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so in short. first few frames are some leftovers on a roll i exposed with a borrowed nikon FE2. got to know a couple of wonderful people and took some portraits. the darkroom is working again, so i spent some time developing and printing. there was a little exhibiton. got back some social life after working day and night for a few weeks. i got a leica M6 with summilux 35mm pre-asph. from James, a friend from London. therefor started shooting street again in vienna and documenting my life more frequently like i used to.

  1. Awesome!

    Comment by Lee — November 8, 2010 @ 5:22 am
  2. Do you just shoot so much that the people you are around don’t care that you are lifting a camera up to your face and taking photos of them while they talk? Or are you shooting without looking through the viewfinder (which I know you do a lot of hip shots and such for street photos), curious how that dynamic works for other photographers.

    Comment by Nick — November 8, 2010 @ 5:33 am
  3. Great photos! enjoyed each and every one of them
    All the best!

    Comment by George Vintila — November 8, 2010 @ 7:20 am
  4. I just recently found your site and love it! It makes me want to start using my Rollei’s more often than i do. Great pics!!!


    Comment by Andrew Olson — November 8, 2010 @ 7:21 am
  5. Love the stares and tension in the photo of the racist soccer hooligans. And that DOG. DAMN. the light and the stare it gives, just beautiful. It is my desktop background :) thank you for that! Wanna send me a higher res ;) ?

    Comment by jono — November 8, 2010 @ 8:06 am
  6. your works are just amazing and inspiring!

    Comment by Henry — November 8, 2010 @ 8:23 am
  7. Great blog.

    Love the medium format blogs. Really makes me want to get back to shooting more portraits with my Hassy. There is just something special and different about them.

    Again great stuff, and nice of that guy to send you a Leica + 35mm.

    Comment by Dmitry — November 8, 2010 @ 8:52 am
  8. Excellent! Glad to see you back in action :) You made pretty good use of the ghosting!

    Comment by James — November 8, 2010 @ 10:10 am
  9. Your photography is absolutely amazing. I’m in love with every single one of your shots.

    Awesome work. Please never stop.

    Comment by akane — November 8, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
  10. I fucking hate you, you fucking healthy, European, full of joie-de-vivre and so smugly happy with yourself little hipster.

    Your pictures actually made me cry. Too much beauty, none of which I shall ever even be able to come close to.

    I really hope one of those lovely, wholesome, unfairly carefree people- one of them close to you- meets a sudden, horrid and painful death, or something even worse, so that you get to find out what this life is really about.

    Good day to you, Severin.

    Comment by Bitter — November 8, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
  11. didn’t choose my life and didn’t choose yours either.

    just don’t ever wish someone’s death.

    everyone’s life is different. i’m fucking lucky, sometimes i think that too but sometimes i think that i don’t change a thing. don’t be so sure we have a happy life without worries. they’re just different.

    i don’t know your life situation and i won’t comment on it. just be sure that i hope the best for you.


    Comment by Severin Koller — November 8, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
  12. bravo, sehr unterhaltsame 20 minuten meiner arbeit gestohlen. demnaechst bitte mehr (am liebsten 8 stunden ausfuellend).

    das erste foto der DOP hatte mich irgendwie an lia erinnert. aber auch nur weils sw ist, des farbfoto spaeter hat alle aehnlichkeit wieder raus.

    sonniges batzelohna laesst gruessen.


    Comment by micha — November 8, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
  13. your blog always fill me up with awe. such beauty, almost makes me cry everytime, even though the picture maybe of a sidewalk..Sev, you are a major reason that i cherish photography…first i took up the leica, and now will be on the rollei..

    all the best!

    Comment by chirantan patnaik — November 8, 2010 @ 7:26 pm
  14. i often find your blog as a motivation for shooting. you’re just too good.

    Comment by magda — November 8, 2010 @ 9:05 pm
  15. Wow, Robert ( http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/oktober2010_01/thumbs/thumbs_robert15_s.jpg ) is seriously a clone of Nathan Fillion ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277213/ ).

