When her heels hit the pavement, the city becomes a catwalk, a stage to display the latest luxury. Vanity is the highest good, money just a commodity.
A deliberately commercial photo set featuring the incredibly talented Julia W. for Most Wanted Models. It was such a pleasure working with her. Mostly shot on film.
A beautiful young woman on a night out. She enters a classic bar, dressed to attract attention. Yet, as the evening progresses, she remains alone. Her melancholic eyes scan the room while she takes sip after sip from her drink. What's her story?
Thanks to the entire crew for this very special shoot.
This completely analog photo set was shot with the Mamiya RZ67 on Kodak Tri-X.
For this editorial fashion shoot, beautiful Franziska von Tucher shows off outfits by Zentgraf Store, a swimsuit by Pomelo Swim, and sunglasses available at Optik Hartogs. Thanks for supporting this completely analog photo set.
Hair & Makeup:
Hasselblad 501CM with a Carl Zeiss 50mm Distagon lens
Mamiya 645 Pro TL with 80mm and 150mm Sekor lenses
My first completely analog photo shoot. Shot on Ilford FP4 film with my Leica M6 and 50mm Summicron as well as my father's old Minolta XD-7 with 85mm f/1.7 and 24-35mm f/3.5 Minolta MD lenses.
Originally inspired by a Pinterest board created by my blogger friend Fiona, this photo set plays on fashion and lifestyle in the south-western United States. Shot completely on film (35mm and 6x4,5 medium format). Thanks for being an amazing model again, Friedy.
One model, several outfits, and some beautiful evening sun. This is all it took for this high fashion set at a gravel pit to come into reality. Watch the story behind this shoot here.
Model: Katrin Ines Witkowski
A completely analog photo set that depicts a person's transformation from a completely normal, controlled state of mind to complete madness. This transition is shown in three steps with different locations, outfits, makeup, and poses.
This shoot took place in the old psychiatric ward in Haar that is over a hundred years old and not in operation anymore. If you would like to know more about this photo shoot, take a look at the behind-the-scenes video.
Hasselblad 501 CM with 80mm f/2.8 Planar T* CFE
Leica M6 with 50mm Summicron
Gossen Starlite 2
Lomography Color Negative 400
Kodak Portra 400 (35mm)
A little photographic experiment documenting my friend's calligraphy. Shot on Kodak Tri-X with my Mamiya RZ67.
A young woman sitting on a bench in a city park. She is dressed for going out and apparently waiting for her date to arrive, glancing at her phone in an increasingly annoyed fashion. We observe her from a distance. As she gives up and sets off, the camera follows her. The viewer becomes her follower until she suddenly notices him. Once spotted, the follower turns out to be good company and the set changes from voyeuristic to intimate. But what happens next?
Take a look at this video for the story behind the shoot.
Mamiya RZ67 with 110mm f/2.8 Sekor lens
A cold and abstract environment. A strong young woman showing her different sides. A lonely spark of life in a colorless world. Shot with only one camera (Mamiya RZ67), one lens (110mm f/2.8 Sekor), and completely on black and white film (Ilford HP5+ and Rollei RPX 100).
If you are interested in the story behind this shoot, take a look at this video.
A long, wonderful party which lasted well into the night. Our protagonist finally emerges to glance at the first rays of sunlight of the new day. Carrying fresh memories. Enjoying the soft touch of grass on the soles of her feet.
One of my best friends playing one of my favorite cello solo pieces: Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007.
Captured with one of my favorite cameras on one of my favorite black and white films.
A concert of favorites.
If you're interested in seeing some behind the scenes footage, take a look at this camera review on my YouTube channel.
The result of a casual analog photo shoot with beautiful, young Sophia who had never modeled before. Hard to believe but true.
A cultivated young woman waiting for her date to finally arrive at the theater. She is growing impatient and annoyed. The show begins any minute. But she waits in vain and remains the only person left outside the theater. A no-show.
Some bonus images towards the end of the set. Seems like our model Zarah decided to go out and party instead.
A young beauty of French/Indian descent who declined an offer from a New York-based model agency to focus on her studies first. And then asked me via Instagram to take her picture. I certainly couldn't decline.
Shot completely on 120 medium format black and white film on a Sunday morning, this was very special photo shoot and I really enjoy the results. I hope you do as well.
