2001: A Space Odyssey – model of the 2001-spaceship

LIFE on the Set of ’2001: A Space Odyssey’

Not many filmmakers have made such an impact as Stanley Kubrick has. And one of Kubrick's most influencial films is probably Kubrick's ’2001: A Space Odyssey’.

On their website TIME Magazine have just published a series of 20 photos, shot on location - or rather on the set of ’2001: A Space Odyssey’. 

Apples iPhone camera - specification speculation

speculations on Apples next generation iPhone camera

WIth every new iPhone Apple has also always made a step forward regarding the iPhone camera. From 3 Mega Pixel to 5MP to 8MP, from VGA video to HD video and so on. And with every upcoming iPhone release rumors about new features and improved tech specs popped up almost everywhere. But very rarely future camera tech specs have been rumored prior to an upcoming iPhone release. Until now.

Whitney Houston concert - My Love Is Your Love World Tour at Derby Park, Hamburg on September 4 1999 in Hamburg Germany

Bye bye Whitney Houston - a life in pictures

Last weekend Whitney Houston died in her hotel room in Los Angeles, California, age 48.

The Pop-Diva was in town for the 54th GRAMMY Awards. The evening before her tragic death she even had a small spontaneous performance, celebrating with friends. Less than 24 hours later she was dead. 

Winter in Berlin - Snow in a back courtyard in Prenzlauer Berg

Winter in Europe - some photo series

The freezing cold weather has left parts of Europe in a white dress, lakes and rivers deep frozen, the homeless in a state of emergency. The last weekend many people took the oportunity to take a walk in the cold - many impressive pictures were taken, many magazines and newspapers published a "winter image gallery" on their websites this weekend. Here is a short selection of three galleries...

The 2012 World Press Photo Awards

The winners were selected from over 100,000 images submitted to the contest by 5,247 photographers from 124 nations. View the entire collection of winning images from the 55th World Press Photo Contest...

New definition of Photo Copyright Infringement - the Red Bus case

Photographers composing a photo similar to a previous composition may risk Copyright Infringement. You read correctly: this case is not about copying or stealing a photo, but about taking a similar photo.

In a case UK souvenir maker Temple Island Collection Ltd has won against New English Teas who used an image that look quite similar to the "original" one. The photo features a red bus in front of Londons iconic Big Ben - the colors and the contrast in both images is heavily manipulated.

image of Northern Lights in Lapland, Northern Finland

Northern Lights in Northern Finland

On his blog M-Impresión jouralist and photographer Reiner Wandler has just posted four impressive photos of Aurora Borealis a.k.a. Northern Lights.

The pictures were taken near Saariselkä, Northern Lapland, Finland, approximatly 300km north of the nordic circle...

Relaunch/Redesign

Finally first steps towards a comprehensive relaunch/redesign of Bilderbook are done: the News/Blog section is now rebrushed and hooked to the new system.

The next steps will be to improve the News/Blog section, then include the Bookmarks and then finally move the pictures and the albums.. And then hopefully in 2012 we'll have a much better accessible Bilderbook.

video still of New York documentary The Pigeon Game

The Pigeon Game

The Pigeon Game is an ongoing, developing project - documenting men and women who continue to race homing pigeons in New York City. The Pigeon Game is a video documentary in progress.

greek crisis

Immovables and Immobility in Greece

In Greece today mobility personnel of airports is on strike. Together with subway and bus drivers workers all across the country protest against measures the Greece government is planning to fight the country's financial problems.

winter in Berlin - ice and snow and way to go

Berlin Winter 2010: Snow, Snow and Snow

What a winter! Snow and snow and ice and coldness kept us in suspense for weeks - about now most of the people probably have seen enough of this 'winter wonderland'. At the end of february finally temperatures went above 0°C

Anniversary!

November 9th +++ 1989 - 1999 - 2009 +++ 20 years Fall of the Berlin Wall +++ 10 years of Bilderbook

So Bilderbook turns 10 this year!  And the Berlin Wall is open for 20 years!

I'll take the opportunity and freshen things up a bit, iron the layout, knit some more code, finally upload loads of new photos I took in Sweden, Denmark, Hamburg, New York and of course Berlin and Finnland.

Desktop Wallpaper of Helsinki White Church

Helsinki Wallpaper: The Lutheran Cathedral a.k.a The White Church

The Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), a.k.a The White Church at Helsinki's Senate Square (Senaatintori) is probably the most popular picture of Helsinki, maybe even the most famous building of Finland

photos of Berlin Airport Tempelhof

Berlin: Airport Berlin-Tempelhof

it's decided that the Airport Tempelhof is closed in 2008 - that means no more air traffic will take place at this airport - the airport will not be an airport any more.

