In the Theatre District on March 16, 2010.

The M7 with the 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Rodinal.



A poster somewhere in Chelsea. March 14, 2010.

The M7 with the 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Rodinal.



On Liberty Island on March 10, 2010.

The M7 with the 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Rodinal.


The Birds

The shadows look slightly threatening, don't they? This was taken in Hell's Kitchen on March 16. I think I'm going to start another mini series - this time about pictures I took in New York last month.

The M7 with the 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Rodinal.



One of those pictures I had forgotten for a long time. I don't remember why I took it but it seems I liked how the reflections of the trees interacted with the creases of the curtains.

Near London's Tate Gallery on March 27, 1996. M4-P, 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Rodinal.

Speaking of windows again, I've tremendously enjoyed Klavdij Sluban's book "East to East" which I recently bought and which also contains several views out of windows (many of them taken from the Trans-Siberian Railway). It's a wonderful book with dark and bleak photos almost devoid of any human presence. One of my current favorites.

The only problem with great books like Sluban's is that they remind you how bad your own stuff is in comparison...


Office view

After a longer break, this is part no. 7 of the window mini series. The view (obviously in winter) out of an office I used to work in when I was in Cambridge in November 2009.

The M4-P with XP2.



A quick snapshot that I took with the FED 5 in Hanover on June 4, 1995. Tri-X in HC-110.



More than ten years ago. One wonders if they're still a couple.

Lisbon in 1999, M4-P on Tri-X.



Winter is finally over, so here's a reminder how it was this year - the snow-covered Lake Mjøsa again. (And while I criticized myself for shunning the portrait format two months ago, I realize I've used it quite often recently.)

The M7 with the 35mm Nokton and Neopan 400 in Rodinal.


Self portrait with two hands

Another self portrait. Well, kind of.

Taken in Hamburg on January 30, 2010 with the M7 on old Neopan 1600 which was developed in HC-110. The lens was the 35mm Summicron.


Window 95

Judging from my contact sheets, this must have been the first time I took a shot through a window from the outside.

Hanover in April 1995. The Nikon on Tri-X, HC-110.



Near Hanover's main train station in September 1995.

The M4-P with the 50mm Summicron and HP5 in HC-110.


A man and his dog

I don't really know if the title of Thomas Mann's novella is appropriate here as I don't know if the man disappearing into the house really was the dog's master. But obviously the dog was pretty interested in him.

Lisbon in 1999 with the M4-P on Tri-X.



My tourist photo for this week is a view of Manhattan as seen from Liberty Island. Taken on on March 10, 2010.

The M7 with the 35mm Summicron. Tri-X in Rodinal.



I thought it was about time that a picture in this blog came without a title, so there you have it. Another one from my trip to Berlin last month. I think this was an old bunker, but I'm not sure.

March 3. The M7 with the 35mm Summicron. Tri-X in Rodinal.


Empire St. Building

This picture kind of complements one that I posted last year. Of course, it doesn't show the real building but rather a poster again. It was taken in the real New York, though, on March 16 this year.

It's also the first photo in this blog that I took with my 90mm Summicron. It's a pretty old lens (1985) that I bought used for a good price some months ago. Already when I bought it I knew I wouldn't use it much as I prefer wider lenses and I don't like changing lenses when I'm out on the street. But last month in New York I attached it to my old M4-P and had that camera with me most of the time as a second body in addition to the usual M7/35mm combo.

Film was Tri-X in Rodinal. The photo was cropped a little bit.



In Hamburg's Bahnhof Altona on December 17, 2009.

The XA loaded with Tri-X which was developed in Fomadon Excel.



This is from the short phase when I was seriously experimenting with color photography. At the time when I took the photo, I thought it was great. A few months later I didn't care much about it. Today, I played a bit with the saturation and the tone curve and I now think it's quite OK although certainly not a masterpiece. Ask me again in summer.

Taken near Boston's South Station on July 12, 2009 with the M8.2 and the 35mm Summicron at ISO 160.



It's too long ago, so I forgot what I actually photographed here, but my notes say it was in Jerusalem on August 19, 1995.

The Nikon, Tri-X, Rodinal.


The seventh dummy

And the third one from Oslo this week, from the same day again.

The M7 with the 35mm Nokton, Tri-X in Rodinal.



Only the torso of a display dummy in this picture from Hamburg. I liked the light.

Taken on January 27, 2010. The M7 with the 35mm Summicron, Tri-X in Diafine.