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Norderney 2014

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Finally, my personal holiday favourites on film. Enjoy.

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Kodak Portra 160, lab scan.

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October 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Remnants of War

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Even though this doesn’t exactly look like a holiday post, these are pictures I took during my holidays in Noderney. Norderney is one of the German islands in the North Sea, just across the border to Holland.

Right behind one of the dunes at the beach I found some bunker structures dating back to the Second World War.

During the First World War the island was used as a fortress and large amounts of construction material were transported there. Beginning from 1935 the island was developed into a Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine base as part of the Atlantic Wall. More then 60 gun and anti aircraft emplacements and so called Regelbaus (a standardized bunker built by the Germans along the Atlantic Wall) were built in the dunes.

After the end of the Second World War most of the bunkers have been blown up, but some of them resisted and are still strewn across the dunes.

It’s eerie to stumble upon such a remnant of war amidst holiday joy, but they are important reminders of history, and that’s why they should be preserved, even if those memories are painful ones.

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Also make sure to check out Marc Wilson’s project The Last Stand, he documented many of those remaining bunkers across several countries in beautifully done large format photographs, currently being worked into a book.

Film: Agfa APX 100 in Xtol 1+1.

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September 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Shell Bay

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Back in February on one of my trips to the UK I stayed in a hotel on Sandbanks in Poole. There is a chainferry that takes you over to Shell Bay, where you can have a lovely walk along the beach, which I did one afternoon to free up my mind and get a bit of fresh air. A rainstorm was approaching, so it was already quite dark, but the air was lovely and fresh, and the sea was ice cold (I had to wade through a small tidal creek at one point, that’s why I know).

The landscape is really picturesque and the heavy clouds did their part to make everything look quite gloomy and dramatic. I could have kept walking for hours, but the rainstorm drew in after about 50min, so I had to get back too soon.

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Kodak TriX 400 in Xtol 1+1.

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March 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Jetsam & Flotsam

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This is a kind of mini-project that happened during my vacations last summer in Norderney, a small German island in the North Sea. Whilst we were walking through the most beautiful landscapes, out on the beach, no people around us, just nature, we stumbeled across rubbish. Rubbish that at some point happened to end up in the sea, and the sea had washed it up on the beach. There it created a bizarre, surreal art show for us. Obviously some things were arranged, but not by us. I just documented what we found.

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The list of what we found on that day:

8 pallettes

3 safety helmets

1 empty bottle of Asti (who drinks this stuff anyways)

1 red plastic box

8 shoes

1 council garbage bin

1 TV

2 couch pillows

4 orange gloves

3 pieces of fishing nets

1 rope

uncounted numbers of plastic bottles

And I think I need to get my camera’s shutter fixed, by the looks of the negatives…

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February 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

65

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My Dad turned 65 this year in spring. He invited family and friends for a birthday/retirement party. There was music, food, wine, great people, a recital of some quite fruity Mozart letters and lots of laughter, but see for yourself.

I had hestitated to put the pictures up on here, as it’s all family and friends on the pictures – but then it isn’t any different from other entries with family and friends I’ve done before, and photography is always personal in one or another way… Plus I liked how the series turned out. So, enjoy!

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All shots TriX in Xtol 1+1.

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October 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Norderney

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Seems like summer needed to come to an end before I’d finally come around to do an entry with my summer holiday pictures. We went to Norderney, a small German island in the North Sea, close to the border of The Netherlands. The landscape is stunningly beautiful, so I couldn’t resist shooting a bit of landscape and shooting it in colour. Had the negatives scanned by the lab, not really happy with the quality, but after the pictures have been sitting on my hard disk for weeks now, I decided to put them up without tinkering around too much. So no need to tell me the scanning quality sucks – I know!

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Mudflats at low tide. It’s lovely to walk bare feet in the soft, squishy mud.

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Grass covering the sand dunes.

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Wo/where?

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Those wicker beach chairs are really great, especially when you need to sit out a sudden thunderstorm at the beach. Plus they look lovely!

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In total we walked over 46km in those 5 days, and most of the time we didn’t realise we already were walking for hours. It’s really, really relaxing to walk along the beach and enjoy the nature, the sea, the noise of the waves, the smell of the sea, look for sea shells, take pictures…

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Once you’ve walked past the swimming beaches you are more or less alone.

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The  neighbouring island (Baltrum) already coming up in the distance, as we walked to the easternmost part of Norderney.

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The weather that day was changing constantly, so we had the most amazing light.

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Ship-wreck at the eastern shore.

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Amazing change of scenery on the inside of the island.

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Possibly thousands of different hues of green.

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Our last evening. Thunderstorm approaching. Lots of people were flying their kites on the beach.

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The seafront.

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On the ferry back. Neighbouring island Juist in the distance.

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The ferries need to stick exactly to their routes, especially during low tide, as the danger of running onto a sandbank is very high. Buoys mark the right way.

All pictures Kodak Portra 160.

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September 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Street, finally…

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It’s been ages since my last entry…

This entry has been sitting around unpublished for a while now, as I had to withhold a few pictures I had entered into a street photography contest. I didn’t want to take them out of the set, so all of it had to wait a little longer. But now I’m good to go, so here are a few shots from the last months (yes, some of them date back that long).

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Still cold and wintery when I shot these kids.

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First signs of sun here.

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I met up with Klara. We went for a photographic stroll through Vienna. Felt great to get going again!

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Klara tiptoeing around trying to get a shot of the janitor lady.

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Having a break. Me inspecting Klara’s camera (shot by Klara).

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Caught Klara taking notes… 😉

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Right after seeing Severin’s exhibition at eigensinnig.

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Unloading.

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Unloading II.

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Max testing my 50.

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And me testing his 28. Wide, let me tell you, sooo wide!

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Back to my trusty 35.

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Favourite frame I.

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The zebra. Favourite frame II.

More to come soon!

Either Kodak TriX 400 or PlusX 125 in Xtol 1+1.

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July 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm