Brittany with an old Leica (Part II) – Village Fete in Ploemeur

I‘d hoped to experience some great sea food in the Village Fete of Ploemeur, but the whole place was smelling strong from Andouille, a local sausage, which consists of parts of animals I don’t even want to think about. It was was cooked and roasted all over the place. But then again: a spectacular light […]

Searching Beauty in the Square Format – Shooting with a Rolleiflex

I still struggle with the square-format of my Rolleiflex camera. As much as I like the fact, that it slows down my photography and forces me to compose the picture with more care, as much as I like  this beautiful gigantic viewfinder, which transforms an ordinary object into a piece of art, it’s a painful […]

Testing the Rolleiflex as a Street Camera – Cologne Funfair 2017

It’s April, time again for the Cologne Funfair. I didn’t want to bring my Rolleiflex with me, too many crowds, too much movement. I’m definitely not a Rolleiflex street shooter, just graveyards and forests with that camera: photographing objects, which can’t move too fast. But then again: I had several 120er films in my drawer […]

Seascape in the Mist – Zeeland (Netherlands) in February 2017

Cowled in their blankets against the cold and their breath smoking, shuffling through the black and silky drifts. They were crossing the broad coastal plain where the secular winds drove them in howling clouds of ash to find shelter where they could. (Cormac McCarthy, The Road).  Depressing. The first word which came to my mind […]