Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Moving out...

Many of you already knew that I was going to give up Studio 306 in the Torpedo Factory. Actually, yesterday was my last day. Coincidentally, Jim, my good friend and studio partner, is also taking a leave, as well as Andra, my neighbor to the right.

That's how the studio looked yesterday morning:

The printer, tools, paper, mats, frames, etc. were all gone already, only the images on the wall were still there.

I had a sale on all stocked items which actually worked quite well. Therefore the wall looked a bit unorganized at the end, with the gaps not being filled up with matching pieces.

During the course of the day, I took down the remaining frames and posters, removed the picture hangers and detached the sale signs and my tiny german-american flag.

At the end of the day my side of the studio was shift back to neutral:

Will I ever move back into Studio 306? Most likely not. Will I ever have a studio in the Torpedo Factory? Probably yes. I have already received a number of subleasing request and will definitely take the chance if time permits.

Once again I would like to say thank you to everybody who visited me at the Torpedo Factory or bought one of my pieces. Most of my images are on display at, and beautiful fine art prints can be purchased online. Quite a number of my images are also on display in the Torpedo Factory's Arts in Public Spaces Exhibition and in the Art League's Bin Gallery.

Stay tuned or send me an email, I'd love to stay in contact with you guys!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rolling Thunder 2013

Rolling Thunder is an organization to draw attention to the prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) service members of the U.S. wars. Their annual event, held on Sunday before Memorial Day is a slow motorcycle ride through Washington D.C., starting at the Pentagon parking lot, crossing the memorial bridge, and riding along the National Mall up to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

I'd guess that 99 percent of the motorcycles were Harley's, so believe me, it was noisy!

These are a few impressions from the 2013 event, all shot with the highly praised (by many) Sony RX1 full frame compact camera. The RX1 and I are still having a slightly difficult time with each other, but more on that later...

Monday, May 13, 2013


During the last week, I have worked on relaunching my online photo presence. On, you can now see a nicely presented and professionally hosted portfolio of photographs with browsable and searchable galleries, customer and family&friends folders, guest book, a shop for fine art prints and other articles, a new weblog, and a number of information pages:

The previous content from is now at

Not all is finished, though. The biggest areas of construction are the shop (which needs products to be sold), the weblog (which waits for a migration solution), and (which needs a few hours of polishing and tidying up).

Anyway, the new site has enough substance to be visited now, and is actually already being used in real world projects. Stop by on a visit and browse the galleries or leave a note in the guest book. Most important, spread the word ;-) If you find any bugs or issues, send me an email to fix the problem. Enjoy!

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Nine days after" addition

I created an addition to the April 25th posting Nine days after... (about the Boston Marathon Bombing) that briefly discusses the issue which of the pictures are shown to us in the mass media and which are held back. See the paragraph at the end of the article and follow the links down there.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Princeton University was a real surprise among the Ivy League schools we visited during our vacation trip. A huge and clean campus in a nice town, old "Harry Potter" style buildings, impressive sports arenas and a well-designed and pleasing overall architecture. Most of the buildings were accessible and the atmosphere was friendly and open.

More than with any other school, I felt it was impossible to do Princeton justice with a few pictures that were shot within a couple of hours. The campus is too big, offers too much and has too many hidden corners that turn into visual jewels when the light is right. The campus has enough potential to photograph for days, if not weeks. Anyway, the above pictures still might give a first impression to those who haven't been there.