Dec 222011

Hello Steve,
Many greetings from cold germany.

My name is Niklas Josefsson and 17 years old. I’m reading your blog now for about a year. Because of your love to Leica products, I sacrificed my driving-licens-money to buy a Leica M6 and a Voigtländer 35mm Nokton ( thanks to your review ;) )
I’m actually trying to take my M6 every where i go. It’s hard and im not able to take atleast one picture a day.

The first picture was taken this summer, while i was visiting my friend Cornelius, a fellow photographer in Erfurt, Germany. It’s taken from a bike at night, shot at a 8/th or 13/th at ISO 1600. It always makes me happy to see that I nailed a  difficult shot. ;)

The second shot was also taken this summer, on a holiday trip to Sweden. We stopped in Kopenhagen to catch the train to Alvesta. The train was ( who would have guessed) late so I had time to shoot a little bit. Im always suprised how chased people are.

The third picture was taken in Juny this year ( well, summer again). Julio, a friend from brazil visited us for a year and everything ends, this year did way too fast. We all miss him, but I was able to catch the last sparks of his year in Germany. ( And im very pleased with the bokeh and the looks of the Nokton ;) )

I’m not a very in updating my flickr, because it always takes me 2-3 Months to get my films developed ( i’m still sitting on 12 rolls from this summer…).
But it would be awesome if you could visit my flickr ;)

Thanks for reading,

  9 Responses to “Daily Inspiration #298 by Niklas Josefsson”

  1. I like the second and third shots the most… The second has that movement to it and the second has some intimacy. I agree with the OOF comment of the third shot, it brings the people out but keeps things in context… Keep on shooting, you might not need a driving license since you will be able to pay for a Chauffeur and keep shooting from the back seat of your luxury Sedan. Thanks for sharing…

  2. Gruß aus Rheinland-Pfalz! You have a very nice camera there and are putting it to good use, no. 2 is my favorite. Keep up the good work!

  3. Love the flare and colors of the first one. My have shots the second one due to the blur.

  4. Keep on shooting!
    just dont forget that you cant pick up girls with your leica ;)

  5. I love the first one. No one could make better picture, be it Gene Smith, Robert Frank or Luis Vuitton Hassie digi, Leica M-9 or else. It’s so misterious and telling me everything about life and destiny that it makes me to give up the photography and retreat to zen painting school. I hope it makes it way right on to the All Time Photographers Fame Hall.

  6. I’m saving up for the same combination, although I might end up with the Zeiss Ikon as used ones are a few hundred dollars cheaper than the M6.
    Love the movement on photo #2.

  7. First shot is brilliant, really has a feel to it. Also, to shoot from a moving bicycle is different, and a very welcome change. Very nice indeed.

  8. thanks everyone for your positive feedback (:

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