jeriko After giving it a thorough thought, I've finally moved my portfolio to Tumblr, as I haven't found a reason not to. Photos are meant to be seen, so why not put them where they can have a potential reach, right? There's also the advantage of having permalinks for each and every photo, so they could be shared as well. Neat.

As artists, we should question our work all the time, how we could get better, if what we have done in the past is what we would do right now and so on... filtering, selecting photos to be shown to the world is a process, one which isn't easy and probably has to be learned. We tend to show each and every photo, because it might be great in the moment we took it, but realize after some time that it might be less of what we initially thought. I consider myself still a beginner when it comes to portraiture, I'm still learning with each and every shooting, there are things which are easy now, but took me a lot of time to learn in the beginning, a learning which can be seen in the photos from this period. Yes, selecting and filtering can be a painful process.

Feel free to follow me, the URL is http://christophboecken.tumblr.com. My own domain will be redirected to Tumblr in the next couple of days.
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jeriko So, for the first time I got stood up on monday, I guess. Initially we had a shooting planned for sunday, but she couldn't make it on time since she came from Hamburg by car with traffic jams behind every corner. However, everytime when there was another delay she told me the minute before, not when it was clear that this would happen, so I basically lost my afternoon to this. We moved our shooting to monday morning, at which she left me waiting again for 90 minutes without any notice, so finally I canceled it via SMS.

I ran into her when I left the studio and tried to explain the situation. Last thing I heard was that she expected more understanding from me, at which I realized that it's no use talking anymore, said goodbye and walked away.

I keep thinking about this incident. Was I right to cancel it? I mean, it was TfP, I wasn't get paid for it, I also made room for it in my calendar and I showed up on time. However, she was late - very late - but she came, and I canceled it about 10 minutes before she arrived. What would you have done in a situation like this? (Just in case: the woman in the photo isn't her. This is Marta. Shooting with her was awesome.) #pentax #pentax67 #kodak #trix #filmcommunity #believeinfilm #analoguelove #buyfilmnotmegapixels #35to220 #shotonfilm #filmisnotdead #portrait #woman #mediumformat
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jeriko It's 7:30am, I've slept about 4 hours last night, I'm tired as hell and though it doesn't look like it, I couldn't be happier, since the photo shoot is about to start. Good morning! 5d
  •   secret__garden 7:30h ist ja geloooogen 5d
  •   jeriko Aaaaand got stood up. 5d
  •   fadenaffe Vielleicht hast du die falsche Uhr gelesen? 5d
  •   jeriko @fadenaffe Hehe, good one :-) Nein, an mir lag es nicht. 5d
  •   mmmmmatze So sitze ich auch immer auf'm Klo morgens. 5d

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jeriko It's been a while since I tried taking photos outdoors. Turned out to be okay, though I'm having a hard time with the rather harsh light and all those small little details in the nature I have to take care of... #pentax #pentax67 #fuji #acros #filmcommunity #shotonfilm #35to220 #filmisnotdead #analoguelove #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #portrait #bw #blackandwhite 7d

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1w jeriko
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jeriko Getting better and better at producing some nice light situations in the studio. To me, it feels like a blank white canvas, and it's up to me what I want to paint on it.

#pentax #pentax67 #kodak #trix #filmcommunity #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead #analoguelove #buyfilmnotmegapixels #shotonfilm #35to220 #portrait #starwars #anotherhashtag
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jeriko Prints make you happy. This is a photo from a gas station I took a couple of years ago, printed on 8.5" x 11" Canson Velin Museum Rag, beautifully done by the guys at Fotopioniere Berlin - highly recommended if you need quality fine art prints 1w

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jeriko Yep, I take photos of men too. At least sometimes.

This handsome fellow is Martin, a friend of mine. He asked me to take some portraits for his new website, so I figured I should give it a try. Photographing men is something completely else though - I'm pleased with the results, but sure know that I have a lot to learn for this type of portrait photography.

