On my way back home to Berlin I had the chance to spend an hour of Fuji photography with the fascinating architecture of Arnehm’s main train station. People were just rushing in and out but for me totally new, there was a lot to see for nice new black and white motifs. Also the sunny sky helped out to play with grey scales and shadows.
It’s golden autumn time, the sky is mostly blue and the sun is low during morning hours. Perfect for a stroll around anywhere to find shadows and peak light, people and interesting structures appearing in black and white. These results happened by chance as I was on the way to work but took wrong direction and time plan. So I won an hour in the middle of Berlin called Kleist-Park and I had my Fuji set ready.
Tai Chi me, I am a tree
She was doing her morning exercise. Absolutely silent, deeply far away. She must have felt fusioned with nature and the sun.
This guys read the news for quite a while but did not move. Then surprised me with a long deep sip from the formerly invisible vodka bottle that stood aside of him. A wall-shaking burp complete the moment.
Low morning sun light illuminated the park’s famous colonnade and my dark side rushed over the bricks…
Fuji X-T10, XF 56, f11,0, 1/60s., ISO 500
I had another hour for a street-style shooting walking around Field Station Berlin, a lost place where Allied Institutions listened to radio traffic behind and across the Iron Curtain from the late 1950s to early 1990s. Today it’s charme comes obviously from the spacy morbid vintage look of the ruins… Take a guided tour, once you are in Berlin. It’s really cool.
Recently at a sunny afternoon I had the chance to take the camera around the area of Stuttgart Munster, next to River Neckar and a recreation area at Max-Eyth-See. People were pretty relaxed and intensive sunlight provided lots of bright and dark spots to draw black and white on the Fuji’s sensor. Great chance for some street photography.
After long years of admiration I finally made it to the city of Dessau and it’s BAUHAUS Museum and Master Houses. Simple formalism and minimalism of 90 years old design is still a perfect inspiration for black and white photography. So cool.
After a walk in Camden Town the day before, I used the chance to spend some additional time in London’s touristic area, starting from the London Eye eastward to St. Paul’s cathedral.
Skyline with The Shard buildingFuji X-Pro1, XF 35mm, f8,0, 1/240 sec, ISO 200
After almost eleven years of absence I had the chance to pay a quick visit to Camden Town. Crazy changes have been driven across this formerly cool trashy quarter in London. Anyway, there are still many options for some good shots in the streets.
As a busy working dad it is hard to find time to concentrate on regular sessions of photography… So I defined myself such “1 hour sessions” based on a simple committment: You have 60 minutes, make the best of it. Other follow the guidelines of 365, each day a photo or 52, each week a series but I am more than happy to have one hour here or there, especially when I am on business trips. The first session under these conditions I spent in Paris.