photos".
Again some stuff from the archive. It’s been a while since I shot this series with Patrick and Kathi. The original idea was to shoot that one on an open field or street but the rain forced us to search for a dry place. We used an old Ford Mustang Fastback from 1965 for this shooting. You know, I’m more the people-photographer, if you wanna see the car, refer to Daniel’s shots that he took before I started my shooting. Thanks a lot to Cornelia and Daniel who where a great help at this shooting!
I used two flashes here, one shot through a big octabox as the mainlight, one through a beauty-dish to create rimlights or backlights. So only strobist here, nearly no available light!