12Nov

Praxis der Polaroid Land Fotografie – Buchtipp

Praxis der Polaroid Land Fotografie – Buchtipp
Wer sich für alte Polaroid Kameras interessiert, so auch die Automatic Kameras und Co, kann sich in diesem antiquarisch erhältlichen Buch kundig machen. Kostet nicht viel und erhellt dennoch. Steht auch mehr drin als in der Bedienungsanleitung, welche sich auf Orphancameras als PDF oft finden läßt. Der Tipp zu diesem Buch kam zu mir vom […]

12Nov

6×6 and 35 mm – different feelings

6×6 and 35 mm – different feelings
Some bloggers take the analog route and rediscover film shooting. Same goes for me. Inspired by a blog post from Chris Marquard, I wrote up some differences between these systems I found out this year. For 35 mm, I use the Leica M System. A M7 offers you center weighted aperure priority shooting, the rangefinder […]

07Nov

the best camera

the best camera
is the one that you have with you. Sometimes for me this is my iPhone. Recently I was pointed towards the Hipstamatic App for the iPhone, a rather slow working App that takes the picture with a lens and film simulation that you have to dial in. The results are quite often pretty ‘artsy’ but […]

29Sep

Polaroid infected

Polaroid infected
Today I visited the Impossible Project Gallery and Store on Broadway / Manhattan. The pictures they show are astonishing, they blow them up to an incredible size. They have refurbished vintage Polaroid cameras for sale, a silver SX70 fell into my hands, together with some packs of PX100 bw and Milk4th color film. Looking forward […]

29Sep

Featured by Torontoist

Featured by Torontoist
This bokeh hunt shot I made in Toronto during heavy rain made it as the Photoist selction of the group – thx to the adminds for that! Have a look at the Torontoist website here http://torontoist.com/2010/09/photoist_september_29_2010.php

15Aug

New headphone – tech sidenote

New headphone – tech sidenote
On my recent trip to Berlin I had the chance to try out the new Bowers and Wilkens P5 headphones. Besides being small and even with glasses a comfortable wear, the sound quality is very good. Definitely bigger than the in-ear-things, the P5 still folds down to a pretty small pack and can be stowed […]

15Aug

Frame within

Frame within
An example of my shots I took the analogue way during a week long trip. I visited Dresden, Karlsbad and Prague, exposing more than 50 rolls of film (mostly 120 bw). Business and travels keep me busy this summer, so blogging is difficult for me right now. Thx for staying tuned. Have fun! Carsten

10Jun

17 inspirational Analog Photos

17 inspirational Analog Photos
Over at the fine blog ‘Epic Edits’ Brian Auer has themes going. The last was was Analog, and I am humbled by the selction of this shot I took for the selection. Head over to Brians Blog and see the rest . . . Epic Edits Blog / Analog Have fun!

16Mai

Fotografen Gesichter

Fotografen Gesichter
Frau Dr. Martina Mettner hat mit Ihrem Buch ‘Wie man ein großartiger Fotograf wird’ einigen Staub aufgewirbelt. Wenige positive Rezensionen auf der Amazon Buchseite und auch in den Foren sehr gemischte Kritiken sind typisch für das Echo der deutschen Fotografen. Mich hat Ihr rosa Buch begeistert, auch wenn ich nicht alle Meinungen und Standpunkte teilen […]

13Mai

Self developing your BW film

Self developing your BW film
First steps with developing film myself. I got myself a meduim format foldable Rangefinder, the Voigtländer Bessa III 667 camera from some money I got from selling gear on eBay. Full Copyright of the above picte (c) 2009 by chachahavana. Have a look at his outstanding Flickr stream. This is one of my first takes […]