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i’ve spent ages getting this post online. first off all, it took me months to develop the rolleiflex rolls, simply because i wasn’t motivated without having a scanner. so i bought an epson 750 and started processing my medium format rolls. in the meanwhile i wasn’t shooting much material for the blog, so i didn’t feel like posting without having the rolleiflex stuff ready.

in these months a lot has changed. much more than usually changes in that period of time. i’ve skipped a lot though to avoid posting way too much.

on the other side, private decisions and changes made me hesitate to post several times. the draft of this post hast been online for a long time and changed over and over again. now i almost feel sick of editing this once more.. so i’m simply going to publish it. a lot of things are left without comment. there isn’t much to say because pictures tell the story anyway.

also at the moment i’m not shooting a lot of ‘blog’ material, so i might not post much this summer. we’ll see.

so i’m starting with the rolleiflex photos from new york back in february this year.

  1. Real nice stuff. Lots of lovely spontaneous portraits.
    And lots of nice play with light. Do you have an external lightmeter for the Rollei or are you metering with the Leica?
    Hope you’re well! x

    Comment by Suzan — July 7, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
  2. How do you find the V750 against the Nikon? Have you tried scanning 135 frames with the V750 yet?

    This entry was a long time coming, but it was definitely worth the wait.

    Once again, truly inspirational, you make me want to go for a walk.


    Comment by Sonny T. — July 7, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
  3. Very nice, you keep on getting better. I was looking forward to the Rollei photos and they did not disappoint, I can see it produces great stuff in the hands of a master :)

    Comment by Jelle — July 7, 2010 @ 1:42 pm
  4. Great post! Love the shots from the Rolleiflex, I was thinking about getting a medium format rangefinder, but I might try out the Rollei first :)

    Comment by rossen — July 7, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
  5. [...] sollten dabei ähnlich sein. Der Fotografiestudent aus Wien hat da eine wirklich tolle und zeitlose Serie aus New York mitgebracht. Es ist wirklich eine Fülle von Eindrücken und wunderbarer [...]

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  6. Never fail to amaze me with your work! Was getting worried that there hadn´t been a post in a while, but am happy to say that it was well worth the wait.

    Comment by GJLeal — July 7, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
  7. fantastic photos, love the street photography with medium format. Looking forward to your next post.

    Comment by Sergey — July 7, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
  8. Well worth the wait! Loving the colour shots towards the end. I see a slightly different style in them. It’s great watch your shots evolve :)

    Comment by Hannah — July 7, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
  9. Very nice b&w portraits with the Rolleiflex!

    Comment by Matt — July 7, 2010 @ 6:29 pm
  10. Super Bilder. Habe mir die letzten Wochen alle Posts und auch die Archive angesehen. Freue mich zukünftige Beiträge.

    Comment by Henning — July 7, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
  11. Good post and great images from the rollei. I had a feeling you went through some life changes…goodluck with whatever happens in the future :)

    Comment by Ashraf Azlan — July 7, 2010 @ 6:47 pm
  12. damn! fucking beautiful. only got thru a quarter of it but will look forward to seeing the rest when i’m back from shooting…

    Comment by chris — July 7, 2010 @ 7:07 pm
  13. I always feel so refreshed after looking at one of your posts.

    Comment by Bryan Aulick — July 7, 2010 @ 7:22 pm
  14. Awsome photos. Always a pleasure to watch your work. Have a nice day ;)

    Comment by George V — July 7, 2010 @ 8:04 pm
  15. Some really lovely frames in here from great perspectives like this one:

    I’d normally quickly skim past a blog this size, but I find myself taking my time with more or less each image here.

    Comment by Tanya N — July 7, 2010 @ 10:00 pm
  16. after watching this nice post I can only think about shooting more with my Rollei… beautiful cameras indeed!

