Die Schwärmer

Last Thursday up and coming author Willi Hetze presented his debut novel “Die Schwärmer” in Dresden. Moderated by Andrea O’Brien and Katharina Salomo he took the audience on a captivating journey into the dystopian narrative of his new book that is set in a not too distant (and perhaps not too unlikely) future.

For the German followers among you, you can buy Hetze’s “Die Schwärmer” at Amazon or in a bookstore of your choice :).

Molebrücke Pieschen

Leica M Monochrom M246 | Leica Summicron-M 35/f2 ASPH.

I hadn’t been posting new pictures for quite some time which is a shame. I think it’s a function of too much work-related distraction and just not taking my small Leica with me all the time. As one wise man once said, the best camera is always the one you have with you, and that’s usually a smartphone, not a “real” camera. Hence, I will try and get better in just bringing my Leica wherever I go.

The photo above is an example of one of those random pictures you can take as long as you have your camera with you. It’s really nothing special. I was on my way home from lunch. I just walked over the other side of the road to take it. No travel required or any other extra effort.

The LA Gallery

Normally, I only cherry-pick the images I post on this blog, because this is not a travel blog, but rather about photography itself. However, when I went through the pictures I took last year in Los Angeles, in particular the ones I had taken with the Leica MP and a roll of Kodak Portra 160, I thought although they will never win a price, they are still a good reflection of what LA feels like. So here you have it.

All images are untouched (only one is leveled, because as usual I couldn’t hold my camera straight :)).

Farmers Market #2

Farmers Market in Los Angeles has a plethora of photographic motives. So if you ever visit LA, I would highly recommend you stop by. Not only for photographs, but also to just sit down in one of the many kiosks and have a sip of ice tea and watch the sellers in their booths and the people strolling by.

Leica MP | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 160

Leica MP | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 160