Orange Your City 2019

The Hörde Castle during the world wide event “Orange Your City 2019”.

“Orange Your City” is a campaign taking place at the International Day against Violence against Women and Girls. Zonta Clubs worldwide have organized the ilumination of buildings worldwide and in my hometown Dortmund. The Zonta Club of Dortmund was the most successful one with the participation of 70 different building owners. Im am proud to be one of four photographers working for Zonta to document the event.

Here I share my favorite photographs.

Calm Water

Dortmund Harbor

Calm Water in the Harbor of Dortmund. With no wind and no ships moving I had the opportunity to make this long exposure photograph which gives a little bit of an surreal impression of this otherwise busy an ugly place.

Ireland

You can experience a lot of water and it was quite different for me in contrast to the encounter in the last year (see Matera). Ireland has had a lot of wood, but it was removed for the purpose of farming and stockbreeding.

Opening-The-Picture-Series

an senior professor orating

Prof. Harald Mante is sharing his thoughts on picture series during the opening of the exibition.

»A picture series can contain a number of strong images that become stronger within the group of others. The photograph itself must not be exceptionel but the series could be. You have to manage to get good photographs to put together and you have to manage the design task to put them into one frame in an interesting and aesthetic way. As a spectator you can look at the series as a whole and moving foreward you can study the elements.« This I took as a summary of what photographer Prof. Harald Mante (author of the book Die Fotoserie respectively Serial Photography) said in his speech about picture series. He introduced 126 picture series from 43 amateur photographers who study in the Altenakademie (academy for the elderly people), a nonprofit educational institution in Dortmund. Every week they have one task to do and their best picture series are shown from February 10th to March 7th 2013 in the Hansesaal in Luenen in the exibiton named »The Picture Series«. If you want to watch the exibition in the evening there are additional oportunities.

It worth a visit!

Here are some of my favorites:

Meeting strangers at Corsica

Man showing a warm smile to his companion who is not in the photograph.

We met on the streets of Bastia. His companion did not want to be photographed and I was happy because he agreed. After showing some poses he looked to his companion and I was lucky with the result.

While my project on Corsica I wanted to photograph people to not only show the cityscapes and landscapes I explore. I went up to it as a training to establish contacts to complete stranges and to try to capture their portraits. This slideshow presents my outcome. If it does´t start klick the photograph.