The Journal of Seeing – a conversation on “seeing” via images and words

The Journal of Seeing – a conversation on “seeing” via images and words

How are you, my photographic friends? The Photographic LETTERS, part of Simplicity-In-Seeing, introduced a few weeks ago got off to a great start. In fact, I got such positive feedback that I decided to expand the idea even further. One step that I have already taken was something you’ve all been asking me for a [...]

The power of staying put

The power of staying put

When we travel and photograph new places, we are often tempted to try and capture it all. After all, few of us  have the time and resources to visit places like Paris or Sydney many times during our lifetime. This is understandable.  Unfortunately, we often subscribe to this rush mentality when photographing closer at home. You [...]

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm’s medium format assault continues. For years there has been a discussion about what Fujifilm should do next after establishing itself in the APS-C segment with the X-series. Many people advocated for the need of a full frame line-up. I have always thought that would be a major mistake for several reasons. First, after shooting [...]

On the edge of seeing

On the edge of seeing

In the last few months I had the privilege of meeting many interesting photographers and visual thinkers – some well-known, others pioneering new ideas and imagery away from the spotlight of social media. One theme that often entered our conversations was the idea of “destination” or “balance” in photography. In other words, we tried to [...]

The Wall

The Wall

Exactly twenty-nine years ago my parents crossed the border from East to West Berlin. I clearly remember entering West Berlin. It felt as if we had embarked on a new world adventure. The city was full of life and prosperity. Freedom was in the air. On the west side of the Berlin Wall were special [...]