• A Rococo melange of breasts (yes naked breasts)

    A Rococo melange of breasts (yes naked breasts)

    Potsdam is well known for it’s parks, castles and palaces. And of course every royal park and garden needs to be garnished with statues. Statues of former kings, queens, generals and other nobility. Statues of ancient statesmen and scholars, of mythological and religious figures. And, of course, statues of women with bared breasts. Because why […]


  • My life in cameras part 15: Fujifilm X-T3 review

    My life in cameras part 15: Fujifilm X-T3 review

    A great camera that saw less and less use despite being a great camera. I already wrote about selling my X70 and X-T3 here and size was the deciding factor. So time for a retrospective on this camera. And maybe you can find this episodes sponsor 😉 Why I bought the Fujifilm X-T3 I used […]


  • A week in film recipes #5: Kodak Ektachrome 100SW

    A week in film recipes #5: Kodak Ektachrome 100SW

    East German is weather is currently a melange of different kinds of grey interspersed by light rain and uncomfortable winds. That is a typical Berlin winter for you and it has been this since November last year. Which means that there was not much photography to be done. As I am not allowed to enter […]


  • The world makes little sense…

    The world makes little sense…

    I already published this text in German a few weeks back but I felt like translating it for my international readers. This essay reflects the situation in Germany but is surely similar to other countries. Or maybe you live somewhere more sane and this way you can get a glimpse at what is going on […]


  • Acros: The end of a love affair

    Acros: The end of a love affair

    One of the reasons why I bought a Fujifilm X100F was the Acros film simulation. Most of my images are black and white and the X100F was the first camera (except the Leica Monochrome) that offered a dedicated black and white mode. Sure every digital camera can do black and white but virtually all cameras […]


  • Ich verstehe die Welt nicht mehr …

    Ich verstehe die Welt nicht mehr …

    Eigentlich wollte ich Teil 5 von “Mein Kameraleben” veröffentlichen. Aber mir waren diese Worte ein größeres Bedürfnis. Beim nächsten Mal gibt es wieder Gedanken zu Kameras, Fotografie und urbane Räumen. Ich verstehe die Welt kaum noch Ich bin seit jeher ein aufmerksamer Beobachter der Welt. Vielleicht weil mich Geschichte, Politik, Gesellschaft und Philosophie schon immer […]


  • Acros: Das Ende einer Affäre

    Acros: Das Ende einer Affäre

    Einer der Gründe warum ich ziemlich schnell ein “Upgrade” auf die Fujifilm X100F (eng.) gemacht habe war die Acros Filmsimulation. Ein großer Teil meiner Fotografie ist im monochromatischen Raum zu Hause und die X100F war die erste Kamera (die mir abgesehen von Leica Monochrome bekannt war), welche einen dedizierten Schwarzweiss-Modus mitbrachte. Klar jede Kamera kann […]


  • A week in film recipes #4: Kodachrome 64

    A week in film recipes #4: Kodachrome 64

    I wrote about wanting to find my own photographic style in a sea of jpeg recipes and Lightroom presets. These recipes are a great starting point and it is my idea to test and modify several different ones. I want to use only recipe for a week to see what can be done with it […]


  • Vintage Lens Jeopardy #9: Pentacon 4/200 early version (orange)

    Vintage Lens Jeopardy #9: Pentacon 4/200 early version (orange)

    Introduction Welcome to part 9 of Vintage Lens Jeopardy. This time we look the the most common East German telephoto lens. The Pentacon 4/200. This one is surely a beautiful looking lens. Because I already covered a Pentacon lens I will skip the first part and suggest you read about the Pentacon company in this […]

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