We have two weekly fleamarkets right around the corner. I don´t visit fleamarkets as often as I used to do. My wife says I am a collector. And she is certainly right here. But lately my pray fits into the pocket of my jeans. And I don´t even pay for it. Flea market a perfect for street photography junkies like me. There are lots of people and if you are a shy photographer it is a perfect place to practice how to get close to people in order to shoot your photos.And there are
Europe is not short on nice places and cities. Berlin is one of them - especially the east part. West berlin still is not my cup of tea but even the best has something to offer. The city still is not relatively inexpensive. Especially appartement and restaurant wise. And the rest is not too bad either.
(Leica M6, Hasselblad 500CM, Nikon F2, Nikon F4 and Yashica T3, Retina III C, Nikonos V) #BlackandWhite #LeicaM6 #Berlin #Hasselblad500CM #NikonF2 #NikonF4 #YashicaT3 #Street
Background In October 2002 I came to Madrid with a car load of luggage to live here for an uncertain time. I had saved money for about six month if I would be able to live somewhat economical. After those six month I wanted to decide if stay and look for a job or go back to Germany. In January Ahmed, a friend of mine, told me about a Spanish language school, which only costs EUR 10,- a year. But he also said that there would only be Africans, Arabs and Eastern Europeans. Who
Hamburg is my town. I live in Berlin and lived in San Jose, Madrid (my second favorite city), Brighton, Cologne and Stuttgart but I always was and will always be a Hamburger (yes, I have heard the fast food joke once or twice already). And I certainly have places with a personal historical meaning to me, places I simply like to be and places were can hit through one film after an other. Sometimes there are even places which combine all three aspects.
(Minolta CLE, Yashica T
Since I got married I have family in Southern Germany. My relatives were always quite old and my family rather small. But due to my wife my family became much larger all the sudden. When I was a boy I liked to be guests at big familes. I remember one family in our neighbourhood who had five kids. And I loved to have dinner at their house because it was always vivid and full of life. I still feal that way when we are in Wertheim. Only that the family I visit there is my own no
On my last trip to Madrid I noticed that more people are forced to earn their money on the streets than before. What´s more: you see people who ask for money of whom you never would have expected it: Women who could be my mother from their age or the way they are dressed.
I started to ask people in Madrid and Berlin if I could take a photo of them and many of them agreed. Within one weekend I shot 20 portraits. I only take one shot per person. That is why some are not 100% s
Two years ago I started to take photos of street musicians. I did not continue untill my trip to Madrid in May (2016) and when I shot the "Street Worker" series I continued Street Musicians alomost naturally because many times the gap between the two concepts is not distinguishable anyway.
(Nikon 35Ti, Nikon Action Touch and Leica M6) #StreetMusic #Madrid #Cello #BlackandWhite #Money #Nikon35Ti #NikonActionTouch
Grabow is a small town in Mecklenburg Vorpommern were we happen to owe a house and a garden. Grabow is an old Fachwerk town with nice, tradional buildings where the clocks tick much slower than in Berlin were we spend our daily life. While I mostly use my hands there to stick them in the ground of our garden, to fix something or to refurbish the house, I also take a camera with me when I go on a walk or see neighbours sometimes.
(Leica M6, Konica Hexar AF, Canon AF35M, Yash
I went to Madrid for a job this May but had some time left to spend with friends and to walk the street with my new old Nikon 35Ti. Despite the fact that I had spent two years in Madrid last decade already and thought I had shot everything that is to shoot in Madrid, I put five roles of film through this innocent looking little camera.
(Nikon 35Ti) #BlackandWhite #Madrid #StreetPhotography #Nikon35Ti