Street photography is my newest genre of photography and the one that I like the most. And this is just partly due to the fact that Hamburg is an easy place to do street photography. I mostly process this kind of pictures in black and white, but there are also some exceptions as you can see in my galery.
This is one of my favorite shots. I took it on November 1, 2014 at the river Elbe (near Övelgönne). We had 20 °C that day (!) and this lady went barefoot in the river. The container cranes of Burchardkai make for a nice industrial background. This is what I love about Hamburg.
You can find blogposts on street photography down below.
Collecting a Top Ten of your hometown is never an easy process. I came up with a harbour heavy Top Ten that also has quite some black and white shots in between. Hope you enjoy it - leave a comment if you like.
Egypt is a paradise for street photography. I went to Egypt for the first time in November 2014 with my best friend and we spent 10 days there. We started in touristy Giza, made our way through the oases of the Western Desert, spent some days in ancient Luxor and Thebes and finally got back to Cairo again.
With our own car, driver and guide we were able to stop wherever we saw a picture. Since most of the scenes in rural Egypt look very different to European eyes we stopped quite a lot. Enjoy my street photography along the road.
I choose my Top Ten pictures every year and thought about my Top Ten street photography images as a blogpost. Collecting my very best street moments from all over the place. If you want more of this check my street photography gallery.
I wanted to come up with a small series of pictures done differently. During a recent afternoon photo walk along Hamburg harbour I took my small Manfrotto table tripod (Pixi Mini) with me. It is only 20 cm high and gives a stable, but very low perspective. Every image below is done from this tripod slightly above street level and shoot with the Canon EF 16-35 mm wide angle. I really like this different approach of an area that I shot many times before. Since we had the typical December weather (not too cold but cloudy and wet) I decided to go black and white. My walk took me from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken all the way to the architectural landmark of Docklands. This is by far my favorite photo walk in Hamburg harbour. Feel free to comment on this series. I am very interested in your feedback. Enjoy my view of Hamburg from below!
My street pic "Selfie Generation" got featured on photofocus. I wanted to shoot the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin differently than just straight lines and this is what I came up with. Would love to see their taken selfie including a sixth unexpected person in the back.
Marco Larousse picked my photo and wrote:
"Why I picked this image: Street photography and documentary photography can go hand in hand. And this image is a strong example of that. We are currently experiencing the “generation selfie”. What looks common to us now may be a typical historical image showing what people did in 2015 for future generations. Always keep that in mind when you go out to take pictures in the streets!"
Marco is also from Hamburg and a constant inspiration and how you can shoot your home town as a street photography. Be sure to check out his website. Thanks, Marco and photofocus!
It was our last Sunday during the two week vacation on Mauritius. I drove to Centre de Flacq, a bustling little town near the east coast of the island. Went for the Sunday market with the colorful fruits and vegetables and all the locals. 90 min in I was still one of the only non locals and the only one spending time there with a camera photographing the stands and people. I really enjoyed the time there with the colors and the smells. It felt like I was watching people's life on a typical Sunday without being seen - well, with a few occasions when the people of the market stall recognised me taking a picture of them. I even shot one of my favorite photos of 2015 there. Find out more about our trip to Mauritius via this gallery.
Mid April I was in Wroclaw, Poland, for three days on a business trip. I did a photo walk very early morning to endeavor the city since I never visited Poland before. A really nice and old
city that got some extra treatment ahead of the EURO 2012. You will find plenty of dwarfs in Wroclaw dating back to the time when the students protested against communism before the fall of the
iron curtain. Take a look at my snapshots.
I had some hours to kill in between two business appointments in Berlin end of March 2015. Went to the Holocaust Memorial, the former Tempelhof airport and finally back to the central station. Decided to do the pics all in black and white since I had to shoot in the middle of the day. Take a look!