2014 wasn’t my best year photographically speaking. I didn’t shoot much, and hadn’t it been for two assignments I would have ended up with almost no photos at all. What I did a lot though was travelling, almost exclusively for work. So my hotel series grew quite massively. Here’s a new selection, edited down aggressively. Again – it’s not about aesthetics, just about how those rooms made me feel. Mostly work stays, mostly alone, luckily not all the time though! A bit of holidays made it in as well.
A first set of holiday pictures – all shot on the iPhone with Hipstamatic. The film stuff still needs to be developed and scanned and the few digital ones need to be edited (holidays, you know – I decided to be lazy), so stay tuned for another entry or two.
It is recommended to swim only in guarded parts of the beach. Apart from the tide turnings there are strong undercurrents that can sweep you away or drag you out. So better stay inside the cordoned-off parts for swimming.
Prickspears. Basically birch branches that are stuck into the ground to mark the navigable channels for ships. If you don’t stick close to them you will be stuck in the ground. They need to be re-arranged every year, as the channels move with the tide. Apparently even the islands do.
More to come soon.
Some holiday snaps, iPhone only this time.
On the sleeper train to Hamburg, still in Austria.
Our hotel in Norderney.
First evening at the beach in Norderney. Tail of a kite – lots of people fly their kites everywhere on the beach.
Santa’s lost his beard…
Sunset at the beach on our first evening.
Mudflats, hiking tour along the shore.
Seagull. Or, along the lines of Monty Python, an ex-seagull.
High tide moving in.
Highest “mountain” on the island – ever seen a mountain where the cross on the summit is higher than the actual mountain?! 🙂
We had planned a day at the beach, but a thunderstorm came rolling in, just as we had rented our wicker beach chair. So what do you do? We decided to sit it out in our comfy beach chair.
Minutes before the rain started washing down.
Most people had fled the beach, so we were surrounded by deserted beach chairs.
Only two of our neighbours had stayed.
20 minutes later everything was over and the sun reappeared.
Best investment ever – our beach chair!
Hiking tour to the eastern part of the island.
Back home in our hotel room.
We needed a rest from all the hiking.
RGB still life shortly before leaving.
Hamburg. Hotel still life (shot by my boyfriend).
Fish puzzle @ Altonaer Museum.
They had funny mirrors as well.
Under Lombardsbrücke (again, shot by my boyfriend).
Leaving Hamburg, homeward bound.
Early morning in the sleeper train, almost home.
I thought it was time for another entry. December saw me travelling a lot, so my collection of pictures for my Hotels series grew some.
It’s a random collection of my favourite shots – favourite means anything from favourite hotel, favourite memory, favourite shot, favourite representation of how that particular room made me feel, basically a really personal selection. Not meant to look nice or show how the rooms really looked.
Fancy radio. Aschaffenburg, Germany.
The light… Loved it… Innsbruck, Austria.
Weirdest room number sign ever. Graz, Austria.
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.
Bad Erlach, Austria.
East Croydon, London, UK.
Haven’t done much street shooting during the last weeks. So just a few Hipstamatic snapshots from the last weeks and months.
Gritting salt and water. It was still freezing cold when I took these pictures.
Morning light in the tram. Full quote on the bag was “Fuck you …Picasso (Pollock). Might be a bit mis-quoted, I think…
RGB & Y.
Been on planes too often during the last months…
Rainy days in the UK.
Lush greens in Vienna.
Hope you enjoyed!
Time for some more Hipstamatic stuff. Think I took this still in December…
No rangefinders here!!! This one actually was very funny, as it was right at the entrance to the René Burri exhibition – woh apparently took lots of his pictures with a Leica rangefinder… 🙂
The next two look almost like postive – negative… Colourwise… In a way…
South Sea dreams in the city.
It seems like I mostly took pictures of different kinds of rubbish…
And more rubbish…
Fish tanks make for some nice light!
Oh my… At least in a bin this time…
Promise I won’t take any rubbish pictures (sorry for the pun) for a while! 🙂
My job includes a fair amount of travelling. Some time ago I started taking pictures in every hotel I stayed in. Usually these pictures are taken with Hipstamatic/Polarize/Lo-Mob/Plastic Bullet apps for iPhone. I don’t take these pictures to show how the rooms/views actually look like, it’s more about how these rooms and places make me feel or how they look to me when viewing the room from my bed or looking out of the window. So in this entry I will show you a small selection of my hotel pictures – hotel rooms, views out of the window, reflections…
East Croydon, London, UK.
East Croydon, London, UK.
All pictures taken with iPhone Apps Hipstamatic, Lo-Mob, Polarize or Plastic Bullet.
The nearer we get to Christmas, the shorter my weekends are. So now as the end of the weekend is approaching, I thought of posting a few Hipstamatic pics. I didn’t have time to take any other pictures – even though my Leica is with me almost everywhere, it seems that my brain is already too tired to react and think and be able to see pictures when they come up… Time seems to fly at this time of the year, and my life seems to consist mainly of sleeping and working – the joys of retail before Christmas! But let’s hope it turns out to be a good Christmas (saleswise), then there’s enough time to relax after all the hard work. So here we go:
Anakin’s lightsabre in the underground.
Re-watching big brother.
Out of service.
Love the new DreamCanvas film.
A lovely coffee shop in Graz.
Coffee and tea definitely help when you’re working long hours.
Fairy lights in the shopping mall on DreamCanvas.