The year in street photography

2011 was the year I carried my camera almost everywhere, the year the camera became an extension of my right arm, the year I found myself on the streets over and over again, the year the streets accompanied me through my highs and lows. This post is not a personal best-of, but rather a selection of how I saw and felt about street photography in 2011.

January. After having neglected street photography for a long while, I picked up my camera again. It instantly felt right.

It stuck as the month the obsession started (again) and never left.

I took walks for hours, alone. I shot everything I saw.

I took the bus instead of the subway, so I could see and shoot from the upper decks.

February. I changed perspectives.

I tried different vantage points.

I tried juxtapositions.

I discovered that I like shooting on familiar ground.

I found out that I like reflections.

March. I went to Frankfurt.

I tried getting close.

I shot street with my sister for the first time. It felt great.

April. I went to Hamburg.

Saw the Vivian Maier exhibition. Was blown away by her work and frustrated with my own.

I kept on shooting anyway.

Most of the stuff didn’t feel right.

May. I went to Austria.

Vienna taught me how to see light.

Vienna taught me to wait.

I went to Latvia.

I worked on a movie set. I shot whenever I had a break.

I went to Riga.

I dared to get closer.

I was suprised with what I could get away with.

I took Robert Capa’s words literally.

June. I went back to Berlin.

I tried shooting from my bike, never turned out any good.

I still thought that I had to get closer.

But somehow it didn’t feel quite right.

I went back to my old approach.

I used public transport instead of my bike. I wanted to shoot all the time.

I decided that I was okay with taking pictures of kids.

July. I went to Frankfurt again. I was inspired by my sister.

I discovered medium format.

I went back to Berlin.

I got comfortable shooting people.

I tried shooting at night.

August. I went back to what I thought I could do best.

I discovered that I loved harsh contrasts and shooting around midday.

I went to Frankfurt again. I decided I would go back to shooting film. It changed everything.

This was one of the last frames I shot digital.

This was the last frame I shot digital.

September. Analog. Medium format. Color.

It felt refreshing.

I got a rangefinder. It changed everything again. I shot only color for an entire month.

I found out that I was better at black and white.

October. The rangefinder system was a revelation.

It freed me from the constraints of the slr. It changed the way I see.

I set up a mini lab in my bathroom and got into developing again.

November. I was obsessed about developing and scanning.

December. I changed my pace.

I let things happen.

Some things came together nicely.

Some things sucked, but I’ll keep on shooting anyway. I’m ready, 2012.

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  1. Absolutely spectacular photos — 2011 was kind to you, in terms of your photographic opportunities! Lovely pix…
    :)

  2. The photos just keep on getting better. You’ve gone a long way I must say. Advance Happy New Year! :)

  3. One of the coolest photography posts I’ve ever seen… Beautiful, beautiful photos! I’ve wanted to get into film but don’t have any idea how. I need to just do it, it seems life changing :)

    • It is! :) And it’s not hard to switch to film, just buy a couple of rolls, take any fllm camera you have lying around in the house and start to shoot. You’ll be amazed what you’ll get.

  4. Some of your photos are amazing! Keep stretching yourself, some stretch marks are worth having. Have a great time!

    • Thank you! I love how you expressed it. You’re right, when I look back, I feel that all the stretch marks were worth having, each one taught me something. I’ll keep that expression in mind. :)

  5. Duc

    Great job! Keep on shooting.

  6. I wish you had continued with color….it was a refreshing change! Loved the whole idea and the pictures are just amazing.

  7. This is the kind of photography I dream of being able to do! :]
    Amazing.

  8. Val deFrancis

    I can’t even begin to explain what I feel from looking at all those pics. Man, you did plenty of traveling and you caught life at it’s best. Very nicely done.

    Val

    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  9. Very cool! I love how in some of the black and white shots there’s so much contrast you can almost see the color even though its not there. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. ddinstitches

    Just loved them, every single one of them! brilliant.

  11. Wonderful year in photos. I LOVE the contrast you have. It’s beautiful!

  12. great shots! Love street photography and B&W shots! Amazing! Love the Frankfort shot!!
    xandi

  13. This post is so incredibly inspiring. As someone who just got a camera, I am blown away and challenged at the same time. Bravo!

  14. very good, very refreshing overview of a year from personal perspective, very intimate; who knows how to read, has been with you during 2011 :-)
    cheers

  15. Street is a public reflection (of a neighborhood), you have managed to capture the mood very well, without using colors!

  16. Off

    Hey ! Really shots here. And the texts are goods too !

  17. Wonderful photographs, Klara! :) You should find happiness in the fact that others can draw inspiration from your work (even if you don’t always feel that way). I too understand that feeling! I’m going to practice photographing people more often, up close and personal. That will be my challenge for 2012.

  18. Absolutely beautiful shots – makes me miss my camera. Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to your 2012 shots!

  19. Brilliant Photography. Each photograph is simply awesome. You are a wonderful photographer. Liked this post a lot. :)

  20. I enjoyed reading the comments underneath the pictures as one story of one year. I especially delighted when I read ‘I decided I was better in black and white’. You have a flair for B&W and I was glad to see more of it!

    • Thanks, I’m glad you took the time to have a look. The year was full of photographic trials (and failures), but in the end I’m pretty happy that I made all these decisions. Deciding to stick to black and white was probably one of the most important one.

  21. johnholding

    A very interesting story on a year of street photography. Your work is absorbing and inspiring.

  22. Fantastic work! I have experimented with black and white film, but don’t seem to have a gift for developing, so digital is much easier. I love your style (I should start experimenting more) Good luck in 2012!

  23. Amazing photography! Thank you for sharing.

  24. It’s difficult to shoot someone who you don’t know isn’t it ?! :) Good photos !! Thanks

  25. Wonderful mono street photography.

  26. henry h l Lim

    Great works with my respect from Singapore! Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures 2011.

  27. Wise

    Not only amazing photos but I loved the narrations in between about your journey as you progressed through the year. Here’s to hoping the journey continues in 2012! :)

  28. Tight work. I love the black and whites.

  29. Great black and white photography. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Connie

  30. really lovely b&w images. congrats on fresh press.

  31. So many amazing photos, but my favorite is 3rd… Keep up with with good job… :)

  32. your black and white vision of the world moves me. please keep it up!!

  33. This is a wonderful and inspiring post. It’s so great and I could really see that difference between digital and analog. I am a newcomer to digital photography though once I get the hang of it and the confidence to shoot without an LCD screen (!) I will be so excited to try film. Great work. This would be a good book concept to sum up a year’s worth of photography. I think you should self publish this :)

    • I never thought of printing it, but it’s a good idea. Would be nice to “hold” the year in the hands. Maybe I’ll print a copy just for myself. Thanks for the idea! And btw, try not to look at the LCD screen while shooting, it breaks the flow, just shoot and check at home what you’ve taken. Once you start doing it, you’ll concentrate on the process of taking pictures while you’re out, not checking them. It helped me a lot in the beginning. Cheers!

      • oh wow, Klara, I don’t know if I can do that (not look at the LCD screen)! As I rely on photos taken on the day (because I cannot go back to the same destination) I may look at the LCD for those, though get some practice done without it. Thanks for the tip! I hope you create a book… though I think a small print run sold in boutique stores would be a neat idea. You may be amazed, especially as you have some great narrative to go along with it.

  34. Wow the was super inspirational.. keep it up!!!

    http://100in2012.wordpress.com/

  35. Love your black and white photos!

  36. I know nothing about phorography. I randomly clicked your blog as I’m trying to get ideas for my own blog (not photography related). Really, really impressed by your photos. Great captions too. Good job!

  37. great post.a nice story to carry me away to your playground. ;)
    lovely work and keep shooting! ;)

  38. This is just amazing. Keep shooting because it seems to me you’ve got a lot to tell us :-D

  39. i am just in love with your works my goodness, what camera are you using

  40. ricardo trevisan

    Amazing! Nice shots. And your reflection about the year… something everyone should do. Congrats.

  41. I love your photography… Not many people can do black and whites like that… Wow… im impressed!!!! stunning really!

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  43. Very nice work, some really impressive shots. You are right, though, you do B&W better than color. But I think that’s because your B&W is so amazing.
    Keep up the good work.

  44. blo

    you inspired me! I’m gonna grab my camera (buy a new battery first, ’cause the other one died of boredom and old age) and start shooting :)
    2012, it’s all about seeing things from a new point of view.
    love your work, I’ll stop by and check your blog from time to time :)

  45. im no critic by any means but i enjoyed many of these. especially the black n white work with the heavier contrasts…moving at times…thank you for sharing them

  46. This is wonderful, really really wonderful.

  47. Absolutely loved your narration. It took me through your struggles and frustrations. Thank you for sharing!

  48. Paula J. Botch

    This is an amazing photo journal! Keep on keeping on. You’re great!

  49. prettyusual

    i am inlove with your photos, enjoyed everything!

  50. This is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  51. What a collection. What a year.

  52. i’m glad that you were freshly pressed so that i discovered your work! congratulations! i also love street photography. i lacked some inspiration in 2011 until i went to madrid and bordeaux, which is when i got the inspiration back. i find it hard to stay inspired in the same place, but i think i just need a new perspective. i really need to pick up my rangefinder again. thanks for the push! :)

    • You’re welcome! I agree, although I love shooting in my neighborhood and in Berlin in general, going to other cities and places is always refreshing and inspiring. You’re a pretty good street shooter, you should definetely pick up that rangefinder again. :) The frame with the window washer is fantastic!

