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In mid-September the weather forecast announced some pretty warm days, most likely the last ones for this year, I tought.  And so I decided to use this opportunity to meet Mathilda and Monique at a small lake for a few shots. Water always fascinates me. The more the better. I love the ocean and I often dream of having a boat and spending my time sailing the Seven Seas. But unfortunately I get easily see sick and so it was better to let the girls get into the water and me staying at the shore 🙂

I really like the results we got. Although, or maybe just because, the shots are so different. We started both shootings in the very late afternoon. The light was changing rapidly which resulted in quite different moods. In addition, some images were taken with a digital camera and some captured on film. But on all, whether inside or outside the water, my two lovely models where giving their very best and I appreciated this a lot 🙂

Images were taken with a Nikon F4 (1.8/105) on Acros 100 or Kodak Portra 160, a Contax 645 (2.0/80) on Kodak Portra 400, a Leica SL (M0.95/50) and a Sony Alpha 7 (Canon 1.2/85).


  • Dave Wittemann28. Dezember 2016 - 0:09

    Wonderful contrast you b/w. I also love the great atmospheric light. Your models are very relaxed and on the same page with you artistically. Excellent images. May the New Year bring you much happiness and more success!ReplyCancel

  • Altamash28. Dezember 2016 - 21:24

    Love these shots, technically perfect, great compositions and the post processing just blew my mind. I hope I can make photos like this too, as this is what good photography is !ReplyCancel

  • georges francis1. Februar 2017 - 18:00

    beautiful portraits which are inspiring me in my recent paintings.

    Thanks for sharing your splendid work on Flickr!ReplyCancel

Last summer I made a trip to Berlin for a few days. I rented a small secluded dacha and used this place for a short shooting with Julia, Maria and Elfie. Unfortunately I didn’t feel very well on that day. That made it difficult for me to express my creativity and guide the girls like I usually do.
Anyway, the girls did their best and this is what we got 🙂


  • Mehdi3. Dezember 2016 - 22:30

    that’s greattt..ReplyCancel

  • Philippe Bonnet7. Dezember 2016 - 18:48

    I follow your work through FaceBook
    I appreciate very much your ambiances and lightReplyCancel

When I was visiting Chloé last weekend in Berlin, she reminded me that I still haven’t uploaded her Mallorca pictures to my blog. And that is truly a shame, because we did some really great work together there.

The whole idea for our short trip started on a cold winter day, when Chloé wrote me that she would love to do another outdoor shooting with me. She suggested April, when she would have some days off. „April?“, I answered skeptically. It was a windy and unpleasant day and I imagined a similar weather here in April. „Where do you want to shoot outdoor in April? On Mallorca?“, I joked. „Good idea“, was the next I read followed by some flight suggestions and several shooting proposals. Obvious, she wasn’t so much into joking than I was.

What I greatly appreciate about Chloé is her perseverance and her never fading enthusiasm. She always tries to get the best out of a setting. Constantly asking to have a look on the screen of my camera in order to improve her pose, correct her outfits or enhance her look. This is the type of portrait shooting I like the most. Not a model and photographer just focussing on their own jobs, but two people being creative together and bringing sensual, expressive and unique pictures into being.

  • Juan Carlos Gallegos11. Juli 2016 - 3:07

    Exquisite model and a wonderful location and lighting. CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • Ashish11. Juli 2016 - 8:40

    Your gallery is superb!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Kasbergen11. Juli 2016 - 10:40

    This is outrageously gorgeous! Every image is just fantastic! Compliments to both you and Chloe for creating such wonderful work.ReplyCancel

  • Mariusz12. Juli 2016 - 21:36

    Great photos.
    It was worth waiting so long for this new post on blog.
    I love every photo from this session. In my opinion Chloe is your most wonderful model.ReplyCancel

  • Amin13. Juli 2016 - 13:57

    she’s so naturally beautiful and the shots, poses and the scenery are simply amazing. Well done and good luckReplyCancel

  • Nevena21. November 2016 - 10:39

    Really soft

  • Marco Eckert28. Dezember 2016 - 11:22

    Wunderschöner Artikel! Grandiose, sinnliche Bilder.ReplyCancel

Most of my pictures have one thing in common: A very shallow depth-of-field. No wonder because I mostly shoot portraits and I love a soft and pleasant bokeh. So I would never ever use something like a compact camera or even a mobile phone for my shots – or would I?
Today Huawei launched their new mobile phone P9, equipped with a Leica dual-lens camera comprising two Summarit H 2.2/27 ASPH lenses. The two lenses are not only for capturing more light, to reduce noise and to increase image sharpness, but also to generate a three dimensional map that can be used to calculate an out of focus lens blur (bokeh).

A few days ago I had the opportunity to test the P9 in the Leica Museum in Wetzlar. Can you imagine a better place to try out Leica’s first smartphone camera 😉
All images are out of camera with ISO between 50 and 500 and a capture time between 1/280s and 1/25s. I edited them with the one or the other camera internal color filter (mostly blue and handsome) and set the “virtual” wide aperture to the max. value of f/0.95. The good thing about this effect is, that it can also be set afterwards. So if the wide aperture produces any image artefacts or you simply don’t like it, you can reduced or removed it completely.

I will not comment the results, but I highly appreciate if you do  🙂  Here or on facebook.
What do you think? Will computational photography some day replace a well crafted photographic lens? Will a mobile phone picture eventually be indistinguishable from an image taken with a fast prime lens?
I made a test and asked my facebook follower to guess the camera/lens of a certain picture that I took with the Huawei P9. You can find the answers here.

  • Philip7. April 2016 - 12:58

    You are looking like a gentle ,very mysterious and challenging lady. I like you ,your work and I like photography of photographic instruments . I am currently using a Lumia 535 for making pictures ,can’t say I’m a fan of using such devices for photography making but they are quite handy . I will consider getting a P9 as a next device of daily use especially because of the camera ,would appreciate having a software pro camera as on the Lumia 535ReplyCancel

    • Markus8. April 2016 - 18:07

      Err… Philip… I can assure you, Florian is definitely male… ReplyCancel

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The pictures I’m showing here had been taken almost a year ago when I managed to convince Astrid, Janina and Sandra to make themselves comfortable into some muddy water for a few minutes.
Don’t worry, it wasn’t as cold and nasty as it looks, at least for me 😉 But from the girls perspective I think they had much more pleasant shootings in the past.
Nevertheless, they did a great job and I like to thank them for all their patience and hardiness  🙂
Regarding equipment, I usually like to play around with different cameras (film and/or digital). But this time I only used my Nikon D700 together with a 1.4/85 and a 2.8/24-70 in order to work as fast as possible.
I hope you like our work.

  • Hannes Benz18. Dezember 2015 - 0:36

    <3 .. intense !ReplyCancel

  • andrea richey23. Dezember 2015 - 13:54

    …wieder eine wunderbare Serie Florian!!!
    LG AndreaReplyCancel

  • Pedro Libório5. Januar 2016 - 16:02

    absolutly wonderful work,
    as usual,I must say! I am a big fun of your „photos“ since I found it in 500px and it is always a pleasure to browse on your galleries and enjoy your stunning „captures“, keep enchanting us!ReplyCancel

  • Rama Reddy Ganta8. Januar 2016 - 18:48

    Your photos run like a poem and are an expression of beauty in the form of the ever mysterios feminine physique placed in the infinite spaces of nature and secured abodes.ReplyCancel

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