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good night!


  1. A fantastic set as usual. I really like the Fuji Acros shots, and the images of the Olympia stadium.

    I’ve just decided to get into using film and your work is a constant source of inspiration. My Rolleicord just arrived today, and I think I’ll pick up a roll of Acros to experiment with.

    Comment by Kyle Batson — July 21, 2011 @ 2:09 am
  2. Been going through your stuff for a couple days now – really enjoy the visual diary-ness of it as well as the images themselves. The amount of time it must take you to process film and print is daunting! Would love to know you schedule in terms of how much shooting you are doing, how much darkroom time, etc.

    I think my favorite of this set were the two images in the stone church – the second of the little girl upside down. That space had a wonderful ambiance and dimension to it and the shadows leaking out were nice.

    Thanks for the blog,,,,,,


    Comment by John Gillooly — July 21, 2011 @ 4:08 am
  3. Hooray Miriam is back! We missed you! :)
    Boo Acros. My whole world is tilting. Bring back the Plus-X.
    Those shots of the stadium in Berlin are off the hook.
    Awesome as always. Keep the posts coming. Give Weeks a kick in the a$$ and tell him to post some fresh frames on his blog. :)

    Comment by Aaron — July 21, 2011 @ 5:13 am
  4. loved the “individualism is overrated” series!

    Comment by Aldo — July 21, 2011 @ 5:48 am
  5. Great set as always

    Comment by Andrew — July 21, 2011 @ 6:56 am
  6. You’ve made my day again! If every workday could start like this.. :) Splendid set, as ever, but somehow I almost think that despite all those great shots from NY in this and previous post the good old Europe suits you better.. I’m waiting already for another post!
    PS: And yes, Acros is good, especially if “squared”, I use it that way myself.

    Comment by andreios — July 21, 2011 @ 7:23 am
  7. It says “fuck off” :))

    Great as usual. Missed Miriam ;) Congrats for appearing on the leica blog!


    Comment by dtbsz — July 21, 2011 @ 9:08 am
  8. I really like those bus/underground/train-pictures and thumbs up for the “individualism is overrated”-pictures. Enjoyed scrolling it through as always.

    Comment by basti — July 21, 2011 @ 9:28 am
  9. http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/berlin_visum02/img30995s.jpg

    vieles brachte mich zum lachen. aber besonders auch das hier:
    “Tobi examining the behavior of his hair under the influence of heavy wind for best live gig performance.”
    schöne erinnerungen und schöner ausblick für 2012

    Comment by Ms Makeba — July 21, 2011 @ 9:44 am
  10. Amazing set of photos, as usual.
    I specially liked the Berlin ones!

    Comment by akanekinomoto — July 21, 2011 @ 9:54 am
  11. freaking amazing pictures…as always!
    love the “individualism is overrated” series, really good stuff.

    congrats on the leica blog appearance, Sev!

    Comment by Nuno Silva — July 21, 2011 @ 10:34 am
  12. Love the white is back shot!

    Comment by jono — July 21, 2011 @ 10:42 am
  13. Nice set Sev! I’m guessing it was a bee that scared the little boy…

    Comment by Pedro Cardigo — July 21, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
  14. Oh, the breeze of Europe once more! How I hungered for these photos! Good to see Miriam again! Thanks Sev, you really made my day!

    Also congrats on the Leica blog interview.

    Comment by Scheff — July 21, 2011 @ 3:13 pm
  15. very much enjoy the man in the phone booth w/ dog:

    thanks for going through the trouble, z

    Comment by zs — July 21, 2011 @ 9:42 pm
  16. Awesome picture from a guy who kick your Leica…. :D

    Comment by Kinoz — July 22, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
  17. wondervoll. ich habe mal in trier studiert. super, die stadt durch deine augen zu sehen.

    Comment by matt — July 22, 2011 @ 9:49 pm
  18. Many very good pictures!

    But you should accept people who don’t want pictures of them taken! And this has nothing to do with being in a public place. It is ok to photograph people in groups where the individuality pf the subjects is no issue.

    In German law the publication of some of these pictures without consent of the subjects is clearly forbidden and I wonder what the Austrian law says. I think the German law here is very good according this since I would not accept _my_ picture published on your blog.

    Nice pictures though.

