#roadtophotokina4 – our photo walk series + a group exhibition

Yesterday was Bens and my 4th photowalk of our #roadtophotokina series. The biggest one yet in terms of participants and a special one as we ended it with a group exhibition with Marie Schmidt, Immo Fuchs, Ben Hammer and myself.

The Canon Pixma Pro-1

Printers… my on and off relationship with photo printers over the years is a somewhat painful story one could argue. And since I went pro a few years ago I haven’t looked back much… much is the key word here though. I always had an eye lurking over to colleagues with their fancy printers, producing some great prints of their work. I have not printed anything myself for a long long time. I used some of the printing services we have available here in Germany and I have always been very happy with the results. Whether brick and mortar or…

Gear – Canon Legria Mini

When Canon announced the Legria Mini a few month back, I was very skeptical. In a time where most mobile phones produce great video and we always have them with us, why would we need a dedicated video camera for blogging at home and on the go? Well… on the one hand because we might need our phones for so much more than just recording video. I mean they can be our voice recorder on productions, or being needed to read off your lines of them etc. etc. A lot of people use GoPros to shoot themselves, as the video…

A bottle of Cardhu – from friends for friends

Cardhu Whiskey started its history back in 1824 when the smuggler John Cumming founded the distillery. In its long history a lot happened from cooperations with other big brands to wars and problems with the public perception. Nowadays Cardhu is back to its old glory and one thing that has not changed is the hospitality and charity. Back in the day every visitor was offered a glass of Cardhu and to carry on the tradition the agency started to share a bottle of Cardhu with friends, who in return not only shared their bottle with friends, but also recommend one…

First look – Canon G16

Canon Germany sent me a beautiful new G16 to give a shot and see what I think of it. It’s been quite some time I had a camera like this in my hands. The first G I encountered was the G9 and at that time I hadn’t seen or used no other camera like it. Price, features, quality size were basically unmatched. The next one I remember really hearing of was the G11. I know there was a G1X something and so on. Times have changed a lot since 2007. Mobile phones have been slashing at the small camera market…

Car Photography – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The beast, the car that Chris Harris basically called an Aventador killer. an elegant and classic front engine rear wheel drive design and all the fantastic goodies a modern supercar needs. Fabian and I had a a couple of hours to spare, an underground garage and a whole lot of fun. Not much more to say at this time besides enjoy and stay tuned for more F12 and Ferrari goodness. Teymur       

Model Photography – Latex Ladies

I have posted a few Teaser shots over the past few weeks and I am happy to show you the final results now. When Tina contacted me about a spontaneous shoot with two of her friends and had some ideas what they wanted and needed I was very happy to get away from all the cars and shoot some human models again for a change. I love shooting both as you know, but it’s the mix that makes it really fun. So we have three wonderful and very different female models. Two nice and also very different Locations and two…

Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout Kitzbühel

You probably remember the Instagram Shootout we did with Mercedes-Benz at the IAA in Frankfurt back in September. This week we went on a another shootout and changed a few things up. First of all we did a three day tour to Kitzbühel in Austria. Secondly there was no prize or so to win so it was “just” about having fun and creating great work. The third point was that we had two brand new Mercedes-Benz GLAs with us, driven by Mercedes-Benz drivers as the car is not yet open to the press and public. Lastly we had three great…

Event Photography – BMW R nineT

Last week I had the pleasure to cover an unveiling event for BMW Motorrad in Munich.  It was the unveiling of the new and stunning R nineT. The location was a blast, from the outside fitting perfectly into the conservative and upperclass Munich city center, the inside a mix of biker- and southern-bar.  Problem with that, well not really a problem, but probably very much out of the comfort zone of a lot of photographers… shooting somewhere between ISO 6400 and ISO 10000. That on a job?! Well, why not. Professional cameras nowadays are built for that, and thats why…

Car Photography – Bentley Continental GT Speed

Who doesn’t love the Continental GT? Well… there are enough people out there, but I have always loved it bulky, bulldog exterior. Though it is more like Batmans Tumbler. Just from the size to performance ratio. just feeling wise. The interior on the other hand was so much nicer in the pre-VW days. So much nicer! Anyways. The driver that brought the car was quite a bit late and we already only had one day to shoot, so we ended up with a few hours only, but I am very happy with the results.

Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout – I need you!

The night is over and we had a blast. Always great to be put into these situations that are just different. We produced some fantastic photos and got some fantastic responses. Thanks to those who supported me with their likes already and all the shout outs. In case you missed it or didn’t have time to head over to the Mercedes-Benz Instagram account I have embedded all my photos below. I appreciate it a lot and if you like keep on sharing this post.

A Night on the IAA – Mercedes-Benz Instagram Shootout

Some of you will remember the fantastic night that some assorted car bloggers and I spent in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart back in August 2012. For those who have I have put together a collection of photos and the video below or just follow the first link.  For this coming sunday night they have come up with a bit different approach! Me and three other photographers will have the whole Mercedes-Benz “booth” on the IAA in Frankfurt to ourselves. Not only that, but we will have a Shootout between the four of us. Between 7pm on sunday and 7am…

Model Photography – Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez

It was a very spontaneous shoot, only took about two hours and we had a lot of fun. It was Cassidys birthday, the weather was fantastic too and went down to the Rhine as the ladies had some swimwear the wanted to be shot in. I normally am very well prepared, especially equipment wise… well… lets say I ended up with some completely wet pants. Really pleased with the results though and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Spontaneous people FTW!!! If you want to see more of Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez, just follow the links….

Car Photography – Smart FourJoy Showcar

I had the pleasure of spending some time with the new Smart concept- / showcar. A lot of nice touches and ideas. Not much I can tell you, just have a look and feast your eyes. Started up with some regular shots in the studio… did a little Brenizer-ing in the middle and with the help of Kai finished off with some strobe work. Also make sure to check out Kais post over at Heldth!

Event Photography – Schloss Dyck with Ford Germany

Ford Germany was so kind to invite me to this years Schloss Dyck classic car Event, which some compare directly to Goodwoods Festival of Speed. To put a beautiful red cherry on top, we met at the Ford Classic garage and were allowed to pick a car from the fantastic collection to drive to Schloss Dyck from the Cologne Plant. The weather was fantastic, the roads free and the place full of fantastic cars. And people. And cars… and even more people. And more cars. As nice as it is to be there and see all those cars and enjoy…

Model Photography – Filiz

It has been quite some time that I worked with a model and I felt quite bad about that. I always enjoy working with people and when you dedicate some time and work with a model on a shoot it can be a very rewarding thing. And for me it’s the perfect counterpart to all my car and event work. So to get back into it I just ask Filiz who I got to know quite recently and we just went out with a few basic outfits, no MUA and my buddy Thorsten to help out. the First set was…