Mostly a post to test a new blog/twitter feature I’m trying out, I thought I’d post a shot I made assisting for interiors photographer Bodo Mertoglu at the Bulthaup showroom near Munich. Who need’s a 5d?!
Archive for August 2011
Decided that this blog could do with more pictures and finally worked out how to directly post shots from my iPhone… assisted for fashion photographer Michael Munique yesterday. Spent all day in the sun by the lakeside, according to Annie I looked like a lobster when I got home…
I have to admit that the blog’s been far too quiet these past couple of weeks, even though there’s plenty of material to post about. Not surprisingly, that is also the reason why I haven’t been posting much recently. In the last 2-3 months I’ve become more busy than I’ve ever been and while that’s great, I still have to get used to the fact that I’m not sailing along on a two- or three-hour work week anymore. Anyway, I’m confident that a lot of reasonably interesting material will soon be finding it’s way onto this blog, so stay with me!
One of the things I’m personally rather excited about is the Hasselblad 500 CM medium format camera that I simply couldn’t resist buying. While I do love my Mamiya RB 67, it is a beast. It weighs a ton and with knobs and levers protruding everywhere, it requires a certain amount of fanatism to lug around as a street camera. The Hasselblad by contrast slips pretty easily into my standard shoulder bag and for the last two weeks it has been with me pretty much all the time. I’ve actually found the Hasselblad to be a fantastic camera for street photography, mainly because of it’s waist level viewfinder, since most people either don’t identify that box-like thing as a camera or else assume that you’re still fiddling around with the controls and not actually about to make a picture…
I’ve also shot a little series on last week’s bouldering world cup finale with it and I’m pretty happy with the results. That one’s getting it’s own post, so -again- stay tuned!
Oh and we’ve made it into children’s television! I assisted for photographer Bodo Mertoglu on a photoshoot for a children’s TV programme to illustrate what an advertising photographer does for a living. Click here to watch the clip! (in german)
I guess it’s a good sign that I had considerably more trouble clearing my desk before this year’s vacation than I had the last year. Seems my business is doing OK. But I have to say, the last two weeks were kind of stressful. Between shooting, filming, editing, assisting, book keeping and a load of other items on my To Do list, there were a lot of things I just didn’t get done before leaving. Such as keeping this blog up to date. Anyway, since Annie found a nice café here that offers wireless internet, I can at least take care of that… won’t be checking my emails, though, sorry…
Wouldn’t want to lose that vacation spirit now, would we?!
Wish you all a great time, see you in two weeks!