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so i’m back home in vienna after the 2 weeks stay in new york. because i had a 3 day shooting this week right when i got back, it took me a while to develop the first bunch of rolls (19) and scan them. this post shows the days before i left and almost a week of the stay in new york (but just a third of the photos i took all together). there are 170 photos, showing every 4th frame in average, in this entry which is quite a lot but i decided to show everything because i’ll make an edit for my website later anyway.

also it will take a while for the next entry because i won’t have time till april.

ps: blog thumbs now 800px width that is original size so no need to click on pictures anymore!

  1. wunderbar!

    Comment by Leo — March 18, 2010 @ 11:37 am
  2. Great pictures! It’s good to see your perspective here.

    Comment by Lee — March 18, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
  3. that shot with the girl looking through the binoculars just screams epicness, love that one :)

    Comment by Ashraf Azlan — March 18, 2010 @ 12:13 pm
  4. Some great frames in this entry.
    I like how the images really pop, I can’t get my V500 to get nearly as close as your images in terms of sharpness. Do you do some extra sharpening with the scanner software? Sorry, tech talk.

    For the ‘flex, maybe scan some prints? Not sure how you can digitize the negs other than that. (maybe a flatbed like the v700?)

    Comment by Sonny Thakur — March 18, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
  5. through these shots I felt i visited the places you did.
    words are sometimes useless / yours here are essential and accompany greatly each shot setting a personal attribution, preference.. there s no control over the street however you’re squeezing the best out of it.
    Looking forward to see the second part.

    Comment by Georges Hattab — March 18, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
  6. This must be your best series (to date). I totally enjoyed it. Thank you for the inspiration always.

    Comment by HT — March 18, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
  7. how’s the iMac? :)

    Comment by Gjorgi — March 18, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
  8. Really great and inspiring stuff, as always. Always makes me happy when I see your blog’s been updated. Always steals about 20 minutes of my day right off. It’s worth it though, definitely worth it.
    Thanks for the update, looking forward to the next already.

    Comment by Nicl Fasth — March 18, 2010 @ 2:56 pm
  9. Loving the ‘oh hello!’ man. <3 I’m hoping to go to NY in October, the last time I was there was somewhere in the late 90′s! Will also probably be in Vienna in May, hoping Miriam will still be there then.

    Comment by Marianne Taylor — March 18, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
  10. Great set of photographs. I get a great sense of New York from them and have never been there. One of my fav posts on your site. Love your work.

    Comment by sergey — March 18, 2010 @ 4:29 pm
  11. You have a great eye for street photography. I’ve spent a good moment to look at this set. Thanks and congrats.

    Comment by Martin Tonon — March 18, 2010 @ 4:41 pm
  12. “next plane.. probably my best flight ever. slept 7 of 8 hours..”

    What? How is that even possible? I sleep like 25 minutes on an 8 hour flight. Then again, I can’t even sleep in my bed.

    http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/new_york_1_02/thumbs/thumbs_img22397s.jpg – my favourite

    “they sold cookies for a dollar to collect money for hatit. kinda cute and also pretty useless on the other hand.”

    Why do you think it is useless?

    Comment by James Bardolph — March 18, 2010 @ 4:45 pm
  13. Thumbs up for the large pictures, that’s so nice to scroll. Look like you enjoyed NYC, will take time to check this out tonite !

    Comment by Rcoilliot — March 18, 2010 @ 4:54 pm
  14. Very cool post. Nice to visit NYC though your pictures.
    It’s always cool to see your blog entrys… you always telling a story and it’s like watching a film.

    Congratulations for many of the good shots too!


    Comment by Salvador Bañó — March 18, 2010 @ 5:02 pm
  15. some of these photos are really greate!!!
    what film do you use?

    Comment by Daria — March 18, 2010 @ 5:19 pm
  16. superlative! :)


    especially like that one.

    Comment by chris weeks — March 18, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
  17. Klasse Eintrag! Deinen Photos nach zu urteilen scheinst du dich auf NY Straßen sehr wohl gefühlt zu haben. Schön die Stadt mal aus deiner Sicht zu sehen, macht Lust auf einen Besuch dort!
    Hast du eigentlich bei den Gallerien was erreicht mit deinen Prints?
    Viele Grüße

    Comment by Thomas — March 18, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
  18. Thanks for let me discover your work. Congratulations.

    Comment by Processed21 — March 18, 2010 @ 7:31 pm
  19. on some shots it looks like your leica suffers a dragging shutter, on 1/1000?

    nice stuff otherwise.

    Comment by soldjem — March 18, 2010 @ 7:58 pm
  20. bei adorama wird an sabbat nicht gearbeitet ;)

    der rauchende mit den linien, das gebäude ohne fenster, das vor und vorvorletzte, das unkkommentierte mit dem raucher rechts und fenster links , mustafa am sofa, 666, die “pflanze”

    etliche gute. ich meld mich morgen ok.

    Comment by aschi — March 18, 2010 @ 8:14 pm
  21. Can’t wait for the Rollei shots ;)

    Comment by Aldo — March 18, 2010 @ 9:03 pm
  22. Awesome, awesome.
    Hope I’ll get to see NY some day.

    Comment by Tiit — March 19, 2010 @ 12:24 am
  23. Cool to see the shots of NYC! I think the jogger one is my fav.
    And yeah, I was totally fascinated by the smoke coming from the sewers (?) as well when I was in the States. You only see that in movies in Europe, hm?
    Curious how the Rolleiflex work turns out! I mean, different camera, different approach I’d say, so would be nice to see that!
    Did things work where you went to NYC for work out?