    Comment by Tim — July 22, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
  19. if that law was executed, germany wouldn’t have a history in pictures anymore. I understand when someone gets harmed by a published photorgaph – but I don’t take pictures like that.

    If I would go by that law, I had to stop doing what’s obviously my purpose in life. So fuck that.

    Comment by Severin Koller — July 23, 2011 @ 1:15 am
  20. and how can you say you enjoy my work when you don’t agree with it..

    Comment by Severin Koller — July 23, 2011 @ 1:18 am
  21. Sehr gut, immer wunderbar !

    Comment by Jerome — July 23, 2011 @ 4:51 pm
  22. great post. my favorite in a long time.

    Comment by kipkeston — July 23, 2011 @ 7:17 pm
  23. Great photos…..as usual

    Comment by kondrath — July 24, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
  24. In responds to your seventh photo from the top down, I think you’ve captured the moment of drummers moving their Taiko drums!


    Comment by Kenneth — July 25, 2011 @ 8:01 am
  25. Very nice Mr. Koller. Mind if I ask where you meter from when you take photos? Your skin? Shadows?

    Comment by Franklin — July 25, 2011 @ 8:37 am
  26. damn, severin, i think this is my favorite set of yours yet. these photos really blew me away. i hope you become really famous one day, because you deserve it.

    Comment by meredith — July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 pm
  27. Your work is just pure eye candy. I’ve been visiting this page for a long time now and I’ve learned to look at the streets of a city in a different way.
    Oh, and I soooo agree that ” 99% of people you meet on the street with a camera around their necks are bad photographers”. Those are the words of wisdom!
    So, well played, sir!

    Comment by Kadri — July 25, 2011 @ 9:47 pm
  28. I’m guessing you didnt push the acros to 400? Do you have any experience pushing it to 400?

    Comment by jono — July 26, 2011 @ 11:17 am
  29. zur bildserie brauch ich ja nicht mehr viel sagen ;)

    glückwunsch zum artikel auf blog.leica-camera.com ! ! !

    Comment by Marv — July 26, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
  30. Great as always Severin. The blog is the photographic highlight of my month :)
    So many fine shots it wouldn’t be fair to name a favourite…

    Comment by Mark T. — July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
  31. wie immer ein toller eintrag !
    verfolge deinen blog ja jetzt schon
    echt lange… immer wieder gut.
    ich bin neulich über diesen artikel hier
    gestolpert (http://www.marcel-aulbach.de/blog/?p=788)
    und war überrascht (und auch schokiert),
    wie die Gesetzeslage (http://tinyurl.com/ar5vor)
    hier in Deutschland ist.
    wollte mal fragen ob du weißt wie das in österreich
    gesetzlich geregelt ist ?

    Nicht falsch verstehen , ich bin ein absoluter
    fan von deinem blog und freu mich über jeden
    neuen Eintrag. du bist schon seit jahren
    eine Inspirationsquelle für mich was
    streetfotografie anbelangt.

    Meine favoriten von diesem Eintrag :


    du sagst “I don’t take pictures like that” (reply oben)
    aber wo ist da die Grenze und wer definiert die ?
    die bilder , die ich persönlich grenzwertig finde,
    wo man sich eigentlich nicht sicher sein kann , ob es
    diesen personen recht ist , dass diese bilder von ihnen
    im internet veröffentlich werden wären dann



    ob der mann es wirklich witzig findet auf nem foto im internet zu sein
    wo ganz gross schwanzhaus neben ihm steht … kann man halt nicht wissen,oder?

    nicht falsch verstehen auch einige der fotos , die ich fragwürdig finde
    gefallen mir gut oder sind amüsant. ist halt die crux der streetfotografie ,
    zumindest in deutschland. mich würd also mal interessieren , wie du das siehst
    und wie schon gesagt , was das gesetz in österreich so sagt.

    grüße lutz

    Comment by lutz — July 27, 2011 @ 12:26 pm
  32. seeing those pictures of treves makes me want to look for an assignment in europe again. wish i had employed more “street shooting” while i was stationed at spangdahlem. thanks for sharing!


