Fotoeins Fotografie

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Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

19 for 19: Fotograms from 2019 (IG)

Above/Featured: Vancouver Central (VPL) – 11 November.

I look back at 2019 through 19 images posted on social media, continuing a consecutive string of year-end reviews. With the following images made entirely in the metropolitan Vancouver area, a number of questions about places past and present were raised; what remained elusive were clear answers about home and belonging.

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ÖBB, Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Austrian Federal Railways, Kitzbühel, Austria, Österreich, fotoeins.com

Picture frames (IG)

Above/featured: On board ÖBB train, near Kitzbühel, Austria – 13 May 2018.

At what am I looking really? What I see is much more outside of the camera field and outside of the image itself. What I choose to show is constrained by the artificial border which I’ve imposed on what I’ve seen. Going further, I’ve invited the challenge of presenting only in square format with an “unspoken requirement” for central symmetry. But if done correctly, sometimes it’s the jarring “asymmetry” that poses questions about what’s on display. Whether or not images are compelling is left as an exercise to the reader.

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18 for 18, Fotoeins Fotograms

18 for 18: Fotoeins Fotograms of 2018 (IG)

Above/Featured: A test image with the X70: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC – 1 May.

In continuing my year-end reviews over the last five consecutive years, I look back at 2018 through 18 Instagram images from two major travel events: Austria and Germany in May, and the American Southwest in October. One big change to the way I think about and carry out my photography has been the addition of a compact mirrorless fixed-prime camera, the Fujifilm X70, which I obtained in May.

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Image by mohamed hassan on pxhere (CC0).

18 artists and togs I found in 2018 (IG)

A lot of ink, talk, discontent, and contempt has appeared regarding the uses and abuses on Facebook’s Instagram; see here and here. I discovered on Instagram the presence of the following 18 artists and photographers, some of whom I’d already been aware from print. It’s in many of their images where I’ve found stillness, inspiration, stimulation, and provocation, and that’s why you should get to know some of these people. I’ll continue to admire their work elsewhere when present forms of social media will (must?) inevitably disappear.

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17 for 17, Fotoeins Fotograms of 2017, fotoeins.com

17 for 17: Fotoeins Fotograms of 2017 (IG)

Featured: At the Germany-Austria border, from Fellhorn mountain near Oberstdorf: 8 March.

Another year gone, another 34-thousand images made*

As the image above shows, I also spent a lot of time this year at the Austrian-German frontier, much of it at altitude.

Below I look back at the year 2017 with a selection of 17 images. Each picture is a direct clickable link to the corresponding post on Instagram.

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Namesti Republiky, Republic Square, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

16 for (20)16: Urban Moments (IG)

Featured photo: Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square), Prague, Czech Republic – 6 Nov 2016.

From thousands of photographs over the last year, I have more than enough to highlight numerous examples of travel and urban photography. The following “moments” are selected from Instagram: a second set of 16 for 2016.

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Lutherdenkmal, Marktplatz, Lutherstadt Eisleben, Eisleben, axony-Anhalt, Germany, fotoeins.com

16 for (20)16: Travel Instants (IG)

Featured image: Luther memorial at Market Square, Eisleben, Germany – 26 Oct 2016.

From thousands of photographs over the last year, I have more than enough to highlight numerous examples of travel and urban photography. The following “instants” are selected from Instagram: my 16 for 2016.

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Morning, Deutsche Bahn, Regional Bahn, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Steinach, Franconia, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

15 for 15: Fotoeins’ Fotograms for 2015 (IG)

The following are 15 key Instagram posts from this past year. They’re important in light of my growing desire to give into creative impulses to produce something a little different and meaningful than serviceable shots. There’s nothing wrong with “serviceable”; on the contrary, I’m looking for something extraordinary.

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Fotoeins Fotograms 14 o' 2014 cover

Fotoeins’ Fotograms: 14 for 14, in 2014 (IG)

At the end of 2013, I listed my 13 instants for the year. I continue to be fascinated by how we look at the world in square format in contrast with 4-by-3 or 3-by-2 formats. It’s not exactly the throwback to a distant past with square photographic plates, but the same physical and photographic principles regarding central symmetry apply. Here are 14 ‘fotograms’ from 2014, including a new 6D, watching my father die, and a return ‘home’ to Deutschland.

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Fotoeins’ 13 Instants from 2013

It’s been an interesting year, as “interesting” came complete with their own highs and lows, across a variety of nations on three continents. Friends would say that’s simply par for the course to describe any length of time on travel. I ended my year-long around-the-world (RTW) trip in January, sought a new path in Sydney, Australia between March and June, and returned to Vancouver, Canada with a short stop in Europe for a writing course at the end of July. The following 13 moments in 2013 arrive courtesy from Berlin, Germany; Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; and Wellington, New Zealand.

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