First up – I’m not associated with Kielty Inks, nor did I receive any free products from the company (sadly). I’m writing because I chose to. How it Started Last autumn I heard of a new AI brand called Kielty but didn’t pay much attention because stupidly enough I assumed I wouldn’t be able to get the inks in my
Trude Fleischmann The Beginning Born on 22. December 1895 in Vienna, Austria, Trude Fleischmann lived to be 94 years old. She died on 21. January 1990 in New York. Fleischmann is amongst the most noteworthy photographers of the 1920s and 30s. But before starting her career as a photographer she graduated from high school, studied art history in Paris for
The Most Common Mistake Let’s get straight to it: when working with alcohol inks there’s a mistake you’ll only make once: accidentally screwing the wrong top to an ink bottle. It’s not really something you’ll want to do when closing a ketchup bottle, but it’s really not something you’ll want to do with inks! I made that mistake once when
After a ten day trip around Scotland, including most of the Highlands and parts of the Lowlands, I can finally show some of the photos I took. For Scottish conditions the weather was really good (only three really rainy days) and the autumn colours were amazing. This was our second trip there and I am completely in love with the
Hunting for the Perfect Photo – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty I’ve just now come across this movie by and with Ben Stiller which premiered almost exactly five years ago. I was quite taken with the story about the hunt for the perfect photograph. The Plot Originally a short story written in 1939 by the American author James Thurber,
It took me some time, but at a certain point in life I acquired the ability to stop and reflect on how my behaviour affects others, and, more importantly how it affects myself. This is a constant work in progress and I catch myself often enough not paying attention. But it is an ability I enjoy honing – not to
When I noticed that I’m serious about working on canvas and had my first stack ready to be varnished, I figured that before I could give my work a shiny finish, I’d have to somehow sign it. I always put my initials J. P. on little previous works, but that seemed a bit too easy. I also thought of leaving
I recently joined a discussion on Facebook on how acrylic paint should be disposed and whether is it dangerous for the environment (considering micro-plastics). I wasn’t very happy with only bits and pieces of information on whether the paints contain micro-plastics or not – no one really seemed to know the facts. So I started writing to some manufacturers a
The German Blog acrylgiessen.com recently contacted me about writing a tutorial on how to approach alcohol inks as a beginner. I was happy to write an article for them, explaining what alcohol inks (AI) are, what you need to get started and how to approach your first tries with this medium. After several users around Facebook and Instagram asked whether
In 2016 – a year that for me ended on a tragic note health-wise – I started this website as a place solely dedicated to my photography. I spent most of 2017 recovering and coping and this year began further embracing my love for art. I kept taking photos last year and will soon upload some and make new posts.
So recently I’ve been seeing lots of views on my website coming from Twitter. After the Malta Tourism Authority had let me know that they’ll be posting some of my pictures via Facebook a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to be seeing these mysterious referrals coming from Twitter, but somehow thought it might be »VisitMalta«. So I entered the
As some of you know I’ve loved Jamie Cullum’s music for the better part of ten years now (you’ll find my favourite song here), and recently a musical wish of mine was fulfilled when we went to see him live in concert. And I must say I’m even more of a fan now than I’ve ever been before. I had already expected that
Some of you might have guessed by my recent Facebook posts with photos of the strawberry moon that I’m up to something – here comes my latest portfolio with photos taken in Malta. In just a couple of days I took over 600 photos, but here’s a pick of my favourite scenes. Later this year I’ll be adding more, but
I’ve dedicated a new portfolio to the many faces of Japan.
After working on creating my website uninterruptedly for the last couple of days, I’ve finally made it. So now I can begin welcoming you, my first visitors, to the site. As mentioned in the section »why photography?«, taking photos is a passion of mine. I take delight in experimenting, gaining experience and enjoying the results. This website will primarily be dedicated to my photos. However,