Asphalt Dining – or how I drove 5000km through Europe to cook a beautiful dish

Last year me and my friend Chef Reuven Schockner went on a roadtrip to Malaga, Spain for an Event with Mercedes-Benz. We took the opportunity to film the whole trip and also show the dish Reuven had come up with for this trip. Inspired by everything that a trip like this lets you experience. From Düsseldorf to Paris to Bordeaux to Bilbao to Madrid to Malaga and back.

.:grawr – an adventure comes to its end

well well… here you have it folks… the whole nine yards… well… the last picture of my geeking shoot with the wonderful casey mckinnon in los angeles. I wrote about it before here on the blog and you can get all the info in the post. this here is the last photo of this part and a great ending to a great shoot with an amazing and fun person. hopefully you enjoyed it as still do. and just for kicks… the whole bunch of ’em all together… all the best and enjoy your sunday!!! teymur. p.s.: oh what the heck……

.:take this fooooooolz! – geeking continues.

I was visiting the US with my girlfriend and as we were planning the trip for some time and I already had some contact with the amazing casey mckinnon and she was interested in a geeky photoshoot, so we planned a little bit and right after comic con we met up in LA and went looking for a few locations. originally we had planned to drive to joshua tree but it is a bit far and our schedules were a bit tight so malibu was the best choice. and honestly… all we looked for. I had a blast and hopefully casey did so too 😀 thankfully her partner rudy joined us and was so gracious to help me out holding the reflector and also having some nice tips up his sleeve. thanks you guys so much for everything, and I hope you’ll enjoy the shots as much as I do. oh and most of the other shots will take a little while as I am in the middle of editing a huge wedding shoot and still have a few thousand vacation shots in front of me also 🙂 more on the vacation later also of course!

.:in your face – yeah

it is quite late, I am really tired, but just installed vm ware fusion, doing all sorts of windows updates right now and just wanted to test ecto on os x. but all that doesn’t really interest you guys I presume, so here you go with the good stuff. in case you guys missed the post about my hot toys iron man shoot you should at least check out THIS post I guess. this is one of the very last of that shoot, so I hope you like this one also! all the best and some for some longer blogpost…

.:thilo hunting superman – up up and away

thilo, asked me a while back if I could take a few shots of him for his mom, after we got the time issues sorted we headed to the studio and after the shot we certainly wanted, we ended up freestyling a bit and play around with some stuff we found in the studio. the was the hat lying around and as I saw thilo standing around there with his cam in his hands, I just somehow had the jimmy olson in mind. or on of those really oldschool newspaper reporters from those old black and white movies. well well……

.:oooh yeeeaaah – iron man is back!

and back we are! a few more left and coming and they are getting better and better! trust me! regards teymur.

.:animal instinc – a visit to the cologne zoo

yup! after ages and probably from now on much more often I went to the zoo. ben had asked me if I would join him and so we met up there! mirco joined us too and so rented a little wagon for our equipment and shot our way through the wild animals 🙂 attaked by pelicas, tricked by red pandas and left in the rain by the weather gods we still made it. here you go with some of the results! best regards teymur

.:tina spinning – not around the world though

here is another in my opinion fantastic photo of tina 😀 and there are quite a few more in the pipeline. so I hope you like em as much as I do! I also uploaded a few setup / behind the scenes photos, nothing to special, but I’ll work on that! have a great weekend my friends and if you haven’t checked the previous blogpost with all the other pictures of tine and the video just click here! best regards teymur.

.:cornrows and a beautiful smile – applying the knowledge

tina (the beautiful lady in the pictures) called me up earlier this week, telling me she had cornrows done and wanted to take some pictures with them. so far so good, but she only would keep them for a few days, so after quite a lot of planning and calling people up and trying to get the timing right we decided to shoot at a friends company. he has this one garage style place where they store cars and fix ’em from time to time. only bugger was we started around nine in the evening. I know, doesn’t sound too…

