• UV light experiments

    UV light experiments

    I always loved the way very old photographs look, Daguerreotypes and Tintypes and things like that. I don’t really want to mess with the chemistry to do actual wet plate photography (and I don’t have a camera that would fit them, really). But I guessed that a big part of that look is that the […]

  • First dry at drypoint

    First dry at drypoint

    (sorry) I always wanted to give this a try – I have done some lino cuts and I kinda enjoy sitting around and scratching things for hours I guess. Drypoint is harder to print than lino cuts because it’s intaglio, i.e. the ink goes inside the sunken areas (with lino cuts the ink sits on […]

  • Sundays in Berlin

    Sundays in Berlin

    I have been in a photo studio (of sorts) with friends and I had the grandest of times. The idea was everyone takes pictures of everyone else. Now I don’t know what you like doing with your Sundays, but I can absolutely recommend that basic recipe/theme party/extravaganza – in case you’re bored and have the […]

  • timeless (derogatory)

    timeless (derogatory)

    This looks like its title should end in “1872, colorized”, but it’s really just the combination of the landscape at the German/Czech border, winter, expired Agfa Ultra, and someone who can’t hold their camera steady (me). Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5, on Agfa Ultra 100, scanned negatives. Similar views, similarly unsharp:

  • tree and star trails

    tree and star trails

    and light pollution — part 237 of my book “Complaints about night photography in Berlin”: the sky is too damn bright. Also I was planning to expose this a bit longer (this was 2 minutes or so) but then a police car came cruising down the footpath I had the camera standing on. Shot with […]

  • stuck in the Mitte with you

    stuck in the Mitte with you

    Shot with a Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5. Focus on the wrong thing? Check! Also, the little Contax has a small shutter problem at higher speeds, which makes one image edge darker. The internet says this is because the shutter curtains don’t travel at the same speed. Not the easiest of problems […]

  • yellow


    Shot with a Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa w/ Zeiss Sonnar 50mm/f1.5, on fantastically fancy brand new Kodak Ektar 100 that my fantastically handsome friends gave me for my birthday. I’m also not doing C41 development at home anymore – I’ve had the chemicals go bad twice now, and it’s not that much fun to keep pulling […]

  • work in progress

    work in progress

    Because perfection is a scam, here’s another thing that only almost worked. The idea is double/triple exposure with at least one of them completely out of focus. In my head these would align perfectly but in reality I’d probably need a tripod and/or a back-focusing view camera. So this is not quite how I wanted […]

  • The Royal 10 Typewriter

    The Royal 10 Typewriter

    This is a review or something, though with the added complication that I know almost nothing about typewriters. But I also can’t just let this chunk of obsolete metal sit here and not talk about it. It’s this: It’s a Royal 10, made in the US, serial number X-1081691, which means it was made in […]

  • First two-tone cyanotype test

    First two-tone cyanotype test

    Not entirely 100% successful but we do have yellow, blue, and green…ish blue. I have to change how I create the channel negatives. What I did for this was just taking the Cyan and Yellow channels of a CMYK image, but that doesn’t really work all that well. So this image is not the best […]