29 August, 2011

DIY: A Rivet Bomb Exa

Do you want a camera in the style of B.A. Baracus from the A-Team?
Yes, you want the bad attitude look!

Okay, you just need an old rivet belt.
I used an old belt from H&M, which was wasted. First I removed the rivets from the belt. I thought that I might put the rivets on the old leather from my EXA 1c, but this is very difficult.
So I had an other idea.
First I painted the body with red color, next I glued pieces of the belt on the body.
Admittedly it looks strange...

"I love it when a plan comes together!"

24 August, 2011

DIY: A Wood Plate Frame 2

Today once more a wood frame. It's quasi the same procedure as the first wood frame.
But now I used a router to shape an immersion into the wood. And as a substitute for a glass plate I used a plastic plate from a cake wrap.

You can use the wood shavings as a fertilizer for your plants.

I've put the picture "back at home" into the frame:

21 August, 2011

"Now that everyone in the developed world seems...

...to own some form of camera, a different space has opened for documentary photographers. It's a space free from specific events, where there are different expectations, where it is first and foremost about ideas. Now we can all take pictures, with varying degrees of consistency, more than ever before it's about what we do with photography."

Mark Power

"die szene bewölkt sich", germany, 2005/06


...helps people to see."

Berenice Abbott

"looking and waiting", germany, 2005

12 August, 2011

DIY: A Wood Plate Frame

Yesterday I submitted my picture "sum of the digits 13" (with a short text explaining why this picture is one of my favorites, what makes it special to me) to the Romka Magazine.

The deciding reason, 'cause this picture is one of my favorites:

I shot this picture in the age of more or less five years, far in the 1980s. I think it is one of my first pictures or even the first picture I've ever taken. It was lost without a trace for many years, but as I started my photography business it became a sort of personal icon for me. It says to me: Go out and take pictures!

Today I had the idea to make a frame for this picture.
I used an old wood plate as background.

1. measuring + marking:


3. grinding:

4. treating with wood preservative:

5. drilling:

6. threading:

7. customizing:

8. picture arranging:

9. mounting:

10. decorating:

11. hanging: