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"What Photography is and means", by Martin Gommel | photography by Antonio Marques

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Photography in General

"What Photography is and means", by Martin Gommel


by Martin Gommel This time, I’ve invited Martin Gommel to share with us what photography is / means to him.

Martin is a freelance photographer, based in Karlsruhe, Germany. You probably know Martin from his blog Kwerfeldein (in German), where he shares some of his knowledge on photography.

If you’re not familiar with Martin’s work (shame on you), you can see it at Kwerfeldein Photography (which made my top 35 photoblogs list) or at Flickr. You can also download his photo portfolio for 2008.


What Photography is / means to you?

Photography means to me many different things so I will make a list of stuff, ’cause I love lists. 

Photography means to me : 

- exploring, finding and discovering beauty and miracles in people and nature

- like catching the most precious moments in life and trying to conserve ‘em for me and others

- sharing my ability to create with many others 

- handing out my joy of life in a picture 

- inspiring people to do the same, to enjoy the world

- being as close as I can be to my subject without coming too close and taking that impression home

- a very unique way of creating stuff that has never been there before, like music but different

- always a reflection of my personality

Thanks a lot Martin for your willingness to participate.

If any of you would like to take the stage and answer the question, just get in touch and I’ll give you some more details. In case you have any questions for Martin, use the comments bellow and I’ll make sure to forward anything relevant to him.

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  1. Jenna

    March 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your post, as well as looking at Martin’s work. His photographs are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. A Marques

    April 8, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
    Martin truly has some amazing work. I’m glad you liked it.
    Keep visiting.

  3. ETK

    July 4, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I really enjoyed this and have bookmarked it. I love the sentiment and passion in those words – thanks for sharing it and providing a link to his photoblog.

  4. Astrid Lee

    July 6, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    to me, photography means: CAPTURING

    …. capturing the light
    …. capturing the moment
    …. telling a story
    …. showing beauty
    …. showing MY view

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