red light district

red light district

from leopoldstadt, wien.

pola and me

pola and mefound in the westbahnstrasse in vienna. if you are interested in photography (and I bet you are) and photographic gear you should visit this street when in vienna. it’s packed with galleries and photographica shops. we do not have something even remotely similar here in berlin (or do we? please give me a hint!)

neapolitan slice

neapolitan slicewe do call that kind of ice cream fürst-pückler-eis here in germany… somehow the three colours behind the tree reminded me of it. i guess you could call it a bit far fetched, though.

alles koscher

alles koscherin vienna. from my spring visit last year. it almost looks like proper street photography, don’t you think so? :)

if you think, wow, now i’d like to see more pictures of viennese shops with history hop over to the great blog with the same name made by Philip Graf and Martin Frey


i ♥ posive thinking

i &heart; posive thinkingok, maybe i’ve gone a bit too far with the title. it’s a free translation of what i can read in the picture :)

i like the apparent contrast of positive thinking behind these bars but maybe that’s just what positive thinking is all about.

Happy 2015!

hard light

hard lightin a backyard in vienna.


yellow bluefound and shot this nice pairing at the deserted copa cagrana on the donauinsel in vienna.


lip sync

lip sync

one from the prater in vienna again. (oops, this is my 500th post already…)

the flash

the flash

and what must be the moon. found on vienna’s prater again.



from donauinsel in vienna.

golden temple

golden temple

wiener=wiener, würstel=sausage, stand=stand, sometimes it’s quite straight forward.

shot (also) in vienna a few weeks ago. i was lucky to find the owners on holiday so i had the stand all for myself.

deflector shield quite operational

deflector shields

the dc1 tower in vienna. shot from the sunken city across the donau river. this is the very same tower that also featured in this post. i was really happy to have the tiny lumix 12-32mm at hand here but then i took the shot at 20mm anyway…



from the prater fairground in vienna.

after having been included in a wordpress post on ‘early theme adopters’  two days ago my stats went a bit wheeeeeee. thanks for being part of it, it has been quite some fun ;)

red and white


red and white

another one from vienna

analogue vienna

since my weekend trip to vienna two weeks ago was quite photographically inclined, i had taken my olympus 35rc with me. i was quite confident that i had sealed the light leak that in the camera but obviously i’m not even close (i’m showing the pictures nevertheless). if anybody has good advice how to find and fix the leak i’d be very interested to hear about that.

along with the olympus came my polaroid ee100 that i rarely use actually. but as we had booked the Urban Vienna Polaroid Tour with the friendly guys from PolaWalk it was a good opportunity to use the ee100 again. if you happen to be in vienna, have some spare time and are interested in polaroid photography i can heartily recommend taking a tour with Gilbert (and probably Thomas, too ;)). Gilbert is the guy with the red anorak btw.

the ee100 does have its own share of flaws and because i’m not really using it often enough i don’t know how to work around them. i took seven pictures,  two of them came out just black, one is an okayish portrait and the other ones are shown here. i definitely have to practise ;)

i like the ee100 a lot but  i have a bit of shutter triggering anxiety when it comes to analogue photography that i might have to overcome. i see pictures everywhere when i’m using the digital camera but when it comes to analogue i kind of procrastinate…

structure (cont’d)

giant ferris wheel

sticking to the steely theme from the last post, this is the riesenrad (giant ferris wheel) on vienna’s prater fairground. finally i could put my fisheye to good use.

tower (behind a tree)

towerthe dc tower in vienna (behind a tree)


Déjà vu

one year later

photo booth in vienna, one year later

i’m back from my trip to vienna and i’m still sifting all the photos i’ve taken. it’s been quite a long time that i had a week here without any post. i hope you’re still out there!?

we had a great weekend and have been really lucky with the weather which really helped with getting some pictures. here are some of them, others will definitely follow…

be yourself take a picture

be yourself

tomorrow i’m going to vienna again, where coincidentally this picture has been taken last year.

i’m going to spend a long photography weekend together with j.h., my dear friend and the initiator of our collaborative picture book effort over at

we are both going to take quite some stuff with us… lucky me, that i’m an m43 guy. my m43 circus will probably attend completely, the polaroid ee100 will have a little workout and probably the olympus rc35 will fit in there somewhere. i’ll leave the pentacon six in berlin, nevertheless i’m afraid i might need some physiotherapy next week ;)

i hope we can skip the snowy bits of viennese weather this year. i’m not sure whether i really prefer the forecast rain, though.

see you on the other side of the weekend!


gksand another one from beautiful vienna in the snow.