Posts Tagged ‘Interior’

SKET-series

August 29th, 2013


In the district of Buckau, a small distance from the Centre of Magdeburg languish since 1996 the abandoned factory halls of Schwermaschinenbau-Kombinat Ernst Thälmann. SKET, once the largest employer in Magdeburg with around 13.000 employees, produced heavy machinery for the industry here, not only for the Eastern bloc countries but also for the West.
I found this place thanks to a tip from a nice old-port worker. It was a cloudy afternoon with sporadic dabs of rain when I parked my bike near the extensive site. Fortunately there was a door half open in the large metal gate otherwise it would have been a difficult climb to get in. Unfortunately I had but a few hours of time to take pictures. Hope to return soon here before the whole lot has been demolished because there were a couple more, impressive buildings ogling me..
Most photos were made from tripod with (once again) the Canon 24-105 mm. Next time I definitely bring the 17-40 mm with me.
For the enthusiasts who can read German an news paperarticle with some facts about SKET in Magdeburg.

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A-series

August 12th, 2013


In a train station annex house near the village of Neuegersleben in Eastern Germany I found a blue, metal letter A. It was not clear where the letter had served for. Maybe someday it hung somewhere in the station and had meaning for the travellers. Or did somebody bring the A from another place and had just left it behind? In two sessions I made a series in which I gave the mysterious A a home within the different spaces of the languishing building.
In the last century Hitler passed here by train on the way to Berlin. Now the rails have been removed and sold as scrap metal. Like a harbour without water.

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Germania brewery

December 18th, 2012


Last summer I made a photo series during two days in a dilapidated brewery in the town Oschersleben in Saschen-Anhalt province. Here the in former East Germany popular Germania beer was brewed until the production was stopped in 1995 and the building was abandoned.
When traveling around as a photographer this is one of my favorite subjects. The contrast between mysterious devices that are a prey of decay, half collapsed spaces and nature slowly but surely paving a way on and in between the debris and the rustleaved machines.
The photos are shot from a tripod with a wide angle lens and a 50 mm lens, both by Canon, and occasionally a strobe in combination with a diffuse flash umbrella.

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Fitch & Shui restaurant WTC

February 29th, 2012


A few weeks ago I made pictures in the new restaurant Brasserie Fitch & Shui in the World Trade Center in Amsterdam. A large part of the Interior is designed by D/Dock Design Development and built by Of Assemblies Interior Construction.
Once again a number of spaces with different types of artificial lighting, sometimes mixed with day/sunlight. Useful was that a stylist accompanied me during the shoot. She kept an eye on objects that looked out of place and shouldn't be in the picture, made everything tidy and presentable and sometimes added some attributes. Very instructive. I wish there always was the possibility to hire such an assistant!
Meanwhile, the photos were published on various websites and just before the official opening there was a press release sent round by D/Dock. Some of the photos are included (the exterior photo top left and the photo of the poster at the very bottom are not by me). Interesting to read because it explains why the name of the restaurant is so appropriate on the site of the WTC.

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Baden Baden

January 16th, 2012


Series of photos created on location at Baden Baden, an interior design shop in Amsterdam, started as a showroom by Piet and Karin Boon. There you walk through a fascinating world of stylish contemporary and classical furniture, lamps and art.
In terms of photography it is a challenge every time to find a good balance with all the different colored lighting; various types of lamps, daylight and possibly fill flash. In addition, the depth of field is of great importance. Often you photograph with small apertures and long exposure times of 1 to 6 seconds. The choice of lens is of course also important and you are looking for a nice composition, which is not always easy because the places where you can place your camera with tripod, are limited.
Interior photography is one of the areas in which I want to specialize. Especially since every situation is different and there's a lot of things to consider. A lot to learn but that keeps it interesting!

The website of Baden Baden.

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