Hotels II

I spent most of April travelling, living in hotel rooms. Like I wrote in my first post about hotel rooms, I do take a picture in every hotel room I’m staying in, so as this month made my collection grow quite a bit, here’s a new selection of various hotel rooms or hotel impressions.

Bournemouth, UK.

London, UK.

Graz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Igls, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Nuremberg, Germany.

Madrid, Spain.

Bad Erlach, Austria.

Bregenz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Poole, UK.

Poole, UK.

East Croydon, London, UK.

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More Random II

It took me ages to finish those few rolls I shot in the last months. Finally enough pictures for a short entry with some random pics.

Think these two girls were posing for a photo. 🙂

Snow (so now you know how long it took me to finish those rolls of film!).

On a plane to London.

In a pub in the UK. His night didn’t seem to be nice as pie…

At Costa Coffee.

Heading back to Heathrow. Rain. What else.

Rubbish (those who recognise the newspaper, yes, it’s rubbish).

Grounded.

First days of spring and finally some sun.

Stripes, no stars.

Trousers & jacket – flea market leftovers.

Snapping away.

Love.

Sunlight. 🙂

The standoff.

Beech tree in a park in Bregenz. I spent many lunch breaks under or sitting in that tree back in school.

All TriX 400 in Xtol 1+1.

Sandstone

Before I leave to the UK for one week, a series I took a few weeks ago when I was in Bregenz, Vorarlberg. There’s an amazing place right in the middle of the Bregenzer Ach, a river that flows into the Lake of Constance. It’s a monolith that consists of sandstone, left there since the last ice age. The water of the river has over millenia shaped this rock to look a bit like flowing water itself – soft curves, ripples and big waves. This is how the place looks like:

Years ago I have tried and failed to capture this place, now I gave it another try. I quite liked the outcome, exept for the fact that I messed up one of the rolls while developing, which bugs me, as I really liked one or two of the pictures.  But for the rest – here you go, I hope you enjoy!

And here is one of the messed up negatives…

It’s a wonderful place, so if you ever happen to be in the area, go and have a look!

Films: Trix 400 & Agfa APX 100 both in Rodinal 1+50.

Hipstamatic & Polarize IV

More Hipstamatic & Polarize pics, while I still hope to find some time this weekend to develop some rolls of film…

I like old or strange signs…

Lo-Mob picture. My brother.

Café Pumpkin in East Croydon.

I think this one was Gatwick airport, not sure though…

Some holiday pics. Nice place to stay – Rheinbrohl in Germany. Actually just the hotel was so nice, the village itself… not so sure! 🙂

Yes, my feet were pretty dirty, happens when walking barefooted.

All the things you need for holiday feeling!

View out of our hotel window.

Another hotel. Graz.

Bregenz.

Taken out of the train window in Tirol.

Broken stuff.

This guy was crazy – driving his go-kart in between all the cars, chatting on his mobile.

Charming old-fashioned mailbox.

Grass.

Colours.

Again a pumpkin thingie (says something like “home-grown pumpkin”). My friends call me pumpkin, so now I could calculate how much I would cost.

Holidays in Austria

Just in between the two last posts – my cousin’s wedding and the opening party of my sister’s hairdressers salon – I’ve been travelling around a bit, as I was on holidays. Nothing fancy though, been to Graz (Styria) to see an exhibition and Bregenz to see my family.

A few frames taken still in Vienna.

Two baby buggies. One of 7 pictures that are part of the 7 Clicks Project (my pictures will be featured in the 2nd week of September).

Again taken for 7 Clicks.

In the zoo – like twins.

Watching the orang utans.

On the train to Graz. In the compartment next to ours some children were pretty bored and started jumping around on the seats, then they peeked through the window and I took this frame. When he saw me taking the picture he came over to me and asked if he was gonna be in the newspaper then… Funny!

Hiding.

Nice shadows in the hotel room just when I woke up.

Old lady having a coffee on her own in the morning – 7 Clicks.

In a cafe in the afternoon, camera was on the table and I tried to get a picture. Ended up a bit too dark…

Empty cups of coffee just before we left Graz (7 Clicks).

Next stop Bregenz. Took this frame from the top of the galleries of the Festspielhaus. Also did one version without people crossing the square, but it didn’t really work out – liked this version better.

At the waterfront of the Lake of Constance. Very silly pedal boat! People seemed to like it, saw it out on the lake quite a few times (7 Clicks).

Relaxing with a view on the lake (7 Clicks).

Had a “family only” afternoon in my sister’s shop, she took care of our hairstyles. Makes you feel like a celebrity somehow, as the shop was closed for everyone else apart from us.

Discussing possible new looks – prosecco is good for inspiriation!

Working.

Reading.

Watching.

Approval.

Me with a stylish aluminium foil look (picture taken by my brother – he thought I looked funny enough to have a picture taken hehe).

My brother’s turn.

Next day – right when we left the motorway the car was behaving strangely, turned out we had a flat tyre. Dad wasn’t very happy about this, as you can imagine… As he and my brother took care of the punctured tyre there was nothing left to do for me, so I took a few pictures.

My brother pretending that he could squeeze flat the tyre with one hand…

Turns out he was just pretending!

So, that’s it – holidays are over, we’ll see when there’s time for the next entry – but I think it won’t take too long!

Film – Agfa APX 100

Opening

Last week my sister opened her own hairdressers salon. I was not the official photographer, but nonetheless I took my cameras with me and snapped a few pictures, as it was a quite special moment for all of us – for my sister as the salon was the result of hard work and dedication in the last few years, and for me as I was so proud of her and what she has achieved.

Started with some digital pictures… The salon was prepared for the party.

Last finishing touches.

My sister being a bit nervous just shortly before the first people arrived.

First people already here, my mum talking to a friend of her.

A pink buddha for good spirits in the shop.

My sister’s boyfriend calling attention for the speech.

Speech…

…and applause.

Cute expressions!

Youngest visitor! Isn’t she cute?!

Booking dates for a new haircut. Never forget about the business, even on a party!

Conversations.

Was not really in the mood for my Canon, so I switched to rangefinder and film. Messed up the exposure a little bit (plus my laptop is on the verge of dying – means it developed a life on it’s own and changes the brightness of the screen, which I can’t do anymore – even harder to tell how the negative scans look on screens), but still some nice pictures in the end. Ilford Delta 3200. My brother and my sister posing for me.

More conversations.

Spotted the photographer!

Family affairs.

Calling a taxi.

Money, money, money!

So if you ever happen to be in the west of Austria and you are in need of a haircut, look out for my sister’s salon (“Perfect Hair & Make-up”).