  53. Stunning series. Great too see someone embracing film. I’ll be restructuring my site this week and your will be one of the sites I put in the links section.

    • Thanks man, I appreciate it! I like your approach to photography, the post about how to photograph nothing was great! Love the atmosphere and the mystery, kind of magical. Thanks for stopping by.

  54. Great shots. Inspiring patience in methodical way of developing photographic skills!

  55. Awesome post!! You have a lot of talent, great collection!!

  56. Amazing images! Thank you for sharing!

  57. actyon20

    CELE MAI FRUMOASE POZE! U should came to Romania , everything here is black&white.
    From my perspective you are the greatest photograph ever!! I know my opinion doesn’t count , i like pictures , it takes me a minute or two to enjoy a beautiful photo, but your album here “eat” almost 4 hours of my life and still counting. :)
    HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE!

    • Thanks, I’m in no way the greatest photographer ever… Hehe :)
      Would love to see Romania some day though! Thanks for taking the time to look through the post.

  58. amazing photos and that’s quite a journey on your 2011 :)

  59. @ Wow… lovely… Really, I like it !

  60. Lovely captures and compositions. Will definitely be looking into the rest of your work. Which rangefinder you got? I just got an m6 and being loving it, even thou i haven’t develop my now film yet… hope to do it some day. Keep on shooting your pictures rock!!!!

    • You’re words are too kind, thank you! I use a Konica S3 with a 38mm 1.8 Hexanon at the moment, but I’m planning to buy an M6 in January. I can’t wait to shoot with it. How do you like your M6 so far? And which lens you got with it?

  61. Great stuff! I’m obsessed with colour, so it’s great to see black and white photography, and street photography – not something I get much chance to do. I really love the midday shadows. Thanks for sharing!

  62. I loved the story through pictures. I’ve wanted to take up, or attempt, some photography myself, but I dont have the money for a digital camera. I have a Canon EOS 300. I might buy some films and make 2012 my year of photography.

  63. courageous upclose people shots here

  64. luckcr

    The pleasure was all mine. Even the golden tint of the color. Thank you.

  65. Very inspiring! I hope to shoot some b/w photos next year. I love your symmetry, motion and angles of all your photos. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! Hope you have a wonderful year next year!

  66. This is the best 2011 post I’ve seen so far and most likely will remain the best. Your photographs are captivating and I enjoyed reading about your journey into photography from your succinct comments. Keep up the good work.

  67. Love your photos and love the blog. I’m pretty into photography myself, and I’m currently saving up for a Canon Rebel. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff!

  68. The Kittle Team

    Photography is your forte, keep up the good work! Someday you will find what you are really looking for..

  69. Looks like you’ve had quite an amazing year then! Fantastic body of street photography. Congrats!

  70. B&W appeal to me more than color. Great composition.

  71. gorgeous and powerful images. thank you for sharing.

  72. Thanks for the spirit of black and white pictures.

  73. what a beautiful collection of pictures from your whole year

  74. I love b/w photography…your shots are beautiful!

  75. Wow. Beautiful photography and I learned from your experience. Thank you for sharing.

  76. those are really nice photos. i love pictures in black and white but i rarely get a good shot. well maybe because i’m no photographer.

  77. Estelle

    Thanks for being so inspiring and genuine in your article as well as in the photos you have taken. I really love those photos up there, I am also into film photography, but I have yet to master the art of photography (because I have relied too much on digital preview, shoot-and-delete bad habits).

    As the year comes to an end, such inspiration is definitely needed, because, I will be heading out on 31st Dec to take photos (as a practice from a local already ended non-profit photography community call Eye E City).

    Have a great year ahead! Estelle from Singapore.
    P.s: chance upon your blog via WP’s featured blog. :)

    • Thank you, Estelle, for your very kind words and the encouragement. I really appreciate you looking through and taking the time to comment. Hope all goes well with your photography on New Year’s Eve. Cheers!

  78. The two office workers is my favorite

  79. Laura Imkamp

    Absolutely love this. I shoot on 3 different cameras as well – a digital SLR, an analog SLR and a Seagull TLR – all good for different things, but my favorite thing to shoot, no matter what camera, is always people and street scenes, daily life. You have some really wonderful shots :)

    Plus, Berlin is one of the best cities in the world.

    Cheers!

    • Yes, Berlin is one of best cities! Great to see that you shoot with a variety of cameras. Did you try shooting street with the TLR? It’s a wonderful tool, makes you see the world in a completely different way. Thanks for stopping by, Laura.

  80. Love the shots and the way you’re telling us about the ‘development’ in your photography life.

  81. I just LOVE your photography. I’m blown away. I just discovered your blog–I’ll have to keep looking around for more amazing photos!

  82. Hamilton

    Wow. Just, wow. I’ve always been interested in street photography and your post re-kindled this curiosity. The ability to capture the world in an instant as it goes about its cycles is endlessly wondrous. The mannerism of a stranger. The feel of a fleeting moment. One that, if captured right, can be seen, felt, and maybe even heard through the picture itself. A portal into another world. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  83. Such beautiful photos! Very inspiring…

  84. Fantastic synopsis. I’ve only recently begun taking photography as an art form seriously, but for the last year I’ve been too introverted to feel comfortable with street photography. Last month or so I broke free and have done some of my best work yet, I just wish I’d documented it all as well as you. Very inspiring post, thank you Klara.

    • I learned that feeling uncomfortable goes away (not entirely, but most of it), the more you shoot. Eventually you’ll get to a point where you don’t think about it anymore, because it has become such a habit. Hope you’ll keep on shooting, Cheers.

  85. Seven Second Rhapsody

    This is really really beautiful photography. I haven’t been as inspired this year in 2011, but reading this; beautiful. Thanks for reinvigorating me for next year! Keep up the good work and keep the inspiration flowing!

  86. Stunning photos! I truly enjoyed this post! Looking forward to seeing what 2012 will bring for you! :-)

  87. The photos are great!! Just wondering…because I’m trying to practice street photography myself..did you ask consent from the people when you photo them closely ? How did you do it? Thanks :D

    • I never ask, because as soon as people know that they are about to be photographed, they start to behave differently (pose, smile etc.) and I wouldn’t get the photos I want. I try to capture my subjects “in the moment”, so I also avoid eye contact most of the time. Most people think that I shoot something different (an object behind them) if I go really close.

  88. This is really inspiring me to get my new camera and take up photography ASAP. i just wish I could be a quarter as good as you

  89. Wow, you are simply great! I love photography. I do it as hobby since I was like 10 years old, but have never taken any courses to do it professionally. But, I can admire the work other photographers do and yours is just great!

  90. love those pic… specially black n white :)

  91. never seen a blog like this. like it (;

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  93. Why does Berlin only look good in black and white?

  94. Very nice, i’m quite interested in photography & looking at these reminds me of some stuff i use to take shots of (:

  95. This is truly inspiring. Mahalo for sharing. I am inspired to get out the old manual Canon even though I have a Nikon DLSR. These shots are beautiful. Hope you have an amazing 2012 in shooting. Aloha!

  96. Joe Labriola

    Wow, amazing photos! I love the black and white. Beautiful!

  97. These are amaaaaaazing! I adore the second picture. I think it is my favourite (I am not an artist).

  98. Seriously i gotta admit..!!! these were amazing..!!! :D

  99. Wow…you have had an awesome, inspiring and totally eye-opening year! Such amazing captures…I can’t wait to see your 2012 shots! If I had to pick a favourite (very difficult indeed as they are all so good), it would be the alley way shot of the lady walking with the umbrella…great perspective and composition.

  100. Thank you. This was no ordinary freshly pressed; these are really really really really fantastic, and I loved how you took us through the feelings behind it. They were all awe-inspiring to me, but it is good to know that you weren’t always completely satisfied- growth is there when dissatisfaction is!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words. I agree with you, I wasn’t satisfied with a lot of pictures I posted here, but somehow that’s what this year was about…

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    An amazing insight in the Klara’s year of Photography. Have a read and enjoy.

  102. Wow! I love the captions much more than the pics. I mean, they make your pictures come alive! You gave me goosebumps! :-) Here’s a hug for the warmth in this chill! ({})

  103. This is amazing. nice photography.

  104. This was such a humbling entry. Thanks for sharing your year of discovery with the world! Beautiful shots – even when you think otherwise, they are still perfect in their own imperfection

  105. TeeJott

    … the pic “I tried getting close” is perfect. my congrats for that superb shot: movement, storytelling… fab
    TeeJott
    http://www.teejottmodels.wordpress.com

  106. wonderfull, i like the contrass of your BW pics…

  107. Of all these, the third one is my most favorite!
    u have done some amazing work this year, congrats!
    a FP well deserved!

  108. Wow, so much fun just browsing through, but I guess I have to come back later with some more time to spend on the details!

  109. TayabIqbal

    I love to take street shots and street portraits myself…and you know what – approach people! Many of them will say yes, and you will talk and meet people who otherwise you would never have spoken to. Go go go!

    You are going to be the first blog I follow!

