Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. Read the rest of this entry »

newton:~ chammann$: locate fancontrol

April 10, 2013

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it's running well. And LOUD!

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it’s running well. And LOUD!


Fished myself a server out of the ‘bay, an IBM eSeries xServer 345. Two dual-core Xeons 3.2, Read the rest of this entry »

Swan Rising

February 3, 2013

Swan Rising

Swan Rising

The Leica M Gestalt

February 1, 2013

In the 90-ties, Leica M cameras came in these spiffy, red velvet-lined presentation boxes. Just had to do a bit of Skript-Fu on that.

In the 90-ties, Leica M cameras came in these spiffy, red velvet-lined presentation boxes. Just had to do a bit of Skript-Fu on that.


A film-loading Leica has it’s own Gestalt. Read the rest of this entry »

Fetish Fone

September 23, 2012

There's something Lost in Translation here. Or, to drag in another movie pun, it's a Shame.

There’s something Lost in Translation here. Or, to drag in another movie pun, it’s a Shame.


So, a new iPhone. The sixth iteration, curiously numbered 5. Read the rest of this entry »

This Machine Photographs People

September 15, 2012

The Ricoh GRD IV camera is a fluke on the market of small-sensor, compact digital cameras. It is made for photographers Read the rest of this entry »

A Simple Box

July 7, 2012

The little camera that could... dwarfed by it's lens

The little camera that could… dwarfed by it’s lens


Nikon did something audacious with their D3200: Read the rest of this entry »

On the Edges

June 3, 2012

Today I want to talk a bit about framing. Not about the process of putting a picture in a frame, but about taking an excerpt of one‘s surrounding and making a picture out of it. In photography, they way you do this determines the quality of your art. Together with pressing the shutter at the right time, of course. Photography is easy *1), you just need to get two things right. Read the rest of this entry »

Think Different!

May 25, 2012

Turning a Slogan on it's Head

Turning a Slogan on it’s Head


Just to set the record straight: I know this is wrong usage and the second word should be adverbial. „-ly“, you know. Apple Read the rest of this entry »

I Dreamt of the Bechers Tonight

May 21, 2012

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