Most photos were taken with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 80mm f/2.8 Sekor lens, some of them with a Yashica Mat 124G. Watch the Story behind the Shoot video on my YouTube channel if you are interested.
Light and darkness. Happiness and sadness. Positives and negatives. Two sides of the very same coin. My talented model Hannah in a photo set deliberately playing with hard shadows and soft highlights, accentuated by her long white dress and black jump suit.
Another Sunday. My beautiful model Linda glowing in the morning sun. Shot with a Leica T and a 50mm Voigtländer f/1.5 lens.
All black and white photos were taken with a Yashica Mat 124G with Ilford HP5+.
A spectacle of nature on a winter morning with beautiful model Celine Banerjea.
If you want to hear the story behind this shoot, take a look at this YouTube video.
This completely analog photo shoot took place in a valley where the river Isar crosses, surrounded by beautiful mountains and patches of forest. My models portrayed young urbanites getting out of town on a weekend. If you want to hear the entire story behind this shoot, please take a look at this YouTube video.
I shot this photo set with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 80mm f/2.8 Sekor lens and my Mamiya RZ67 with a 110mm f/2.8 Sekor lens. In addition, I was allowed to use my friend's Linhof Technika III for my very first large format photos. All images were shot on Ilford HP5+ or Kodak Portra 400.
Sunday morning. Dressed all black. Smoking a cigarette like no one else. A bright smile and a few drops of rain.
All black and white shots taken with a Mamiya 645 Pro TL on Ilford FP4. All color shots done with a Leica T with a Voigtländer Nokton (50mm, f/1.5).
“Remember, God didn't say, 'I'm gonna make light now,' he said, 'Let there be light.' His first act was to allow light in to what had been Nothing. Like God, you also have to always work with the light, make it do only what you want it to do.”
― Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day
And "work with the light" we did on this particular Sunday morning. My model Diane and I got up at 5.30 am to catch the right light only to realize that the sun had risen a bit too much by the time we reached the park. Nevertheless, we managed to catch some beautiful scenes. Shooting with the Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium-format camera surrounded by trees felt like pointing a gun at innocent deer in a forest. The shots were taken on Ilford FP4, Ilford Delta 400 and Kodak Portra 160. Let there be light.
Shot wide open with the Leica T and my 50mm Summicron lens.
The result of a casual photo shoot during our summer vacation at my parents' place. Shot on the amazing Yashica Mat 124G (with close-up lens) loaded with Kodak Portra 160 and Ilford FP4.
A Sunday morning stroll through a foggy forest in the fall. The perfect setting for a casual analog portrait session with Anny.
I shot this photo set with my Leica M6 with a 50mm Summicron and my Yashica Mat 124-G, in part because I wanted to retain the forest's calm atmosphere with silent, manual cameras. For film, I chose Ilford HP5+ and Kodak Portra 400.
Four different film stocks, three dresses, two cameras, and one beautiful model in the morning sun.
Shot with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL and my Yashica Mat 124G on Ilford FP4, Kodak Portra 160, Fuji Pro 160N, and Fuji Pro 400H.
A colorless river ghost going ashore, slowly transforming into a human being full of life, eventually blending into the crowd. Witness a transformation.
Shot mostly with the Mamiya RZ67 and a 110mm Sekor lens on Ilford FP4+, Ilford HP5+ and Kodak Portra 400 as well as the Leica T with a 50mm Summicron. Watch the Story behind the Shoot video on my YouTube channel if you are interested.
Which location could better symbolize the thin line between life and death than a slaughterhouse? Just the right backdrop for a femme fatale.
Shot on a Sunday morning with three different cameras (both analog and digital), this photo set aims to capture the dynamics of power: from grandeur to sweet kindness.
How do you portrait an old friend who happens to be a poet, PhD student, kung fu fighter, and former basketball player? Well, see for yourself and let me know what you think.
Shot with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL on Ilford FP4 and HP5.
My girlfriend with one of her closest friends.
Shot on Ilford FP4 film again with my Leica M6 and 50mm Summicron as well as my father's old Minolta XD-7 with 85mm f/1.7 and 24-35mm f/3.5 Minolta MD lenses. I also tested my recently acquired Mamiya 645 Pro TL (with an amazing 150mm Sekor C lens) towards the end of the shoot.
Shot with the Leica M Monochrom and a 50mm Summilux.