  110. Wondeful images and commentary. Thanks for sharing and hope that you continue in 2012….

  111. MarioLosada

    Excelente trabajo, me encanto este álbum ;)

  112. So 2011 was kind, at least to some of us !
    Lucky, u were able to have a set of great photos for each month..

  113. Sum

    BEAUTIFUL. STUNNING. BREATHTAKING. GLORIOUS. I LOVED it all. You are a beautiful photographer and you inspire me in so many ways. I want to be brave like you to shoot street scenes and people. I am always afraid of getting close.

  114. I’m fascinated, your photos have a very particular point of view. I loved it.

  115. Nice, loved them all, even the ones you think sucked!

  116. Lovely and VERY inspiring. I spent much of this year the way that you did, only not traveling to fabulous destinations…just merely experimenting with new techniques, cameras and styles. Your post has made me want to do a retrospective of my work as well. I think what you have done here is fantastic. It’s amazing the growth we can experience in just one short year. Nowadays I shoot only digital, but there was a time in my life that I only shot analog. I loved to develop film and found the darkroom to be a very magical place. What could be more magical than images appearing before your very eyes as you gently rock them back and fourth to the sound of lapping liquid? I would love to get back to it someday. Thank you for sharing your year of learning, growth and most importantly, art. Keep shooting! I look forward to seeing more of you work.

    • I totally agree with you, there’s nothing better than to shut yourself in the bathroom on a rainy evening and to see your frames come alive. Oh, the smell of fixer! :) Hope you’ll find your back to film someday and do a retrospective of your work too. Let me know, if you do. Cheers!

  117. My favorite sentence? “I kept on shooting anyway.” Favorite picture? It’s hard to choose! I love the black and white, though. Your photos feel textured and they have a closeness and immediacy that feels very powerful to me. Thanks for inspiring me to see, and to allow myself to be obsessed with my art!

    • Thank you! I found out that this was the solution to my frustration, to keep going even when I didn’t feel like it. Please continue to be obsessed with your art! :)

  118. Every image is stellar! No mediocrity here- thank you for sharing this. Will be digging out the film camera…

  119. I love black and white… nice photos…

  120. ontravelling

    Congratulations Klara!
    I enjoy very much! ;)

  121. Photos should speak for themselves, tell a story…your photos do!
    Beautiful!!

  122. I love your black and white and how you look the world.

  123. Amazing post! You are such a dedicated artist.

  124. So fresh, so original, so creative, so soulful, so enriching, so awesome!

  125. Mmmmm, is that Srirachi sauce in the first color analog photo (September)? Yummy! :) I too am surprised with what a photographer can get a way with! Delightful work, Klara!

  126. Thanks Klara… its refreshing to see B/W done this way. Street photography does not come as natural as my landscape pics but I get inspired when I see it done right. I was trained in B/W and in the darkroom on a manual camera. Your experiences and camera brought back so many good memories. Digital gives me one thing I need in this part of my world…. freedom. Keep posting I am a loyal follower of great photo blogs…. and yours is one.

  127. i loved seeing your year through your lens. you are very talented and i know Maier would agree!

  128. It’s interesting how you’ve expressed your feelings thru the lens and in this way. Thanks for sharing, keep the fire burning

  129. What a fantastic year on the street to immortalize!

  130. I like your work and think that you might like to try infrared. I shoot many different ways, digital, b&w film, IR film and stereo. Rollie medium format IR is something that may interest you if you haven’t tried it yet.

  131. Mesmerizing. This post stole a chunk of my concentration, but my out of focus is mitigated by your in-focus shots. haha Really dug your color shots, but agree with you on the B&W photos – it’s the daylight contrasts that I found the most attention captivating.

  132. Absolutely amazing photographs! This makes me look forward to the day I can travel to Berlin, though I doubt my photographs will be as good as yours. Congratulations on such fine work!

  133. you have a great web blog , so keep up the good work with your great words and good ideas.

  134. Absolutely breath-taking! Amazing documentation of your year of work!

  135. Wow I admire your determination and talent, the images are beautiful, congratulations.

  136. Feit Can Write

    Absolutely gorgeous photos.

    One question: If you had to estimate it – how many pictures did you take in 2011? Were some months heavier than others?

    • Thanks! I guess I took a couple of thousand pictures with my digital camera, travel and summer months were heavier. I slowed down a lot since I switched to film, about 1-2 rolls per week.

  137. These photos are so inspiring. It just goes to show how important it is to do what you love and what feels natural to you. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed and for sharing what you have seen.

  138. K.L.M.

    Beautiful pictures! Love black and white, using an slr, and would love to return to Germany to get more great pics. Thank you for reminding me just how unique b&w is as a medium. Keep up your work.
    K.L.M.

  139. I like your photos. Thanks for posting. Something about black and white makes your pics timeless.

    I love how each picture tells a part of a bigger story. Must be nice having a camera around to capture those moments:)

  140. Excellent work. One of the best photography blog entries I’ve ever come across. Not only are the pictures starkly stimulating, the words provide a steady flow on the progress, challenges and innovation of your work. Well done, and keep it up for 2012. Can’t wait to see more.

  141. Amazing photographs, I totally fell in love with them. Photo 2 is my favourite of all.

  142. These are all great! It’s nice to see how you progressed throughout the year, but there is still a distinct style in every one that can only be yours. For an aspiring photographer in a rut, this post is inspiring and now all I want is to take my camera out on the town :) Thank you!

  143. Nikki

    Oh wow, I love your work! It’s some of the most gorgeous black/white street photography I’ve seen in a while. I especially love the ones with contrast, you’re great at capturing it. Have a lovely New Year, and keep up the excellent work! :)

  144. Really amazing photographs. And reading through is like a journey in itself. Great work! Loking forward to your 2012 photographs. Cheers!

  145. Wednesday 28th December… WordPress found out they LOVED YOUR photography!!!
    W.O.W

  146. Loved this! I’m jealous of your travels. The close shots of people are great, but I can imagine how uncomfortable it would be to do. Good luck in 2012!

  147. I love this type of photography. I think it is amazing the interaction you get from these types of photos. I used to take similar photos in my photography class in high school. Love it. :) 1coffeehouse.wordpress.com

  148. I’m not much of a commenter, but when I can’t resist this time.

    You have an amazing talent. Know this – your photography moves me. You are doing more than taking pretty pictures. You are catching moments in time that have the capability to occasionally leave me breathless with inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  149. Stunning photographs. Thanks for sharing!

  150. Art’s a struggle. But if you love it, it’s worth it. Never stop struggling for your art and always keep looking for ways to improve, but grant yourself the ability to look at your work and say, “This is solid. This is good.” Because it is. Great stuff.

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  151. What a beautiful post! It’s nice to know that i am not the only one who is so hard on myself and my photography, and I love how you recognize your strengths and what works for you. Thank you for sharing! Your photos are beautiful and full of emotion.

  152. Ian

    Beautiful pictures you took! You caught some great moments! (like the business man picture, it shows how stressed he is!)

    Grtz Ian.

  153. Awesome shots! I liked how you let the photos do most of the storytelling and used short sentences to narrate your year. It sounds like it was a great year for discovery and I hope you continue to grow as a photographer. Now I’m inspired to try my hand at photography.

  154. Magnolia

    Oh my gosh! What an amazing blog. Your photos are Sppecctacular!!!

  155. Excellent use of contrast on the black & whites. Also, the color shot of the dog and human legs is well composed. Thanks for sharing.

  156. Can you give me a list of all the cameras you’ve used? Every tried just sitting on a bench across a busy street and just shooting away?

    • It’s a nice idea, to just sit and shoot, normally I’m constantly on the move. I used a variety of cameras, most of the time it was a Nikon FE-2, a Rolleiflex 85mm 3.5, a Konica S3, a Minox GT 35, a Nikon D 3100 and some other film point and shoots (that was a long time ago). Cheers!

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  158. Jessie Lea Pingle

    Love your photography and am insanely jealous. I love looking at pictures and enjoy photography but I am the worst picture-taker EVER. Occasionally I’ll get lucky – rarely, though. Keep it up!! :-)

  159. ddqq

    This is an inspired post and you’ve further inspired me to restart my long-neglected blog. Thank you!

  160. Amazing photos! Street photography is something I’ve always enjoyed looking at but haven’t really tried. I think you may have inspired me.

  161. project1979

    I watched your photos unveil an artist’s pursuit of great creation. Such a pleasant experience!
    You and your comments with them inspire.

  162. cynsglobe

    Beauty – absolutely love this. Please continue in 2012 – looking forward to seeing more.

  163. Wonderful. Love the ones with the high key lighting.

  164. loved your use of shadows throughout
    @free_lancelot

  165. Hi Klara,

    These photos are magnificent. Along with the curious, single-lined captions, they would make a spectacular book. With the story woven into and around the images, the sequence becomes important, and even more interesting.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

    – Thea.

  166. B

    These are great compositions. B&w really tells a story for the street shots.

  167. I love these pictures! Especially the one in the alley between the buildings…Great work!

  168. eyeLaugh

    These photos are stunning! I love the black and white also. What an eventful year :) I am looking forward to what you photograph in the coming year!

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  170. hoops and such

    Amazing photos! Very inspiring.

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  172. You are a highly talented artist. Some of your pictures brought tears to my eyes. I love you contrast. You really captured the youth and beauty in spring. Please keep sharing.

  173. pocketphilosophies

    I love YOUR work.

  174. Rebecca

    Beautiful. All of it.

