.beautiful things don´t ask for attention.

i´m very thankful to have the opportunity for a small exhibition at the wonderful “holzapfel coffeebar” with pictures from japan.

every print is for sale! small A4 prints for 80€ and large A2 for 150€, each print, numbered and signed, 36 pictures in total. so please come as you are, have an amazing coffee and a kessler rosè sparkling wine and dive into my tokyo adventure. if you like to have a special size, please let me know, every wish will fulfilled.






.a good decision.

i got a lot of mails in the past about my gear, and this rich bitch leica thing… so i will tell you from my point of view:

first – stop bitching! i worked very hard for about two years to fulfill my dream to buy me a 7000€ camera. and so it is!

second – you can buy a ton of shitty crap canikon or fujitax cameras, because you wanna safe money and always dream about your favourite hasselblad or any other. or you gonna safe a bit and buy it, and buy one camera for ten years and not ten shit cameras in ten years!! the money you spent is the same after all, and you are not gonna lie at yourself, and safe resources. i can tell you, you will never regret! and believe me!!!!!!!! …  you will gonna shoot ten times more, you gonna love each klick, any mark on the body, any camera strap you will buy for your baby. this will be the best time of your life. but mind my words, a good equipment don´t automatically make a good photographer. i know many famous or succesful photographers which are shoot complete analog, point and shoot or other simple cameras.

a day with the canon dreamlens 50/1.2. ltm impressions below















.how many summers do u have left.

think about it… and enjoy every fucking peace of time with all your beloved people around you. family is the most important thing in life. forget stupid beef with your friends or family, forget your own pride. act sincerly, honest, friendly and treat your wife always right!

impressions below.







Cinematographic_42shot with the canon 50/1.2 ltm



.back in the 50´s.

a lot of people asked me what 50´s i shoot, so here is the answer. (not a review, just the way the cookie crumbled)

Zeiss 50/2 ZM

Leica Summicron 50/2 v.4

Jupiter 3 – 50/1.5 LTM (=Leica Thread Mount, or LSM = Leica Screw Mount, means you need an adapter)

Canon LTM 50/1.2 

the first 50 i bought was an Zeiss 50/2 Planar ZM, but i sold it after a few month, because i didn´t like the way it looks, the habtic, the sharpness, the “rendering”, and anything else on it, but i can´t afford any other 50mm at this time, so i sold it to a good friend and he sold it after a couple of weeks … a god damn lens, you hate it, or you love it! than i worked super mega hard and saved money for the Summicron, and that is a reaaaaaally epic lens, an everyday 50mm which you can keep till the end of all times! to be honest, i really prefer the Summiluxes over the Crons. they are in my opinion the best  lenses ever made (and i mean there is no other! no hasselblad, schneider kreuznach, or any other manufacterer), the way it renders is so special and unique, never saw it on another lenses before all of them 28mm/35mm/50mm!!!! but they are heavier, longer and way more expensive (3700€ till 6000€ compared to 2000€ till 3500€ for the crons) and the “crons” are razor sharp even at f.2, has a build in hood and feels suberb build. unfortunately the 50cron has no tab, which is a great bummer. in my opinion and as a passionated streetphotographer, every leica lens really needs a tab! fun fact – the 35 cron asph. has a tab.

after that, i bought the Jupiter - that was an amzing idea! i got it on ebay for 180€ + an L39 to M Adapter for 80€ from Novoflex in a really suberb condition! this is a hell of a lens. from f.1.5 to f.22, it´s rock solid, and the aparture ring is so smooth but clickless (it´s like from a cine primelens), but the aparture ring goes the other way round – to the left!!! if you shoot it for a few hours, it´s not a problem at all, but if you changing lenses all the time, it´s a bit confusing. i think it´s from the late 50´s, has 7 lenses in 3 groups, and a wonderful dreamy bubble bokeh from time to time! that lens is a secret insider tip for me! as you may recognized, i have a big passion for vintage lenses

and the last one was the Canon Dream Lens in mint condition from ebay (australia) for 514€ + import fee. i observed the canon LTM lenses over a couple of month on ebay and never saw one in this condition and so cheap. so lucky me! sometimes it´s worth it waiting, even though i hate waiting more than anything else on this planet – oh no, not true – the american president is more senseless. but, wait for it – surprise – the dreamlens is a dream lens! but it´s an effect lens in my opinion, not an every day 50mm. at 1.2 it´s a bit soft and it glow´s, but that´s not a problem at all. it´s a perfect lens for weddings or portrait jobs, because of it´s unique soft, dreamy, bubble bokeh. the focus way is a bit long but after a few tries(*), u get really used to it, and it is a “bit” heavy because of a really massive front glass element, a bit hefty, but it balances your body really good. i mean it´s not this annoying heavy like a fucking dslr with a 50/1.2 from canon or nikon, fuji, pentax, or others. so thumbs up for that one!

if u have any questions don´t hesitate to hit me a mail (

the next post goes out for my 35mm lenses, watch out!

the strap is from the best leather strap maker (in second generation i think) on this planet from florence.
















