photography and little else

christian scheer

More 7x6

I finally had my first two color rolls developed. I just dropped them at the local drug store and received the results a week later. They were processed by CEWE, one of the remaining large companies in Germany, that still develops film. One film was from last years visit to Australia, the pictures turned out ok, but none of them are real keepers. The other roll were shot in different locations this year and I am quite happy with these two:

Dortmund

This one was taken in Dortmund and I like the complete lack of depth in it (the rusty plates on the left are about 20m in front of the building on the right)

Beach

The Baltic Sea, seen from Ahrenshoop.

7x6 Scan

After receiving an LED light plate, I scanned a first batch of 7x6 negatives. See Brandt rusk factory  for two new black and white pictures

Moving

My wife and I moved to Hamburg this summer. In our new home there is no space to set up a dark room, so no more printing of b/w pictures at the moment. For my medium format photography, I will probably adapt the proven hybrid process of developing film myself and then digitizing the negatives with a digital camera. Losing the darkroom is not a huge thing, because I'd rather go out shooting with all the great light up here in Hamburg.

Two years ago...

... I posted a picture of a run over dead pigeon, stating that I was afraid that it was sign of things to come. Back then, I thought of plain violence. Although we had that in Germany with twelve people being killed by a terrorist attack in December 2016, I feel more alarmed and disturbed by what is happening in the United States right now. There is no obvious violence. But the possible damage goes much deeper, perhaps with a facade left intact, just like in the picture above.

Gone Surfing

I travelled a lot last year and finally accomplished something new in the field of photography. Leave the camera in the hotel and enjoy the day! I took less pictures than ever before while travelling, but was still happy with what I brought home and had a satisfactory rate of keepers.

My wife gave me the Polaroid above as a present to remember the time we spent together in Australia. I like the colors and natural vignetting of the Polaroid Type 600 camera.

More scheduled downtime

My darkroom wasn't usable in the summer, because it still has light leaks. With fall approaching, it would be the right time to print some pictures. Unfortunately, this isn't going to happen before November. Stay tuned for some analog medium format color pictures (hopefully).

[Update]: My trip to Australia was great, but I only brought back one exposed roll of color film. It has not been developed....

Back from India

Traveling through India for four weeks resulted in a lot of interesting picture. While still sorting the rest of them, you can have a look at the faces of Rajasthan

Scheduled Downtime

Having not enough time on my hands, I recently spent more time on my other side project and not as much on photography. That being said, my focus will certainly shift back to photography over the next couple weeks, although I won't be posting any new pictures or update this blog in August.

If the last couple of posts suggested that I currently enjoy shooting analog more than digital, this is certainly true. Nevertheless, you can expect a lot of hopefully exiting and interesting digital pictures soon.

Looking forward to posting again in September ...

Busy Weekend


First, I took some pictures at a 6,7km fun run. The next morning, I went to see the Impossible Project factory in Enschede, The Netherlands and in the evening I did some urban exploration at an abandoned rusk factory.

Waiting again

I printed my first 10x15 cm pictures from 6x9 cm negatives last week and was quite surprised that the first test print turned out completely dark.

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The wait is finally over

Moskva-2, Fomapan 200

It took almost two months for the Moskva to arrive from a remote part of Russia.

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Darkroom 1.0

Yesterday, I set up a darkroom in the basement and did my very first print on Fomaspeed paper.

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Going east (and even more retro)

waiting for a parcel from far far away...

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive

Phnom Penh Olympic Park

I haven't posted for a while and for several reasons. I spent most of October traveling South East Asia.

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Dieselgate

Clean Diesel?

I was busy doing other things, but while reading a long and thorough text on what is known about VW's manipulation of the emission tests and how that story has been developing for about 10 years, I thought I might post an 2013 picture from Myanmar describing the issue.

A busy weekend

Our company participated with several hundred runners in a 6,1 km fun run and I was lucky enough to get a press permit.

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

This post should have been published on 26th of April, but I didn't upload the picture until today, so this is a bit out of cronological order.

You can find my entry here.



UpAndDownGrade Part II

Another gear/software change. This time not entirely my own decision. Apple "announced"* last year that they'd cease support/development of Aperture.

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Easter

Ostermontag (Friedenstaube)

Easter weekend used to be a weekend were lots of peace rallies/demonstrations took place in Germay.

The strong symbol of these demonstrations is the dove of peace. Times have changed and I hope this one is not a sign of things to come.

Skateboarder

Went for a walk with my wife, she had her Polaroid with the new Impossible b/w 2.0 film with her.

The sun was already low and some skaters were practicing their tricks. I asked one of them to do a wheelie, so I could take the picture I had in mind.

Skateboarding

 With exposure compensation to the max and shot against the sun, I am quite satisfied with it.