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Gylliver in Liliput

A coastal city by the Mediterranean sea in Egypt called Matrouh has a famous huge rock not so far from the shore, people come from all over Egypt to climb it up and jump back to the sea, when i saw this scene, i immediately thought of Gulliver and the tiny people of Liliput so i took the shot.

Photo releases needed??

I shoot on the streets and try to obtain releases BUT this is not always possible, as you know. One attorney tells me I can photograph anyone in public where another one is not so sure. I sell my images at art galleries and via art festivals. WHAT do you do and is there definitive language that spells out what is really correct and current...

Shoes: Under Armour Charged Lightning

Here's a recent shoot I did for a class assignment. I got an early Christmas present and the assignment was Product Photography, or in other words "sell me a product."

I include multiple variations of each image, most notably a "clean version" without lightning and then the electrified versions. If it wasn't clear, the lightning is...

Finlaggan Whiskey

From a recent product shoot. However, this is version 2. This image uses 3 lights and only some additional layers of the label and cap. Still a composite, it was built so the bottle can be isolated and the background reflections etc adjusted as needed. My previous attempt utilized only 1 light source and was composited from about 6-10 image,...


Lately I've been focussing on mental health issues in my conceptual work. It's a topic that feels ripe for inspiration, and recently a member of my family has been going through some incredibly rough times due to their mental illness. This image is an exploration of that sinking and drowning feeling that is associated with depression and...

Portrait at a home studio

Hey guys!

So this is a portrait I took of my lady, the idea is to practice with my gear, one light (46" Wescott Octobox with an extra diffuser for a softer look) one flash for the background (which is one of our blankets) and one hair light. I did a little bit of frequency separation for the skin.


Starting wtith headshots

Hi, my Name is Philipp I'm a student in digital journalism in Cologne (GER).
Last year I upgraded my old camera to a Pentax K1 and for now I'm taking my first steps in headshot-photography.

This 2 Images are made between a shooting for an website relaunch at our university.