All posts by tamarabeatrice

Ruins reconstructed – A glimpse into the world of damsels, knights and others

Have you ever walked through the ruins of a fort or a castle? Can you still remember the feeling you had while doing so? Or what was on your mind then? Ever since I’ve been a fan of old things and places and I’m incredibly interested in history. I was lucky to grow up in ...

Is that INSTAGRAMABLE?

Sometimes, I’ve got to admit, I get the feeling that the whole world of social media has taken mankind a bit closer to insanity. We regularly hear and listen about people experiencing their trip on their smartphone, restaurants, ice-cream parlors etc. being flooded. But not because the creations you get there taste so well, no, ...

NEWS – Where do our lenses come from?

Have you ever been wondering where the lenses in our camera bags are actually produced? I have, and that’s why I’ve started to do some research about where SIGMA products are being manufactured. During my research I came across the town Aizu in the Fukushima prefecture in the northern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. ...

Finding Vivian Maier

Hey guys, Almost two years ago I told you about a very special photographer whose entire work was only found after her death. She didn’t see any of her photos published in her lifetime. Only after she died in 2009, her 1,200 undeveloped film rolls from her estate were sold by auction and thus they ...

The “Nikon Small World“ Competition

We all know that on this planet and in this universe there are so many things we have absolutely no clue about. Outer space, although a lot has already been discovered, still remains a mystery for mankind and the depths of the oceans have barely been explored. But we don’t even need to go that ...

GDPR and its impact on photography

  The GDPR makes life difficult. Unfortunately, photographers are not excluded. Above all, those who photograph people in their pictures, have to make some thoughts on data protection due to the GDPR. We clarify today and summarized the most important information in a compact form. The right to one’s own image Since the GDPR came ...

An autumn stroll in Ireland’s capital

“Cozy like a pub, hospitable like a village,” I could read before my departure on some websites as I was looking for some travel inspiration. I wasn’t quite able to imagine what that meant. Shortly after my arrival it became quite obvious to me, though. Dublin is a wonderful city which, despite its size, has ...

Loving Vincent

In my last article I told you about Wolfgang Beltracchi and the art of forgery. That’s how I got inspired by paintings again and so I visited the Albertina yesterday, one of my favorite museums in Vienna, and also watched my favorite movie of the last Oscar Awards. I regret that this movie was “only” ...

Daguerreotypy

The Daguerrotype process has its origins in 19th century France. Joseph Niépce was the inventor of photography. However, French painter Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1797 – 10 July 1851) with his particular photographic process made it practical and popular. On 19 August 1839 the first Daguerrotype portrait was created. This so-called “light-based portraiture” ...

The art of forgery

Today I don’t want to tell you something about photography but remain in the field of art. Photography is my greatest passion indeed, but I still keep looking beyond, right into many other exciting fields of the creative and artistic world. I love old Renaissance painting, conceptual sculptures in Dadaism or abstract paintings in Cubism. ...