27. December 2016


The year is almost over and I still have at least 4 blog posts lined up that I would like to get out. The last weeks were quite busy. I just got back from a few days in China and we continued directly to my family in Hamburg for xmas. Prior to that we were busy with my print sale – preparing images, visiting the lab, organizing shipments (many thanks to all of you that ordered prints!), but now finally, I have a few days off to relax, finish images and send them to the blog! 🙂

I start off with a shoot with Michelle that Stephanie and I organized in a beautiful Airbnb a few streets from here. I am still a little obsessed with the Mamiya RZ. I only use it from a tripod and usually have a 35mm around for the “quick snaps”. I really like the stationary setup, makes me think and compose more careful , on top of that the bellows allow me to get really close for portraits… and if you think something justifies a polaroid, you just slip on the back and go for it, no extra camera needed.

For my most recent shoot I reverted back to my Rolleiflex, and I enjoyed it very much… so it might be that the Mamiya gets a little break.

Mamiya RZ 67 – 2.8/110mm – Portra 400 and TMAX 400 / Fuji FP100C
Leica M3 with 1.4/35 and TMAX 400 (a bit tricky to compose without the correct frame lines)

black and white images developed and scanned by me / color by carmencita film lab



Hi jan, awesome, the girl is super inspiring and beautiful 🙂 The place is amazing and the light that there was no words. Congratulations, very good job.

Would you share the lighting set up?
Thx a lot.

Its all window light, except the two images on the mattress – there was a little reading light that I used complementary to the window light.

Wonderful images. Your eye for light is amazing. Love your work and wish one day to take some photos similar to yours.

wie immer wundervolle Aufnahmen. Die Mamiya RZ67 ist meine absolute Lieblings Kamera. Ich freue mich, dass du sie so viel shootest! Tolle Arbeit!

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