As you can see my name is Marcus. I’m a photography amateur, monochrome enthusiast, hobby musician, having a full time job in an office to pay the rent.
I am currently living in vienna, but i also like to travel a lot. That’s where my passion for photography originally came from. I started during summer holidays as a little kid with analog one way cameras and since the first “click” I’m kind of addicted to the sound and the way a camera works. I didn’t show my work a lot online till I figured out that tumblr has a really nice community. So I decided to create a blog showing my favourite black and white pictures of the past 6 years.
When it comes to photography I really like the “classics” e.g.: Henri Cartier Bresson, Vivian Maier, Daido Moriyama, William Klein,…. ok there are too many.
I like to shoot anything that’s eyecatching to me. It’s mostly street scenes, people and buildings in interesting light, architecture and landscapes.
I don’t think that the type of camera is very important for my kind of photography but in case you’re interested, that’s the gear I own: Ricoh Gr, Canon 5Dmii, Canon A1, Canon AE, Olympus µ2
Havin also a music background I always try to give my pictures a certain rythm. I guess that’s something music an photography have in common. I try to create those rythms with contrasts, shadows and light. And that’s where i try to find my own imagery.
We have all been told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Our perception of beauty changes greatly depending on what or who that beholder may be.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8, 24mm 1.4 Music: Written by Tiffany Wong, Recorded by Scotty Visk Spoken Word: Written by Jenna Mercaldo, Performed by Jenna Mercaldo Software: Final Cut Pro 7.0
For the first time in history a camera that costs roughly $2,500 can shoot material good enough to hold its own weight on the highest professional levels. Gale Tattersall, renowned Director of Photography, has been at the forefront of pushing HDDSLR’s in Hollywood. He shot the season finale of House entirely on a Canon 5DMII last year.
Last Night I went to Work (read as Gallery Event/Live show that no one will pay me for, buuuuut I gave out nearly all my business cards)
and it was in West Springfield of all places, on the top floor of this factory or mill or something and it turned out to be so unbelievably amazing. The live painting was cool, the bands were awesome and the energy and art were intense.
And then at like 2 am this crazy folsky jazz blues ska irish punk gypsy band Bella’s Bartok comes on (kinda like a Gogol Bordello but less Ukranian more English/Irish/Welsh) and it was so OUTRAGEOUS!! I can not remember the last time I was in a place with that kind of energy and electricity. Everyone was screaming and jumping and dancing (at times I thought the floor would give way) But everyone in that room was getting down (hey it WAS Friday i hate myself for making that joke) It felt so good. I felt like I was a part of something, this giant living, breathing dancing whole.
The Clarinet player was in pajamas on stage, and someone in the audience was playing and orange cone and people were leaping like dancers. I got momentarily confused about who was performing and who was the audience.
Long story short- I didn’t get money, but I get in the venue for free from now on (with my camera of course and I think drinks are on the house as well ) and I found an amazing scene that instantly accepts me as the Punk Rock Girl Photographizing the event. (okay so everyone was wasted but I’m okay with it)
5D Mark II. I shoot mainly primes.. particularly with a 35mm f/1.4L. I’m a major fan of the 50mm f/1.4 and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4… All three of those have different aesthetics regarding natural vignetting, distortion, visual compression and the way they react when I freelens with them (which I do a lot), so it really depends what type of shot I’m going for when choosing a lens. The 35mm f/1.4L is my go to lens for everything, though. I also have a 50D which I use when I need the reach because of the 1.6x crop factor.