62 Photos - Dec 11, 2011
Photo: The shadows dance
The culprits fall
The cold brings shadows
They dance and fall
(Anathema, Where Shadows Dance)

"Real" blur (camera motion, shutter speed: 1/40 sec.)

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #abstract  Photo: We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
Abstract art will have been good for one thing:
To restore its exact virginity to figurative art.(Salvador Dalí)Photo: We Walk Through The WoodsPhoto: Dirty DraperyPhoto: I dreamt of a snowy forest
And of never waking up
Before the warm atlantic winds
Blew my dream away
And made the days as pale
As they were before
When I used to be awake

+Poets Society of PhotographyPhoto: Inspired by Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky.
Camera movement, no PS filters.Photo: If I Focus, It Gets ComplicatedPhoto: A bit different from my "usual" style. But hey, sometimes even I need some colour. ;DPhoto: "201.182.30"

The title refers to the IKEA product number of the watering can. ;D

For +#Window Wednesday

#WindowWednesday #blackandwhitephotography #abstract #photographyPhoto: "3 x 3"

For +Repetitive Tuesday curated by +Ping Doherty +Andy Q. and +Frank Schillinger 
Also for #ArchitextureTuesday  curated by +Ranjan Saraswati 

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #abstract   #repetitivetuesday  Photo: Urban Abstraction #1Photo: Urban Abstraction #2Photo: Urban Abstraction #3Photo: Es ist lächerlich, sagt der Stolz
Es ist leichtsinnig, sagt die Vorsicht
Es ist unmöglich, sagt die Erfahrung
Es ist was es ist, sagt die Liebe
(Auszug aus "Es ist was es ist" von Erich Fried)

It is ludicrous, says pride
It is foolish, says caution
It is impossible, says experience
It is what it is, says love
(Excerpt from "It is what it is" by Erich Fried)Photo: Taken in Kassel (Germany), "home" of the documenta 13.
#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #abstract   #architecture   #kassel   #documenta   #d13  Photo: Taken in Kassel (Germany), "home" of the documenta 13.

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #abstract   #architecture   #kassel   #documenta   #d13  Photo: Universitätsplatz, Halle/Saale (Germany).Photo: Klaus-Hermann-Straße, Guben (Germany).Photo: Abandoned "Schlecker" store.
Klaus-Hermann-Straße, Guben (Germany).Photo: "Urban Abstraction #10"
Pestalozzistraße, Guben (Germany).Photo: "Urban Abstraction #11"
Kastanienstraße, Guben (Germany).

For +#Window Wednesday 

#windowwednesday   #abstract   #photography  Photo: "Light Leaks"

Main station, Kassel (Germany).

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #monochromephotography   #architecture  Photo: Postcard from Vienna. :)
Donau-City-Straße, 22nd district, Vienna (Austria).

For +#Window Wednesday 

#windowwednesday   #vienna   #wien   #kaisermühlen   #vic   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography  Photo: Karl-Borromäus-Kirche, Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery).
11th district, Vienna (Austria).

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #abstract   #vienna   #wien   #zentralfriedhof   #jugendstil  Photo: A piece from the "Target" series of American painter Jasper Johns.
mumok, Vienna (Austria).

#popart   #jasperjohns   #mumok   #vienna   #wien   #abstract   #target  Photo: Stairs in front of the mumok (museum of contemporary art) in Vienna (Austria).

#abstract   #vienna   #wien   #mumok  Photo: "HOCH ZWEI" (OMV-Tower)
Trabrennstraße, 2nd district, Vienna (Austria).

#vienna   #wien   #krieau   #abstract   #sky   #photography  Photo: He would conclude that nothing was real except chance.
(Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy - City of Glass)

Donau-City-Straße, 22nd district, Vienna (Austria).

#abstract   #photography   #vienna   #wien   #reflection  Photo: Imhoff chocolate museum, Cologne (Germany).
Single frame. ;)

#urban   #abstract   #abstraction   #photography   #reflection   #cologne  Photo: Malfattigasse, 12th district, Vienna (Austria).

