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Stephan Bollinger
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Lives in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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I want to dive in…
When coming home yesterday evening, the sky over Queensland put on a beautiful show of colours and shapes, and I just couldn't help myself to take a few snaps.
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Wow stephan....... amazing shot I see what you mean great works ...... you amaze me all the time ......... I want to see some new shot of my friend poppy.......... she so beautiful ....and works that camera........ tks you too pop...........
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Midnight in Tuscany
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So, what's the deal with this Arcanum thing…?
Over dinner, I was asked this question and it turned into a two hour conversation about spheres, masters, apprentices and protégés, cohorts and creation wars. For someone ear dropping it would have sounded like we're discussing the physics of the universe and the undiscovered origins of life itself. In essence, on a much less wine-infused level, here's the short summary:

Teaching workshops is great, you meet interesting people for one or two days, and you hope they can profit as much as possible in a short period of time. As much as I love teaching such seminars, the truth is that — apart from a few questions here and there — you mainly rattle down your prepared standards and there is very little chance to constructively help each student personally. It's great to teach certain techniques and (hopefully) motivate and inspire, but it just doesn't allow for much more.

When Trey Ratcliff asked me to join The Arcanum as a Master, I just couldn't say no. The title alone "The magical Academy of Artistic Mastery" is awesome, and so is the concept and approach to online training. It allows for exactly what I've been missing in workshops: A long-term personal and individual commitment to help students to evolve, not just technically, but artistically.

It will be a balancing act to get my own projects, my photo studio and now my involvement in the Arcanum in line, but hey — sleep is overrated anyway!

Learn more about it on the brand new website:
http://www.thearcanum.com/
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+John Arnold 100%! Love it.
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The Arcanum is calling…
It is my pleasure to announce that I have been invited to become a Master at The Arcanum, the Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery! It is a huge honour to join such an elite group of photographers, teachers, heroes and gurus!

Over the next couple of weeks, I will hand-pick 20 apprentices to join my illustrious cohort, how very exciting!

Find out more about The Arcanum at http://www.TheArcanum.com and if you think this would be something for you, be quick, sign up, and let me know!
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+Barry Rufus, thank you for your interest. Check your email ;)
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Streetlife…
From today's shoot with the beautiful Sarah Edwards.
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hello dear how are u doing now
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2014 in retrospect… /6
My last look back to 2014, and then it's full steam ahead into the new year. While looking through my images I shared, the crowd favourite was "La pyramide du Louvre": http://goo.gl/Qt50r9

As much as I like this shot as well, I can't make up my mind which image I would call "my number one" of the year. I like too many (which is a good problem to have I guess). Two of my favourites overall would be these two dance shots:
http://goo.gl/T57Bub and http://goo.gl/6WdcFC

Now, let's put 2014 to bed, an exciting and awesome 2015 is on the way! Enjoy, create & have a brilliant New Year!
La pyramide du Louvre, Paris - Stephan Bollinger - Google+
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Beautiful capture!
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Dance on the beach…
1 dancer, 1 strobe, lots of sand…
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Precious…
A sample from a project I'm currently working on.
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Let's just call it Madonna…
Thinking of titles for images is tricky! Words are often even moe powerful than pictures, and using the wrong wording can easily give the wrong impression. If I'd call this shot "Afterparty", it would imply a steamy photoshoot, and as interesting as this may sound, my brain is more geared towards "Rim Lighting", but that's lame and way too technical. Long story short, this beauty looks very much like the young Madonna, so for now, I'll call it just that.
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The first week of competition…
and I am already out. Great. Subtitle: "When old men play sports", ha ha. Anyway, long story short, as a soccer goalkeeper in my free time, I agreed to help out another team last night and play for them. When I ball was hit full volley from close distance, I tried to save the shot and even got a hand on it, or let's say "a finger". As a result, I spent 4 hours in hospital last night, where they managed to get the finger back into it's original shape. The immense force and speed of the ball managed to dislocate my finger in 2 directions at the same time. I must say, I was surprised to learn how much a little finger can hurt. The good side is: Pain goes away, but a good story to tell remains, and hopefully a lesson to learn: Do not try to catch a ball coming at ya with 150 km/h ;) 

Anyway, shit happens, and gosh I'm happy the clever doctors (with a bit of extensive force) managed to get it all back into shape.

PS: No idea how fast a soccer ball travels, so I just made up that figure, but it certainly felt that way ;)
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I'm in pain just looking at this  OUCH!!!!!!!!
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And we jump into the new year…
This year I've reserved a week to play around, try out a few things, before the usual day-to-day mayhem kicks in again. To do so, I'll be working with a few new models, and I have invited some familiar faces back to my studio. Love it.
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Happy New Year from sunny Queensland Australia!
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happy new year.
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I'm a portrait photographer with a fashion taste, originally from Switzerland, now living and working in Queensland Australia.

Beside my work as a photographer, I teach photography workshops, write articles for a variety of publications, and produce the photography show 10 from the couch.

In the past, I made a living as singer and actor (in musicals, bands, and on tv), however over the years my love for photography won the battle between "in front - or - behind the camera".

My biggest talent:
To make people look and feel beautiful.

If you'd love to find out more about how "Models are made",
you might find this video interesting.

If I'm not on G+, you can find me here...

Personal Website:

10 FROM THE COUCH
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Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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Zurich, Switzerland - New York, USA - Berlin, Germany