Moorkind…

I never finally created my own, my personal photography style. My lenses were always wide open. There were various attempts. May be some of you remember my „bronze“ period. Or my awful HDR images. I tried everything from street, architecture to portrait and landscape photography. And don’t forget macro and dog photography. And I will continue to do so. At least in this blog. So welcome on board, fasten your seat belt and wait for Boomer (my dog) to come around serving drinks. A few days ago I deleted all of my social media accounts. I retired this year and now I retired from social media. But there is one genre that always had a bigger place in my heart. Black and white. Also a few days ago I created a new blog. moorkind.wordpress.com. This blog has some unique posting characteristics. Just the headline. One black and white or monochrome image, design or video. No comments. Wordless posts. My world in black and white. May be some very old images, older images and definitely new ones. But always my personal work. No guarantees to post daily. May be 2-3 posts a week. I have already posted some initial posts. Hope to see some of you over there. I am aware that a black and white blog may not be appropriate in dark times like these. But black and white images have to show stories and soul. And this is is my final challenge I would like to face in my remaining years on this planet. My world in black and white. moorkind.wordpress.com
Thanks for reading and happy days. Reinhold

PS: Moorkind – means child of the moors. It is the brand I use for all of my design and now for my black and white photography and video work.

All other content will stay with Reinhold Staden Photography.

Walking my dog… #16

A new man is in town. Since today Boomer and I are in Hamburg for a few days. A big adventure. So many people, cars and travelling with underground trains. Stairs. escalators, lifts. A new world for a dog from the moors and lakes of our home. But so far he is doing pretty good and is obviously enjoying the new area. So watch out, dogs of Hamburg. A new man is in town.

Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer.

Urban landscape print

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography

Today I was searching through my files and stumbled over one of my all time favorites. I captured the image in Frankfurt years ago, when I was into street photography and urban landscapes. Today I read about the artist Steve Donwood, who did all the album artwork for the band Radiohead. He said that computers are alienating because they put a sheet of glass between you and whatever is happening. Finally he said: “You never really get to touch anything that you’re doing unless you print it out”. That’s what I did with the image above. And it feels awesome.

See you on Thursday next week. Happy days. Reinhold