#vienna   #wien   #abstract   #photography   #yellow   #rothko  Photo: Friedrichsstraße, Kassel (Germany).

#abstract   #photography   #kassel   #square   #urban  Photo: Don't dwell on the forthcoming
As I know it won't be happening
And you know, when I'm gone
You'll hear my cries on the wind
(Anathema, Cries on the Wind)

#mobilephotography   #androidography   #abstract  Photo: Disdain sold me up the river
Stole a part of me forever
Made this compromise together
I was trading trust for never
Yet little did I know
(Alternative 4, Still Waters)

Title inspired by the book "Messages from Water" by Masaru Emoto.

#abstract   #autumn   #reflection   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #melancholy  Photo: Do tears not yet spilled wait in small lakes?
Or are they invisible rivers that run toward sadness?
(Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions)

#abstract   #autumn   #reflection   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #melancholy Photo: La voie, le saule s'incline dessus du ruisseau,
Comme une personne qui se descend criant pour l'amant.
La voie le saule s'incline dessus du ruisseau,
Comme une personne qui se descend criant pour l'amant.
Me rapelle d'automne précedente, en révérence,
Je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé à vous
Je m'ai engagé, je m'ai engagé, I plegded myself to you.
(Anathema, J'ai Fait Une Promesse)

#abstract   #autumn   #reflection   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #melancholy  Photo: Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any state or people.
(Ban Ki-moon)

The title of the image refers to the Yiddish song Zog Nit Keyn Mol written in 1943 by Hirsh Glick, a young Jewish inmate of the Vilna Ghetto, and can be translated as Never say this is the final road for you.

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The picture was taken at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (Germany).
The motion blur is "real", the whole picture almost unedited.

#holocaust   #remembrance   #abstract   #berlin  Photo: Follow the straight line, the ultimate deceiver
Close one eye, step to the side
We will always be part of the great misdirect
Stepping in and stepping out
We will always be part of the great misdirect
Mirrors and obfuscation
(Between the Buried and Me, Obfuscation)

Detail of "Yi Garden" by Zhu Pei, from the temporary installation "Alles unter dem Himmel gehört allen", Kassel (Germany).

#abstract   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #kassel  Photo: "Downwards on the Way to the Bottom of Things"

#abstract   #photography   #blackandwhitephotography  Photo: From the first to the last, well, the wave is waiting
For the rubies and diamonds that are slipping through your fingers
In the glinting of an eye
I'm just a thought vibrating and I'm riding on high
Now that the wave is breaking, now that the future's waiting
I'm gonna step inside and take a ride
Into another dimension, another dimension
(Amplifier, The Wave)

Deutsche Bank office towers, Frankfurt (Germany).
No editing except converting to black and white.

#abstract   #surreal   #photography   #frankfurt   #experimentalphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  Photo: "Lines of Sight"

A collaboration with +Kristijan Jerkovic 
Based on an idea by http://richardleach.deviantart.com/

#abstract   #surreal   #photography   #collaboration   #diptych   #blackandwhitephotography  Photo: Pictures of an exhibition.

"on light: Adolf Luther und sein Umkreis"
Mönchehaus Goslar, 11.05. bis 30.06.2013
http://www.moenchehaus.de/kuenstl/luther/luther.html

Single frame, no manipulation.

#blackandwhitephotography   #abstract    #surreal   #mönchehaus   #goslar  Photo: Pictures of an exhibition.

"on light: Adolf Luther und sein Umkreis"
Mönchehaus Goslar, 11.05. bis 30.06.2013
http://www.moenchehaus.de/kuenstl/luther/luther.html

Single frame, no manipulation.

#photography   #abstract    #surreal   #mönchehaus   #goslarPhoto: Pictures of an exhibition.

"on light: Adolf Luther und sein Umkreis"
Mönchehaus Goslar, 11.05. bis 30.06.2013
http://www.moenchehaus.de/kuenstl/luther/luther.html

Single frame, no manipulation.

