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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.

Unearthed Treasure FED-2

Unearthed Treasure FED-2

After 25 years of service to the family and another 29-year slumber in the lounge cabinet and almost five months of rehab in Hamburg the camera is now ready for new adventures. It gets another two lenses and then I send it (together with me) out into the big, wide world…
FED-2 is a Russian rangefinder camera, built between 1955 and 1958, based on the model of a former Leica. The Photo Workshop Wiese did a great job and got spare parts even out of Russia to put it in operation true to original.

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Some pictures from my photo reportage on the cultural center and multi-generation house “Old Police” in Stadthagen were published in the book “Schaumburg Area – Little Book about Cultural Studies” (ISBN 3-07-509703-9). This book about local history is distributed as a school book to all students of the 6th grade in Schaumburg area.