I am a brazen maiden lying here
Upon the tomb of Midas. And as long
As water flows, as trees are green with leaves,
As the sun shines and eke the silver moon,
As long as rivers flow, and billows roar,
So long will I upon this much wept tomb,
Tell passers by, "Midas" lies buried here.
[from the inscription of the thumb of Midas]
*according to Diogenes Laertius written by the Greek poet Cleobulus of Lindos, one of the Seven Sages of Greece Read More
The search for serenity at the pacific coast of the Marin Headlands
The deep sound of the fog horn hits my ears while I am driving across the Golden Gate Bridge. My mind is filled with excitement and I devoutly enjoy the fascinating view when the bridge appears from the fog that silently lays over the bay. With every mile I drive, I get further away from the bustling city towards the safe haven of the Point Reyes National Seashore at the roaring coastline of Marin County. Read More
It is warm and humid. The rain showers in the morning included some strong thunderstorms, but now the rain is gone and I am waiting in the lobby of my hotel in Delhi. India has always been fascinating, a place full of strong and bold impressions. The summer is hot here and during winter people often fight the cold especially during the night. The harsh and diverse environmental conditions influence their daily life. I am heading for the INA market, an accumulation of many stands that form a huge open market. It will be a short documentary project that shows how people live here in Delhi.
Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, Delhi
A black & white study of one of India´s biggest mosques Read More
One of the coolest new features of the latest generation of Fujifilm x-series cameras is certainly the Fujifilm Acros black and white film simulation. On my last trip to Hong Kong I tested this simulation a bit. The Fujifilm engineers put a lot of effort into the algorithm for this film profile. The tonal value distribution is very specific and is providing wonderful black and white images. Read More
In the middle of Singapore's Business District lies the busy and very interesting neighborhood of Tanjong Pagar. The name is Malay and means "cape of stakes". It was once an enclave for Chinese and Indian dock workers and has become a colorful and multifaceted district. In the middle of this neighborhood you find Tanjong Pagar Plaza, a small shopping and merchant site that accommodates the huge housing and apartment complex provided by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Read More
A little summer inspiration with this very short travel essay. All taken on film...
Yasshica Electro 35GT / Kodak Ektar 100 / scanned & processed by MeinFilmLab Read More
-- a monochrome study
Far on top of a solid rock, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the Knights of Saint John have built a fortress in 1480 to protect the island. The castle has never been conquered! (S) Read More
Inspired by my daylight encounters along the legendary "Pacific Coast Highway" I came up with a first set of images that could be the start of a series on fast food restaurants, diners and shopping locations along and surrounding PCH at night.
Stay tuned for more... Read More
Aegean Spring in Rhodes
photos - Sebastian Schlueter
Beauty of course is subjective, but standing at beaches wide and open or small and fissured, looking at the light blue sea and breathing the lightly salted air that comes with the wind from the Mediterranean Sea, it is very hard to imagine somebody not being moved by the beauty of this island. The landscape is rough and rugged, but the recent rain over the winter months scattered many green trees and bushes all over the island. On the southeast coast there is a small village called Lindos that lies neatly below the big Acropolis. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Rhodes. The small white houses of the village cover the hills around the Paul´s Bay. Walking inside the narrow alleys gives me the feeling that this place has been here forever. Spring is special here in Rhodes, the streets are still empty and quiet. It is a time of change. People are getting ready for the tourists to arrive. Read More
Star Ferry, a company established in 1898, looks back on a history of over 100 years serving the people in Hong Kong. A total of twelve ferries carry up to 70,000 people daily between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. After all these years it is still the most exciting way to shuttle between the two centers of the Asian metropolis. Following a very tight schedule the boats cross the harbour in less than ten minutes and despite the fact that there are alternatives available, like the subway and street tunnels, it is still the most inexpensive and probably the most exciting way to commute between the islands. The Star Ferries have been the only mean of public transportation for many decades. Boarding one of the ferries is still an adventure everyone staying in the city should experience at least once. Read More
Right in between the bustle of the city you will find a green oasis that opens its arms to embrace every visitor yearning for a escape from the chaos of the city. Singapore´s Botanical Garden is a wonderful hideaway, a treasure of the city. The beautifully maintained garden offers more than you might expect. Be ready for an overwhelming botanical experience, explore the beauty of the tropical flora and fauna - an epiphany for all senses. Read More
A perfect weekend in Berlin...
Strolling through the streets of Berlin, exploring hidden backyard and experiencing the spirit of this exciting city, has been a big pleasure. If you only have two nights, you need to choose wisely where to go. We decided to only do very little sight-seeing and visit other more typical places instead. This was more difficult than we thought as all the important monuments were so close to our hotel. Stepping outside the lobby we have been in the middle of everything. After some great cakes and wonderful coffee at Quchnia we felt ready to climb the stairs up the French Dome at the "Gendarmen Markt". Our reward was a mind blowing sunset over the terrific skyline of Berlin. Read More
Lago Maggiore, Italy Read More
Memories from a summer vacation
Happy Valley - 快活谷馬場
Wednesday night, "Happy Valley Racecourse" - Hong Kong. A crowded place, full of locals and tourists, eager to win and loose money, to enjoy themselves and to have fun. Since 1846 this racecourse gathers people from the whole city. Read More
The era of the great Point Reyes dairies opened in 1857. Here are images from the Pierce Point Ranch which is under National Park Service management, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Park´s cultural heritage. Read More
Enjoy The Elegance and Tradition of one of the leading Italian Grand Hotels
Photo essay by Sebastian Schlueter
The glamorous days of Grand Hotels seem forever gone in days where one Hotel looks like the other. This is why I was so fascinated walking through the entry gate of the "Grand Hotel des îles Borromess" in Stresa at the west coast of the "Lake Maggiore" in Northern Italy. It is like traveling back in time, back to those days where individuality was common and Hotel chains have not yet been invented. Elegant mirrors and marvelous chandeliers decorate the lobby of the Grand Hotel. All the small details bag for attention [...] Read More
Exploring Muir Woods California.
A photo essay by Sebastian Schlüter Read More
KPH - Marconi Station
Point Reyes National Seashore
In those days before GPS navigation and satellite communication vessels around the globe relied on the services of "Marconi Wireless Corporation Read More
I feel very honored that "Mein Film Lab" in Germany decided to feature my new series "Between the Light" on their blog. As the feature was written in German I thought it would be nice to have it in English as well. Read More