  175. indaykayla

    Very cool contrast and tones! Glad you decided to go exclusively monochrome. Love what you’ve captured!

  176. D.A.

    Wow what an inspiring photo essay! I just bought a Nikon and I’m ready to take it out to play.. I’ve got the itch and I hope I can learn how to use the thing… meanwhile, it sounds like you had an amazing roller coaster of a year… kudos, and cheers to 2012.

    http://100in2012.wordpress.com/

  177. pockiexx

    These are amazing <3 I feel more inspired to take photos now. I love black and white shots. What cameras were you using?

  178. Hi Klara,

    I really love your pictures! great shots. This one has inspired me to shoot more pics next year. =) Thanks.

  179. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    Glad you took the SLR and the Rangefinder together. I have both actually. Though I haven’t been into a street photography session lately. I’ve been using a Nikon F2 and a Canon Ql19. Your shots are amazing!

  180. Sorry haha, I pressed enter too soon! As I was saying, stunning. I’m trying to get in to street photography myself but I’m too shy! I never have the guts to get the shot for fear that the subject won’t be willing. If you have a minute, I’d love your feedback on some of my shots. http://claremcconnell.wordpress.com/ Thank you so much!

  181. wilqee

    amazing, I love these pictures! Especially The one at train station.
    I Love to see B/W Picture and you make me love it more :)

  182. Kenny

    ‘I tried getting close’, photo is brilliant, as is, ‘I was surprised with what I could get away with’, and ‘Vienna taught me how to see light’, and many more. Extraordinary!!

  183. very inspiring collection..thank you for sharing

  184. Genius! As a fellow photographer and blogger, I am officially inspired for 2012.

  185. I think it’s very natural to have the tendancy to stay at your comfort zone. But sometimes, you will be surprised on how much you can gain from taking risk, whether it’s from shooting afar to getting closer or from staying away from subject to involve more with the subject. But at the end of the day, it’s better to find your unique style and niche. I’m still exploring and finding my style too. But I can tell that you really love shooting in film and black & white, mostly at wide-angle. Good job!

    • I totally agree. Getting out of the comfort zone is a constant challenge, and it really depends on the day and how much courage I have, but in the end I think it’s always worth trying and pushing the boundary of the comfort zone a little further. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  186. Wonderful! Makes me want to pick up my voigtlander and start shooting black and white film again……

  187. Great photos and wonderful descriptions!

  188. Beautiful shots, my favourite is the one on the bus in Vienna :-)

  189. Really great photos! Makes me really want to develop my street photography.

  190. Very beautiful and inspiring photo’s. Love the short explanations with them :)

  191. Zee

    it wasn’t just a collection of your photographs, it was a story of your year. compressed yet says so much. it was such a wonderful photo essay. Your story telling is wonderful and you work best with Black and White. :)

  192. I love cinema and i love photography. The big difference is that photography has to tell the stories in one single shot. I love the stories you tell. Thanks for sharing. The photos are beautiful.

  193. really nice work. Lovely contrasts.

  194. Klara,

    Thank you thank you ! for sharing this experience! I think this is the direction I am going in, I so love the feel and adventure. Your work is amazing and I am thrilled that I came across it. Hopefully I will get to view the Vivian Maier collection while it is in NYC! Thank you for inspiration!

  195. leoforward

    Really liked looking at your work!

  196. niken

    Amazing pictures! Can’t wait for 2012 and see your new works soon! :)

  197. My Last Pen

    These photos are the coolest I’ve seen… very interesting… looking these black and white photos..great! lots of stories…

  198. Amazing Pictures. really an inspiration to me.

  199. Jess

    I love the photos with reflections. Please don’t give up on colour completely because I think both styles look amazing! xx

  200. Klara i just loved your street photographs.
    i am also photographer and want to do lot of street photography.
    I am inspired from your blog.
    thanks a lot…………..

  201. wooww!! i just love your photos, they are so amazing, you have a talent with black and white street photography..Thanks for sharing.. :-D

  202. As a photographer I can relate to you so much. Your photos are very inspiring to me and I enjoyed reading your insight throughout the year . I could almost feel your frustration, I feel like that alot when I’m out shooting and I think the picture will be great, get my camera home and photos uploaded and the perspective i was going for was not as good as I thought it would be. Thank you for sharing. Keep shooting and I will follow! I hope you have a great 2012!

    • Thanks, Jess. Please keep on shooting too, even when you are frustrated or dissatisfied with your pictures, it helped me a lot that I never put the camera completely away. Happy New Year to you too!

  203. I grew up with black and white fast-speed film, shooting for newspapers. Something gritty and real about black and white, it’s still my favorite. Your shots are stunning.

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  206. Your work is absolutely magnificent. It inspires me in every way. :) It’s great for an artist to always be critical of her own work, but I hope you know that you are extraordinarily talented.

  207. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos, even those you don’t like

  208. CyC

    Me encanta tu blog

  209. ghayoornisar

    really inspiring nice work

  210. Ryan Luz

    These are beautiful. What cameras did you use? These are all 35mm correct?

    • Ryan Luz

      Sorry, I just looked at the rest of them and saw that some are digital and some are medium format. So allow me to revise my question, what 35mm cameras did you use and what medium format ones did you use? Thank you!

  211. Beautiful site. Thank you for sharing your pictures. It inspires me to want to go out there and do the same.

  212. I enjoyed both the photos and the narrative very much! very informative about your creative process! keep on shooting from the heart! All best for 2012!

  213. I am fascinated by your pictures. In my opinion the close up’s were totally expressive. You do very well to follow the “instructions” of Robert Capa. Film is something special. I am a young photographer and i am not keen in using film. But i can clearly say that it gives a more nostalgic aura in pictures. You work is brilliant in both types of photography. Keep up!

    • Thank you! I just found out that doing close-ups is not really my style, but it was good to try it and maybe I’ll go back it some day. Film made me slow down (no more “wasting” frames, it helped me to stay in the flow (no lcd screen) and it made me pre-visualize my photos, which I’d like to think, all led to more meaningful and better photos. Also, the tones of film are something unmatched by digital. Hope you’ll try it one day. Cheers!

  214. A lot of the photos is really good. I liked the short text between the photos, gives more flow to the blog!

    And nice camera, the FE2. I have an FM2n myself, likes it a lot! ;)

  215. Eva McCane

    your photography is amazing! black and white, but still so lively and almost “colorful” in another sense of the word. thanks for sharing and i look forward to seeing more!
    http://www.icouldntmakethisshitup.wordpress.com

  216. Very well done! I hope you sell these!

  217. You tell a great story visually and with words Klara.

  218. All good, Klara! Keep shooting!

  219. I love your style. I don’t think I’ve seen a style so refreshing in a long time. Many people have a hard time taking pictures in the city, they aren’t comfortable with being around people, they can’t get the courage to get up and in their face

    I really like the picture you have of a drug deal. That shows a lot about you as a person, how can be assertive enough, but also blend in enough so as not to be noticed.

    I tried taking pictures once. But for whatever reason, I let it go to the wayside. You have inspired me to pick up photography again.

    Thank you, Klara. Thank you.

    • You’re welcome! I don’t think it was a drug deal, I don’t remember exactly what she sold, but it wasn’t drugs (I wouldn’t dare to photograph drug dealers ). :) Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  220. oldbrownshoes

    Hi Klara, Your pictures are amazing and more inspiring is your spirit to keep at it! Thanks for sharing. I am moving to Vienna and hoping to learn photography – so excited to chance upon your blog!

  221. Great shots. I know what you mean about shooting strangers close up….feels creepy but they make for the best shots. You are very talented, thanks for sharing in your journey!

  222. I love black and white photos.

  223. Amazing photos. But most of all I love the way you are looking back and thinking about what you have done and what you have discovered about your work during 2011.Thank you for sharing! and now I want to do the same, look back and see what happend to me and my art this past year.

  224. Really, this is an incredible post! What a travelogue and how generous of you to post all these images. I think you’ve created my favourite blog of 2011.

  225. Just great, so glad I found your blog.

  226. This was brilliant and inspiring! Thank you for taking us on a journey of your experience shooting throughout the year. I was completely infatuated with both your work and your reflection about your work. AMAZING!!

  227. deliberate rambling

    Enjoyed them… like the way you were thinking outside the box and just going with it.

  228. This is beautiful work. Classic street photography.

  229. Amazing pictures. I have always wanted to do something like this. Personally I like to take [ action] movement pictures my wife hates it becuase she likes to pose for everything.

  230. I love your work!! Great photo’s :-)

  231. Simply awesome photographs!!! :)

  232. These are simply some of the best black and white photographs I’ve seen this year. Fantastic. Work of art indeed.

  233. great stuff! i am a student. how did you get that medium format high contrast look while using digital?

    • Thanks! I don’t know what you mean with medium format high contrast, but I used Silver Efex Pro to process the digital photos. I used the Tri-X 400 settings for most of the pictures.

  234. annaleighrau

    what beautiful photography! after discovering vivian maier’s work a while back i too have wanted to pick up a camera and try my hand at street photography, however the daily grind and a bit of fear have stood in my way. your photos, and the narration of all you have learned by challenging yourself, is very inspirational. i look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for you! x

    http://wellblessmystars.wordpress.com/

  235. These are beautiful. stay inspired in the new year.

  236. You have inspired me to aim for more street photos next year!! Your shots are thoughtful and beautiful.

  237. I enjoyed the journey immensely !

  238. Timeless…thanks for sharing!

  239. Great shots, really well done. I particularly like the B&W photos and you said it best, Black and White works really well for you which is something that I struggle with.

