Sunday, March 18, 2012


As you can see, I am a blogging madman. Almost two years to the day, but here are some new Black & White photos of Tokyo. Wish I had packed my M6, but you can only carry so much and there are some Flexbody images on the way.

Take a look at more here or on flickr

Playa del Carmen

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Playa del Carmen 4

Escaping the German winter and my slow but ever present work (not to mention Sabine’s not so slow and ever present ICU shifts) became increasingly important. So important, that I am now posting this from the pool in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We have been before, and each time a bit of the Cancun awfulness creeps down into Playa, taking away and hippy/lonely planet edge it may have had. But for us to forget the rigors of the German winter and sleep of the jet lag, it works. We will not stay here long, as it really has nothing to do with Mexico, but it is a kick in the ass. Too bad about all the Canadian hockey fans (and the sports bar below our hotel).

But best of all, it is Sunday, which is Mexican go the Beach Day. About 4 km north of Playa is the “locals” beach, with I always enjoy.

Take a look at more here

Playa del Carmen 5


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It’s true. I like Playboy, and no, not for the articles. It is sort of the Grand Dame of softcore and still has, well the German edition at least, some truly great erotic photography. So when my wife gave me a a workshop in Munich with Andreas Reiter, Playboy photographer, I was pleased. Stunned perhaps, but pleased.

Doreen Seidl at the Playboy Workshop, with Andreas Reiter, 2010

While it was a bit pricy as such things go and it was the first time he had done such a large and complex workshop, it was also very much a success. The locations were great, styling fun and the entire team extremely open and helpful. Recently, I have started to shift away from travel and street photos and started to do more production work, thanks to the ever interesting influence of Bitch Kitty Racing. It was a pleasure to learn that we weren’t doing everything wrong, and even a few things right.

I certainly am not satisfied with the results, here a pose wrong, there some poor lighting, but the for the 15-20 minutes we each got and the sheer number of people wandering around the set, I really can’t complain. It was of course disheartening to see the shots Andreas made as a short demonstration for us, as they were vastly better. The 10,000 hour theory at work!

You can see more here. And some behind the scenes shots of the workshop itself here.

Doreen Seidl at the Playboy Workshop, with Andreas Reiter, 2010

Leica M9

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Though I am afraid to mention it, I doubt that anyone is really surprised. I had one of the first M8s, which in retrospect may not have been such a great idea. And now I have one of the first M9s, which seems to be working out pretty well. No, it does not have ISO 25,000 like the Nikon D700, but who really gives a f***. Really. It is awesome.

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New Domain, New Design

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quick introduction. May be the third try is the best, I have had a few blogs off and on, but nothing successful. Slowly I actually have a few things to say. Watch this space.