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so after a 2 months break of not developing any films due to darkroom electricity problems i’m posting a classic black and white entry again.

this post features 229 black and white and one colour frame. of course all self developed and self scanned (~24h work) so don’t moan if it takes half an hour to read! looking forward to your comments (:


  1. Berlin Guide … als wenn ihr den noch brauchen würdet! ^^
    Ganz cool wie krass unterschiedlich die Sachen aus Berlin im Gegensatz zu den aus Wien wirken .. “Märchenstadt” vs. irgendwas mit zuviel Platz überall .. you know what I mean

    Wann bist nächste mal hier ?

    Comment by philip — June 5, 2009 @ 12:41 am
  2. awesome set man! dunno how you do it! All the photos are awesome but i like IMG17080s.jpg the best. great portrait of your friend there.

    Comment by Mathew — June 5, 2009 @ 2:33 am
  3. Excellent stuff man. This was the 14 rolls waiting in the earlier post?
    How much of your black and white stuff gets printed? I assume you do the printing yourself as well?

    Comment by Sonny Thakur — June 5, 2009 @ 7:58 am
  4. I love the man looking in bag shot! And the genderbender frame. Real nice.
    And now I feel like going to Berlin again (:

    Comment by Suzan — June 5, 2009 @ 9:30 am
  5. meine favs:
    alice, die in der tür wartet <3
    das baby im prater, das offensichtlich in ekstase versetzt werden will!
    kleines mädchen auf dem großen stein im berlinerpark, weil hier der gesichtsausdruck so perfekt zu mommymommy look!!!! passt ;-)
    die tanzenden schwangeren. so hätte das nämlich auch im travis-video ausgesehen!
    tonis schminkischminki im zug sieht toll aus.

    und die raupe. mit ein bißchen fantasie siehts nämlich aus, als hättest du brokkoli auf dem kopf! würd ja passen, und bist in bester gesellschaft.

    Comment by caterpillar-lover — June 5, 2009 @ 9:33 am
  6. Guten Morgen,
    bin mal vor gewisser Zeit auf deinen Block gestoßen. Gefällt mir wirklich sehr gut, besonders wie du ganz gewöhnlich alltags-situationen einfängst und festhälst. Gratulation!

    Comment by Tilman — June 5, 2009 @ 9:39 am
  7. ..ähh blog meinte ich natürlich :)

    Comment by Tilman — June 5, 2009 @ 9:40 am
  8. as always, fantastic shots!
    die berlinpics sind ausgezeichnet, der rest natürlich auch.

    Comment by haemma — June 5, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
  9. “this post features 229 black and white and one colour frame”

    AWESOME – I predicted 200-250 :D

    http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/march-may-bw/img17035s.jpg – how do you expose for a shot like this? In terms of metering?

    What was the Anne .L exhibition about?

    http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/march-may-bw_4/thumbs/thumbs_IMG16892s.jpg Vega from street fighter maybe? But doesn’t he only have one claw?

    Comment by James — June 5, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
  10. So many wonderful shots. I had been looking forward to this and was not let down! Love the ones from the fleamarket. Also, the men on the bus. Totally inspiring. Also, the half naked, dancing pregnant women – cracked me up!

    Comment by Claire — June 5, 2009 @ 7:14 pm
  11. I check your blog often – so i’m happy to find a new post now… after a break. great b&w photos – as always. And that’s what i like the most – the story behind that.
    Story + snapshots + imagination… the mixture…
    So, i hope you won’t have such problems with electricity etc, and you will post photos more often… ?

    Comment by wally — June 6, 2009 @ 2:05 am
  12. Yay, new post. I love your posts and the stories behind them :)
    I hope your darkroom doesn’t bother you again.

    Comment by QuinTor — June 6, 2009 @ 6:21 am
  13. I know I always say this, but I reading/viewing your posts. The shot of the children looking into the cage is exceptional, and so is the one of the scaffolding in the sun. Your wide subject range continues to astound me. Please keep travelling and documenting through photography and I wish you every success. You truly deserve great recognition. Keep ‘em coming! :D

    Comment by Hannah — June 6, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
  14. This certainly satisfied my addiction to your blog, missed your entries!

    Comment by Annie Crabtree — June 6, 2009 @ 10:28 pm
  15. hab’ mir den eintrag gerade ein drittes mal anschauen müssen, sind einfach so saugeile dinger dabei :)

    Comment by simon — June 7, 2009 @ 10:11 pm
  16. mal wieder großartig. all die fotos anzuschauen ist manchmal ein bischen wie dich zu stalken, macht nix ;) tolle bilder dabei.

    Comment by SpanishJohnny — June 8, 2009 @ 10:52 am
  17. I like your photos, very interesting.

    Comment by Jono — June 9, 2009 @ 7:05 am
  18. excellent stuff man.
    I always loved your work, and I still do. this series was excellent, really.
    I recently talked with a girl who said to be not so confident in film; she stated that most of the pictures shot on film are generally worse than the digtal ones because of the poor detail, grain, dust…
    I adviced to take a look here, eheheh! :-)



    Comment by Alessandro Melillo — June 9, 2009 @ 3:20 pm
  19. thank you for all the comments again !

    now to your questions.