    Congrats on being Freshly Prseed and Happy New Year

  240. I come from a newspaper background and I will always love black and white photography. Keep up the great work, and don’t be so hard on yourself! Gorgeous pictures!

  241. I love your photos, and your hole approach to photography :) Great work!

  242. Rhemzis

    This is very interesting. You just made me a fan of black and white..

  243. Yesterday I wrote in my blog that this year had been, in many ways, like a Coen brothers movie. And now, looking at your photos I can see that 12 months can also be summed up in beautiful images. Congrats all the way from Mexico City. :)

  244. These are just lovely. My husband and I try capturing life unfolding around us as well, and I’m inspired by your bravery to shoot strangers on the street. It’s beautiful. Best wishes and congrats on being featured on the front page.

  245. Very inspired work. Don’t frequently check the freshly pressed, but I’m glad I looked at this one. Well deserved! One last thing – your dedication to analog is great also – especially with the difficulties that street photography entails; Cartier-Bresson would be proud.

  246. Reblogged this on Lilly29's Blog and commented:
    As I consider putting down the camera…I am glad I came across this post. It inspired me.

  247. All I can say about this piece is amazing.. Thank you so much for sharing your work. I am gratefully inspired.

  248. I love this entry. Simplistic, informative and inspiring. Nice work. It’s appreciated.

  249. Great photographs! And cool story “under” them!
    btw Cheers from Riga! :)

  250. Beautiful and inspiring photographs Klara. You captured interesting aspects and perspectives of people and places.

  251. really beautiful. I really can feel it. love this, well done Klara. :)

  252. mashrur

    I wish I could live a life like yourself.

  253. Kate

    Wow, wonderfully done. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  254. wonderful pictures and beautiful words :)
    thank u for inspiring me

  255. Raynell S. Anderson of Stargazer Photography

    This was amazing! I am a huge fan of street photography!

  256. What an amazing year you had! Beautiful story. I agree, your black and whites are amazing.

  257. Loved this post ! I’m just starting into photography and this was very inspiring . Be blessed :)

  258. awurster

    Inspiring stuff. Thanks so much

  259. grt clicks,grt perspective keep up the fantastic work…

  260. Amazing, inspiring. Life is art and you express that without a word – there is a stillness, a calm peace, captured in your photographs that is stunning – like you captured a tiny part of their soul and we are compelled to stop and look. Great photo’s, great story.

  261. Brett

    Your work is very inspiring to someone who is still rather in their youth aka me. A young, impressionable, mind has been inspired rather curiously from the work of an individual. I can only say that I love your work as a photographer and that I feel I am inspired to go out and do something. Of what something is I am unsure; however I can tell you that your work says “Don’t give up because in all honesty, young, old, alive, existing, or whatever, any form of passion combined with effort and dedication can turn into something more miraculous than you could have ever imagined”. (ohhh sorry for starting off kind of cliche-“ey”) Thanks again and well this is the first blog I’ve actually read…. but I don’t think I will be stopping anytime soon because of you. :D Don’t ever stop Madame~

  262. agomonee

    Nice way to round up the year! Wonderful that you are so persistent and passionate about what you do. All the very best for 2012.

  263. wunderfool

    This is beautiful, beauty beyond words, that only a camera can capture. This inspires me to keep up with my photography as well. Film or digital.

    Thanks for the treat. :)

  264. You are a brilliant photographer, the black and white makes everything nice.

  265. sdiekmannphotography

    I really like your street shots! Cheers from Hamburg!

  266. your photography is too beautiful. really just amazing. thank you.

  267. Your photos are really good. keep going.

  268. Finally a VERY worthy “freshly pressed” post. Absolutely fan-f***ing taskic! Keep up the great work for 2012!

  269. Breathtakingly beautiful. Stunning shots.
    They were beautifully simplistic yet said so much.
    I adore your skills with a camera.

  270. plainbananas

    Thank you! This was so refreshingly honest and inspiring! Keep shooting –

  271. It was a good “street” year for you Klara!
    Wishing you an even better one for the year to come :)

  272. Great pictures! In general, I don’t like black&white photos, but yours are amazing!

  273. Great images – very inspiring. It’s amazing what life looks like stopped in that moment, it does make you wonder what’s going on or about to happen or even what has just happened.

  274. Great images – at first glance very “ordinary” pictures, but anyway, you have a great ability to make them interesting :)

    UFO pictures and photos

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  275. Didin Dimas

    Amazing! glad found your blog. I tweeted it here http://twitter.com/didindimas/statuses/152720595577094144 :D

  276. i really love all of your photograph (:

  277. Your black and white work is great, your monolog is comforting as it echos some of my own thoughts on how I am progressing, especially being comfortable among strangers.

  278. Sameer

    i wish i could take half as good photographs as you do

  279. Really love the work!! Both the black and white, and the color photos- great art!

  280. blackflier

    Beatufiul, black-and-white does suit you better, Or maybe you should start with colour while photographing in the snow. Then on the othet side, there’s probably not gonna be any snow this year, I imagine.

  281. Aqilah Moshmore

    Best emotions are depicted in black and white. Yours capture the simplest of all.

  282. Wonderful work Klara. Just remember that a photographer’s education and self-discovery never ends. Thank you for sharing your 2012 journey with us!

  283. great shooting. I love the symmetry in your shots…bring on 2012!

  284. Is a bad thing if I can’t feel anything when i’m looking at this photos? I can’t breath. I can’t feel a thing. I’m out of my depression. Thank you!

  285. Soos Sahar

    This was great !!! Keep shooting ^^ <3

  286. Your work is excellent (!) and seems to be a revealing self-study. I’m very impressed. Cheers and Happy New Year!

  287. I enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing!

  288. agathakubalski

    Wow, a year of great shots – definitely keep shooting!

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  291. This is one of the more interesting “years in review” I have seen so far. Congratulations on being freshly pressed. Cheers.

  292. Carol

    Very inspiring, Karla. Thanks. :-)

  293. Great collection! Black and whites blew me away, I did not even realize it first, I did see the color! Getting close to strangers is hard, everyone has their personal “do not get nearer” zone. The people add so much to the sceanery through! It was great pleasure to peek into your album, thanks for sharing. Loved the Europe tour also, as I have been to many of those locations where you were.

  294. sainikbiswas

    THE PHOTOS ARE really beautiful. Unfortunately for me I don’t even have a good camera. Keep up the good work and happy new year

  295. your black and white shots are beautiful!

  296. This is brilliant. I love all your shots. Interesting you left digital behind. I do find digital leaves you more time for shooting and is so much more instant gratification than film especially if you’re developing your own, as you do. Congrats on Freshly Pressed!

  297. wmc

    Very inspiring work. I really like your photos of Hamburg. Next time when you’re around your invited to delicous fried fish in a bun. – Will

  298. Lovely to see a post that’s about pictures, not the gear they were taken with!

  299. sandradjanq

    absolutely romantic.. can’t stop to say ‘hmmm…so sweet…’ ^^

  300. Susan Quenon

    Thank you for taking us along with you as you work through your art. The images are compelling and a reminder that every day has its own beauty if we take the time to look. Best wishes for 2012 as your journey continues. Hope you’ll keep sharing your work – it’s wonderful.

  301. This is wonderful. Thank you

  302. astudentlifeforme

    Some amazing photos and very inspiring! I hope to take a lot more pictures in 2012, documenting my life and what I see and also gaining some photography skills. Thanks!

  303. An amazing tour of your year in street photography! I haven’t visited Germany in a long time… Seeing these photos reminds me how much I miss Germany and want to return. When I last visited Berlin, the wall was still standing (just about) and I was allowed into the east for a few hours; I’d so like to see Berlin now… It must have changed so much.

  304. Wow! These are some awesome shots! I love the composition and the B&W does you very very well; especially in film. I think one of the main reasons Vivian Maier was so great (and why you got discouraged after seeing her exhibition) is that she gets very close to the people–creating a very personal feel with the pictures. Most of your pictures are from farther away which give a different feel. Maybe try to get comfortable getting right in someone’s face to take a picture of them. Just a thought. Regardless, I love your pictures! Keep that camera attached to you at all times!

  305. Capturing people in their unguarded moments makes everything so real down to the last facial expression…congratulations. Just stunning. I too carry my iPhone camera all the time but I’m still hesitant in taking other peoples pictures without telling them….may be 2012 will give me the courage…..Happy New Year.

  306. Glad you picked the camera back up!! gustamos!!

  307. Such wonderful photos. Congratulations. Love the black and whites. Don’t stop shooting.

  308. Really cool post with really cool pictures. Loved “I went to Riga”. Got yourself a fan. Have a great 2012!

  309. Vibe Video Productions

    Excellent shots, love that feeling of discovery. I have 2 slr’s now and really want my old 35mm back!

  310. this is INCREDIBLE. i’d love to know what you shoot with! can’t wait to see shots from 2012!

  311. These are all incredible shots — so well thought-out and beautiful. Each and every one. Love them!! Can’t wait to see more of your images next year.

    Halie

  312. Journeyman

    One of the best photo-essays. A lovely tribute to the year; and to photography. Love your tone and style.