*autofocus makes you stupid!



.v for vienna.

by night it is so different in days…

Prater Wien


Bad Companies_2

Bad Companies

and another boring building



.greetings from falco.

my beloved wife and me went to vienna, austria for a couple of days, for my 34th birthday. the most beautiful city in the world! sorry i´m too lazy to post beautiful architecture from the 17-19th century, if you wanna see that make a google streetview tour. or pack your stuff and go by yourself! more than worth it!

i´m super digging that cine look, as u may see, the last few pictures are looking strange oversized (for me) but you are really loosing some important information by cutting down. so it doesn´t fit for every picture, respectively u have to think about the focal length before shooting. i just switched between my summicron 50/2 v.4, and a voigtländer 35/1.4. that fits most of the situations, but the 50mm is nearly perfect for that.

impression below















a holy moment

whats the question?

if i could be a bird

The Chest Player



what di you think about cinestills?? this would really kick asses with cinestill film and a hasselblad xpan, but it´s soooo fuckin expensive, i could cry. so if you would loan me yours, you will get free prints forever!!!

it´s a special format from more than 16:9. i think i will go wide for a while.

impressions below









.absent without valid excuse.

hey friends,

i´m super sorry for beeing so damn absent. long time no see!!! how are you guys???

i was mega busy, since me and my wife are back from travelling abroad. this is not a valid excuse, just to let you know. but the good thing is, there will be amazing things happening in the future. so im working hard on a second page, showing the work from friends and fellows and myself, all leica shooters. it´ll be about our work and gear, about experiences, and how it felt shooting with one of the best niche cameras on the market – analog and digital, with processes from loading film, shooting, develop, darkroom, digital darkroom, accessories, print process or hanging on the wall, and so on.

oh by the way, i bought a new lens, which had my attention since month…drum roll…a canon 50/1.2 dream lens in near mint… photo update next week when i took it from at the customs.

that´s why this blog was a bit frozen for a few weeks. i will give you regular updates now, i promise!

and as is usual, impressions below.

Behind walls


nice tie

Nothing really happened

Der weiße Stuhl

Darling Grandma

dreaming about Caroline

Lady in Red

Ich seh Rot

Mein erstes Gähnen

From Hope to desire

.streets, germany.


.a special project.

i shot this episode a few month ago in new zealand. but it was blocked from a huge photo competition i entered in april. so now the winners & finalists announced a few days ago, and i can finally show it wherever i want. it seemed that i passed the finals by a hair´s breadth. but it´s ok! i saw the finalists work and it´s mega impressive and deserved for the guys. i think i still need way more experience and a way more better topic. but at least it was fun…

all shot in one day, with one lens, i got from handevision to test. iberit 24/2.4. no level correction, no barrel distortion, sharp from corner to corner! highly recommended!

i where honored to shoot this special series on my way through new zealand in a sleepy little town called Hokitika. the pictures are showing an old mental nursery. people getting caregiving for over 135 years until the hospital must close in 2007. Now its´s in private hands, but teenager and a lot of young adults gonna break into it at night, drinking, taking drugs, or burn something down. this place was a sanctuary for thousands of people, now it´s a solitary place. when the hospital closed, they took everything with them and left it like nobody was ever there before. what you see are the leftovers and moods like after a toxic gas attack. a ghost town. i ask the owner to look throughout the windows and shot some pictures, and after two attempts and long discussions, he let me in. the result is the feeling from a once hope giving place made from pug, stones and shards.

competition below.

Ton, Steine, Scherben_1

Ton, Steine, Scherben_3

Ton, Steine, Scherben_2

Ton, Steine, Scherben_6

Ton, Steine, Scherben_4

Ton, Steine, Scherben_5

Ton, Steine, Scherben_7

Ton, Steine, Scherben_8 Ton, Steine, Scherben_12 Ton, Steine, Scherben_9 Ton, Steine, Scherben_11 Ton, Steine, Scherben_10


.the hottest girls in town.

i would like to introduce to you my top 10 camera wishlist. so if anyone of you would like to sell one of this sexy ladies, please hit me a mail…

1. the analog leica mp 0.72 (black paint)

2. hasselblad x-pan

3. contax t3 (black)

4. leica monochrom typ 246 (black)

5. hasselblad swc typ 903

6. alpa 12tc

7. leica minilux zoom + cl flash

8. minolta cle + auto cle flash

9. graflex crown graphic 4×5

10. mamiya universal polaroid

… include or without lenses doesn´t matter. call me! thank you!