    @ philip: weiß noch nicht.. aber sicher im sommer noch einmal und september wohl zu viert.. aber berlin ist unser partymekka gweorden !

    @ sonny: i’m currently printing again. i would say i regulary have one or two negatives average per film i “want” to print but even that is too much. sometimes i feel like printing 5 or 6 negatives of a single film. maybe i will scan prints again soon. don’t know.

    and yes, this was more or less a selection of the rolls i developed lately (~18 rolls)

    @ james: well.. i meter against the sun and then back on the ground and take something in between.. when i shoot against backlight i often meter what i would need in the shadows for best detail and then against the light to see what i’d need for the highlights and take the average of it. of course the more detail in the highlights you want, the closer you set the exposure to the value given by metering against the light and same with the shadow detail.

    the exhibition was about her work in general from the 90s till now.

    @ wally.. well my darkroom is working again now.. but my negative scanner just died. unfortunately this means no regular scans for the next weeks. i’ll be in vegas and will be back home in the end of july, so there will be my next bigger entry.

    Comment by severin — June 10, 2009 @ 9:53 am
  20. Hmm your posts aren’t showing up in my RSS feed. Dodgy.

    I need to learn how to use my film cam properly – I just can’t seem to get these kind of tones these days!

    3 pairs of shoes a day. That sounds about right.

    Comment by Tanya Nagar — June 11, 2009 @ 11:40 am
  21. I had to giggle so much when I saw the shoe pile. I wear one pair of shoes a year, pretty much, so I will never understand people’s shoe craze I think:)
    It’s funny to see pictures of lorant in your blog, because the first time I met him I think he just knew you “by fame” but this was a long time ago eh :) anyway, some great shots as always. I like the photos from the train a lot, and also that one shot from urban art forms, the portrait one of the crowd. yippiee!

    Comment by girl — June 11, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
  22. nice work here!

    Comment by gino — June 12, 2009 @ 3:18 am
  23. Always a pleasure to read your blog, Severin. I love these shots especially:


    Oh and the two of the jogger, they’re nice, especially with the vignetting on the colour shot. I was just wondering what negative scanner you use? I shoot quite a lot of film, mainly personal stuff, but it never makes it to the computer as all I have is a flatbed scanner – sorry to be a camera bore!

    Comment by Fred — June 12, 2009 @ 11:51 am
  24. Finally, Sev!! How I miss reading your blog with all of your … funny writing haha
    Of course this will be my fave http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/march-may-bw/IMG17099s.jpg, very smart haha

    Thank you for sharing Sev and have fun at Vegas!

    Comment by erina — June 12, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
  25. [...] out Severins latest entry, one of the best (photo)blogentries I´ve ever [...]

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  26. wonderful to see your photography, blog (and life) develop from such humble dA beginnings… well done sev – it’s been quite an amazing journey to watch – bravo! – keep up the brilliant work – and keep documenting your life!! ♥

    Comment by a-m — June 13, 2009 @ 12:38 pm
  27. na dann mal viel Spass in Vegas und bei der WSOP! ;) .. bin schon auf den nächsten Eintrag gespannt. der aktuelle hat eh mal wieder den Rahmen gesprengt, … da muss man sich schon ein wenig Zeit nehmen zum ansehen und lesen, .. top! achja, mein Film (comment beim letzten Entry) wartet noch immer aufs Entwickeln (muss endlich mal Zeit finden) .. vllt. schreibst mir ja auf die Frage dazu mal retour.

    Comment by Michael — June 15, 2009 @ 9:15 am
  28. I miss your B&W film blog. Glad to see you’re back in business.

    Comment by Hung — June 15, 2009 @ 10:05 am
  29. “Image 35 of 48″ is definitely my favourite! “but as always” — I love (nearly) all of them :)) Thanks for posting!

    Comment by Flora Pudelkova — June 15, 2009 @ 10:59 pm
  30. Great post. Definitely worth the waiting ;)

    Comment by Pekka — June 16, 2009 @ 1:18 pm
  31. It was specially registered at a forum to tell to you thanks for the help in this question.

    Comment by arlaliz — June 17, 2009 @ 12:56 am
  32. very inspiring work!

    Comment by henrik — June 21, 2009 @ 1:31 am
  33. bilder von dir im neuen wiener?
    sofort erkannt! ist die sache kosher?

    Comment by iwan — June 24, 2009 @ 4:23 pm
  34. hallo,
    also ich habe mir gerade deinen eintrag mit viel geduld angesehen- ich habe mir richtig zeit gelassen meine ich, geduld braucht man nicht.
    so packende bilder habe ich lange nicht mehr gesehen. es ist super, wie du zu jedem bild was erzählst. so viele interessante details-
    es macht spaß auf deinen spuren zu wandern.


    Comment by Simon — June 25, 2009 @ 3:34 pm
  35. wirklich gute bilder.

    es macht spaß das alles anzuschauen und zu beobachten.
    mehr bitte!

    Comment by Simon — June 25, 2009 @ 3:35 pm
  36. I think i’ve seen this somewhere before…but it’s not bad at all

    Comment by Derekp — June 26, 2009 @ 4:47 pm
  37. Vielen Dank aus Wien

    Comment by Wilbur Willmschen — November 22, 2011 @ 3:42 pm
  38. *It

    Comment by Anonymous — October 4, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

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