  313. I love that this wasn’t a “I’m so awesome, these are my best pictures only” sort of post. The journey was very well done. Thanks for sharing!

  314. A raw reflection of a year of work, well done :) Happy 2012!

  315. I truly enjoyed your pictures, I believe that the subtltiess of B&W photography is lost on most people, the shadows, varying grays and the sharpness of image. I find myself paying more attention to the context which is lost at times in clor photography.

  316. Eine wunderschöne Serie mit schönen Unterschriften. Wenn das mal ein Buch gibt, möchte ich eins reservieren. Mein grosses Kompliment. Und viel Spass beim Fotografieren 2012.

  317. Nicely put but I like your header [;^D
    Checkout my street photography when you have a moment please
    Be well,
    Myron

  318. Raman

    heyy simple but very nice clicks! Am starting my own blog and was thinking of using a pic or two if you allow (& i’ll obviously mention where it has been taken from). Nyways gudluck for 2012!

  319. L

    I absolutely love the simplicity of how you told the story of your year along those beautiful shots… it’s nothing less than inspiring!

  320. These are beautiful pictures. While everyday scenes, they really capture the independence of one’s physical self and mind. Not only did you manage to capture some of the most fundamental scenes over an international setting (an over a year’s time-frame!), but you conveyed your reaction to change gracefully. Beauty and honesty are most certainly not at odds here. What an inspiration!

  321. awesome! some inspiring stuff here. nice shades and images. thank you!

  322. Thank you for sharing! Really great collection of work and I really like a great deal of them. Much to contemplate. Thank you for sharing what you learned and what was working and not working. Good to hear and process. Best of luck with it in the new year.

    ~Duff

  323. oogopblaricum

    sehr gut.

  324. I really like your blog site. Very simple and artistic!

  325. im 11 and im interested in photoagraphy and i like your take on photos this is my blog check it out http://whatevertheweatherimhere.wordpress.com/blog-page-2/

  326. You do with pictures what I try to do with words…Live. And Believe.
    Can’t wait to get to Berlin!

  327. Great Shots!! Love this kind of ordinary-life-documentary pics. Keep on with your Photography and best wishes for 2012:)

  328. this is very inspirational ! thanks for sharing :)

  329. hi…loved your posts…. myself also a photographer interested is street photography…your posts are a great inspiration to me.

  330. TheChronicR

    You are a wonderful photographer.

    What a year. Thank you for telling us how and where you took those excellent images.

    Once again, thanks. Happy new year to you.

  331. I love them all. honestly you’re really good! I love photographs too, can you teach me, how to take a good picture? :) a pleasure to me if you reply

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  333. Greg

    Love it! Great shots and simple text adds a lot.

  334. Great, great shots ! I love them !

    So authentic and yet so subtle and impressive !

    Congratulations !

  335. I LOVE these photographs!They are amazing and I felt like I was right next to you as you were seeing them threw your lens. You have made me want to pick up my camera again and start shooting life again. Thank You for sharring your amazing talent.

  336. “Vienna taught me how to wait” – I’m living in Vienna and this caption helped bring forward my own realization, of my appreciation for the pace of the city.

  337. Loved your photographs and your keen observations of your progress! I especially loved the outdoor photograph near the end of your piece (“some things came together nicely”). The chapel in the background reflecting the spiritualness of the outside….really nice, indeed!

  338. Quite possibly my favorite journey through 2011 to date. Beautiful photos and excellent selection of subjects. Congratulations on being freshly pressed, as well!! P.S. I’ll be taking a journey of sorts, myself, this coming 2012.

    http://awalkthru2012.wordpress.com

  339. Bravo pour toute cette suite de photographies inspirées !

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  341. I love the black and white and the contrast. The images are really beautiful, even the ones that you thought were not. There was something dark and enchanting in all of them. You take amazing pictures, keep on trying to find what you love in photography. May 2012 bring out the best in your talent and may you enjoy it as much as I did as a viewer. Congrats on FP!

  342. Great photos! You are very talented.

  343. fantastic! very enlightening. I’ll keep watching you ;-)

  344. Inspiring blog post. I love it!

  345. SaraPey

    Wow. I’m speechless.

  346. Your narrative is just as beautiful as your photos. Look forward to seeing/reading more from you as you document street life in the cities.

  347. Beautiful! Where do you take these?

  348. Sarah

    I am just beginning to take pictures, mostly of my life, and this is an incredible inspiration to me! I’m nowhere near your league, but a girl can dream, right? I love how your post tells the story of your love for the art of taking pictures. Amazing post!

  349. Amazing narrative. I Love all your images. Keep traveling. Peace.

  350. Merilee Mitchell

    FABULOUS. Absolutely stunning images. You are doing it right. BRAVO!

  351. A picture says a thousand words

  352. These photos were almost surreal. Great work!

  353. great work, and thanks so much for sharing your process, I really enjoyed going on a journey with you.

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  356. Lots of learning… Beautiful! Thank you!

  357. helloari

    keep up the good work…

  358. I much enjoyed traveling with you through your year of street photography. A wonderful range of subject matter, cameras and colors. I love the magic to be made with a camera. Happy 2012 to you!

  359. Muthe

    Klara, I love this post. This is the first time I visit your blog, and it’s very inspiring. I, myself, learning street photography now, and I’m stuck at the moment. Reading this post, viewing your photographs, inspired me once again. Thank you for sharing this ^^

  360. Excellent! Thank you for sharing and good luck in 2012.

  361. abstainingforme

    Love how you took us along for the ride. It was interesting to see your perspective. Beautiful Pics, thanks for sharing :-)

  362. I love everything! Nice blog post. Clicking “follow” now. :)

  363. Oh my God Karla! I had an amazing time reading and going through this post… I have never had so much fun reading a post ever before! It was like I was going on the journey with you and I must say – Thanks! :)

    Love the shots offcourse, hope to keep in touch!

    Ciao,
    Ali

    http://eyeofali.viewbook.com/

  364. first beautiful post i saw on 2012, great work :D

  365. It’s wonderful & fascinating to see someone explore their work and themselves. I can understand your self-criticism, but I didn’t see a failure in the collection. You’ve got a good eye, but more than that, you have a need to explore — and the spunk to just do it (to borrow a phrase). It also takes courage to “go back” to film. Digital is so easy. Film demands involvement, thought, planning, commitment.. Medium formats, rangefinders — you really have gone retro, but the results are outstanding. I wish you the best in your exploration of vision, digital or film (but mostly film).

  366. Ted

    Thank you and you have a wonderfully developed eye! Now that you are massing a large body of work, dont be hesitant to omit any photos that you do not think are exactly what you are working towards. I so look forward to following your work. What fun!

  367. inspirational, i love it.

  368. Jules

    Outstanding!! A real joy to view. Good luck in 2012!

  369. ICA

    A good eye takes good pics. Those are great.

    http://midnightwatcher.wordpress.com/

  370. bengir

    You know what, I read your post and I realize that I am currently following a way that could look like yours, the questioning on color/B&W, close, not close, what time to shoot… with different answers, of course :)
    But your post is great because it is both personal and also a reminder of the love of Photography in general.
    Nice work! My favorite is definitely “Some things got well together”

    Happy 2012

  371. Allright. Not too sure how I didn’t find this blog sooner
    Cheers from Manila! :)

  372. Wendy

    your photos are absolutely gorgeous. thank you for sharing and inspiring me to photograph my own little corner of the world. you have amazing vision and so much natural talent. good luck to you in the new year : )

  373. Just caught your post on “freshly pressed”. Loved the photos. Great work. I think my favorite photo is the color photo of the skate boarders. Great action shot.

  374. Fantastic pictures. I really admire your ability to capture those fleeting moments. Street photography at its best.

  375. GREAT! Greetings from Frankfurt :-)

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  378. mediafight

    Great work.
    Good luck in 2012!

  379. very interesting…good job. thanks for share

  380. Great pictures, all of them! They make me think. Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

  381. wallysketch

    Man, don’t be so hard on yourself. I really enjoyed the pictures, very much.
    All the best in 2012, and do not kick yourself. :)

  382. Very nice. I love street photography!

  383. Xnb

    lovely….. keep rocking :)

  384. Followed each entry….Delightful!!!….like sipping a cappuccino(irregardless of delayed reaction nervousness)…..enjoying each sip to the last drop…

  385. Love your tenacity and passion. Keep shooting and sharing and I’ll keep coming back. Peace.

    http://mittenmouthmusic.wordpress.com

  386. So many wonderful shots and a great outlook on life ~ “I kept shooting anyway”! Thanks also for a nostalgic trip back to Germany where I spent a good few years ~ happy days!

    What cameras have you used?

  387. Nice shots! These are all great! I really love the ones of the people holding hands and the one of the man walking in front of the pond, just amazing! Keep going!!

    http://www.thecameraangle.wordpress.com

  388. amplifiedphotography

    You have inspired me~

  389. Mircea Ciuca

    Great photos. I love street photography, even my work is wedding photography. Have a lovely year, a happy new one! :)

  390. Reblogged this on designingcharisma and commented:
    Love this Image!!

  391. Cracking images. I love street photography but I’m just not very good at it. I can never get the right scene or I just don’t think the shots are interesting enough.
    Great work, keep it up.
    Happy New Year y’all.