    Comment by Aldo — July 7, 2010 @ 10:42 pm
  17. Wieder mal ein interessanter und qualitativ hochwertiger Blogeintrag! Sehr schön!
    Die “Helen- Portraits” auf deiner Website gefallen mir sehr, sehr gut!
    Kann man diese Helen auch mal kennenlernen?! ;-)

    Beste Grüße, T.

    Comment by Tilman — July 7, 2010 @ 11:08 pm
  18. very inspiriing photos. want more!

    Comment by toamsz — July 7, 2010 @ 11:10 pm
  19. good god, fucking good stuff man.

    Comment by Alex — July 7, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
  20. incredible shots, i’m speechless

    Comment by Rodrigo — July 8, 2010 @ 12:14 am
  21. I have 20 rolls of trix backed up, i need to develop again. Seeing all these beautiful black and white frames makes me want to see my own frames and get a new 6×6. Thanks for sharing!


    Comment by Adam — July 8, 2010 @ 12:57 am
  22. Some really amazing work, I have to many favs on this post! I really need to get myself a Leica 35mm to go with my M8 I’ve tried Rollei before and it didn’t works so good for me any way loving your work !

    Comment by Ryan Peacock — July 8, 2010 @ 7:59 am
  23. Nice Sophie post. new glasses? I’m always wondering how you get so close to the people on the streets to make the picture.

    Comment by Dalia — July 8, 2010 @ 10:23 am
  24. Strong entry. Makes me wana pick some and do an exhibition :)
    Cheers Sev :)

    Comment by cha — July 8, 2010 @ 11:58 am
  25. great…just bought a new place and I want one print..will drop u mail with more details…


    Comment by Gjorgi — July 8, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
  26. rollei quadratisch praktisch gut

    kann gar nicht glauben dass ich am ende von diesem beitrag angelangt bin. schöne sachen.

    Comment by olex — July 8, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
  27. fantastic shots, love them all. keep on posting more!!

    Comment by Markus — July 8, 2010 @ 7:52 pm
  28. Beautiful work throughout your blog.

    Comment by Michael Smith — July 8, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
  29. Your iPhone pictures are better than my pictures. Great photos!

    Comment by Lee — July 8, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
  30. hi there, i was wondering what happened to you. nice to see you posting again. really liked this one http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/rolleiflex_2/RF_34.jpg well done !

    Comment by Edgar — July 8, 2010 @ 11:32 pm
  31. have to say that i’m gonna miss seeing Miriam on your shots!!!

    Comment by soldjem — July 9, 2010 @ 12:04 am
  32. Thanks, Maestro! Once again, truly inspirational.

    Comment by Noons — July 9, 2010 @ 6:24 am
  33. Great photos from a great city… thank you, for this blog post !

    Comment by André Weigel — July 9, 2010 @ 9:11 am
  34. lovely moments, as usual.

    I love your comments on the photos- especially when you talk about what you were looking at when framing because usually my eye goes to the same spot.

    Comment by sean — July 9, 2010 @ 9:57 am
  35. love how you capture everything… great shots

    Comment by garrick — July 9, 2010 @ 5:24 pm
  36. myriam’s gone?

    Comment by maxyme — July 9, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
  37. Ein genialer Blogeintrag meiner Meinung nach, so viele derart gute Fotos auf einmal sieht man selten.
    Was mir auch hier wieder aufgefallen ist, dass in fast jedem Bild das Licht und die Belichtungs absolut stimmt.
    Einfach super…mach weiter so.

    Comment by Thomas — July 9, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
  38. damn.. how do you do that man? truly amazing

    Comment by Gino — July 10, 2010 @ 9:47 am
  39. Wonderful again, I liked those color shots for a change. I also find these Rolleiflex portraits very effective.

    Comment by David — July 10, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
  40. Dude,
    Another stellar post. I don’t know how you picked up the Rollei and seemed to transition into the 6×6 format with ease but wow. Must come with being a professional.
    What a range of emotions to view all the images. All sure looks good from a distance. Beautiful people, traveling the world smoking, drinking, taking some pictures….
    Thank-you for such a candid portrait of your life. Love your stuff, it’s stunning and very moving.
    Peace out.

