Berlin’s Olympia Stadium in Black and White

May 10th, 2013

Berlin’s Olympia Stadium in Black and WhiteMany of Berlin’s places of interest, no matter if built for “perpetuity” or perpetually not being accomplished, are often hard-wired to a single name. Ulbricht has his TV Tower, Wowereit his BBI airport desaster and Honecker dreamed of a 100 years lasting wall. In the 1930′s such dreams year-lasting-wise even had one more zero in the end and threw Germany as well as the rest of the world into turmoil. Only a few witnesses reminding of that time are left, for example Berlin’s mighty Olympiastadion, a massive stadium built by Werner March in the west of the city. Photographically I am interpreting its lines and geometry in dramatic contrasts and in Black and White only »»

East Germany’s Soviet Heritage – The mighty Wünsdorf garrison

February 25th, 2013

East Germany’s Soviet Heritage – The mighty Wünsdorf garrisonVillage of 6.000 souls versus military town with up to 75.000 soldiers – Back in the days the Soviets knew very well how to make use of Wünsdorf (Вюнсдорф), a settlement being located in Berlin’s south along the railroad leading to Dresden. Even if the whole territory is abandoned for several years now and completely fenced, it is possible to have a closer look at the heart of the complex, the today’s House of Officers, a building telling manifold stories of times when it was Army Sports School for the Nazi as well as even before for the emperor »»

East Germany’s Soviet Heritage – Vogelsang’s abandoned Military Garrison

February 1st, 2013

East Germany’s Soviet Heritage – Vogelsang’s abandoned Military GarrisonAfter World War II a huge area being located less than a 1 hour car drive away from the highway ring surrounding Berlin became one of Soviet Army’s most important military sites. This abandoned garrison is located near the city of Zehdenick, in the north of the village Vogelsang. At peak time up to 15.000 people lived and worked in the present-day ghost town; soldiers, their relatives as well as civil associates. Some of them controlled nuclear missiles pointing to the west – a piece of Cold War and living history »»

xflo:w photo calendar 2013

September 25th, 2012

xflo:w photo calendar 20132012 was wild, was busy and was affected by emotional, social and personal ups and downs. The travel period for my expedition to the Far East volcanoes of Russia on Kamchatka, was August and September. Since that time is already pretty close to the calendar’s actual production time there will be only one classic travel photo calendar for 2013. Though I’ve decided to produce a second calendar, something that I’ve always wanted to do, that is a calendar featuring architecture and urban black-and-white motifs; a calendar showing photography from its artistic side »»

Collected TV Works Part I

November 26th, 2011

Collected TV Works Part IShort summary of the latest photographical output taken on missions for German news channel Phoenix »»

Impressions from Berlin I

November 8th, 2011

Impressions from Berlin IWhy seeking far afield when the good could not be any closer? More and more I am acquiring a taste for taking photos at my own doorstep. The series Impressions from Berlin consciously contains colour as well as black/white images. It is meant to provide a new perspective on already known things and quarry some surprising new insights, for example to reveal that the world’s tallest minaret stands in Berlin »»

Never ever bmi – A flight cancellation and its outcome

October 16th, 2011

People travelling a lot are always able to tell a story, also when it comes to the actual transportation process. It comes as no surprise that many airlines are treating their customers like paying cattle and the service aboard is a very good indicator how airlines are seeing its passengers. However things can become even more insolent than a sticky sandwich unkindly thrown on your tray table. For example in February 2011 the airline British Midland International (bmi) gave proof how they are appreciating the people paying their salaries »»

Tavurvur in Black and White

October 3rd, 2011

Tavurvur in Black and WhiteThe huge cloud packages carried by the south-east trade winds over Papua New Guinea are regulars in the sky spanning the world’s third largest insular state. Unbelievably impressive and beautiful light moods emerge when the sun and clouds are dancing together while letting in particular the small strato volcano Tavurvur, being located inside the Rabaul caldera, appear very photogenic; even that photogenic that it is worth to experiment with a black & white conversion of some already known images »»

xflo:w Photo Calendar 2012

September 20th, 2011

xflo:w Photo Calendar 2012The past year brought me two extra-ordinary travels, first through North India and later an adventure in the South-West Pacific; I think I don’t have to mention that those two journey had quite a photographical output :-) Both topics are not really combinable hence this year I will put you to the choice to get one of those or even both calendars as I’ll produce two annual photo calendars. »»

Fatehpur Sikri – Ghost Town of the Great Moguls

February 28th, 2011

Fatehpur Sikri – Ghost Town of the Great MogulsBeing located just an hour drive away from world famous Taj Mahal, the town of Fatehpur Sikri is providing an in-depth insight into India’s history as from 1571 to 1585 it has been the capital of Great Mogul Akbar’s empire. Quite a long time ago, though its buildings and chambers are looking still like as its inhabitants were checking out yesterday only. Actually the complex of ancient buildings consists of two cities, which is the holy town Fatehpur and the royal enclosure Sikri. Nowadays tourists are walking awe-inspired over mosaics set in red sand stone and white marble of highest quality »»