    You know, if any other blogger posted an entry even 1/4 as long as yours I would get bored and stop reading. Your stuff is fantastic.

    Love the three white dogs in a row as well.

    Comment by marcus — November 8, 2010 @ 10:23 pm
  16. Thanks man, again for for some great photos. Glad You have a M6 (again), this time with a “special effects” summilux!

    Comment by Pedro Cardigo — November 8, 2010 @ 11:43 pm
  17. severin i think you will get tired of that ghosting… yikes. though you’ll never get tired of a free summilux-fuck!!

    hope you’re well


    Comment by matt — November 9, 2010 @ 12:42 am
  18. severin i think you will get tired of that ghosting… yikes. though you’ll never get tired of a free summilux-fuck!!

    hope you’re well


    Comment by matt — November 9, 2010 @ 12:42 am
  19. Right now I’m pretty shocked by that Bitter comment, but leaving that aside, street is awesome like usual, but portrait’s are special on this entry. Pure joy to my eyes.

    I agree with the great matt, I think you won’t be liking that much the lens ghosting in a few weeks. I know you know that you can make good stuff with it though, just like these photos.

    I’m starting to feel comfortable leaving comments here!

    keep ‘em coming!

    Comment by nacho — November 9, 2010 @ 5:10 am
  20. I never leave my m unattended… i never leave any of my gear unattended… Knowing yours was stolen just made me more paranoid about mine.

    I don’t personally know any other generous m users around where I live so if mine went missing id be choked; Everyone here is pretty much digital and slr only!

    Comment by Keith — November 9, 2010 @ 6:52 am
  21. Sev, awesome photos again man. Just before I was going to call it a night I stayed up an extra hour reading and looking at all the detail in each photograph. As for the ghosting on your lens. I think you can fix that by like putting a lens filter around the chrome outer part of the lens. If it’s chrome it’s probably being reflecting from like and appearing on your negs. VC 35mm Noktons had this problem. Anyway, keep up the awesome work dude.


    Comment by Dwayne — November 9, 2010 @ 6:57 am
  22. Clicked my bookmark for your blog by accident while trying to get to another photo blog. You’re posts have been so infrequent recently I wasn’t expecting an update for another few months. Was so psyched when this page loaded I saw this was here. You’re by far one of my favourite photographers to follow, and this post was no let down.
    These three are my favourites. That dog photo is unbelievable.

    Comment by dan — November 9, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
  23. random moments through time are always the 1′s remembered — great to see you back in the game — later days

    Comment by Jessel — November 9, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
  24. Hi Sev,

    Great work, loved the post. Again, striking portraits. Damn love film, and love your shooting.

    Comment by Paul — November 10, 2010 @ 7:15 am
  25. http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/oktober2010_2/europa02_s.jpg

    großartig. alle portraits sind wirklich gut. überhaupt der ganze eintrag gefällt mir sehr! womit scannst du denn, wenn ich mal fragen darf?
    beste grüße, dominique

    Comment by Dominique — November 10, 2010 @ 10:20 am
  26. Outstanding work, Severin.
    Very inspiring photos

    Comment by lenart — November 10, 2010 @ 4:22 pm
  27. nice to sev back to the basics: street

    Comment by kipkeston — November 10, 2010 @ 9:33 pm
  28. Amazing work man!! You see such good light.

    I also really like that there’s photos from a Rollei and a Leica.

    I will have to make a note to visit this site more often.

    Comment by Dan P — November 10, 2010 @ 9:41 pm
  29. verdammte scheiße, bei denen von deinem vater am schluss kann man ihn quasi reden hören. dir wurde da ganz schön das leben erklärt, stimmts? :)

    Comment by simon — November 12, 2010 @ 4:23 pm
  30. Thanks Sev for a great post, needed a smile today and I got it :)
    Good to see the return to street and weird to see one of your architecture shots again, but weird in a good way ;) Hope you’ve been well!