    Comment by Aaron — July 11, 2010 @ 1:57 am
  41. Where’s the other “M”?

    Comment by Nadia — July 11, 2010 @ 6:15 am
  42. [...] (ab Februar 2010) fotografiert, um dann die besten Fotos, die er mit der Rolleiflex gemacht hat alle auf einmal rauszuhauen. Wahnsinn, was da an Qualität und Bildwirkung [...]

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  43. Hi,
    very cool pictures! I have to look again! Wonderful in b/w. The b/w are the best. Das Warten hat sich gelohnt!

    Comment by Stefan — July 11, 2010 @ 12:16 pm
  44. Really good work. Congrats on getting the rollei. A wise decision vindicated by the excellent quality of your work.

    Comment by Jon — July 11, 2010 @ 8:31 pm
  45. Hey!
    Echt tolle Fotos. Kontrast, Bildwirkung und Stimmung sind wunderbar. Freu mich auf weiteres Material von dir!
    LG H.

    Comment by Helmut — July 12, 2010 @ 11:09 pm
  46. Hi, I love your shoots !!!
    thanks !!!

    Comment by christian — July 12, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
  47. Just made my day, picking up the camera as soon as i get home.

    Your photos feel like they’re from another era, its not just the film either – whatever it is, i love it.

    Comment by eamonn — July 13, 2010 @ 6:25 am
  48. Also die 6×6 NY-Bilder schreien ja geradezu nach einer Ausstellung.
    Ich bin sehr beeindruckt.

    Comment by Christoph — July 13, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
  49. So nice! I like really like this. I’v never seen something else!

    Comment by Björn — July 14, 2010 @ 5:31 pm
  50. I see you didn’t only change your camera… you must have had some rough times lately… Hope yer’ happy.

    Nice frames. Invisibility rules.

    Comment by dtbsz — July 15, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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  52. Perfect possession Rolleiflex and Leica, a great sense of mood, a high level of skill.

    Comment by Vlad — July 18, 2010 @ 9:46 am
  53. … your first hydrant-shot – yeahhh !!

    Comment by RAFANO — July 29, 2010 @ 3:00 pm
  54. Love your work. Truly in line with the masters of the street. Headed to Paris in the fall to follow in the footsteps of Doisneau 50 years later. Any advice. Sorry but I shoot digital and am satisfied with what I can produce on an Epson designed to print B&W, compared to what I used to produce in my darkroom.

    Comment by Hank — August 1, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
  55. As usual a sea of stunning photos, Sev. I look forward to seeing your pictures more & more every time.

    Chin up.

    Comment by Fred — August 2, 2010 @ 2:52 am
  56. Your photos are pure magic!

    Comment by Kamil — August 5, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
  57. Hey Severin,

    I just see your work for first time.

    It’s very very beautifull… And usually I m so bored by street photography…

    Sorry my english is pathetic.

    All the best,


    ps 1 : I ll make a link in september.
    ps 2 : I ve try to shoot with rollei, but its difficult to me. Maybe someday I ll buy one…

    Comment by herve baudat — August 10, 2010 @ 8:23 pm
  58. Phenomenal series

    Comment by Eric Kim — August 18, 2010 @ 1:23 am
  59. hola , me parece maravilloso el trabajo de la rollei ,es una excelente camara como la hasselblad,creo que es un placer verlas y prenderse, yo trabajo con dos rolleis , pero no tengo pagina web, mejor tengo un laboratorio para seguir imprimiendo , , gracias por compartir, saludos desde mexico

    Comment by fuentes arturo — August 21, 2010 @ 2:33 am
  60. hey,great post.

    this foto makes me feel great, the scenary, the fact that he doesnt know is been photografed.


    Comment by Filipe Carneiro — September 5, 2010 @ 7:28 pm
  61. really nice pictures – love your view on the world !!!
    will return to this site and watch it again… some are already my favourites
    all the best!

