The 2018 dozen

posted in: Germany, Montana, Music, Switzerland 1

With the year 2018 ending soon, I browsed the pictures I took over its course and selected a dozen that are important to me. Street scene. Frankfurt/Main, Germany.Father and son watching robotic pole dancers at the Robodonien Festival.Cologne, Germany.Main Street.Hot Springs, Montana.Elvis on his way to work. Jonny Winters, who has been impersonating Elvis Presley for more than 40 years,carries … Read More

The 2017 dozen

posted in: Germany, Montana, Spain 0

With the year 2017 being almost over, I browsed the pictures I took over the last 12 months and selected a dozen pictures that are important to me. Walking through the rain in front of the lobby of the Taunusturm high-rise. Frankfurt/Main, Germany.View of the Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest peak and dominant feature of the island of Tenerife. La … Read More

Another case of serendipity

posted in: Montana 3

For a people photographer, planning photographic opportunities is not an easy thing. Even more so when he’s traveling and wants to convey the mood of a place. You can’t really plan whom you’re going to meet and what the situation will be like unless you start with a preconceived notion, which is exactly the opposite of what I want to … Read More

The 2016 dozen

posted in: Germany, Montana, Singles 0

With 2016 just behind me, I went through the pictures I took over the course of the year and selected 12 of my favorites. Not necessarily the ‘best’ ones (I find the concept of ranking each and everything a little odd, anyway), but 12 photographs that I will certainly remember. Thunderstorm passing through Dunkirk, MT.A musician friend relaxing before a … Read More

Visiting Jeannie – A stay at the O’Haire Motor Inn

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  When I was a boy, one of my favorite TV shows was I dream of Jeannie with Barbara Eden playing a 2,000-year-old genie who gets freed from her bottle by an astronaut (played by Larry Hagman) with whom she falls in love. A few years ago I bought all episodes of the series on DVD and had a great … Read More

Demolition Derby in Shelby, MT

posted in: Events, Montana 0

  More than 40 years ago, I was a little boy then, my father would sometimes take me to an event where people deliberately did what was to be avoided in road traffic at all cost: run automobiles into each other with the intent of causing maximum damage. I remember how excited the audience was and how they cheered the … Read More

Sustainable farming in Montana

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  A few days ago I wrote about large-scale farming in northern Montana, a highly automated operation that is reminiscent of industrial manufacturing processes. Hi-tech machinery, complex chemistry and advanced breeds of grain are necessary ingredients of this kind of agribusiness. What you can see there is the result of a long process of optimization for one specific goal, the … Read More

Harvest on Montana’s Hi-Line

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  “Five hundred”, Jason Wanken said. “OK, and the price?”, I asked. Again the reply was “Five hundred”. I was sitting in the buddy seat of a combine that had a 500 hp engine and cost around US$ 500,000. An impressive machine that replaces hundreds of farmhands. A storm brews over Montana’s fields of gold as Doug Henke is cutting … Read More