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So last entry was a bit short because i wasn’t shooting much lately – it will be different with this post. Miriam and i have been to Berlin for a bit more than a week – just to chill.

Just want to say thank you for all the comments on my posts, i’m appreciating it and it makes this whole work seem useful!

Nuff said! Here are some scans:

  1. http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_03/IMG21408s.jpg

    Das foto ist einfach genial!
    möglich davon nen abzug zu bekommen?

    Comment by Christoph Welkovits — December 9, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
  2. Great entry.
    The father of the Decisive Moment would be proud.

    Completely agree about the 102400 iso bit. I think what photographers fail to bring forward today is an honest, and moody photograph. Photography has become so mainstream that marketing is the only way manufacturers can push their products to sell over the competition, and people forget what it really is all about. A box, a hole where light comes in from, and a medium to record it on.

    Cheers from Manila.

    Comment by Sonny Thakur — December 9, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
  3. wow! always great shots!!

    Comment by Luca — December 9, 2009 @ 1:40 pm
  4. I gotta say i thoroughly enjoy this entry. Thanks for all that. I wish i had time to reply to some photos with others that would show similar situations or things but in the Polish dimension. Not all though, because for some i’d get a punch in the face ;)

    Comment by Adam — December 9, 2009 @ 1:53 pm
  5. The photo of the sugarclouds made me smile, really lovely.
    And I absolutely adore the photo of the man committing suicide on the bridge! If you ever come around printing it, would you consider making an extra print for me, please?
    And I have to get back to you to ask for the exact location of that photobooth, since I’m going to Berlin sometime in the next months :)

    Comment by Suzan — December 9, 2009 @ 2:04 pm
  6. The dynamic contrast you speak of always amazes me when I read either your blog or Chris’. Love it.
    Amen re the cute bartenders.
    The man in the holocaust memorial is amazing.

    Comment by Phil — December 9, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
  7. du ziehst meinen mamen durch den dreck – ich möchte nicht mit einer vorliebe für “beauty” shopping und weihnachtsmärkten in verbindung gebracht werden, stinker! ich brauchte klopapier und wollte eben gebrannte mandeln. und du.. du hast dich auch nicht über deine klöße mit vanilletunke beschwert!

    Comment by die wo auch tut auf der liste stehen die was der tod geschrieben hat — December 9, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
  8. Hey i love this set, excellent moments. my favourite one is this: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_04/IMG21495s.jpg

    Just wondering what scanner do you use?

    Comment by Juantao — December 9, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
  9. Great photos, some amazing ones in between! :) Love the one of the man in the holocaust, very good stuff!

    Comment by Eduard — December 9, 2009 @ 3:09 pm
  10. Great entry once again, I enjoyed every photo.
    http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_04/IMG21507s.jpg The whole scene made me laugh. Great photo.
    http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_02/IMG21363s.jpg – Did he jump at all? I’m wondering what happened to him.

    Comment by Jelle — December 9, 2009 @ 3:42 pm
  11. Some really nice stuff in here…I always enjoy your posts!

    Comment by Patrick — December 9, 2009 @ 3:43 pm
  12. I love the way you capture different light. Good shots, as always :)

    Comment by Hannah — December 9, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
  13. Love them alll and a good read as well.

    I love the tones in this one: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_02/IMG21296s.jpg

    This one is just plan awesome, very timeless indeed: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_03/IMG21408s.jpg

    I just love the tones light an textures in this scan: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_03/IMG21608s.jpg

    Comment by jono — December 9, 2009 @ 5:58 pm
  14. Been keeping an eye on your blog for quite a while now.
    One of the best entries this one.
    A bunch of amazing shots, saved a shitload.
    Keep doing what you do and post more often.
    All the best!

    Comment by Ajovah — December 9, 2009 @ 6:23 pm
  15. Always enjoy seeing your blog posts. When I look at how many frames you shoot, I just think WOW, you’re burning it up! You develop all your own film correct? Do you have a recipe (developer etc.)? What are you using to scan all those frames? A consumer scanner would take forever no?
    Finally, how are you metering for the shots that are have just a thread of light in otherwise dark, dark surroundings?
    Keep’em coming.

    Comment by Aaron — December 9, 2009 @ 8:02 pm
  16. This stuff looks so good. Your ability to focus and expose on the fly with the leica is extremely impressive.

    Comment by Nick — December 9, 2009 @ 8:15 pm
  17. was really looking forward to your next entry. As usual, I was beyond pleased.

    I love your conviction and outspokenness about this medium that you love.

    Cheers from Canada!

    Comment by dekster — December 9, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
  18. This shot is breath-taking: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_03/IMG21608s.jpg

    Tons of really awesome captures here, loved this entry.

    Comment by Rick Yribe — December 9, 2009 @ 8:18 pm
  19. Bravo Severin, this is gold,

    i find the photo of the man in the holocaust memorial haunting. you really nailed it. there are are so many shots in here that speak so much by themselves, but the man on the fence of the bridge, the finance image, they speak out loud and will reach out too i´m sure.

    the subway sessions too are coming to something.

    one of the best european blogs i know of.

    keep passionate!


    Comment by Joachim — December 9, 2009 @ 10:03 pm
  20. the last 2 photos with the old woman checking and then ‘on her way’ made me laugh out loud! wonderful shots..timeless shots :) too many to mention, i adore the baby behind the ‘der von hier’ sign too..

    Comment by claire atkinson — December 9, 2009 @ 10:20 pm
  21. Yey, great post as usual. You’re right about this one: http://severinkoller.at/blog/wp-content/gallery/november_berlin_02/IMG21311s.jpg
    It has some things hidden in it.