    Comment by Jarka — September 9, 2010 @ 8:03 pm
  62. Excellent work!!!!
    it is not easy to compose in that 6×6 format. Long live to film!!!

    Comment by PEDRO SOLORZANO — September 24, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
  63. danke für die vielen neuen fotos.
    du scheinst ja wirklich glück zu haben, mit deinen foto-jobs.
    bzw. hast bestimmt auch einiges dafür getan- die filme sind ja auch nicht umsonst… wie auch immer.

    ich mag es immer wieder, deine bilder anzuschauen.
    letzte woche war ich für einen zwischenstopp in wien, allerdings nur einen tag. schlechtes essen hat meinen magen im kreis um meinen arsch drehen lassen und so habe ich nicht viel mitbekommen. nur, dass die gebäude im zentrum angsteinflößend groß sind und es überlaufen von menschen ist. ich werde nochmal vorbeischauen müssen.


    Comment by simon — September 30, 2010 @ 9:13 am
  64. Great work man. I love the New York photographs. Do you shoot only film? or do you shoot Digital as well?

    Comment by Dwayne — October 6, 2010 @ 3:23 pm
  65. Where are you? :(

    Comment by QuinTor — October 8, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
  66. severin,
    this post is as good as any. did you get a chance to look at the noir wall, a closer inspection? ( http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/rolleiflex_3/RF_61.jpg ).

    it is a very fine thing i am always happy to stumble across. again, this post is as good as any. keep the updates coming.

    Comment by zschwartz — October 11, 2010 @ 2:44 am
  67. hi severin!
    ich bin vor einiger zeit zufällig auf deinen blog gestoßen und deine bilder haben mich so fasziniert, dass ich nun regelmäßig hier vorbeischaue und deine arbeit mitverfolge. Sind wirklich wahnsinns-bilder und ich bleib auch gerne länger auf deiner seite hängen und verlier mich in den eindrücken. neulich habe ich sophie auf der straße gesehen. ich brauchte einige minuten bis mir eigefallen ist woher ich sie kenne. sie hat sich vielleicht gewundert weil ich sie in dieser zeit wohl etwas angestarrt habe.
    Viel Freude, erfolg und inspirartion weiterhin für deine arbeit!!

    Comment by Lisa — October 15, 2010 @ 10:16 am
  68. fantastic blog, great photo, instant favorite !!! Great camera! Congratulations, your work is very good!

    Comment by Mário Martins — October 16, 2010 @ 1:47 pm
  69. Guten Morgen aus D-Land, Severin!
    War gerade am lesen Dienes Oktober-Posts und wollte nach dem ansehen eines Deiner Bilder im Einzelbildmodus zurück zum Posting – zack, da war es von Deinem Bolg verschwunden. Hast es ja wohl an das Juli-Post angehangen, aber wohl verkürzt?
    Das Ansehen / Lesen Deiner Bilder ist wieder eine Lust. Auch die NYC Bilder lassen meine frischen Erinnerungen (bin erst vor 2 Wochen dort gewesen, auch in der Bibliothek und SoHo) wieder intensiv aufleben :-)
    Danke für diesen Blog und das Posten, Dir und Deiner Freundin in der neuen Wohnung alles Gute,

    Comment by topfloor / Carsten — October 24, 2010 @ 10:28 am
  70. Staggering amount of incredible photography. Love the image of the horses shadow on the building and the guy in the library. I shoot rolleiflex too and love it. Thanks for posting

    Comment by Jon Ball — February 24, 2012 @ 5:15 am
  71. Impressed with your metering..always bang xccxxcxc on!!!!
    You have totally inspired…
    Beautiful work..

    Comment by Dave Taylor — March 25, 2012 @ 10:20 pm
  72. Wow man you have quit an eye!! congrats! im about bouying a rolleiflex planar, hope to take good pictures…cheers!

    Comment by Paco — March 31, 2012 @ 7:45 am

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