Fundstücke: Das (fast) verschollene Andreas Eschbach Interview

 

Beim Sichten alter Photos und Negative fiel mir kürzlich dieses Bild wieder in die Hände. Es zeigt Andreas Eschbach beim Signieren von Büchern nach einer Lesung in der Buchhandlung Welsch in Homburg (Saar) im Oktober des Jahres 2001. Kein überragendes Photo und wenn mich meine Erinnerung nicht trübt, wurde es auch nie für seinen ursprünglich angedachten Zweck verwendet, nämlich zur Illustration eines Artikels in der NAUTILUS.

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1/2 Schreiben – Ein Bestandsaufnahme: Rückblick

Einer meiner Vorsätze bereits für das Jahr 2016 war es, dem Schreiben wieder mehr Raum in meinem Leben zu geben. Diesen Vorsatz konnte ich unverändert ins Jahr 2017 übernehmen, das ja nun auch schon bald wieder “Halbzeit” hat. Zeit für eine Bestandsaufnahme.

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Growth Mindset: What to do when you fail

What do you do when you fail? Your short story got rejected? The photos you spent hours taking came out looking like shit?
Do you despair? Do you say, ‘ah, sod it. I’ll do something else’? These are signs of a fixed mindset, as opposed to a growth mindset. I just had one of those failure moments, and this is what I’ll do to pick me up. Continue reading

Mittelformat-Filme entwickeln im Saarland

Ich mache gewöhnlich keine Werbung, aber wenn ich von einem Angebot überzeugt bin, bin ich gerne bereit es weiterzuempfehlen. Heute möchte ich einen kleinen Hinweis geben, wo man im Saarland günstig Mittelformatfilme entwickeln kann: Nämlich bei Knut Spang in Spiesen-Elversberg.

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Photography and Geekery around Lake Geneva: Part 1 – Lausanne


I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days around Lake Geneva. It was the perfect opportunity to combine two of my passions, i.e. film photography and my love for all things “phantastic” (art, literature, film). In the first installment of blogs about my trip to Switzerland I want to share some of my experience in Lausanne. Expect some tips for analog photographers. Also, you can win free entry to Lausanne’s awesome photography museum. Read on to find out more!

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Phot-O-Types in The Typewriter Revolution

Last year, I published a how-to article on how to make what I jokingly call Phot-O-Types, i.e. photos including text snippets that were created by typing on a film negative strip with a typewriter.

Shortly afterwards I was contacted by Richard Polt, who was then busy writing a book on the cultural phenomenon of the typewriter, asking questions like “why would anyone in our digitised world still want to use a mechanical typewriter”? He asked me whether he could use some of my Phot-O-Types in the book. Of course, I agreed.

Recently, Richard contacted me with good news.  A publisher had been found, a cover designed and a publication date agreed upon. The Typewriter Revolution is set to be published in November 2015 by The Countryman Press publishing house:

The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century, by Richard Polt, introduces you to artists, poets, makers, teens, steampunks, musicians, and more creative people who love typewriters. It also provides advice on choosing, using, and maintaining a typewriter of your own.

You can pre-order it via Amazon or any other book dealer. Head over to Richard’s blog The Typewriter Revolution or his Facebook page to stay informed about the progress.

I, for one, am looking very much forward to our new ribbon-driven typing Overlords!

Share your Photographic Knowledge to get a roll of CineStill 120 film!

As some of you already know, the Brothers Wright, makers of the CineStill film –  a fantastic cinefilm material by Kodak that they have made available for still photographers – are currently looking for support to offer their film in medium format as well. I have already backed their Kickstarter campaign and now I want to give you the opportunity to do the same even if you don’t have the funds to do so. How? By sharing your knowledge! Find out more after the jump

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