    Comment by Suzan — March 19, 2010 @ 12:55 am
  24. These shots made me miss New York and daughter who lives there.
    I’m from UK and live in Clearwater Florida.
    The photos plus you comments are brilliant.
    Amazing thank you

    Comment by Ron Moss — March 19, 2010 @ 2:05 am
  25. wow, i live in ny so amazing to see your take on my city! the NYPD one in particular is really clever. btw. that big weird building without windows has something to do with a telephone company…
    pleasure to see your work!

    Comment by tina — March 19, 2010 @ 8:01 am
  26. wicked :) as always

    Comment by dtbsz — March 19, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
  27. Hallo Severin! Dieses Set ist beeindruckend, stark und sehr atmosphärisch. Wie oft bei Deinen Fotos. War zuletzt im Nov 2009 in NYC und habe die Stadt anders gesehen und erfühlt als Du. Deshalb mag ich Deine Bilder, eben anders. Hoffe, Du hattest dort eine Super Zeit und freust Dich auf eine Wiederkehr. Mal sehen, ob ich diesen Juli in Wien genauso viel Spaß habe wie Du eben in NYC. Grüße aus Nordhessen, Carsten

    Comment by topfloor / Carsten — March 19, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
  28. Hallo Severin,

    da zeigst du mal wieder super Fotos! Mit was entwickelts du den Tri-X?

    Viele Grüße aus Bremen,

    Comment by Florian D. — March 19, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
  29. Splendid, as always!
    Too many shots to comment!
    I laughed at that double shot, where you go back for the composition and you shoot almost the same, haha, I hate that feeling! First shots are always the best ones!
    Hope to see the Rollei shots soon!

    Comment by Drivingyou — March 19, 2010 @ 6:49 pm
  30. really enjoyed, man. how much more scanning do you have to do?

    Comment by m.a. — March 20, 2010 @ 8:03 pm
  31. Fantastic. I’ve never been to New York but live in Chicago. The two look similar and still feel very different. I’ll get out there some day.


    My favorite. The other cars headlights on her give it such drama.

    Your photos make me stop a look more at the moments in my own life, even if I have nothing to capture them with. Great stuff.

    Comment by Jerry — March 21, 2010 @ 2:49 am
  32. Fantastic post! People say NY isn’t what it used to be for street photography and then you go and post stuff like this. Just goes to show that with a fresh set of eyes anything is relative.

    Comment by Renze — March 21, 2010 @ 2:39 pm
  33. well captured.
    very classical– and your comments were well appreciated.
    Nice tour– i was excited to see my hometown represented.

    Comment by stef — March 21, 2010 @ 7:17 pm
  34. really great set, can´t wait too see more. !

    Comment by Edgar — March 22, 2010 @ 12:16 am
  35. i think this:
    along with the feet positioning shot are my favorite ones.
    dude, it is just awesome how long this entry is and how so amusing, inspiring and impressive it is. you gotta come down to Dubai someday for a change..
    i just feel lucky sometimes that i appreciate this sort of photography over mainstream over saturated, over manipulated lifeless digital work. Thank you for the good gems !

    Comment by shadi — March 22, 2010 @ 7:26 pm
  36. Schöner Eintrag .. und endlich große Bilder xD

    Comment by Sebastian — March 25, 2010 @ 3:47 pm
  37. It’s been a while since my last visit and I just got trough this and some older entries. This entry was fantastic. Damn I enjoy your blog and photography.

    A year ago I got a chance to visit New York for few days but it was just a two day warning to get some cancellation tickets and the school was hectic so I chickened out. Oh man, how I regreted it a week after… a chance to take some photos in NY. Especially for the lamest excuse. School sure was hectic then but now year after I would remember a visit to NY but I don’t even remember what I studied last spring :D

    Well I hope learned my lesson.

    Anyway, I hope we get to see some of those medium formats!


    Comment by Pekka — March 25, 2010 @ 10:09 pm
  38. Oh and wider pics here work great. But what’s with the black border on vertical shots?

    Comment by Pekka — March 25, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
  39. aww, love yr pics, really, you shoot in such… i`m not sure how to call it… true way? ;)
    i`m impressed every time i visit yr blog.

    warm greetings!

    Comment by natalandic — March 26, 2010 @ 10:05 pm
  40. Excellent photos. I love it how you tell different little stories that happen while you are on the street and shooting.
    This :http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/new_york_1_03/IMG22516s.jpg
    and this: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/new_york_1_02/IMG22341s.jpg
    are my absolute favorites. Also that one with glasses on the plane is excellent.

    Comment by David Sotosek — March 28, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
  41. ahh i dont know if you remember me but when you were in union square you took picutres of my friends and i listening to rock music sitting around. we tried to get you to dance with us hahaha. i love these pictures im glad i decided to look up your site. :)

    Comment by tracy — April 1, 2010 @ 3:17 am
  42. A fantastic post on your NYC visit! Your photoblog never fail to make me smile.. :)

    Comment by Wei Chuan — April 5, 2010 @ 6:04 am
  43. Your photoblog is great. You make a fine job. Good luck in the future.

    Comment by impotenta — April 15, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
  44. great viewing experience for me, love the photos, they are in the best traditon of street photography. world class imagery. linked to the site by a DA friend.

    Comment by mark young — September 18, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
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