    Comment by max herrgard — December 9, 2009 @ 10:46 pm
  22. These vertical scrolling blogs only emphasizes vertical oriented pictures. You should press wordpress to have the horizontal option!!

    I enjoyed them all, aber das mann in die holocaust memorial ist, as they say above, einfach genial!


    Pd: one day i’m gonna ask you about how to carry a girlfriend while streetshooting. For me its quite difficult, but maybe less than what it is for her. I love streetshooting and i love girls, but I have to choose only one when I go out!! haha

    Comment by Drivingyou — December 10, 2009 @ 12:32 am
  23. That was an enjoyable two coffees. Thanks mate!

    Comment by Pete (f-hole) — December 10, 2009 @ 1:35 am
  24. Supa Eintrag, recht viel schöne Sachen dabei. Hab i ma gern angschaut!

    Und LFI liest wahrscheinlich a genau seit dem du drin bist! Gibs doch zua, hehe ;)

    Comment by Sebastian — December 10, 2009 @ 2:14 am
  25. As always, it’s a pleasure to watch your photos mate! this one is already on my wishlist for a print!

    Comment by Aldo — December 10, 2009 @ 6:47 am
  26. some good street stuff.

    not like that hcsp crap.

    Comment by cactus — December 10, 2009 @ 8:23 am
  27. why am i not asked if it’s exhausting for me to drag a photographer around through malls, museums and into restaurants? he’s always 3 steps ahead or behind and if he comes over again it goes like “did u see the women with those three…” and up and away he is again, hunting the next motif.
    but as long as he spends time with -any- M, i am content ;-)

    Comment by multitasking girlfriend — December 10, 2009 @ 8:43 am
  28. a little sweet
    with some sad
    warm and
    very, very nice Sev.

    cheers from Lost Angeles

    Comment by Frank Jackson — December 10, 2009 @ 10:37 am
  29. Great stuff, as always! I really enjoyed the read as well as the photos.

    I’ve been reading/looking at your posts for a while and I really love them. Street photography as I understand it, capturing life at it’s purest. It’s also cool and “studenty” you and your friends are, evokes good feelings. I also used to live in Vienna for a year and that also makes your photos interesting. Like a tourist guide you never see :-)

    I loved the man in the holocaust memorial and some other too, but my favorite is definitely:

    Can I ask what lens is that and what film? It looks as is she’s going to move any second…

    Greetings from Zagreb!

    Comment by Domagoj — December 10, 2009 @ 11:21 pm
  30. Thanks for sharing all those great moments!

    Comment by hkt — December 11, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
  31. Miriam, I love your comment although I’m on the Severin’s side (being the one who shoots) but I feel like my wife must feel completely the same. On the other side, letting him shoot in malls means he has a reason to go there with you, otherwise I assume you know how we (men) love going to malls (if Sev is not the exception though) :-)

    Comment by soldjem — December 12, 2009 @ 3:48 am
  32. very nice post as always. berlin seems to be a nice place to shoot!

    Comment by Arthur Mola — December 14, 2009 @ 4:13 am
  33. jo was soll man da noch großartig sagen ausser dass es wiedermal (und wie immer) großartige bilder geworden sind. berlin scheint ja einiges zu bieten :)

    Comment by haemma — December 14, 2009 @ 10:21 am
  34. Severin, thanks again. The situations repeat. “you should go to sleep, man….wait, severin put up a new post!…no, leave it for later….20 mins later…shit, that guy is great.” thank you. once there is an exhibit of yours, i am coming over. the photo of the man in the holocaust monument will make you rich.

    Comment by Filip — December 16, 2009 @ 12:49 am
  35. Enjoyed very much your reportage from Berlin.
    Milchbar: during the communist era a widespread and almost legendary institution even here in Czechoslovakia. I believed no one of them had survived the Velvet revolution. Nice to see one is up and running up there in Berlin!
    Beside milk, they were selling fish in conserve and mayonnaise salads.

    Comment by orso — December 16, 2009 @ 8:22 pm
  36. fucking incredible. never stop.

    Comment by Travis — December 18, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
  37. I love your street shots. Would you care to see some of my street photography at http://www.youtube.com/avsamu

    Comment by Andre Explorer — December 19, 2009 @ 11:04 pm
  38. uhhh did that guy serious commit suicide? Cause that’s kinda sort of really traumatic stuff.

    Comment by dede — December 21, 2009 @ 7:14 am
  39. Amazing stuff, some of the best shots of yours i’ve seen yet! :)

    Comment by jason liu — December 21, 2009 @ 9:22 pm
  40. Great post Severin, here in Portugal is raining and rainning and raining and cold, i wonder how is there, does in rains a lot?

    Comment by Filipe Carneiro — December 21, 2009 @ 11:35 pm
  41. always love your photos… your currently one of my favorite photogs, no bull shit ;)

    and miriam is a perfect model, natural beauty.

    keep up the great work!

    Comment by Josh Ripple — December 24, 2009 @ 7:19 pm
  42. Ich hab mir diesen Eintrag für die Feiertage aufgehoben um ihn in aller Ruhe anschauen zu könnnen. Deine konstante hervoragende Qualltät haben mich für meine Geduld belohnt. Danke für diese Kurzweil! Ich kann etlichen hier nur zustimmen: Das Photo vom Holocaustdenkmal ist zeitlos und genial.
    Gruss aus Franken,

    Comment by Seb — December 30, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

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