Coffee Time

A couple of days ago I managed to finish my roll of Lomo XPro 200 film that had been sitting in my Leica MP for about half a year. I don’t know about you, but I need a creative push from time to time to deliberately take my camera with me. And that although the Leica is so darn small. Most of the time I just leave it at home because I can’t be bothered. Too bad.

The good news is that after such a long time it becomes quite an act of surprise to see what I had photographed ages ago. So expect some more analog frenzy coming this way on my blog, and let’s discover together what I thought was worthwhile capturing at the time.

First, a shot at my local Starbucks where I sometimes tend to go to work. In the morning it’s fairly quiet so I can serenely enjoy the first rays of sunlight and the scent of freshly ground coffee.

Leica MP | Lomo XPro 200

Some random Dresden shots

In my last post I featured some photos from the Dresden “Museumsnacht” aka “A Night in the Museum”. On our way to the exhibitions of course I couldn’t restrain myself from taking some random shots of the famous Dresden architectural heritage. It always feels a bit funny acting like a tourist in your own hometown, but Dresden is just such a marvel in so many respects, I can easily deal with the awkward feeling.

Frauenkirche, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/250s, f/2, ISO 50

Albertinum & Kunstakademie, Dresden | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/400s, f/2, ISO 50

Museumsnacht Dresden

It’s a great tradition that Dresden is opening up its museums once a year for a “Night at the Museum” or in German “Museumsnacht”. For a very attractive price you get to roam through most of Dresden’s famous art galleries and all other renowned museums which Dresden is known for. On top most museums have arranged for some very special performances or special exhibitions that are normally not open to the public.

Albertinum | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/40s, f/2, ISO 200

Verkehrsmuseum | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/80s, f/2, ISO 400

Monochrome Madness

Went a bit overboard with the post processing with this image. But sort of liked the punch in this case. Incredible also how well the Leica SL is rendering in Black & White conversions.

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Dresden, Großer Garten | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/2000s, f/2, ISO 50

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 :).