Monday, September 08, 2008

i don't know what crackhead has programmed but it must be said once that it's a pain in the ass to blog here, especially when you put up many images... that's also one of the main reasons why i will start working on my own blog soon.

so posting this whole entry again (because blogger deleted it) !

starting randomly in the supermarked. old ladys just rock for b/w. right ?

going to bregenz with sabine. somtehing like 7am. rising sun

sleeping couple next to us.

shooting a poker event for the ACE

at one of the tournament's final tables.

can't comment much. a poker player facing another.. woohoo ! 

doesn't seem to go well for him that day. that moment, he wasn't knowing that he will win the tournament in the end.

dinner at the casino's restaurant.

of course poker is a "man's world". some players take their wifes and girlfriends with them. i first wasn't sure why some of them had great massage capabilities, when i later realized they were professional masseuses, who get paid each minute they knead the "pros".

had expected poker players to live less healty ;)

usually they try to hide emotions not their faces.. but when it's over, it's over.

looking a bit different now, after he won something like 20k.

most of the players where staying at the(mer)cure hotel.

the first of a dozen caipirinhas that night. we gently called them "caipis"

a hot palm !

the nikon AF-light of a party-photographers camera.

of course i was mistaken as a party-scene photographer too.. so i did my passage-photo.

at the bodensee. i felt like taking an artsy photo. DA would love it ;)

more of the "caipis"

one of the casino's dealers. looking different in nightlife.

a beer called "blackmoors brew" oder neger-brause.. 

more dealers partying.

rino having more fun on this table than on the pokertable.

too many caipis ?

red bull verleiht fluegel.

emptying the jameson.

going to another place.

shaking our bootys.

bregenzer aufrissjungs.

playing darts. works well, drunk.

on the way home, we crossed this fire engine from the 50/60s..

the next day. shooting for the cover and interview. sandra with the cuban.

2 versions for the ACE cover.

strolling around in bregenz.

found an old campaign for "PAS Post Adbortion Syndrom". funny is that they called it "Myriam why are you crying?"..a propaganda of the catholic church against abdortion. seems like some things survive on the country side.

cliche scene at the bodensee.

no paris hilton dog !

"blackmoore brew" sponsoring the stadtfest.

former box champion ?

a hobby magician, entertaining some kids. wouldn't make it far at america's got talent though.

poster for the arena bregenz. weirdly looking much alike the "blackmoor brew" symbol. of course they don't mean to be rassist(?), but it has always been the "nigger beer" so why change the name or symbol.. and aida is about we can put a black woman in chains on it.. right ?

one last coffee in bregenz.

going home again

8 hours ride. we decided to have dinner in the train.

hello nina !

she's always so lively. hard to capture with 2.8 and manual focus.

later at the badeschiff with sabine. lately it's been sunny again (finally).

nina and the "jungle book" around her neck, unable to decide from the menu.

cornelia from romania visiting vienna. she wrote me a mail, knowing i was from vienna. it's been a while that i met someone from (fistique)

luckily we had more than 30C° in the last days. 

of course a polaroid camera with her ;)

we were at a photo exhib. (world press 08) as always a few good ones between less good ones. the prints are low quality, so is the framing... and i didn't know that getty-images was a photogapher ? he got a few prices.. same as newsweek.. weird names.. is it male or female ?

trying to meet her friend(s). it was a bit complicated.

so we went on.

the sun was setting.

having dinnner. she's a great model, holding still for a 4th second here ;)

the next day i was about to meet a friend. i had some spare time in between and walked around taking mediocre streetshots.

it's her second day in vienna. shame on me, i forgot her real name.. coming from portugal not knowing anyone in vienna, she decided to study for half a year at the technican university. she even doesn't speak german, but she recognized me on the street and just called my name. funny coincidence. (she's btw.)

a man carrying a bag with my deceased grandfather's name on it "Hans Krenn".">aschi and i talking about his portfolio.

a car for suzi9mm ;)


kip keston said...

there has to be an easier way to blog right

James said...

Love the poker shots - what casino is that? I'd recommend you keep an eye on the big tournaments at the Concorde club and show Bluff Europe magazine your work, I'm sure they'll ask you to cover the events for their mags!

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Anonymous said...

brilliant stuff. can I ask you your setup on the poker contest thing?

miauzz said...

Ahaha, Filipa (the name of the portuguese girl) told me about that episode were you guys meet in the street :P You're star! aweeee

zach schwartz said...

nice stuff koller. i'm pretty sure i would recognize you in the steets too, harassing old women and dogs. starting a new blog might be nice... but losing three years of archives seems undesirable.

Lorant said...

'nough said.

Bogdan Paul Veseli said...

i like the fact Cornelia managed to meet you. I was too for a day in Vienna but did not had the guts to bother ya :D

Raidhyn said...

Always with your sexy photos...which camera did you shoot the ones at the casino with? The use of natural light kills me but it must have been dark as hell.

Keep it up mate, your photo-blogs always make me smile, and the web0site looks great btw.

Tom said...

what film do you use?

fr. said...

haha der former box champion hat eine tolle technik. impressive timing on the trigger. und nein, ich hab gestern nicht über deine site gesprochen die mir gut gefällt sondern über die von wem anderen. verwechselt. macht nichts. lg. der typ von gestern abend.

christian rollinson said...

great set mate, love those poker shots. and yeah, old ladies rock the b/w ;)

Ale- said...

great post as usual.

on Blogger, though, it would be better to save a draft every few photos, it's easy, quick, and useful, you don't waste time and if it crashes you don't lose your post.
not too difficult, and however easier than complaining, ain't it? :-)
You can also up all your pictures on your Picasa album (if you got Blogger you automatically got a Picasa album where your posts' pictures are put by default) in a single upload, and then pck tem up for a post on Blogger.

it's not that bad, after all.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to post new stuff? :(

Anonymous said...

Thank you coxi for your shots - I've watched you on Deviant Art and I found you here - you really inspire me to do photography by myself. Tnx againg, waiting for your new shots.