  392. These are beautiful. Black & white always seem to tell the story between the lines better.

  393. Wow. Beautiful. I love the narrative along with the stunning scenes. Very inspiring.

  394. stunning photographs, Klara. Happy New Year!

  395. Something about black and white photos…it’s all so matter of fact. Nice work!

  396. These are wonderful! They offer such a perspective to me, who has only been in a city (a BIG city, not just a town with shopping) a couple times in her life. Any shot with skyscrapers or lots of people can impress me. It also was interesting to see your shots of foreign cities, and see how much was the same! My favorites were the birds and the one looking up the escalator. I am very partial to black and white too, but I thought the color ones were nice as well. My sister just got an analog camera and the colors feel so rich comparatively. Thank you for this summary, it was a pleasure to read / see!

  397. Beautiful shots! You’ve got a unique perspective… and I guess it changed through the year. Would like to see much more of your work!

  398. I’m impressed. What a brilliant collection, but even better was to read the way that your style and attitude toward photography developed over the time and see you start to understand how you shoot the best shots. I very very rarely shoot black and white, but I love your work. It really brings out the atmosphere when you shoot in black and white. And I agree about Vivian Maier. What a discovery. Best of luck in 2012. Hope it brings you more travel, discovery and photos you are proud to have taken :)

  399. I did the same in Barcelona, in 2007, a picture every day.
    Now I’m in Buenos Aires and I would like to do the same in this new year.
    Happy new year!

  400. Wonderful pictures.
    What camera do you use? I am assuming it is film, not digital. I would love to know. I see you said you discovered medium format, but before that, or after, what kind of camera was your main one?

  401. I like your header image very much. The seventh photo down is a favorite. It’s very “Kino-Eye.” The “Vivian Maier exhibition” one is great.

  402. I really love your photos ! I often thought that really amazing pictures must be in colours.. but as i’ve seen your photos, i was disabused ! Thank you.. I also love photography and sometimes i post some of them in my blog. I’ve made some shoots yesterday on silvester.. i would be really happy if you or your readers would visit my blog :) !

  403. Some great shots.

    Know the feeling of needing to get inspired. A few days ago was the first time I picked up my camera in more then a few month. Felt odd at first.

    Street is something I’ve always wanted to shoot more of and take more risks doing. Guess I need a jump with more inspiration or jealousy so I can go and do it myself.

    Have you seen the work of Chris Week or Severin Koller ? If not you should defiantly check them out.

    Also https://www.facebook.com/pages/Street-Is-Serious/196765897004949

    Keep shooting the stuff looks great.

    • Thanks, man. Glad you like Severin Koller and Chris Weeks too, they are a constant source of inspiration to me. Hope I can attend a SIS workshop some day. Cheers!

  404. Great post indeed, long, but it kept me curious. I can relate to you as a street photographer, I restarted my photoblog a few days ago after leaving it idle from over a year and a half. I like your black and white style, although I myself am very into color. Good luck! I think I ll start following your blog (just found out about it thanks to your featured post. Best, NL

  405. great photos and interesting story.

  406. Your photographs are amazing. A really great insight and a different perspective to street photography. Very refreshing!

  407. Jill

    Love your work! Very inspiring.

  408. Quite nice, indeed! I love black and white photography. :-)

  409. These are great shots! You should applaud yourself for how much you learned. I like how you experimented with different techniques throughout the year. Street photography is one of my favorite styles, so I really enjoyed this! Looking forward to see your shots for 2012!

  410. Incredible. Your images stick to me as your words haunt me with your thoughts. I too have rediscovered photography through my iPhone. An unlikely tool of a retired (since college) SLR shooting darkroom hound. But I have found that vision is vision. Once you discover your vision, the tools and tinkering become secondary. Thank you for reminding me of this.

  411. That was really incredible, thank you so much for sharing :)

  412. svenoblivion

    Excellent work, my dear – shoot more nature.

    – s

  413. Incredible :O your photos are really beautiful!

  414. Beautiful recollection of your personal learning adventures♥ Thank you for sharing these amazing works with us all. Do keep it up!
    Here’s to a beautiful 2012! Cheers! :)

  415. Mia

    Beautiful photos! Sounds like you have been on quite an amazing photographic journey, and I’m pleased to say you’ve inspired me to do the same.

  416. syamsuladzic

    awesome!

  417. very beautiful shots, happy new year! :)

  418. Beautiful photos! Looking at the photos and how you switched cameras from time to time made for an interesting journey.

  419. srqpix

    Sometimes I don’t stop to read everything on freshly pressed…i’m glad I stopped to read yours. I still cringe a little when I take images of people and I don’t see myself going back to analog anytime soon. My people things don’t always turn out right and right now I can’t afford film. I will follow you and try to learn things from your images…they are wonderful.

  420. Beautiful pictures. I’m really impressed. I look forward to seeing more of your photography. Very good job.

  421. amazing!!..
    the photos is so AWESOME!!!

    great!!! :-)

  422. afirmin

    Great pictures and a wonderful post. One question, what words of Robert Capa do you mean?
    Hope your 2012 is filled with even more inspiration, take care Alan.

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  424. when i saw this blog i became amazed with your work and frustrated with my own

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  426. Lovely Photographs. B&W narrates big Stories.

  427. Best blog post I have enjoyed since I started reading blogs. I’m still awed with your work and dedication to black and white photography. Definitely will try to follow your style, until I develop my own. Thank you so much for sharing with us. What a way to start 2012. Thank you so much again…and again.

    Omar.-
    Panama, Central America

  428. One word awesome!! Really loved them …. those photos made me look into them again and again…. i dono why but found few vey inspiring and thought provoking…. makes me think what might be the story of the few people who were in front of the camera…. thank you :)

  429. muftinurichrom

    wow!!!! inspire… warm greetings for you from Jakarta, Indonesia.. Klara
    (kumbangditaman.tumblr.com)

  430. Message in a Bottle Hunter

    Nice collection! Just happen to be missing my old film camera at the moment. You seem to do well with digital and analog. Keep it up!

  431. joe

    Klara……this was an absolute delight to see. Best wishes for another productive year. Keep posting.

  432. Tolle Fotos, sie gefallen mir sehr gut.

    LG

    Jörg

  433. wonderful. everything. :)

  434. I love the narration, the photographs and your perspectives. Hope you have another fantastic year of photography!

  435. amir

    fantastic stuff. whenever i go somewhere to shoot, i learn something new 9 outta 10 times. it’s great to see your year of shooting and growth. very nicely laid out with the text as well! happy new year!

  436. Dor

    A superb collection of photos! I am no expert but I enjoyed your journey so much I felt I had to comment. Don’t stop.

  437. That was an incredible black-and-white montage. Excellent pictures indicative of a very unique challenge. Best wishes for the upcoming year, and I to see even more incredible pictures from you in the future.

  438. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    Awesome photographs! I agree with you.. you Rock in the black and white! Loved all the shots! Keep clicking away!

  439. Deine Bilder erinnern mich sehr sehr stark an Bilder von Severin Koller, einem Phtographen aus Österreich. Er scheint mittlerweile bekannt zu sein, vorallem durch sein Teilhaben an Chris Weeks .pdf über Street Phtographie und in der Doke “Documenting the human condition”.
    Wirklich sehr sehr schöne Bilder, die du da hast. Ich hoffe du bleibst dabei ;)

    • Danke, Niklas. Dass dich meine Bilder an Severins erinnern ist ein Riesenkompliment, bin ein großer Fan von seinen Arbeiten. Die Doku von Chris Weeks hab mir letztes Jahr immer wieder mal angeschaut, wirklich großartig, was die beiden machen. Lieben Gruß, K.

  440. Amanda

    Your black and whites are incredible! I could stare at them all day and always find something new about them. Nice work and congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!

    Amanda @ Bullfrogs and Bulldogs

  441. Wow. Really great. I like the way you almosted explained the process of learning and you weren’t afraid to admit that in order to learn you need to make mistakes. Most people try something and then say “Ah I’m no good at this, I give up.”

  442. It’s so beautiful. I think I’m gonna try it too. Althought I know they’re not going to be pretty ’cause I have NO experience with the camera at all! But you changed my mind. The world is too beautiful to see it just once. I want to remind it.

  443. Breath taking shots. You inspire me to pick up my camera again, especially when I return home to Egypt in 8 weeks…… Happy New Year….

  444. Loved the Vienna shots. And like your simple way of putting things. Happy New Year :)
    Yours Joblessly,
    The Jobless Ideator

    P.S. – Congratulations on being freshly pressed! Mind having a look at my blog and commenting. See you then :)

  445. These shots are amazing! I loved how you talked about your different perspectives and thoughts with each image – it was like we were there with you. I look forward to seeing your pictures in 2012!

  446. sallymacd

    These photos are beautiful and inspiring! I just found a slr digital to play with recently and I need to jump back into photography. I also have an old film slr to play around with. Your post has challenged me to experiment and just shoot, shoot, shoot… Happy New Year! Thanks!

  447. Kim

    Love the Photos.Thanks for the post =)

  448. sallymacd

    These photos are so inspiring! I need some inspiration to start my wordpress blog. Thank you for the challenge! Happy New Year!

  449. Black and white photography is very inspirational and emotional. Love it!

  450. You have some wonderful pictures! I tell people that I’m a paparazzi; taking pictures of everything, so something is bound to work out. :)

  451. Paul

    Wonderful project and the chronicling of your personal shooting style. Thanks for sharing.

