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The usual photography

A first picture...

Read the user manual for the camera carefully holding the camera firmly in the hands, use enough light or use a flash, then set a very short exposure time.
► Trigger the camera.
This is how the work becomes "extraordinarily" good...


Why should I take photos that tell a thousandth of a second from someone's life?

There are more options, aren't there?

Conventional Photography
Sensitivity 100 ASA, exposure time 1/1000 s, aperture F11, studio flash

Photography including time

A second picture...

Here's an attempt: I want the time in the picture. It should also become an essential part.

► Let's go!

It's ten seconds from my life. The picture shows an encounter with myself.

That's ten thousand times more than that from the first picture!

And it's still a regular photograph.

Photography with time
Sensitivity 100 ASA, exposure time 10s, aperture F11, studio flash

The pictures

Both photographs come out of the camera as they can be seen here. There is no pictorial processing with Photoshop or similar programs.
There is no artificial intelligence either. My own was enough.

I only changed the lighting design in the second picture: Steady light and multiple flashing light. That's all.

RAW Fotos, Bild 1
Exposure time 1/1000 seconds

And the objections

I often hear that it could be done much easier with film or video.

You can do a lot with video. But not exactly that. The camera takes 25, 50 or more individual pictures per second, which are then played back one after the other. In the 10 seconds, for example, 500 individual images. So 500 pictures from a person's life would be shown and not a single one!

Motion blur: none, no way.

RAW photos, image 2
Exposure time 10 seconds

The time in the picture

I love photographs with motion blur. This creates a massively increased dynamic. Time as the fourth dimension helps a lot. It would be a shame to just ignore them.

Time as a dimension in the picture has fascinated me throughout my photographic life. A lot of pictures were taken that way. In earlier years analogue and now digital.

Here is a brief overview. Apart from small retouches, all pictures come out of the camera as seen here. They're not multiple exposures either.

During the Corona period, a direct encounter was very difficult. With my photography technique it was a bit easier.

  • Das war ein Tag vor dem Lockdon
  • Begegnung mit mir selbst
  • Auseinandersetzung mit mir selbst

I also experiment intensively with light and movement in front of the camera, especially with LED's since 2012. Here the long exposure helped particularly well.

  • Berlin, Bernau
  • Berlin, Luckenwalde
  • Ich im Atelier
  • Atelierkeller in der alten Mosterei
  • Angers
  • Berlin, Luckenwalde

Early works from the years 1980 to 2000, analog photography, some with flash.

  • London Underground, 2000
  • Atelier, AURAMA, 1991
  • Atelier, AURAMA, 1991
  • Waldau, 1986
  • Bern, Junkerngasse, 1984
  • Remo und Markus, 1993
  • Luc-Andé, 1997
  • Luc-Andé, 1997
  • Luc-Andé, 1997
  • Luc-Andé, 1997