For the future the City of Berlin is looking for investors that are willing to run the airport building without running the actual airport...

world cup tv - public viewing at Stadtbad Prenzlauer Berg

Monitor TV: watching football world cup tv

I managed to avoid the really big screens - but of course I couldn't avoid all the 'watching the game'-action: almost every bar, café and even in many fast food stands were equiped

Berlin: World Cup Flags 2006

Berlin: World Cup Flags 2006

Berlin summer 2006: The football world cup is quite over - but some flags are still hanging from windows, balconies and car radio antennas. Somehow I do like the multi national variety of flags

Wallpaper: 'Berlin Alexanderplatz -by night' (Marienkirche, Fernsehturm, Rotes Rathaus)

Wallpaper: 'Berlin Alexanderplatz -by night' (Marienkirche, Fernsehturm, Rotes Rathaus)

From the park called 'Marx-Engels-Forum' you may enjoy this beautiful view on Alexanderplatz: to the left you see Berlin's second oldest church called St. Marienkirche, in the middle the TV-Tower...

Wallpaper: 'Berlin Skyline - with trains' (view from the Warschauer Brücke)

Wallpaper: 'Berlin Skyline - with trains' (view from the Warschauer Brücke)

Berlin Winter Skyline -  to the very left you there is parts of the Berlin Wall (actually parts of the East Side Gallery), to the right there's the S-Bahn-Station 'Jannowitzbrücke', and even further to the right you can see the TV-Tower...

TV-Tower Wallpaper (with subway)

TV-Tower Wallpaper (with subway)

Months before the football worlcup 2006 the Berlin TV-Tower got its magenta-silver football-worldcup-dress on - whenever the weather was good enough to actually allow such outdoor activities - which it is not most of the time...

good bye Nam June Paik

good bye Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik died on January 29th 2006 in his appartment in Miami, Florida at the age of 73.

Five years before, in 2001 various works of Nam June Paik were shown in Berlin's old city center at Nikolai Church...

the Palace is dead - long live the Palace!

the Palace is dead - long live the Palace!

In January 2006 time was running out - now 'they' really want to tear the 'Palace of the Republic' (Palast der Republik) down - and then rebuild the old castle(!) - although there are enough good reasons against this.

Berlin Wallpaper: Winter at Mauerpark

Berlin Wallpaper: Winter at Mauerpark

Happy New Year! For this new year's eve we have a very special update: another desktop wallpaper

"Guten Rutsch!" is what you say in Germany on New Year's Eve - literally it would mean something like "have a jolly good slide"...

Bus to the Airport Helsinki Vantaa

Bus to the Airport Helsinki Vantaa

this year we won't be travelling to Finland for Christmas - but I'll take the opportunity to finally publish the first pictures of Airport Helsinki Vantaa - and also pictures of...

Berlin Walls, Streets, Arts, Tags'n'Graffiti

Berlin Walls, Streets, Arts, Tags'n'Graffiti

Finally a set of pictures of what you could probably call 'Berlin Street Art'. The streets and walls of Berlin seem to be full of art of various types: you'll find not only regular ordinary graffiti...

the Kreuzberg in Kreuzberg

the Kreuzberg in Kreuzberg

A set of pictures of another 'Top of the City' - which is also a great photo opportunity: the hill Kreuzberg, housing the Viktoria Park in the Berlin borough Kreuzberg...

Kulturbrauerei - 'Culture Brewery' - Prenzlauer Berg

Kulturbrauerei - 'Culture Brewery' - Prenzlauer Berg

The Kulturbrauerei ('Culture Brewery'), respectively the 'Franz-Club' in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg was already in the 70ies a well known 'event location' - and famous for its long lasting evening..

Berlin Tiergarten: golden autumn 2005

Berlin Tiergarten: golden autumn 2005

Summer was only partly nice - but almost as an excuse Berlin had a quite nice autumn instead: an indian summer - or "golden autumn" as we call it here. A warmly welcommed opportunity to run around the downtown park 'Tiergarten' and take some pictures…

Berlin's new Central Station - The Hauptbahnhof

Berlin's new Central Station - The Hauptbahnhof

formerly a.k.a. 'Lehrter Stadtbahnhof' - nowadays a very central train station: already the 'official' name "Central Station - Lehrter Bahnhof" might suggest, that this is definately not one of the most uncomplicated train stations / construction sites / projects Berlin has to offer…

Berlin Bernauer Street 2005: traces of The Berlin Wall

Berlin Bernauer Street 2005: traces of The Berlin Wall

For a very long time the Bernauer Street used to be a 'Symbol of segregation', since The Berlin Wall' / the border line between East-and West-Berlin used to be right on the east side of the the Bernauer Street…

Berlin Marzahn - Concrete Jungle

Berlin Marzahn - Concrete Jungle

Marzahn is in the very east of Berlin - and it's probably not wrong to say that Marzahn is famous for its concrete jungle - a 'never ending' residental area, a mixture of mostly appartment buildings from the 70ies and 80ies, built around a historical centre - the remains of the old village 'Marzahn'

Berlin: Palace of the Republic - Palast der Republik

Berlin: Palace of the Republic - Palast der Republik

'The Mountain' ('Der Berg') was the title of an impressive indoor installation inside the 'Palace of the Republic' ('Palast der Republik') That was probably one of the last temporary events that was held inside that building - before it's torn down around the end of this year (2005).

