Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wedding picture of the week #2

I photographed the wonderful wedding of Fariba and Boris yesterday. They are such a great couple and very nice people. Here is one shot I really like...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tap Dance: Sarah Petronio in Hamburg

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of welcoming tap master Sarah Petronio as a guest teacher and performer here in Hamburg.
Together with my outstanding band and guest tap dancer Carson Murphy from New York, we sold out a wonderful show at Kampnagel, Hamburg.
The band members were Markus Voigt (tr), Matthäus Winnitzki (p), Oliver Karstens (b) & Stefan Dahm (dr).
I always admired Sarah's style of dancing and find it very inspiring. Subtle yet powerful, expressive and full of emotions. It was a joy dancing together and hosting a wonderful and inspiring workshop at my studio.

Here is a snapshot of Sarah and Carson dancing in my living room ...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Best of weddings 2012

While getting reading for this year's wedding season I was going through my photos from 2012. Here is a collection of a few of my favorites. Some I have posted before, some others I haven't.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Swing Dancing!

Two days ago I was hired by my swing dancing friends and colleagues from swingwerkstatt in Hamburg to photograph their new promo shots. 
It was quite fun and for the first time I got to use the X Pro 1 with studio lights. I used two Profoto 600 Compacts with a 5" Octa Softbox. 
Unfortunately while setting up everything I ran into trouble because my X 1 Pro would not fire the strobes. Neither cable via the sync outlet nor radio triggered with my Pulsar radio triggers would work. It took me a while to realize that my camera was not properly working so luckily I had a second body which just worked fine. 
Once everything was up and running it was quite fun to shoot with the X Pro 1 in a studio setup and the results turned out quite nice. 

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So here are a few Lindy Hop pics....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Teaching at the University of Washington

Soon after I came to Seattle in November I met visual artist Susie Lee ( and she invited me to collaborate in teaching a photography class at the University of Washington. 
I was very excited about the project especially because the idea was to combine and research elements of tap dance and photography that both art forms have in common. We discussed different physical and musical exercises that could work together and lead the students to new ideas in their art making and we developed different ideas around time, timing, movement and space. 
Last Monday classes started and it was quite fun. We started off using exercises that I often use with my dance company to create an awareness of space, rhythm and time and that helps your mind connecting with each other and your environment. It was was great doing this not with dancers but photography students. We later combined these exercises with image making.
The class will continue for a few weeks and it's gonna be very interesting to see where this will lead.

Here are a few photos from our experiment.... 


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

2012 was an amazing year for me with new experiences, amazing dance productions with very gifted artists, wonderful photo jobs and a great relationship. Now I am very much looking forward to the next year.
I wish everybody a Happy New Year 2013, Thomas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the streets...Seattle #1

Here are a few street photographs from the last few days. I just love to roam the city with my camera trying to capture a certain feel and atmosphere of the neighborhoods, the people and the environment.
Enjoy... Thomas

Friday, November 30, 2012

Urban Landscapes: Seattle #2

I have been in Seattle now for two weeks and have done quite a bit street photography. The city is very photogenic and the light here is just beautiful.
All pictures were done with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and the X100.

More to come....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

West Seattle

Two days ago I arrived in Seattle. I will be here for next couple of month spending time with my girlfriend, dancing and photographing a lot. I am living in a nice apartment in West Seattle overlooking the water. I took these photos this morning going for an early walk and recovering from jet lag.

All pictures are taken with the Fuji X-Pro 1 and converted using Silver Efex 2

More to come soon. //thomas