update: will be in New York City 17-25.10
Posting blogs have become journeys to the past. Life is changing so fast all the time – it seems like there’s no guarantee where you live, how you live or who you share your life with. since a few years, blogging has changed from telling stories of my present life to summing up a couple of months of my past. this makes it much more challenging to post because not all memories are good ones and putting these photos together like a puzzle makes you relive it all again. Still I decide to keep it up this way as the leitmotif of my life the last 10 years. This time I decided to add photos from portrait sessions as well. I don’t know why I used to keep them to me instead of posting them too in the previous posts.
on my way to my friends in hainburg
arrived in bruck an der leitha - wasn't expecting a photogenic scene awaiting
it's great to witness their family growing
the cat had babies but only one survivor, pepper who soon will become one of the coolest cats I have met
newborn. welcome to the blog!
happy birthday man!
preparing the field for tomatoes. we planted more than 50 that day
flo relieving himself next to the chicken
later, planting some peppers, when I still had that beard.. (sophia took the shot)
dogs love corners
boys behind you
beauty of randomness
die letzten handgriffe
luna, eine semmelänge voraus - whatever the meaning is
getting rid of grandparent's furniture
when you take your passport with you saturday so you can go vote on sunday and then get wasted in the night and lose it. Then get a call next day that your also wrecked friend found your passport and took it with him - so I was allowed to vote. thanks for handling it micki!
the after-vote beer + some art transport
woman with some donations
when you don't have time to wait for the spools to dry and also no more fan in the flat...
since I still had some rolls in the fridge, the last thing I did in the empty apartment was developing films, the night I turned 30 actually.
manuel printing some portraits
celebrating my 30 years on this planet. after a great night with my peeps and great drinks... it was about 6am when some creepy stranger popped up in the background
the day started but the night didn't end yet
just hang in there
the sofa is calling
Well, I turned 30, my uncle 60. the shirt says it all
the day had to come I got rid of my jesus look
taking a hit
reunion. many shots from the broken voigtlander look like that one.. most don't find the way in the blog, because I don't like the look that much... it's getting fixed but I haven't used it in months now.
May was the month of moving... my apartment, my darkrrom as well as
all my father's stuff..
buchtipp: die kunst aufzuräumen
it was just crazy how much stuff we transported and threw away during these days
after we finished, we had some beers
broken voigtlander going wild here
when it's time for a coffee upgrade
beside all the celebrations we had to say farewell to Helga.
stuff you only find at graveyards
tears meet hugs
although I almost never go to church, I was surprised to see a black priest in austria.
there are photos that sum up so much in one frame.
back in rainy vienna
my aunt uncovering the goods
long time friends
when fire replaces rain. time for some meat
father and son
an exception, a photo where I didn't mind the softness
the last moments, who is going to be president? story to be continued...
"nazi free zone"
austria meets germany
always on the move
a matter of age
a good place to relax in the city
zwidemu talks with swintha
adam chosing his prints
someone loves schnitzel
stylish "doc on duty"
trying to find the right words can be agonizing
not satisfied yet
meanwhile in the background
another "vaseline" shot...
Andreas "Riding" Raabe
I found a place to store the empty bottles
small phone yoga
epic fail boy
more talking featuring flowers
what a dog (tested that canon 0.95 of Billy's with the M6 for a few frames, thanks bud!)
outstanding lens meets outstanding lady.
back to my vaseline-voigtlander lens. Billy and his 0.95
it's time for a shelfie!
caro and egg
mariahilferstraße - where people meet
where good Christians go
M.C. Escher edition
lovely Dani for a quick escape-beer in vienna
the later the night, the blurrier the look.
homage to vienna
so that's awaiting at the end of the tunnel
trying to re-plant
when that last bit of hope gets vaporized (austria failing at soccer again)
talking again with (my) mate
from 5.6-11 the voigtlander still looked quite ok
but when you switch to f1.2 the world goes underwater
a lactose-free boycott?
no more need for Rudolph
Session with Gerald and Iren
he likes it hot
he insisted on shooting in his elisabeth dress - which definitely was a nice twist in the plot
rooftop party people
the pool for the poor
the shot is about what you don't see
a martin parr poster for his vienna exhibtion, not the most brilliant pick if you ask me.
mc-donnalds used to be something people looked down on some years ago. indeed "unbeatable", like cancer.
kebap stand allotment
fabian, pretending to know the way to arena (went to see patti smith)
didn't know smart made vans too
a great day in perchtoldsdorf
swintha looking for some drinks
before the show
back to that special drunk look
the running era didn't last too long
italy vs. germany, a night to remember.
before the storm
goal for italy
goal for germany .. an endless game
when sri lanka is calling
talking about a cat
a great place is evolving
step by step
checking out the area
crossing that asian restaurant
lighting it up
passing with the bike
Luna just moved in just to move out again (to mexico city). final moments.
the cat didn't know yet
when you see a frame but all you have on you is a phone and a digital camera, ride home to get your rolleiflex and a film and ride back, hoping the scene will still be there... and it was.
so I finished that roll on that day. makes me think I should give the rollei and colour for street a try more often.
elba, we're coming!
enjoying the breeze
at the harbor. two carabinieri stoped and then i showed them that the fuji gsw is actually just a huge looking camera. they smiled and passed on.
when you have the whole ferry just for yourself
first night at the amazing recording location, I felt motivated to shoot during the night in moonlight. didn't take many shots, since each exposure was around 15min. here is only small a selection.
in my favorite alley
welcome to paradise
when you haven't realized that full potential of awesomeness of these chairs yet
when you can only shake your head cause you can't believe that sight
recording as chilled as possible
when the soil is full of needles
when there is only you and... this.
jahson greeting the day
don't mess with domination andi
when doing nothing is part of the creative process
my cousin - aspiring magician
a rare constellation needed to be photographed.
always on the safe side
just checking again
when you desperately look for something just to finish that roll..
about to get cleaned
about to get swiss-hugged
a lighter for sofia tieri
a day with lorant, beer and sunlight
batboy with long shadow
make it fly!
envying the chocolate
whatever they were looking for
waiting at the bust station
couldn't resist her
are you interested?
letting it all out.
after 4 photos I didn't feel doing more classic portraits
so we went to mingle and fool around
and discussed about the sense of orientation
this should be hallo munich
time for a beer
Phil Yeager needed some new photos
A session with Laura the croissant loving hip hop connoisseuse
messing with negatives
spontaneous shots in some african store
tempo models *hint* *hint*
session with dominik jedryas
my first 4x5 photo.. there is a journey ahead
getting used to that camera. charlotte was so kind to lend me her beauty
i messed with some of the 4x5s as well as some 120s. won't blog all of them though.
that last sunlight