#photography   #abstract    #surreal   #mönchehaus   #goslarPhoto: The wind that shakes the barley.
Color edit for +Stefanie LePape :-)

Shutter speed 1/15 sec.
Some contrast enhancement

#naturephotography   #abstractphotography   #abstract   #barley #summer  Photo: IntercapillaryPhoto: The BalletPhoto: Infinite HorizonsPhoto: Urban Abstraction #17Photo: The Obscure Camera

A collaboration with +zosia k and Dafydd Williams for an abstract photo exhibition in Abertillery, Wales. Open until December 31, 2013.

For more information visit http://thekickplateproject.blogspot.de/2013/12/lost-and-found-and-obscure-camera.html

#exhibition   #abstract   #photography   #wales  Photo: After posting rather melancholic and depressing stuff, I've decided that it's about time to continue my "Urban Abstraction" series. Hope it's worth watching it. ;-)

"Urban Abstraction No. 18"

Taken in Korbach (Germany).
And yes, it's a Woolworth neon sign. ^^

#photography   #abstract   #urbanabstraction   #florianschmidt   #korbach   #neonsign   #facade   #architecture  Photo: Obere Königsstraße, Kassel (Germany), 22.03.2014
Mobile photography (Nexus 5 and VSCO Cam)

#kassel   #urbanphotography   #mobilephotography   #androidography   #nexus5   #vscocam  Photo: Neue Fahrt, Kassel (Germany), 22.03.2014
Mobile photography (Nexus 5 and VSCO Cam)

#kassel   #urbanphotography   #mobilephotography   #androidography   #nexus5   #vscocam  Photo: "Red Alert"

Hito Steyerl for documenta 12.
Now exhibited at the “Neue Galerie”, Kassel (Germany).
2014

Zooming out during freehand exposure.
Vignette added.
No further editing.

#abstractphotography   #abstract   #experimentalphotography   #contemporaryart  Photo: UntitledPhoto: Seems as if I'm back. ^^

Day 1 of my #fivedayquest 

I was invited by my buddy +Philipp Lutz , a landscape and cityscape / architecture photographer from Bavaria.

Today I want to invite +Debora Schmidt, my wife and a brilliant abstract photographer!

There are 3 simple rules to absolve:
1) post 5 shots on 5 days
2) use the tag #fivedayquest 
3) tag a circlefriend to join in, mentioning the original person who tagged you too

My photo from today is from my recent trip to Budapest. It's from my "Urban Abstraction" series, but could also be name "The Sky Moves Sideways". ;-)

#abstract   #urban   #budapest   #photography  Photo: Day 2 of my #fivedayquest 

I was invited by my buddy +Philipp Lutz , a landscape and cityscape / architecture photographer from Bavaria.

Today I want to invite +Jorge Schramm, an excellent nature and macro photographer.

There are 3 simple rules to absolve:
1) post 5 shots on 5 days
2) use the tag #fivedayquest 
3) tag a circlefriend to join in, mentioning the original person who tagged you too

My photo from today is from my recent trip to Budapest, taken at the metro station "Fövam tér".

#abstract   #urban   #budapest   #photography #metro   #blackandwhitephotography   #androidography   #vscocam  Photo: Day 3 of my #fivedayquest 

I was invited by +Philipp Lutz , a landscape and cityscape / architecture photographer from Bavaria, and by +Jorge Schramm , a nature and macro photographer from Bavaria. :-)

Today I want to invite +Crina Prida , an excellent portrait photographer from Romania. Make sure to check out her great work!

There are 3 simple rules to absolve:
1) post 5 shots on 5 days
2) use the tag #fivedayquest 
3) tag a circlefriend to join in, mentioning the original person who tagged you too

My photo from today is from my recent trip to Budapest, taken at the road along the Danube river. Hence the title "On the Banks of the Blue Danube". ^^

#photography   #abstract   #minimalist   #budapest  Photo: "Urban Abstraction"
(from an ongoing series)

Halle/Saale-Neustadt (Germany)
July 2013

#blackandwhitephotography   #monochromephotography   #lightandshadowphotography   #hallesaale  Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: