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Welcome to my blog! Here I share my thoughts about photography in general and my pictures in particular, and sometimes also about the world as it is… or could be.

 

Darko's Fire, 2015.It is not that I am so wise that I can predict what will happen next. What I do know is that if one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river.
Anchee Min, Becoming Madame Mao, 2000, p. 21

I am very happy to announce that prints of my photographs are now available on Saatchi Art! What now calls itself the world’s leading online art gallery, was started in 2006, then as Saatchi Online, by the famous Saatchi Gallery of London.

The photographs I selected for Saatchi Art especially convey the atmosphere of the moment when the picture was taken. Some of the pictures are vibrant and lively, others show gentle color transitions giving a feeling of peacefulness and serenity. I believe this is best transported by Fine Art Prints. You can also opt for Gallery Photo Paper Prints, both options are of course printed with archival pigmented inks. For some photographs I even offer Canvas Prints coated with a special UV protective layer. I used to think canvas is not the right medium for photographs, even though it has become increasingly popular. But because of the distinctive characteristics of some of the pictures I have chosen for my Saatchi Art Portfolio, I have somewhat changed my mind on that. Take a look for yourself on Saatchi Art!

Rusty Skies (1), 2015.“The Earth is Art, the Photographer is only a Witness.”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

I have been taking pictures of the world around me for quite a while. I like to show this world as it is. It is beautiful enough not to need any post-shot enhancements. Then, what a photograph displays largely depends on literally the point of view of the photographer and on what part of what is in view the photographer chooses to capture. My photography expresses how I see this world. This of course also means that I am dependent on what nature shows me… and on the light of course. The same shot looks totally different when light conditions change. But this is also part of the magic of photography!

And maybe it is this change in light that I find so fascinating in skies. They never look the same. Colors range from a deep summer blue to other shades of blue and are often tinted with whitish clouds; grey in all shades, sometimes fading into tones of lilac; warm reddish, orange hues when the sun sets; and so much more… On some days the skies are of a crystal-clear crispness leaving an impression of infinite depth. On other days, the colors fade into one another showing the vague abstractness of below surface feelings.

All this is what I try to capture in my pictures. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!