    Comment by Flora — November 14, 2010 @ 7:18 am
  31. hei. tolle bilder. ich schau mir jeden tag ein paar an.
    meine ausrüstung kommt nicht gerade an deine heran, aber ich photographiere trotzdem sehr gerne und mit leidenschaft. falls es dich interessiert hier mein blog


    die analogen bilder sind eher hinten, da ich gerade das digitale entdeckt habe, was mich nicht sehr fasziniert aber für die analoge photographie fehlt es mir gerade ein bisschen an geld. :)

    Gruss aus der Schweiz

    Comment by Nicola schmid — November 16, 2010 @ 12:08 am
  32. Großartig!

    Comment by Martin — November 17, 2010 @ 1:32 pm
  33. Loving the pictures. The guy on crutches is my favourite, that and the one with the shadow of a sign that you said someone else would like.

    What lens did you have before, the one that was stolen?

    Comment by Gary — November 18, 2010 @ 2:31 am
  34. one more pretty fancy and long entry…
    interesting move to simple but nice portraits.

    Comment by olex — November 26, 2010 @ 6:25 pm
  35. Damn great blog. Love your photos. Will be back and back and back again to see more :)

    Comment by Mark — November 26, 2010 @ 6:34 pm
  36. Love the look of the babies, they just look!

    Comment by Filipe Carneiro — November 28, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
  37. wie schon von deinen architektur-aufnahmen früher auf deviantart…bin ich total begeistert von der street-photography!

    Comment by marv — November 29, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
  38. Love your street work Sev, you have that ‘graphic eye” which makes your every shot “attractive”. Btw, That Leica shop is the one that I bought my M6, through internet but I love that shop, wish to be there someday.


    Comment by serhat kavas — November 30, 2010 @ 9:32 am
  39. bist deppat. Lang nimma auf dem blog gewesen und dann sowas, unpackbar. einfach zu gut.

    Das einzig negative daran is, dass ich jedes mal aufs neue die lust aufs fotografieren verlier, wenn ich solche werke seh. Weil ich sowas selber niemals hinkriegn würd.

    aber nichtsdestotrotz, die bilder machen trotzdem riesige freude!

    gruß aus hütteldorf

    Comment by vale — December 2, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
  40. Fantastic work! A really inspiring set of shots – thanks for posting them!

    (Just the thing to get me over my own “photographer’s block” – as I call it – and get me out there shooting again!).

    Comment by Joel Hohner — December 3, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
  41. I recently discovered your blog, just browsing for street photography. Really inspiring photos! Keep up the good work! Cheers :)

    Comment by Elena Mihalska — December 4, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
  42. gestern ein angsoffener bekannter vo mir:
    „simon, i muas dir wiedermoi sogen, deine fotos san echt a wahnsinn und wauni vo dem severin koller die auschau, do dengima einfoch bei jeden, dass des afoch saugeil is!“

    Comment by simon — December 5, 2010 @ 11:36 am
  43. great post Sev.
    I missed it till now because I was traveling through Japan.
    A nice thing to find it now.
    I just finished processing rolls and I’m actually scanning some others while reading this long post.
    You actually should go down there: anyone touches anything without permission; we left many times our luggage unattended on the train and you could actually leave it in the middle of a street, go eat and come back just to find it where you left it, untouched.
    A perfect street photography place. Almost incredible.
    (oh, assuming you haven’t already gone there!)
    I’ll let you know ’bout street film posts!
    keep on shooting, man, it’s a pleasant show this one :-)


    Comment by Alessandro Melillo — December 9, 2010 @ 1:27 am
  44. das sind ja mal klasse bilder

    Comment by Poker Prinzessin — December 10, 2010 @ 11:38 am
  45. Gorgeous as usual !

    Comment by Burlot — December 10, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
  46. Oh damn… Been so busy at work that I totally missed out this post.

    And my comments are all the same… great photos ;)

    If you ever visit Finland, drop me a note and I’ll buy you a beer.


    Comment by Pekka — December 17, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

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