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  •   benzmalerei Ich kenn den. Den Martin. 1w
  •   jeriko Der ist ja auch nicht unbekannt in entsprechenden Kreisen. :-) 1w

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jeriko So, this lovely lady is celebrating her birthday today, congratulations @be_meliinchen! I remember our shooting quite well, had a lot of fun in this appartment with almost nothing in it. :-) Hope we can do it again some time!

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jeriko Small observation - or revelation, depends on how you see it - I've made, at least on Facebook: it seems that film photographers consider their photos a little bit more as a work of art and therefore don't mutilate them with watermarks much less. Which is good.

To quote @noahkalina: "That giant watermark/logo on your photo doesn't say your name, it says you suck". #pentax #pentax67 #kodak #trix #filmcommunity #analoguelove #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead #buyfilmnotmegapixels #35to220 #shotonfilm
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  •   frexxx Ich hab mit @taytomffm auch mal ne ganze Zeit darüber diskutiert und schloss mich dann der keine-Wasserzeichen-Fraktion an. 2w
  •   freethebirdphotography Lovely 2w
  •   bjoern_lexius Not a film photographer but got enough taste to know that watermarks don't belong in any image 2w
  •   thefootographercom Gorgeous! 2w
  •   seutendeern (Wenn jemand deine Fotos stehlen will, dann hält ihn auch kein Wasserzeichen davon ab.)(leider) Wunderschönes Foto! Das Licht ist perfekt. 2w

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jeriko Support those whose work you admire. I became a fan of the @lovelostproject by @paulbarbera the moment I saw it a couple of years ago: photos of women in their homes with a sense of melancholy, meditativeness, a simple and pure perspective on the subject of love. He published a book with some of the stories in 2013 if I'm not mistaken - the edition is small, it's not available in Europe and there's only one US bookstore that would ship it internationally, however with an insane postage. Luckily my buddy @josh_terlinden picked it up for me while on vacation in New York City, and today it finally arrived in my mailbox. I couldn't be happier. 2w
  •   josh_terlinden The Dashwood bookstore is located in my fav area in NYC. Unfortunately there is no copy left... The last two books in Germany right now! One in Berlin / the last one is here - bextown :-) 2w

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jeriko I really like these simple portraits, they feel more honest to me. I don't need perfect lighting, no extreme make up, no completely staged poses, just my camera and the right moment. I'll leave the fancy stuff to photographers who can do this way better than me.

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  •   zuluboy101 Fantastic portrait and your words , approach are so true !!! 3w

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jeriko Yes, that's me. I call it the "greek thinker"

One of the easiest things to get rid of anxiety or tension during a shoot is to let the person in front of the camera take a photo along with everything that's necessary: measuring the light, adjust the settings on the Pentax 67, set the focus and finally release the trigger. And since the model is now behind the camera, someone has to be in front of it... :-) #pentax #pentax67 #kodak #trix #believeinfilm #analoguelove #filmcommunity #filmisnotdead #buyfilmnotmegapixels #shotonfilm #35to220
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jeriko Another one from the last shoot. Planning to do much much more now that I have this studio available and don't have to take care for locations all the time.

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jeriko Another one from my late night walk at Torstraße Berlin three years ago. She came towards me, I asked her if it would be okay to take a photo, she agreed, so we used a shop window as a backlight and took this portrait. I didn't had a light meter at that time, all exposures were estimates and I wasn't sure if it worked out until I got the scans back from the lab.
I'm not really sure, but this one might be the first real portrait I did. I do remember though that I was nervous as hell until I saw the photo for the first time, since really wanted it to be... you know, "it". #hasselblad #ilford #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead #filmcommunity #buyfilmnotmegapixels #analoguelove
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  •   buka_andile Man, I love this. 4w
  •   levelboss Wow, das ist richtig stark! 4w
  •   festtagsfotografien Toll! War das Delta 3200? Das ist Wahnsinn. Ich hab bisher bei solchen Nachtaufnahmen versagt. Ich glaub, ich muss noch mal los! 4w
  •   rafo Trés bien! 4w

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