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So after two weeks in las vegas and other commissions here in vienna, i needed some time to recover. Miriam and i went to a beautiful lake and the mountains. I met my mother after some time again and stayed in Zurich for a weekend. That’s more or less what this entry is about – but i think this entry has some nice street hidden inside, so i hope you find the time to browse and read a little.

on a sidenote: i got featured in chris week’s hommage to streetphotorgaphy, which can be viewed here:


i’d be happy if you also find the time to watch the moive too!

i’m starting with some random photos i took back in february. the roll was developed just a few weeks ago, so that’s the reason for the delay.

  1. inspiring…tnx for sharing

    Comment by Gjorgi — September 11, 2009 @ 2:23 pm
  2. Very personal entry.
    It’s great to peek into the personal lives of photographers sometimes. Great frames here as always.


    Comment by Sonny Thakur — September 11, 2009 @ 2:42 pm
  3. magic, as always. Zell am See looks a lot like Wales.

    Comment by tina — September 11, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
  4. yesterday i had to give my borrowed 35 cron back.
    today im sad.
    but figuring out how you ‘see’ things cheers me up.
    (it used to be despairing a few years ago)

    i think leica should’ve played chris’ docu at the release ‘ceremony’ instead of letting some enthusiasts chattter onstage :D

    Comment by r4 — September 11, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
  5. Nice Leica ad! Well timed with the release of the M9. I hope you’re getting some of the residuals!

    Comment by Ryan Marr — September 11, 2009 @ 4:50 pm
  6. The documentary was great, I really enjoyed watching it. Seeing your and Chris’ entries always makes me want to go out and shoot more.

    I really like that shot of the lady on the bus in color (one of the first in the entry). Always love seeing your work.

    Comment by Rick Yribe — September 11, 2009 @ 6:42 pm
  7. Great post, lost that shot of the kid on the buoy in the river in Zurich. It was very cool seeing you work in Chris’ documentary, I had seen photos and heard about it from both of you, very cool to see it finally, can’t wait for the outtakes.

    Comment by Sam Oksner — September 11, 2009 @ 6:52 pm
  8. An old friend of mine, Brandon Witzel, told me about you. I’m inspired by the purity of your presentation. And how can you stand that scan crop?

    Comment by Bryan Aulick — September 11, 2009 @ 7:48 pm
  9. schöner eintrag!
    gefallen mir am besten.
    hab chris’ videos heut morgen gesehn – interessant euch mal in ‘action’ zu sehen.
    viele grüße

    Comment by Thomas — September 11, 2009 @ 9:30 pm
  10. very inspiring, thank you for all you do.

    Comment by Terry Zumalt — September 11, 2009 @ 9:58 pm
  11. Very nice series of shots. I particularly like the “Two Worlds Facing” frame. something I would want for my wall one day.

    Did you get to meet up with Pascal in Zurich? I dont know if you know him or not from dA and über.. he shoots an M6 as well.

    Comment by Scott — September 11, 2009 @ 10:44 pm
  12. loved them all. Keep it up.

    Comment by jono — September 12, 2009 @ 7:17 am
  13. Great! I said this at da too, but the document was great. It was cool to see street photography actually in action. You know, see you and chris shooting there.

    After seeing it I instantly went to downtown and exposed two rolls of tmax. Probably fucked the shots as always but I had fun nevertheless.

    Needless to say but keep shooting :)

    Comment by Pekka — September 12, 2009 @ 11:22 am
  14. Haha. Just noted the dog in the man’s bag. The guy drinking the water from fountain. That’s cool.

    Comment by Pekka — September 12, 2009 @ 11:28 am
  15. Hey Sev!

    Some really amazing work in here… you are right about the 125px I’ll have to give it a try. Seems to have a great range! Enjoyed your entry very much, thanks for sharing!

    Take care!

    Comment by Richard Polom — September 12, 2009 @ 1:03 pm
  16. but we did an attitude difference of about 3500 feet that day.
    wahrscheinlich meinst du change of altitude. aber meine attitude hat sich während des strampels definitely auch gechanged…….

    Comment by knödelmeisterinnenköchin in spe — September 12, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
  17. Your photography tastes so good to my eyes. You have this uncanny ability to find the most unassuming scenes that when captured, turn out to be multidimensional and very honestly raw. Even if they are snapshots that were haphazardly captured, they always carry the compositional balance that feels just right. It is when I see work like yours that I am inspired to pic up a camera and document my life.

