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.
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.
Yesterday, the last active coal mine Germany stopped all mining activity. The pitmen brought up the last piece of coal ever to be dug in Germany. It is only fitting and appropriate that this happened in the Ruhr Valley, the heart of German coal mining industry. This is a collection of photographs of the shaft towers here in the Ruhr Valley in Germany. With a nod of respect for the pitmen and all that they have done in the last centuries post this image here. “Glück auf!”, as the pitmen say in Germany.