    Paul
    CA, USA

  452. Fascinating and inspiring stuff!

  453. amazing. your talent is impeccable.

    great blog, keep it up

    Waleed

  454. This is amazing story captured by your photography. I loved the various vantage points and reflective pictures. Keep it up!

    Joseph

  455. Your photographs are really stunning — they were a pleasure to experience. I’m glad that your site was featured at WordPress, or I would never have gotten the pleasure.

  456. Such amazing and poignant photographs – so glad I came across this! xo Siv

  457. congluteous

    Thank you Klara for the wonderful photos and story. I grew up on a 35mm SLR and now struggle with a digital SLR. I am intrigued by your comments about the Rangefinder; you seem to like it so much. What do you like about the Rangefinder?

    • What I like about the rangefinder so much is that it is the perfect tool for street photography. It’s smaller and compact than an SLR, thus less obstrusive, it is quiet (since it has no mirror) which is really important to not get noticed. Since there is no mirror, you see the exact moment you capture, with an SLR the viewfinder blackens out the moment you push the shutter. Also the viewfinder of a rangefinder is really bright and it has framelines, so you can see your objects moving in and out of the frame, it helps you to anticipate the right moment. Rangefinder lenses are built so that you can zone focus, which is really helpful on the streets, you often don’t have the time to focus, only to compose. I think these are the major points why I like the rangefinder system so much, it’s not for everybody and certainly not for every photography genre, but I’d like to think that there’s no better tool for street photography.

  458. Absolutely wonderful! You are an inspiration!

  459. beautiful works and compositions…

  460. This is totally inspirational — just terrific!

  461. stevo's Cafe

    The lines in your photos are amazing and your composition is right on. Great job! You should be very happy with the huge response you received on your post. Good luck…

  462. Not bad at all, some interesting stuff there, keep up the good work.

  463. I love the moodiness of B and W photography. They are fabulous photos of the best subjects. Thanks for sharing.

  464. I so wish that I had your dedication to the camera! Love that your photos are in black and white. All are very beautiful. I admire the way you throw yourself into your work. :)

  465. This post is a great inspiration to any photographer, how to keep going when it’s just not working out, how to freshen things up by trying a new perspective, trying colour, going back to mono. The way you’ve told the story of how you’ve approached a year in photography is fascinating – oh, and your photos are great too!

  466. I really enjoyed this. Thank you for your work.

  467. Brilliant journal of your journey in pictures. I ought to use my camera more than I presently do.

  468. thecoastallivingmom

    Fantastic work! I Iike the black and whites best; very moving.

  469. Great work! you sure have a good eye for streets!

  470. I love this post! I don’t know much about photography, but your storytelling is lovely. Happy New Year!

  471. Absolutely love black and whites! Thanks for sharing.

  472. stockedfresh

    I love how this post flowed as you were growing through art. But I think all of these photos are excellent =) Great work

  473. Heya, just a head’s up that this blog entry has been scraped. Do you know this person? http://slopestreetcats.com/

  474. Great storytelling. I hope to do a similar retrospective of my work in 2012.

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  477. Such an inspirational post for when I just feel like abandoning something! And some interesting photos. Special love for that first colour photo there, it just struck me in some way.

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  479. just found your site right now, and had to say i really love your work!
    keep on shooting! (i know that berlin you see :) )

  480. I’m not a photographer but for awhile I was driving a crane all over my state which was boring. I started taking photos as I was driving along, one hand on the steering wheel and one hand taking shots out the window. It was a numbers game but every now and then I had a win. I surprised myself. As Woody Allen once said “sometimes success just requires showing up”. Keep up the good work, you have a gift.

  481. Holy shit you’re good. I do a lot of street photography too. getting closer is hard. figuring out how to wait is hard. this is a wonderful and inspirational post.

  482. Beatrice

    Your pictures inspire me! Keep doing your excellent work. Your vision of Berlin express the essence of the city, which is a interesting way to the tourists get to know it better. Congratulations!

  483. Hi,
    nice stuff to see… I’ve come across your stuff some time before (myself not being into street, at least not really). For me it has a very special nostalgia – living in Berlin for 18 years up to 2004 when I had to move to Hamburg to finally start living with my wife. It seems I’ve been to almost all places (in Berlin) you took photos at – but knowing Berlin that might not really be the case. Will keep my eyes on your stuff!

    Rolf

  484. Great summary of Yours 2011. Have a good shots in 2012 !
    I like your great work – especially street in B&W in high contrast.

  485. This is a great year in photos! Very nice work! Reading this post makes me want to go out and do some more street photography.

  486. Wow…

    I’m not sure what else to say. That was one of the best, most thoughtful, year-end round-ups that I’ve seen. I began following your tumblr because having grown up in Neukolln and Kreuzberg, I missed what I still think of as home. I found out that there was so much more to your photography that I liked, too.

    I truly look forward to seeing more of your work. Will you go back to digital–is all-analog just a temporary phase–or are you ready to swear off digital for good?

    -Trevor

    • Thanks so much Trevor. I think digital was just a phase, I bought my first DSLR only about a year ago, before that I shot film for years and developed and printed my own stuff. At the beginning I was taken away by the immediacy of digital photography until I discovered that digital lacked soul and felt cold compared to film. I think digital has its place, but I think it’s not for me and the type of photos I shoot. That’s why I’ve been switching back, I just bought an M6, so much to swearing off digital for good. :) Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.

  487. Great pics! I love the contrasts in your B&W photos. You have a great eye!

  488. hey there, i follow your blog because i too am in love with street photography. may i offer some constructive criticism? dust your negatives after you scan them. :)

    • You’re absolutely right, I’m horrible when it comes to keeping my negs dust free. I’m a lazy person, but I finally got a dust blower, and there will be better results in the near future. Thanks!

  489. Ian Clark

    Excellent work on the streets. I especially like the high contrast monochrome work. I do lots of street stuff and use a combination of film and digital. A rangefinder camera is just right, but I also use a Fuji X100. Well done.

    • Thanks, Ian. Would love to try the X100 (or the X Pro 1 now), how do you shoot fast paced street action with it (i heard the AF is slow)? Anyways, would love to see some of your work, so if you hava a website let me know. Cheers!

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  491. ◘ WHEN I FIRST GOT MY MEDAL WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY, I STARTED TO EXPLORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORLD. WHEN I WAS IN GRADE FIVE, I WANT TO BE A GEOGRAPHER. BUT WHEN I BECAME A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, I CHANGE MY MIND, I WANT TO BE A TRAVELER, AN EXPLORER. BUT SAD TO SAY, I NEVER EXPERIENCE TO TRAVEL, NOR TO RIDE ON A PLANE, ON A SHIP, ON A TRAIN. BUT WHEN I SEE THIS PHOTOS OF YOU. I AM SO AMAZED BY YOUR WORK. I NOTICED THAT I AM A REALIST. AND SUDDENLY I DISCOVERED, I WANT TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER LIKE YOU! THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME.!

  492. I’m so glad I stayed up late trawling WordPress for street photography blogs! Your one post has made my eyebags tomorrow morning worth it. What an inspiration… Loving the photos and looking forward to seeing more. Thank you Klara!

  493. Incredible pictures – mades me want to take myself and my Nikon F65 on a trip!

  494. Hi Klara:

    OMG, creativity to the nth degree. My eyes never get tired of watching this post over and over again. Your barrage of black and white pictures mixed with color pictures and minimalist text provides a style I’ve never experienced before. I love Street Photography and have practiced some of it in my own blog, but nothing close to your beauty.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Omar
    Panama, Central America

  495. Superb to see the ‘travelling’ in the pictures and your eagerness to get that shot…

    i experience the same… great to watch and keep up the good work

    • Thanks Laurent, appreciate you stopping by. Yes, shooting street is a constant struggle but also a great experience. Hope you stick around, cheers, K.

  496. Shutterbug Sage

    Dear Klara, this post was so inspiring to me. Four months after reading it for the first time, I’ve mentioned it on my blog because I found it so inspiring.

    http://ayearofpics.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/my-foray-into-street-photography-guy-with-a-skateboard/

  497. woodyelise

    Klara,
    Thanks for sharing your quest, an inner journey really. Many photographers hope to please others with their work, while others work to discover and develop their own voice, as you are doing, and doing very well. The discovery of light was for me a great step forward. My instructor/teacher shared his “mantra” with me. I have it printed on tiny cards which are taped to the back of my rangefinder…..and 2 1/4 medium format….both film.
    “See the light…….What attracts me?…..Slow down…..Move in…..Work it…..Give it a rest”
    I enjpy your work and look forward to more.

  498. Reblogueó esto en Carlos Andrés Cruzy comentado:
    Para quienes estamos pensando en retrospectiva, especialmente los estudiantes de la escuela de 7 fotógrafos, comparto el trabajo de esta fotógrafa alemana dedicada a la fotografía urbana. En particular en este post, Klara recopila sus percepciones fotográficas a lo largo del 2011, explicando su forma de abordar la fotografía, el mundo y la vida.
    Gracias Klara.

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  500. Very nice post. I absolutely love this website. Thanks!

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  502. very great street photography.

  503. A great story Klara, and told with great photography!!! I was hooked from the start. Well done.

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