Berlin: Potsdamer Platz

Berlin: Potsdamer Platz

Finally the Potsdamer Platz is almost 'ready': between the Debis-Building and the Sony-Center you can witness hectic business people running from their lunch breaks to their offices as well as relaxed tourists taking pictures of each other…

Berlin: Airport Tegel

Berlin: Airport Tegel

Usually, beeing at the Airport "Tegel" - be it right before taking off, or after landing, or when picking up friends - you probably just won't find the time to have a closer look at all the design details of this 70ies design beauty - which is a bit of a shame

The IBM PC (a very Personal Computer)

The IBM PC (a very Personal Computer)

The IBM PC was basically the first desktop computer that was officially called "Personal Computer". Of course this was not "my" personal computer - but I had access to it - and it tought me my first coputing lessons…

Berlin Prenzlauer Berg: Kastanienallee -X- Oderberger Straße

Berlin Prenzlauer Berg: Kastanienallee -X- Oderberger Straße

My favourite street crossing in Prenzlauer Berg: this is where Oderberger Strasse and Kastanienallee meet, but also Tram and Taxi, pedestrians and bicyclists, ambulance and perambulators, people going out, people going to work…

Berlin: Stadtbad Oderberger Strasse

Berlin: Stadtbad Oderberger Strasse

The "Stadtbad Oderberger Strasse" is actually called Stadtbad Prenzlauer Berg - but often it is just refered to as "The Stadtbadt" - which I would translate "The Public Bath". And at the moment it's actually not even a bath - it has no water.

New York City: sights, views, skyline

New York City: sights, views, skyline

An album of 61 pictures of different views and sights between Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and Empire State Building.

New York City: Brooklyn: Greenpoint

New York City: Brooklyn: Greenpoint

During our trip to New York City in April '05 we had the great opportunity to stay in the neighbourhood of 'Brooklyn Greenpoint'. To us Greenpoint appeared to be a nice, comfy, and rather calm'n'quiet neighbourhood

New York City: Skyline dotted with Water Towers

New York City: Skyline dotted with Water Towers

New York's rooftops are crowned by a parade of wooden water towers. Of course they are probably not as famous landmarks as some other New York sights - but they are undoupltly a part of the New York Skyline.

New York City: Empire State Building

New York City: Empire State Building

This album consists mainly of pictures taken of and off the Grand Madame of Manhattan's Skyline: the Empire State Building. Either you look at it from a distance, or you try to get as close as possible - the Empire State Building will most likely enchant you with its elegance, its beauty, its glamour of days past.

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

This album consists of pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge, the other grand dame of NYC's landmarks - and Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

New York City: MoMA Cameras

New York City: MoMA Cameras

During a visit to the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) I was surprised by the sheer number of people taking pictures of the art works. So I decided to take pictures of people taking pictures of art.

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

In early 2005 a comprehensive exhibition about the life and work of Stanley Kubrick was shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. All kinds of props, prototypes and posters were on on display - photos and screens showed how master pieces like "2001 - A Space Odyssey" came to life.

Finland: Nordic Walk

Finland: Nordic Walk

This album consists of pictures I took in the north of Finland (pretty close to Lapland) walking in some kind of winter wonder land around Ruka Tunturi - between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Viola live at Semifinal, Helsinki

Viola live at Semifinal, Helsinki

On the December 18th we attended the "Christmas Gig" of the finnish band Viola at Semifinal in Helsinki - the probably nicest preparation for christmas I could think of.

Castor - NIX3 '97 - Wendland

Castor - NIX3 '97 - Wendland

Only now I found the time to scan the first set of 31 Lomo Photos I took on the third "Day X" in 1997. With a group of approximately twelve friends we had travelled to the town I grew up in the North of Germany / at Wendland to protest against the third so called Castor Transport of nuclear waste.

Going Superfast across the Baltic Sea

Going Superfast across the Baltic Sea

21h on a boat - a 'mini cruise' across the baltic sea

Travelling with one of the "Superfast Ferries" from Rostock (Germany) to Hanko (Finland) takes about 21 hours - enough time to have a closer look at the boat - and its carefully designed details.

Berlin Olympic Stadium

Berlin Olympic Stadium

The pictures of this album were already taken back in autumn 2002, when the Berlin Olympic Stadium, home of Berlin's football team Herta BSC was still under construction.

Berlin TV-Tower

Berlin TV-Tower

Berlin's TV-Tower is probably everybody's darling. Basically the tower is THE Skyline of Berlin  and many people think it is THE very City Centre of Berlin - right in the middle of Mitte.

Looking at it from a distance you may have the feeling that It actually is the axis that everything spins around.