Liv Interior Rugs and Accessories A/W 2017

In the middle of May, I drove up from Berlin to a little village called Nakenstorf, about 250 km north of Berlin pretty close to the Baltic See. In this beautiful village I met up with a small team from Liv Interior to shoot the Accessories and Rug catalogues for Autumn Winter 2017. The location chosen for this shoot was a modern house just by the lake Neuklostersee. 

Thanks to the amazing model Maja, a great styling team and beautiful products, we finished the shoot in two long days. I was only working with natural light, reflectors/molton black out, my Canon EOS 5d Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8 L and Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L. Grading done only with Capture One Pro 9 and retouch done in Adobe Photoshop.

Below are my favourites, hope you'll enjoy!

 

Interior Shoot with Magdalena Lindstedt!

A couple of weeks ago me and Magdalena Lindstedt (www.mlindstedt.com) did a little shoot together! We worked in one location for 2 days for a homestaging project, resulting in 25 images with a brighter and lighter mood following the spring, but still with our Scandinavian touch. Styled with various simplistic furniture, her amazing props and a really beautiful floral arrangement. 

On this shoot I worked with a Canon EOS 5d Mark III, mostly Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 MkII L and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L. Due to a super cloudy Berlingrey day, I worked with both daylight and some sunlight boosting with my Elinchrom BRX 500ws, 10° grids and yellow gels. Grading done in Capture One 10 and retouch in Adobe Photoshop. 

I hope you'll enjoy the selection below and don't forget to click for lightbox!

Vegetarian portobello and brown button mushroom soup!

Continuing with my little food project with the aim of developing my cooking and photography, I made a great mushroom soup the other day! Even though it doesn't look very tasty with its hues of grey and brown, it was delicious! 

This baby was easily made; frying onion, celery and garlic until blonde in olive oil. Then throwing in fresh thyme and rosemary along with chopped up mushrooms and a glug of white wine. I used my cast iron skillet because A) it looks great in pictures B) it was easier to get a nice surface on the mushrooms C) it gives a more even temperature.

When all fried for some time and the wine reduced and absorbed by the mushrooms I transferred everything to a large pot and added vegetable stock and some more wine. After simmering for some time, I poured in some whole cream and seasoned with salt and pepper. Finally I mixed the soup smooth and topped it off with fresh thyme and some fried mushrooms from before!

Let me know if you want the full recipe and I hope you'll enjoy the pictures below, click for lightbox!  

Juniqe Spring/Easter shoot 2017

About a month ago, I did another great interior shoot with Juniqe! This time it was for their Spring/Easter campaign and it all happened with a small but great team; me shooting and retouching, Sabine Zoltnere from Juniqe Art Directing and styling and Sofia Henriques from Juniqe helping with styling. This time, we were backed up with furniture and props from Victoria met Albert.

All image below are shot with the new Canon 5d mkIV, (most shots) with the Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8L II and (some shots) with Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II. I worked mostly with natural light (all the way to sundown, last picture shot with a shutter speed of 10 seconds!), reflecting fabric and some sunny backup from my old friends Elinchrom BRX 500. 

If you want to see more of their products, don't hesitate to check out their website or head over to their Facebook Page or Instagram!

I hope you'll enjoy my pictures and don't forget to click for light box!

 

 

 

2 weeks in Guatemala

From mid-January to beginning of February me and two friends did what every Northern European should; we left the dark and (fairly) cold winter in Berlin for 2 weeks in the sun in Guatemala. 

With good food, great drinks, sunny days, beautiful and very diverse nature we managed to survive both Guatemala and this winter. For this trip I decided not to bring my work camera, but got to borrow one from my bestie instead. All pictures below are shot with a Nikon D5100, some with the kit lens 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 G ED and some with the great prime lens Nikkor 35mm 1.8 G. 

Our journey began in Guatemala City with a quick cab ride over to Antigua, where we stayed for 2 nights. Then west to Lake Atitlan and San Juan for 5 days, back to Guatemala City and a night bus up to the north; Flores and Tikal for 2 nights, then a bumpy ride in a minivan down to Coban and Semuc Champey for 2 nights. 2 weeks went by fast, but it was enough for a small country like Guatemala. I would recommend ANYONE to go there and feel free to contact me or comment for tips!!

I hope you'll enjoy my pictures below and click for light box! 

 

Vegan Bolognese, Vegetarian Pasta and some Non-Vegetarian Parmesan

Dark days like this, I'm trying to put some time into developing my average skills in cooking as well as my pretty non-existing skills in food photography. With a little more time on my hands I got to try out my fairly new pasta machine as well!

This little free-styled session in the kitchen did actually turn out to give me a pretty good vegan bolognese with onion, garlic, squash, celery, bayleaves, herbs, tomatoes and soy protein. With that some home made pasta (eggs and 00-flour), fresh basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Super simple, I know, but nonetheless well tasting.

Juniqe Winter/Christmas shoot 2016

A couple of weeks ago I did an interior shoot with the amazing print and homeware company Juniqe! It all happened with a small, but great team with Sabine Zoltnere (from Juniqe) art directing and styling in the beautiful apartment "Gebruder Fritz" in the western side of Berlin. Some of the stylish furniture in the main shots is from amazing Bolia. I shot the whole thing with my old Canon 5d Mark II, the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 II, natural light and a couple of polyboards.  I'm very proud and happy to present the pictures below! Share and like if you like what you see! Click the picture for lightbox.