Swimming in a Fishbowl

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO2500) Before I went to Japan for the first time it was clear to me that I had to come here. The Kaiyukan, the Aquarium in Osaka, one of the biggest Aquariums in the world. I love aquariums but the real...

Broccoli Breakfast

FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/3.2, 1/80 sec, ISO320) Mong Kok in Hongkong. 130.000 people per square km. In case you have no idea about the metric system: in the same area in the USA there are just 33. Or in other words it’s packed. But there was still...

Prime Time at the Taj Mahal

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO200) There are places one should visit at least once in his lifetime. Like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal. The difference is that the Taj is made by men. There are many fantastic examples of what nature is capable...

Standing at the Arabian Sea

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/2.8, 1/6000 sec, ISO200) Standing at the sea is special. Standing at the sea in the winter feeling a warm breeze is magic. I took those shots early December in Mumbai, India. Close to Nariman point looking across Back Bay. In the background Raj Bhavan...

Yodobashi Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/6.4, 1/340 sec, ISO200) I can’t remember exactly the time when I felt like that. I guess I was five and I was inside a toyshop. As soon as I entered I was in a new world. Yodobashi Camera. The biggest camera store in the world....

No One Speaks English But Nothing Is Broken

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO1250) It was 11am and I was ready to leave my hotel in Osaka. Less than three hours after my plane landed in Japan. Since I had only this day for sightseeing I had no time to lose. My first...

Lovely Day

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO320) Sometimes everything comes together: Perfect location, perfect light. Like on this Saturday afternoon in New Delhi. Days like this are the reason why I will never spend a weekend at the pool. Business trips are exhausting but the worst part...

Osaka Sunset

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO200) Expect the unexpected. Always! When I flew to Japan for the first time this September the weather forecast was so poor that decided to spend most of the time on my arrival day indoors. My plane landed in the morning...

Lost In Translation

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/2400 sec, ISO200) I always wanted to use the title of one of my favorite movies for a blog post but of course I needed to visit Japan first. Now I did so finally I can. What a trip! This was...

Just Like Honey

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO640) As my train to Osaka is leaving Tokyo I must think of the final scene from “Lost in Translation” when Bill Murray is in the taxi to the airport. I feel the same. I’m in love. In love with...