The Marta in Herford, Germany, is a museum for art, architecture, and design designed by architecture superstar Frank Gehry. Last June, I went there to photograph. These are the results.
With the notable exceptions of lions, apes and monkeys are my favorite animals to photograph. Their similarity to us humans and the wide variety of facial expressions they are capable of allowing for an anthropomorphization like no other group of animals. For photographers, this is a wonderful storytelling opportunity, and for the viewers, it is a vibrant and fascinating experience to come up with their own stories as they look at the photos.
Recently, I finished a whole series of animal photographs with some new images of apes and monkeys among them. In this post, I’d like to share them with you.
Standing only 250m away from where I lived back then, the shaft tower of the Teutoburgia coal mine was a part of my childhood. When I was in the area recently, I decided to stop by and pay a visit. Of course, I also took some photos.
In this post I share six photographs I took on a recent trip to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an art installation situated in Oberhausen, Germany. It was created by the Inges Idee, a German artist collective from Berlin. It was their submission to the international art exhibition Emscherkunst in 2013. The installation is based on the structure of a traditional power pylon but with curved parts resulting in the look of a dancing power pylon. It goes without saying that the Sorcerer’s Apprentice (or the Dancing Pylon as many people call it) has become a landmark of the Ruhr Valley in no time.
This post is my submission to Cee Neuner’s Black&White Photo Challenge. Each week, photographers can submit photographs for a given theme and share it with friends and fellow photographers. This week’s topic is “Horns” – a topic that I just can’t ignore. I just have to share some of my animal portraits. So, prepare for a little zoo parade of rhinos, watusis, and some birds, too.
Here’s another submission to Cee’s Black&White Photo Challenge. For those of you who don’t know, Cee Neuner is running an ongoing theme-based photography challenge where people can share photographs using their WordPress blogs. This week’s topic is “Anything Construction Related.” And I have just the right image to share for this topic.
This post is my submission to Cee’s Black&White Photo Challenge. Every week, Cee Neuner from Cee’s Photography hosts a couple of challenges on his blog. One of them is exclusively for black&white photos. In other words, it is the right challenge for me.
If you take a boat for a ride along the coastline of the beautiful Mediterranean island Majorca, you’ll find that one its most mysterious and sometimes iconic features are the watchtowers, like the Talaia de Son Jaumell. Last fall, I had the opportunity to hike to one of those towers myself. The Talaia de Son Jaumell is situated the Es Telégraf, approximately 271 meters above the sea. On the way up, I occasionally stopped and took a couple of photos all of which I share in this post.
Rarely do I ever look forward to a task I dread more than choosing my personal top ten photos. I started at 106 images and then went down to 67, 43, 16, and finally ten images. It is a painstaking process each and every time. To give you an idea of my thoughts and feelings and to make my choices a little more transparent, I will tell you the story of each image (very briefly, don’t worry) and of course present the picture itself.