Thank you for keeping up your outstanding website. I’m not a regular reader but I take a look from time to time 🙂 To my person… I’m working as freelance curator and photographer in Germany (my current exhibition as curator is Judah Passow – Shattered Dreams).
To my gear… I have work with a lot of cameras over the time. The pictures here are taken (or should I say received?) with a Olympus E-P1, a Pentax SMC 50mm f1.2 lens at ISO 3200 and a Olympus Pancake 17mm f2.8 at ISO 400. These are out of the camera shots! No adjusts at all! The only effect at these pictures is the High Contrast B/W Art Filter which comes with the camera. Noise reductions was always turned off.
Now I work with my trusted Leica M4, a Ricoh GXR (with A12 M-mount module) and a Ricoh GR Digital III. My works in general has no specific theme, a thing what I have also learned from japanese photographers. Means simply “things of daily life” as Masao Uchibori said. I run a little blog you found here.
Here my three pictures for the Daily Inspiration. My inspiration for these work was the japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase with his outstanding “Karasu” (or better known as “the Solitude of Ravens) work. From his work I have learned that it is not the right way to count pixels or get a sharp image. The power of a picture is inside of unsharpness, fading and darkness or bleach colors, far away from technical perfectness. The japanese Peoples have a special understanding for this, they called it “Wabi-Sabi”. And of course black and white has an edge of erotic to me!
with warm regards,