    Comment by reinhard lampano — July 28, 2011 @ 4:00 am
  33. haven’t been here since months and months and months again ! and that’s a real pleasure getting back in your “full of details” pictures.

    i’m travelling (at work, *sigh*) with your pictures since about 2 hours, don’t know yet when i’ll stop !

    keep up the good work, that’s brilliant, really :)

    Comment by ibas — July 28, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
  34. I came across your blog through networked blogs. I really like your style and am now a follower. I am looking foward to seeing your future posts and hopefully connecting more.

    If you like come check out my blog and see if you like it as well


    Comment by aaron — July 28, 2011 @ 4:03 pm
  35. stunning photos as usual! Love the composition of the stadium photos.
    Sorry to hear about an upset subject! Hope you were all okay. That has never happened to me yet but I have had some angry remarks.

    Comment by james — July 30, 2011 @ 6:58 am
  36. OMG! Ich dachte, mich, als Berliner, kann man mit Berliner Bildern nicht mehr so wirklich begeistern. Aber Du schaffst es mit einfachsten Mitteln mir das Flair zu vermitteln, welches ich kaum noch wahrnehme, sodass ich am liebsten gleich mit der Kamera los möchte.
    Ganz viel Respekt vor Deiner Arbeit!

    Beste Grüße… Alex.

    Comment by Alex — July 30, 2011 @ 10:47 am
  37. Du musst das Ganze auch mal von der anderen Seite sehen. Als Berliner ist es zuweilen sehr anstrengend, wie sich die “Fremden” hier benehmen. Ob nun die Touristen oder die Zugezogenen. Viele vergessen einfach, dass sie in erster Linie zu Gast sind und benehmen sich dementsprechend so, als würde ihnen die Stadt gehören. Dass es so einen Hype um Berlin gibt und viele Touristen kommen, ist natürlich super für die Stadt. Wenn sie den Einheimischen allerdings nicht mit Respekt begegnen, sind solche Reaktionen halt der “Berliner Charme” so etwas zu klären. Der Herr hat dir deutlich zu verstehen gegeben, dass er dir das Foto nicht geben will. Sowas muss man in meinen Augen dann auch respektieren…Ob nun Berliner oder Gast.

    Comment by Nady — July 30, 2011 @ 6:27 pm
  38. Freakin amazing! Some of your shots are absolute gems! That said, I love most of your other street shots too, and their accompanying captions. And I gotta say, I wish I had your sorta balls, taking the type of shots you take, getting so close and not being afraid. Thanks for this post, it’s very inspiring.

    Comment by Max — July 31, 2011 @ 3:09 pm
  39. Great post, awesome stadium shots. Love the light and patterns from the seats. I also enjoyed the “damn arm rests”, photograph. Keep it up man.

    Comment by Dwayne — August 1, 2011 @ 4:58 am
  40. Pure inspiration for writing. You do have an eye on silent moments and you’re talented to see behind the curtain. I’m absolutely fascinated. Thank you for sharing this. If you’d publish these photos as a book, I’d buy it immediately.

    Comment by Victoria — August 2, 2011 @ 5:51 pm
  41. Mensch Severin, Danke für die feine Post mit so vielen Fotos. Wieder einmal sehr atmosphärisch, teilweise sehr gut.

    In der Tat ist das deutsche Recht so grotesk eng, das es Street fast unmöglich machen würde, wenn man es strikt befolgen möchte.

    Danke, das Du bereit bist, diese Grenzen anzugehen und uns mit Deinem Blog daran teilhaben zu lassen.

    Alles GUte nach Wien,

    Comment by topfloor / Carsten — August 21, 2011 @ 9:31 am
  42. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

    Comment by Sallie Kunicki — September 13, 2011 @ 5:51 am
  43. Hi Severin,

    30162 hat mich sofort an Doisneaus Akkordeon-Spielerin erinnert – dich auch? Ich hoffe, du findest die Frage nicht unverschämt, sie stellt sich nur, weil du normalerweise auf solche Ähnlichkeiten hinweist (siehe letzter Eintrag: der “HCB-Moment”), dieses Foto aber unkommentiert gelassen hast.
    Aber vielleicht hast du ja auch damit gerechnet, dass sich bestimmt irgendein Klugscheisser mit dieser “Entdeckung” melden wird ;)

    Beste Grüße und Chapeau für dieses schöne Foto, ob nun als beabsichtigte Hommage oder nicht!

    Comment by Klugscheisser — February 4, 2012 @ 2:42 am

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