So I got myself a new camera, called Konica Minolta Hexar AF (in black). This entry is mainly shot with it.
Nothing genius. I hope you have some fun though. Try not to start scrolling like a mofo.. if you do, let me know. Thanks!
mademoiselle süper-sexy Nanette.
I don't know why she turned around, maybe she didn't know either.. this was the first spontaneous 'street like' hexar photo I took.
had a wonderful shoot with Ulrike
although we didn't get very luck with the weather
a lovely frame to finish James' Leica M6.
a girl jumped off the window.
a few blocks later.
the man who fixed my bike
Kids waiting at the red light, getting more and more nervous as they tried to get their tram. When it turned green, they started running.
Nur in Wien.
Schnitzel Aktion, Cola und Krone gratis.
Tobi with an after work drink.
perfect for a lens test. other people shoot brick walls. I'm not a scientist.. but that Hexar is as sharp as a Han Sori... can't see much difference to a Summicron.
Vienna's friendliest American Indian.
The good weather was over for 2011.
On the way to the airport, I first tested the Hexar's silent mode. I actually wasn't sure if I took one, because I couldn't hear a sound. So I checked the number of frames on the camera to be sure. Could be that this camera makes me take photos that are even more direct than with a Leica. I've experienced that people take you less serious with a point-and-shoot, which is often a good thing when shooting street.
at Vienna Int. Airport.
usually, you wait more than you fly.
connecting flights in Paris are a pain in the ass.
queuing at the gate.
One of these key moments, when people can unfasten their seat belts.
I remember arriving in LAX 2009, the day Michael Jackson died. Arriving in JFK that day, Gaddafi was killed.
inside the Airtrain.
waiting for the E train.
arrived in our apartment. Hexar, this is Jamie, Jamie this is Hexar.
our place was built for slim people.
next morning. breathing some New York air. No place smells like the big apple.
should sell this as a camera advert.
Frankenstein's Monster is watching you.
perfect timing. the workers next door just finished their job the day after I arrived.
NYC subway. I still believe it's the best subway in the world to take photos.
A sad day for the Mets..
we had pizza. good pizza. been there a few times already and still don't remember that place's name..
Couldn't resist taking a photo.
..is he still taking photos?
They started to take photos of us. Guess there is nothing better than inspiring others.
Almost a Paris '06 remake. I love when that happens.
first I thought, now that's slick.. and Chris' took a photo there too.. I don't remember who was first and it doesn't matter.. I like both versions more or less equally but find the difference of our approaches really interesting. http://35lux.tumblr.com/post/15136581879 I think the best is combining them.
an homage to the doc-series.
It was nice to see that a lot of people gave him a dollar, when they get confronted so directly. It's interesting to see how people react in a place like New York, when poverty is so obvious. It's a lot different when you watch the same situation in poorer countries.
we talked about cameras.
I've taken so many shots like this one and I still don't know what for. I guess I just do it to see if it worked out or not. It's a film photographer's thing.
the charm of Brooklyn.
at Matt's apartment.
that man proved some taste.
on the rooftop.
I've worked in kitchens and I think it is one of the most stressful jobs on this planet. Kudos for that shirt!
a few oysters saw some daylight that night.
SIS started on a sunny morning. We will meet this beautiful lady and her son again in this blog.
Andy carrying the scent.
a Berlin remake. http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/berlin_visum02/Img30632s.jpg
this is about attitudes.
walking on 5th.
at a local market.
The newspapers headline "Another Tyran Bites the Dust". Not sure if she was amused.
Manhattan - it's a catwalk.
ok. cats on the street are not that special. cats getting stroked by some teenagers looking like a bunch of deviantart-cosplay-chan-kawaii 'artists' with chris weeks, andy k. bond and Justin Stailey in the background, is worth a shot.
we had some 10 dollar gyros.. half of it went to the ground. our neighbor was struggling too.
That Royal Flush didn't make her happy.
The 5D with 16-35 combo is like a chef's biggest wok.
Taking photos at Times Square. Most shots will always look the same and most people will have similar images from there. Personally, I don't know if the classic approach is enough to capture something that is more than just 'nice snaps'.. so here is to some nice snaps.
loving Andy there.
I hope he is listening to some podcast all day.
got some nice frames?
almost the same counts for Union Square. It seems like a never ending source for images.. but once you've been there a couple of times.. you are bored by your photos. here are some I kinda like still.
I really wonder what his photos look like... I'm not judging, just wondering.
I <3 photographers.
I don't know exactly why I took that photo.. but Andy did too... so there must have been something about it.
I love her hair (and earrings)
here is to the classic Grand Central shot. (as always, please ignore the scanner crop on top... )
how to shoot 3D with Leicas.
inside the love bubble.
wouldn't mind getting a ticket of this cop.
funny, at least someone is being honest about their car.
probably an award winning photograph (in japan).
they were walking the same way for some time.
A street scene with Morgan in the background. He came all the way from Norway, just for SIS. That's dedication!
unlike Amstetten, people in New York seem happy in the cellar.
always mind the corners
at our favourite Italian. I think we've been there 3 times in 4 days... probably because of the charming waitress.
morning, wet hair, Starbucks.
the sun is out, why so grumpy..
more award winning photography
we had some quite american breakfast that probably would have been enough for the next 3 days.
I've heard that really good street photographers expose on highlights.
but scanners never keep up with such negs.
great pose and best angle for a portrait.. if you dream of a 85 1.2.. I can tell you most of these lenses are used for stuff like that and weddings.
biking for a walk
does the american dream exist for comedians?
papping the paps.
Street photography is a hunt. What would Susan say...
times square pt. II. I prefer it at night though.
finally someone with attitude.
Konica built a nice Lens.
central park again. shooting a 0.95 Noctilux for a few frames.
boring frame.. but f0.95 you know - jizz.
at the italian again. one last time shooting the most expensive 50mm on earth.
(here a bunch of scans I have forgotten to submit in the first post) Jamie taking a frame
the infamous "insufficient fare"
(end of missing scans)
Being humble, I'd say I've just fusioned Garry Winogrand and Peter Lindbergh in one photo.
someone needs a cab
went for a coffee with Jojo Mayer. the one and only.
a clash of something
much more beats than the Beatles.
and finally. for my swedish buddy, Tobi
wet paint in black and white
a regular day at broadway
met Tiffany at Union Square (If you read this, send me a mail)
helped her with her 16mm project.
JFK. on my way back
that moment again.
rushing through CDG again.
installing the bomb at CDG bomb was a cakewalk..
Austria - Good country for losing the talented.
jetlaged shoot with Swintha on a wintery day.
Phoebe, who lives in Costa Rica now.
wine, cigarettes and world changing ideas.
finally it was Halloween. for me it was bye bye Wien...