    I don’t think I will ever get over the beautifully forward quality of photographs …

    Comment by Acorn — September 12, 2009 @ 8:39 pm
  18. http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/zell_zuri5/thumbs/thumbs_IMG19489s.jpg

    love it.

    i’m always surprised how many photos i like in your blog-selects.

    cheers from l.a.!

    Comment by chris — September 13, 2009 @ 12:30 am
  19. swell update; you keep up this pace and you’ll… exceed your bandwidth. thanks, greatly entertaining.

    Comment by zach — September 13, 2009 @ 12:53 am
  20. Stunning shots, Sev. Keep ‘em coming :)

    Comment by Hannah — September 13, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
  21. love spending time here and really enjoyed this entry. i truly like your style and shooting attitude. keep up the good work. i’m looking forward to your future posts.
    cheers from germany,

    Comment by Seb — September 14, 2009 @ 3:06 am
  22. Beautiful work as always. You keep reminding me why you were the reason I purchased a rangefinder in the first place.

    Don’t stop shooting.

    Comment by Arseni — September 14, 2009 @ 4:46 am
  23. Wow, your shots are absolutely incredible. I stumbled across your deviantART while browsing photography, and found your blog.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

    Comment by Katie — September 14, 2009 @ 4:24 pm
  24. Your work is stunning and gives an inspiring insight into your world, what else can i say other than amazing!
    was sad to see you stop posting on DA all those years ago but the new images had lead me here and wow, what a blog!

    When are you going to release a book of your work!?

    Comment by Dan Baker — September 14, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
  25. Man, really digging these! Certainly gives me inspiration…and drive to visit Europe! You keep shooting and I’ll keep shooting!

    Comment by Brad Maestas — September 15, 2009 @ 4:06 am
  26. really inspiring entry! looking forward to seeing more!

    Comment by shaohui — September 16, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
  27. these were very cool man. i love that one on the lake with the dude’s head coming out of the bushes. it reminded me of your army series for some reason.

    Comment by Arthur — September 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm
  28. these were very cool man. i love that one on the lake with the dude’s head coming out of the bushes. it reminded me of your army series for some reason.

    Comment by Arthur — September 16, 2009 @ 7:28 pm
  29. Very enjoyable entry. Huge. But enjoyable.
    Love the neighbour shot. And also the cook shot.
    This one is lovely of Miri: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/zell_zuri/IMG18861s.jpg

    Comment by Suzan — September 17, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
  30. Agfa ultra looks interesting by the way! I overall very much dig the colourphotos in this entry.
    But sometimes the skintones turn out horrible with that film because of its saturation, doesn’t it?

    Comment by Suzan — September 17, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
  31. Sever Koller,

    my favorite photo that you’ve taken was featured in the movie by chris weeks.. particularly 3 of 3 @ 2:09 ; the one with “Jesus drinking his coffee whilst the man get arrested” i just thought that was HILARIOUS. is there anyway you can link me and/or email me that photo?? i would love to have that as my background for my mac’s desktop.

    keep your eyes open!
    -timothyj (ny,ny)

    Comment by timothyj — September 18, 2009 @ 6:47 am
  32. Tag,

    die USA- Beiträge waren auch gut, aber ich mag deine “ganz normalen” Straßen- und Alltagsphotographien sehr! Daher war dieser Beitrag wieder mal ein Genuss.
    Das Jesus-Bild könnte ich mir als Theologiestudent übrigens auch sehr gut als Desktophintergrund für meinen PC vorstellen.


    Comment by Tilman — September 19, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
  33. No words! awesome!

    Comment by Luca — September 20, 2009 @ 6:35 pm
  34. You have amazing work ! :)

    Comment by Y.Med — September 21, 2009 @ 2:05 am
  35. That photo of the two women on the train is incredible. I love it.

    Comment by Derek — September 21, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
  36. long post but i couldn’t skip a shot =)

    Comment by Aly Hazzaa — September 28, 2009 @ 4:07 pm
  37. i love you!

    Comment by flenz — September 29, 2009 @ 8:38 am
  38. Lovely Work! Love ur photos !

    Comment by Octavian Carare — October 3, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
  39. i like yours better!

    Comment by m.a. — October 22, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
  40. I just wanted to say that I LOVE your pictures!! =) I am actually considering studying photography, right now I’m studying Architecture. It would be great if you could send me an email or something and tell me how it is like, I would really appreciate it.
    Please answer me, even though no one can read my mail you can right? Because if you don’t I’m not sure how you are gonna be able to answer me. Well I’ll be waiting for your answer, thaaanks

    Comment by Daniella — November 30, 2009 @ 4:02 am
  41. I love what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve you guys to my own blogroll.

    Comment by Tabetha — September 20, 2011 @ 5:31 am

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