following the joint

following the joint - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO3200 | 1/4

there are always two sides of the medal: unfortunately our time in the historic flat here at lake constance won't be everlasting, where the change will probably bring along a lot of new opportunities. so it's high time for me to document the characteristics of the more than 300 years old building more often now, before we will have to leave this place in the near future.

1302 - tunein

tunein - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/20

today in the afternoon i got wind of another 20 bands of the rock am ring music festival in june. believe it or not, the one and only crossover god limp bizkit and the famous and simply great german hiphop band blumentopf were announced. good news and also a proper reason to tune into the current rock am ring spotify playlists again.

1202 - life delta

life delta - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO1600 | 1/60

seeing the beauty in simplicity is the high art of life that should be mastered by everybody at least once in a while. if there should be even somebody who is able to master this task constantly, time after time, imo this someone has also mastered life itself. someone like this has coped the sorting of all the little deltas of / in life and has already developed a master plan to handle one of the most difficult aspects in life after all.

0902 - grain skin

grain skin - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO6400 | 1/15

today i finally decided to make the next small (fun-) step in my photographic life - before the production of 35mm film will be completely discontinued anytime, i'm going to have at least one try with analog photography even this spring. therefor i ordered one role ilford delta 3200 Professional (b+w), kodak portra 800 (colour) and fujifilm superia 1600 (colour) each. 

why such sensitive films? well, i want to begin (and probably stay) with a ultra-compact fun cam, something like a diana mini or any other lomography camera, since it has to accompany me to music festivals and other chaotic events where the nex usually has no place in. naturally you have to use high iso films if you want to shoot these lomo cams (fixed plastic lens, (almost) fixed, slow f-stop - f8/f11 switch, fixed shutter speed - 1/60) at dusk. although i definitely expect not less than blurred, grainy, absolutely poor exposed results of my coming lomo cam, i'm able to look forward to work with film. expectations can only be belied if they are exaggerated. actually i have only one expectation: with at a max 36 images on a role you have to think long and hard about your composition, which is why i hope to improve my photographic skills further.

with the intention to give high iso film a try sometime, i avoided to apply noise reduction to my self portrait already today. what you see is my grainy face in the double window of our kitchen with the idyllic, nightly yard in winter dress in the background.

0302 - waving the tv

waving the tv - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

it was the third superbowl of my life and the first one with a huge party at our place. how should i put it? the night was simply gorgeous.

sb47 - sony nex 7 | walimex pro 8mm f2.8 | f2.8 | ISO1600 | 1/15

the foundation was laid by having all the drinks and the american food on hand. the epic match itself with the almost-turnaround after the break, the blackout and not least beyonce's performance will always stick in our minds anyway. together with the tons of fun all ingredients for a nice evening were present. thank you all for coming, i enjoyed every minute!

0102 - couch berry

couch berry - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO1600 | 1/10

a couch potato is characterised by sitting or remaining inactive for most of the day with little or no exercise [wikipedia]. it's not that tina would remind me of a potato, but more of a kind of sweet berry, of course. when you are not in the best of health, you may adapt your behaviours to the usual (german) unemployee.

3001 - stickyfridge

stickyfridge - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f2.8 | ISO800 | 1/25

every now and then i use my mobile phone cam for a snapshot, probably like everybody of you does, too. funnily enough, at the end of december i received nine of them printed on fridge magnets as a christmas present from tina. for me these nine stickygrams are a really cool way to remember nine great moments of our lives.