Portrait of a Figure


I saw this figure in front of a Chinese restaurant and decided to take a photo because I did take different photos of figures in the past. While the colored original was fine, I liked it a lot more in black and white. This was shot with my 50mm lens and I think it’s a great portrait lens too. I actually shoot most of my family or friends portraits with that lens too. Continue reading Portrait of a Figure

Dragon Figure


Sometimes I also try to find things at home that I can photograph. I own the dragon figure in the picture above since almost two decades, I got that thing in a shop that basically sold cheap “bells and whistles” or “Schnickschnack” as we would say in Germany when we talk about stores that sell decor and other things for a buck or two. And I don’t mean this on a negative way, you can find some cool things in these dollar stores. The name is maybe a bit wrong in our case since we don’t trade with dollars, but … Continue reading Dragon Figure

King Thrushbeard


As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the inner-district of Lübeck today. Mainly because our Christmas market opened this week, and I thought I could find some cool photo subjects because there are so many Christmas stands. They have one area that we call the ‘Märchenwald’, literally translated it means ‘Fairytale forest’. They set this area up every year when the Christmas market starts again. They basically show off scenes with figures of traditional fairytales. It’s an area that both, adults and kids enjoy equally. Fun fact, the ‘Märchenwald’ exists as long as I can think, that means my … Continue reading King Thrushbeard