New Design and New Portfolio

Finally this website got a new design and another -more selective- portfolio structure. I’m a bit late with writing this post…by now you might have already noticed that everything looks a bit different on here. If not, welcome! Feel free to go on a little tour. I’ll be posting a couple more projects to the portfolio soon.

Two new pictures
While putting together this new portfolio I dug out two pictures that I haven’t showed on the blog before. To bring this back in balance I’m posting them now. Here they are. The first one is a landscape from Iceland that you can find in the series “HURRY UP WE ARE DREAMING!”
The second one is a street photo from Havana. It found a home in the series “THE FORGOTTEN ISLAND.”

Wow, when I say “series” and call them by their titles…it does sound a little over important. Well, it’s not. I just really enjoy creating. I get unsatisfied when I consume for too long without creating and contributing something. So here we go:

Gullfoss

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10 Free iPad Wallpapers

Today is the 6th anniversary of this photo blog! Wow..time flies! If you are curious about the early days, I wrote a little about it in last year’s post.

I was wondering what I could prepare in the spirit of the celebrations, and came up with the idea of free iPads for all my readers!! Then I changed my mind and decided to give away free iPad wallpapers instead…how about that? :-)

Here they are. Optimized for the 3rd gen iPad we are looking at pictures from

– White Sands, New Mexico
– The Tall Grass Prairie, Oklahoma
– Blankenberge, Belgium
– Iceland – god knows where exactly that was..
– New York City (twice)
– Frankfurt, Germany
– And the last three are from Southern California





Latenight Iceland

From the three big trips I did last year (Iceland, Cuba, Burning Man), Iceland is the one I feel the strongest urge to repeat. I saw many of those amazing landscapes and I wouldn’t mind walking in them again and again. The light is so interesting up there and it is constantly changing.

For the future I have this vague idea of organizing tours to Iceland. Tours that are tailored to photography enthusiasts. I would take care of the whole transportation and lodging, and bring people to exciting photogenic locations – maybe combine it with an optional teaching part. I’m convinced that’s a good idea. I would need to find an audience (do advertising) and learn about insurance issues, etc. I’ll keep it in mind. Maybe you have some thoughts about it – feel free to share them with me.

[buy a print]

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I managed to not post for a whole week. Main reason was all the overhead involved with leaving California and moving back to Germany. It’s too fresh to conclude my California year, but I can safely state that it has been very nice – I made some great friends. I’m staying in New York City now for one more week before I say bye bye to the USA.

Terra Monochromia 4 – and lots of changes

Lots of changes coming up!

In 2011 a lot of my energy will probably go into the experiment of becoming a pro traveler/photographer, or starving artist – however you wanna put it. Right now I’m in the middle of completely redoing this website and I’m excited about this. So here is a little heads-up. There is not really much to show you yet, but this is what I think it is going to be:

Switch to WordPress
Migrating from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress will give me lots of freedom to do new things. I’m also changing my webhost.

.com URL
A .com URL in addition to my German .de one.

Option to switch to German language
I’m not sure yet till what degree this will be feasible, but I will put more thoughts into it.

New design
A new elegant design that will hopefully please your eye.

Order almost any image as print
From my new blog, you will be able to buy high quality prints immediately after I posted a new image.

Well organized portfolios to browse
Re-organization of my portfolio..again with the option for you to buy my work.

Make buyers donate to good causes by buying my work
I’m looking for good causes matching the categories in the portfolio. For example, a certain amount would be donated to a New York related charity when you buy a fine-art print of New York City, etc.

More Facebook integration?
How do you feel about connecting the commenting function with Facebook? This way you would have the option to use your “Facebook identity” for posting comments.

Videographer wanted!

I’m looking for a skilled videographer who would be interested in creating a video/slide-show for a group of HDR photographers. The video will have little movie components introducing each photographer. Each one will also have an own high resolution slideshow-part with music. The job would be to put all this together and mix the music nicely.
Even though there is no pay for anybody, I think this is an exciting opportunity for a videographer to get lots of exposure. The video is going to show the work of some of the best known HDR photographers out there.

Sounds interesting? You can reach me on
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or shoot me an email

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Baby sheep – or at least a hint of them. Not sure if this is a spring thing or if you can see this year around in Iceland. Probably just in spring, but then you can see them pretty much everywhere where you can find green grass. That’s also the time when you for sure get attacked by birds when stepping into their breeding territory, but that’s another story.