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Exhibition in the Fort

Exhibition in the Fort

The morbid charm of the horseshoe-shaped cloister vault of Fort A in Minden provided the perfect background for the presentation of my reportage “A Knight rises”. From 1st to 3rd July 2016 the second edition of “Fort Art 2.0″ a group exhibition with many visual artists and creative characters took place in the originally preserved part of the former fortifications. In addition to the visual attractions “baker boy” Axel Koch and “The Green Cabbage Jazz Combo” took care of elaborate enjoyment.fortA_ausstellung-2
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Fall of(f) the wall

Fall of(f) the wall

How has life changed by an accident? In everyday life obstacles suddenly pile up on where there were none before:
How do you carry a full cup of coffee, when you’ve got your hands already full? The gravity seems to have doubled, at least. After the MRI the nurse answers to my question who would tell me my result: “There is no physician around, currently.”
A personal suffering report.

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Schaumburg landscapes

Schaumburg landscapes

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Traditional Costumes

Traditional Costumes

Schaumburger traditional costumes came out of fashion in the early 20th century. They disappeared as everyday clothes but still survived in traditional costume and dance clubs.
How could a modern version of the traditional Schaumburg costume look like? Fashion students at the University of Hanover have found answers. The illustrated book „Nach Neuem Trachten“(Traditional costumes newly construed – Schaumburg fashion photography – ISBN 978-3866744035) contains elaborately staged fashion photographs of noble, modern, young and funky versions of the Schaumburger traditional costumes, which were designed by the young fashion designers.
As the only resident of Schaumburg among the photographers I contributed the landscape photographs next to fashion photos.

Exhibition Impressions

Exhibition Impressions

Despite heavy thunderstorms and downpours many adventurous people and culture seekers started out to the Bückeburg Culture Night and visited my exhibition “A Knight Rises”. I especially enjoyed the conversations about the photographs, the current knight’s life and photography in general. Thanks to all visitors for their large attendance. Keep it up!
Due to the exhibition I could learn identity of the stranger on the cover. Only so much, it is not an resident of Bückeburg.
Many thanks to Arne Koets for tournament helmet, lance, sword, valuable awards, etc. Without these things exhibition would not be complete.
During opening hours  I will be present . I am looking forward to many visitors and either conversations.

Exhibition in Bückeburg

Exhibition in Bückeburg

Arne Koets is one of about twenty professional tournament riders in the world competing in medieval jousting against each other strictly under historical rules, with authentic armor and saddles, on particularly trained horses and with solid lances. Truly a genuine Knights Tournament – no stunt shown, no drama. In 2011 Arne Koets moved to Bückeburg/Germany to learn the artistry of medieval cavalry together with his Spanish gelding Maximilian at the Fürstliche Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School) Bückeburg.
Last year I accompanied the native Dutch five month with my camera. The photo reportage “A Knight Rises” is now shown in Bückeburg.

Exhibition Launch:
Friday, September 19 2014 from 6 to 12 p.m. during the Bückeburg Culture Night
Location: Kunstmeile (Art Mall), Braustraße 9

The exhibition is open from September 19 to October 4 2014.

Opening hours:
Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Son: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue: 5 to 7 p.m., Thur: 5 to 7 p.m.
closed on 27th and 28th September 2014
Fri, 3rd October 2014: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on appointment
Depending on the interest of visitors the times can be expanded.

For impressions about the exhibition click Exhibition Impressions here.

Summer’s Fairytale 2014

Summer’s Fairytale 2014

Germany get ready to a new summer’s fairytale in soccer. Along with 16 other photographers and Prof. Rolf Nobel I captured the atmosphere of the soccer fans during and after the game. Result of this “finger exercise” is a slideshow compiled by Matthias Döring.

World Championship 2014 Germany-France by Matthias Döring on Vimeo.

Lumix Photo Festival 2014

Lumix Photo Festival 2014

The 4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism took place in Hanover from 18th to 22th of June 2014. Besides 60 photo reportages on exhibition lectures by internationally known photographers, amongst others Gerd Ludwig, portfolio reviews, panel discussions and technique showrooms were on.

Pinhole Camera Marathon

Pinhole Camera Marathon

Today is the last Sunday in April. Today is WPPD – Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. On the whole planet people with a pinhole camera shoot and upload a picture in Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Gallery. Once you have tried it is difficult to elude the fascination of these images.
I equipped my digital SLR with a pinhole instead of a lens. I did not need to wonder about the location. Since the WPPD coincides with the Marathon in Hannover and I used to be there as a helper this issue was solved. I just needed a tripod and relatively short exposure times. Due to my equipment and way of working I distinguished from the residual raft of photographers and camera crews. Exposure times I previously tested. Pictures are always in focus, as focused as possible and nothing to see in the viewfinder anyway. So you can get started on photographing courageously.

Flers (Orne)

Flers (Orne)

Flers in Normandy/France. Houses made of boulders that were gathered from meadows and fields are characteristic of this area. Due to scores of deposits they served as building materials.
Originally, Flers was a small medieval village that’s history dates back to the 12th century. As a result of the industrial revolution the town grew into an economic center in Normandy. During World War II 70 percent of the town was destroyed by the Allies and later rebuilt within two decades.