.:joe mcnally workshop – a recap or something close

back home, I had a very long sleep actually. and now just edited all these videos I took and trimmed them down to some bearable and viewable length. also I had to reselect all the photos as lightroom somehow didn’t save all my metadata. or I just missed something. ah well. anyway, as I recap the week its just amazingly cool how much we learned in such a quite short time and not only about the the nikon flashes and the whole system, but also about working under a certain pressure, with others in small and big groups. on top…

.:workshop day three – venice villa mayhem

or something close… or not 😀 a fun day. today we left quite early by boat to the mainland to drive to a wonderful old italian villa with amazing wall painting and the whole nine yards. we had four wonderful female models an joe mcnally gave us a wonderful introduction and of course helped us (me at least) out a lot! it was a great combination of a lot of stuff and I want to take the opportunity to thank jonathan maher of VSP workshops. a great guy, organizing everything for us, being a big help and just doing fantastic…

.:venice photo workshop – arrival day

here I am sitting in my hotel and relaxing a little bit before going for our meet and greet and dinner for the workshop. after getting up quite early, my girlfriend took me to the airport and I made it to the plane just in time. the flight was one hour short and without any excitement (luckily, as I am quite scared of flying). I met up with a fellow german photographer, wolf busch, who also is attending the workshop and we went on hour commute to the city. funny enough joe mcnally was right infront of us! if you…

.:the coming 6 days and iron man again – YAY!

well first of all, let get todays photoupload over with 😀 yup another iron man shot! but the last one for a week at least. why? well… I have the great pleasure of flying to venice tomorrow for a photoworkshop with the great joe mcnally. I’ve been a huge joe mcnally fan for quite a while now and when I saw the workshop date pop up I had to go for it. plus being in venice for all that is just amazing. I can only encourage you to check out joe mcnally’s blog and his books (1 & 2)if you…

.:iron man times three – on and on

here we are with three more shots of my hot toys iron man figure. it is not the cheapest toy I’ve ever bought, but its certainly worth every cent. its detail and all the functional parts, the lights and all is very impressive. as stated before I am huge fan of iron man movie and the comics for a long time, so this was a nobrainer for me. but still some will ask why I spend so much time shooting toys. not landscapes, real models etc. well first of all it is something I really like! comics, movies, toys and…

.:iron man – cologne edition

not sure if it was last year or when exactly when I saw the first pics of the hot toys iron man figure, but I wanted it right away. well… it took quite a while I got hold of one here in germany as I somehow didn’t want to order one via ebay. anyhow! I’ve always been a huge iron man fan, well… when I was much much younger and then again somewhere in between and the latest when all the fuzz about about the amazing iron man movie came up. so I finally got around to take a few…

.:a quick update – prints, gadgets, thoughts

here I am, yip right here. the past week was quite different. at the beginning of this week I finished all open projects I had left. so the past two days have been quite different as I had a lot of time on my hand. well there was the basic administrative stuff, but hey. I spent a good time planning new shootings and projects, getting in contact with new models and planning a few location scouting trips. felt very good, especially with no pressure pushing towards some deadlines. another great thing this week, and you might have read it on…

.:hastala vista baby or just good bye!

yesterday evening as we finished our bbq it somehow just hit me and I had the vague memory of the end scene of terminator 2 in front of my eye as I was looking into our bbq grill. I suddenly grabbed my d3, popped the 105mm macro lens on it, a leather jacket lego figure, a chain, some aluminum foil and about 15-20 minutes of preparation and tadaaaaa! don’t ask me why, I just needed to do it at that time. with more preparation and all it could have brought some different result and a bit closer to the movie,…

.:lens baby composer – yeahaaa

a few weeks back I checked my twitter client and had a few congratulation tweets coming in and not the slightest idea what was going on! apparently I had missed a tweet by the great scott bourne tha informed me that I had won a lensbaby composer. scott was and still is giving away lensbabys and drobos left and right on his twitter account and I was lucky enough to get one! thanks for that again scott! I still hadn’t had they time to test the composer as much as I want to and certainly not the time to get…

.:swine flu coffee?! – more panic!

here we go with another photo tagging along with all the panic about the swine flu. here you can find my previous post and some more about all this. gotta bring some humor to the world from time to time. hope you like it, regards teymur