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Downtown – The LA Noir Series

Darkness. Homelessness between faded glory and neon lights. Marquees as last remains of Broadway’s more glamorous times. Abandonment and adherence of the old world of cinema. This district once had the highest concentration of movie theatres in the world.

Street Photography: These streets of the ancient city of Lijiang Old Town are filled with tourists. Most of the time you see people shopping or putting a lot of effort in creating selfies with their iPhones.

But every now and then when you leave the crowded main streets, you will

Architecture of Lijiang Old Town: The Old Town is a well preserved city of ethnic minorities in the Yunnan Province of China. Lijiang is located on a plateau about 2400 meter above sea level and surrounded by the Lion Mountain in the west an the Elephant and Golden Row Mountains in the north.

The Old Town was built in the late Song Dynasty and early Yuan Dynasty and has a rich history of more than 1000 years. 

I love to experiment with Double Exposures during the night. The challenge is to compose your subjects to one frame before you take the picture – with regards to the urban lights that changes the perception of the area during a long exposure.

A couple of years back when I shot the photos such as Metropolis, Hollywood Geisha, Art and Whiskey Love with my Canon 1D Mark III I did not have a

Recently I went on a little boat tour through the port of Hamburg. It was amazing to see the industrial areas from the water side. I was immediately drawn to the cranes that define the skyline in our Urban Landscape. Some of us have gotten so used to that they don’t see the beauty of this Cityscape anymore.

Street Art has evolved to so much more than Graffiti. Stencils, Murals, Propaganda style imagery and Graffiti: Street Art is found all around the world, expressing Freedom of Speech, Political Motivation or telling the History of Heritage.

With the big names such as Banksy, Mear One, Obey, Alec Monopoly, Retna, J.R. and many more, Street Art has become a powerful voice in our cities.

I am not the biggest fan of overly photoshopped photos or heavy HDR looks. There are many ways to have your sunset shot look great. Most of the photographers I know work with gray filters and gray filter everything.

HAMBURGER DOM

I just really love County Fairs – not because of the food or because of hopping on the thrill rides.

As soon as it gets dark and the lights start to sparkle in the night, I set up my tripod and capture the moving rides that fly through the darkness.