Visiting Museum Kolumba during the Pandemic with a Leica M2 and a roll of Agfa APX 100

Sunday noon. We were alone in Kolumba (Cologne) one of the most beautiful museums, created by the famous Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. I brought my Leica M2 with me, together with a Summicron 35mm lens: Inside the camera: a rather cheap roll of Agfa APX 100. Sometimes I wonder, why still bother shooting film? But […]

Behind Glass and Curtains – COVID 19, a Nikon FE and some Ilford HP5

Als die Warnungen vor dem Virus amtlich wurden, tat ich dasselbe wie fast jeder andere auch. In der Nachbarschaft spazieren. Die eigene Wohnung in Augenschein nehmen. Beides wie geschaffen dafür, meine alte Nikon Filmkamera aus der Tasche zu nehmen, um endlich die Filme zu verbrauchen, die seit langem schon Kühlschrank lagern. Und einen Versuch zu […]

Brittany with an old Leica (Part III) – Dinan and the Monastery

I really liked Dinan. It’s touristy but in a somehow cautious and sophisticated way. We stayed in a small hotel, named after the French explorer Auguste Pavie.  With subtlety and refined taste the owners had integrated asian sculptures and other elements of the East to create a splendid blend of medieval France and Eastern Asia. […]