it’s weird. with the beginning of 2013 I felt totally uninspired to continue doing this blog. I have posted more than 15.000 negative scans in my two blogs in the last 6 1/2 years. I don’t even want to start thinking about how much work and time this must have been. I literally spend half my life on posting blog entries.
this year I started thinking about that “service” I have been providing over the last years for free and by having a look at what else is being posted as “street photography” online, I felt almost pissed that I am doing this all for free. So I had the idea to stop blogging and make PDFs instead for purchase.
after three months not posting anything I kind of disliked the idea to stop blogging, but mainly because I wanted to keep documenting my life and archiving it somewhere. The thought that there would be a gap or a stop at some point made me change my mind again.
I will think of another way how to make money with my online work but I will keep this blog up beside. The feedback has been great and I really appreciate this too. All the work was never for nothing but life is getting more expensive and time is getting more rare.. so I have to change something.
That was mainly the reason for this long delay. Upcoming posts will feature New York and then India and then New York again and the story goes on!
guess what! Konica Pop.
pop in the sub.
now to some real art(ists).
some want to take it home.
weird thought shooting black and white there.
Toni, the man and creator of these paintings.
why so serious?
another premiere. gartenbau kino.
without knowing, I had taken a photo of one of the main characters of the documentary we then watched.
vienna international airport once again.
don't take headlines too serious.
bye bye british airways!
waiting at the gate.
how hot can you eat a yoghurt ?
arrived at weeks mansion.
Pop meets LA.
exposing the first negatives with my M6 again. (nocti 1.0)
perfect nocti playground
two manhattans and one tom collins
jamie looking good
nope, we didn't go there after.
preparing the car for the ride to SF
somewhere between LA and SF. such an amazing scenery and light... I almost felt raped by such landscape beauty.
the view from our hotel room.
went for some coffee..
and then probably one the best burgers I ever had.
next day. first walk with chris in the streets. some of these shots will be featured in our movie that is still in progress.
later at our main cafe.
just how you would imagine the streets of san francisco
I kind of followed them to get this moment (will be featured in the movie)
man cleaning windows in china town.
at some point we went to get some truffles at xoxo truffels.
beside all the chocolate, Lalya was definitely the sweetest in the store.
not the typical I <3 NY sweater.
wonder what he is meditating about
feels like england just passed by
he owned the street
a nice encounter
he was really friendly. he used to shoot nikon some years ago as he told us.
chris getting tagged or whatever hipster stuff.
he was a real psychopath, running around, telling people that seemed gay to him to leave this area because this is a heterosexual area. I kinda provoked him with my little pink konica.
chris digging deeper for some equipment. sorry bro!
on a hunt.
pizza deliver guy on a skateboard in thoughts.
looking for something to eat I assume.
someone fell asleep. (6x9s from here)
ran into this guy, Janek Jarewicz. he did this music video and included me too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU5zK5vn6WA
one of my personal favourite frames from SF. makes me think.
last frame with the 6x9
back to the hexar.
actually, I shot this by holding my camera out of the car window and nailed this. luck on my side!
we passed him and I used a chris weeks "technique" called "Sir!" so he turned around and gave me that expression and I took the photo. He turned back around and we left. that was quite amusing.
we parked close to this sex shop. I asked chris to drive a few feet forward so that I can get a better angle on the shot and waited for something to happen. literally going out of business here.
leaving SF again
she said hi.
a kind of self portrait.
met him at a fuel station. he was interested in the robo-hexar and I explained to him what I was doing and how it worked. I think I will add this scene to the movie too.
then we went to have some nice steaks at harris ranch where chris took the "soviet problem" shot as far as I remember correctly.
and some beer of course!
size doesn't matter, they say.
chris using the pop on me. I must say, the pink camera suits me better. there was a pretty gay guy passing us a few time. he owns some designer store or something right there. guess two guys with a pink camera got his attention. haha.
funny enough they were waiting at the "dog house"
usually I would take a photo like this one with the 6x9 or at least the hexar... but pop once more didn't disappoint
now I remember what day I took that photo.
I like to hunt hipsters with my pink hipster camera. guess that makes me the blade of hipsters?
one of my favourite frames from LA with the pop.
i love when this happens.. (look at the man in the background)
same baby as in the photo above. creepy!
back at the house, some dog love.
we hooked up with one of my favourite LA-ians Michael Hacker. nice dinner with great company.
having some decent berlin currywurst
always weird to get reminded of christmas, when you are used to ice cold fucking weather at this time of the year.
they were on something, pretty sure.
behind the scenes. dealing files in LA is probably more serious than dealing drugs.
at LAMI, our favourite coffee place.
if you wonder why chris is on the phone with the fuji.. you will find out sooner or later in the movie.
meeting up with Mr.Jackson at LAMI. (where else..)
looked like a blind date to me.. but probably that is my European perspective.
this is where I was sitting.
the other night we went to some gig of a band called Io Echo. yoga pants, It is an LA thing.
nike - this time he just shouldn't do it..
one last street walk in LA.
the ugg army. another LA thing?
another burger.. every time I am in the states I eat tons of burgers... back home I eat one in 3 months probably.
like that feist song.
bye bye cute dogs!
Angelo finally payed us a visit. We will feature him in our movie as well.
I let him use a 'real' camera for a change.
Angelo and his gorgeous girlfriend.
we ate at umami burgers.. quite nice but a bit overrated imo. the waiter looked like someone who wants to become an actor or probably is one already.. he definitely had the face for it but I guess that's not the exception in LA.
some christmas lights at 1/4th from the car.
last but not least chris made some steaks and bacon. he made an extra bacon for the (spoiled) dogs!
some last weeks-mansion impressions
this is where I had my coffee and facebook checks in the morning.
at the airport queue.
someone was thirsty.
more fast food.
brother and sister. priceless.
LAX, sleeping. dreaming of Africa(?)
end of the roll.