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