Tuesday, December 04, 2007



-- from mijunique - (?)
I was really fascinated by this spotted wall.Very photogenic as i think. So i waited ......and waited. I tried different angles......and i waited again. Till the moment this guy passed by. click. And just in this moment he turned his head around - I like the blurr.

-- from mijunique - (?)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

My first camera was an analog reflex-camera that i bought in 2003 just before I started my trip through Australia. But behind that there was a totally different intention than it is now. I wanted to make shots of my journey to have a nice memory in the future. My first digital camera and the beginning of my addiction was a built-in-mobile-phone-camera (???). I was playing with the different settings and effects like b/w ,sepia, negative etc..... and was fascinated that i can have a look at the pictures right after taking them. Even some of my first pictures that i uploaded to flickr are shot with my mobilephone.

2: Equipment you use?

First: Canon EOS 3000N ( analog )

Then: Sony Ericsson K750i

Now: Pentax Optio A10

Future: My Canon again......I want to learn how to develope negatives myself

3: Mac or PC?

I would buy a Mac just because of the design but got a PC because I´m used to it.

4: What inspires you?

Flickr was and still is a great source of inspiration for me. There are so many talented photographers with all the different styles from nude-photography over architecture- and animal-shots to streetphotography and much more. I mean, i don´t like them all but theres something for everybody. I can spend a whole day clicking through the endless pictures on Flickr. I´m really happy that i´ve found this page, it shows me so many different ways to see the world.

But also the good old masters of photography like Herwitt or Bresson for example are always very inspiring.

5: Preferred subject matter?
I love shapes, so most of the time i´m just looking for interesting compositions. I´m walking around, trying different views of a location and then try to catch the moment when there is a person just at the right place,in the right moment. And sometimes it works out ;-)
I have some Pictures without people aswell but somehow i need them to be a part of my photography.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

What i would really like to capture is the moment when someone just slips. The moment between standing and lying. Perfect. There must be so much energy in a shot like that.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?

I doubt very periodic but i think that's just what everybody goes through. Sometimes i like my pictures and sometimes i don´t. Some days are great and some are pretty shitty. Sometimes it rains and next day there's sun again. High tide and low tide. I had almost 25 years to get used to it.

And i don´t tell anybody - pssssssshhhhht

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

I use Photoshop but i´m not good at it (I know only some basic functions)

9: Plans for the future?

As i already mentioned, i want to learn how to develop pictures myself at home. I like working with my hands and I think its a totally different connection to a photograph. For me it sounds even kind of romantic to sit in a dark room lit up in red, watching the process as it happens. Am I crazy?

10: In one word, describe your photography.


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