Posts in the category photos

earth air water & fire. wilson alwyn bentley’s fascination / passion: snow crystals. photography: wilson alwyn bentley.

platonic solids: earth, air, water & fire . . .

dodecahedron
an excerpt from the above link:
the dodecahedron has been a source of metaphysical interest for at least two thousand years. like a crystal or gem, its facets and symmetries compel our eyes
& hearts to observe life more deeply. some have believed that the dodecahedron represents an idealized form of divine thought, will, or [...]

posted 21 November 2014

categories education, photos

museum lothar fischer, neumarkt, oberpfalz 2012

museum lothar fischer, neumarkt . . . .

in 2004 at the age of 71, a native son and artist, lothar fischer, died just days before his new museum in neumarkt, opened. his life’s work lives on in the lothar fischer museum, located at weiherstraße number 7a, neumarkt, oberpfalz, along with other varied creations from notable artists. the collection is housed in [...]

posted 21 September 2014

categories photos

in memoriam, doug mulaire: indian summer & autumn. late summer images from vielitz in brandenburg, germany 2014

indian summer & autumn . . .

indian summer and the beginnings of autumn in brooklyn, brandenburg, berlin and bavaria. in memoriam of my good friend doug mulaire who died on september 8th; ines and i will miss him dearly and all the good times we shared together . . .

posted 8 September 2014

categories photos

edelrost wabi-sabi patina: images photographed by matthew burger

the ennobling of objects with time . . .

there is an ennobling process of objects (animate & inanimate) with time. one term used, in german, to describe the outcome of this process is edelrost. i happen to personally like this german term because it reminds me of an excerpt from johann wolfgang von goethe’s, das göttliche: edel sei der mensch, hilfreich und gut! [...]

posted 8 July 2014

categories design, photos

a new york state of mind in brooklyn, image collage 2014. photographer: matthew burger

a new york state of mind . . .

here is a collage triptych of a new york state of mind, just in time for this year’s saint patrick day. even while visiting boston, massachusetts a lot of the thoughts in the conversations touched on new york city and brooklyn in particular. brooklyn is usually a good vantage point for a majestic view of [...]

posted 15 March 2014

categories photos

some fleeting impressions from the iD (projectwoche) excursion to holland & the german region of nordrhein-westfalen in october 2013. photography: matthew burger

dutch design roadtrip week & . . .

one mere week is a rather brief moment in the flow of time. nonetheless, about two thirds of the iD3 crew connected 2000 kilometers of land between regenburg’s blue danube and the waters of rotterdam’s harbor with a bosnian bus driver, his sixty passenger bus and thousands of sensory design experiences. carly brandelius schmitt, ina [...]

posted 27 October 2013

categories design, photos

dungeness echos of summer in august. photography: matthew burger

dungeness echo of summer . . .

august 25th is ian hossack’s birthday. we were invited by karin and ian to join them in dungeness (kent), england with other friends and family members for a few days of relaxing on the ocean’s edge. it was an enjoyable time of catching up with rather interesting conversations, good food and spacial (architectural) experiences. [...]

posted 25 August 2013

categories photos

regensburg in 1995 celebrated 750 years with the project "stadtzeit zeitstadt" realized by the local artist maria maier. here, an image of a medieval regensburger altstadt model, a photographic detail of haidplatz today & a detail of the sign am watmarkt, at the left.

zeitgeist semiotics . . .

stadtzeit zeitstadt (time cannot be summed up), regensburg 1995:
maria maier is a painter, draftswoman, and graphic artist, not a photographer. it is astonishing how her works often recognizably juxtapose painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, reproduction and original, found objects, decided signals, the most basic artistic means of composing, and the use of the most [...]

posted 10 April 2013

categories design, photos

color experimentation with natural pigmentation. the iD program at the university of applied sciences regensburg. photography: matthew burger

by design: nature’s color harmony . . .

carly brandelius schmitt has added a new spin on the discussion about the role of color in the development of a product designer. some impressions from a recent experiment with the process of creating natural pigmentation from herbs, fruits and vegetables. the following first year iD students, at the university of applied sciences regensburg, explored [...]

posted 26 March 2013

categories photos

oberpfalz architecture roadtrip, summer 2012. from left to right: models in brauerei tirschenreuth from brückner & brückner architects, the asphalt chapel in estdorf & the goldener löwe in kallmünz. photography: matthew burger

oberpfalz architecture & . . .

a special summer architectural roadtrip through the oberpfalz that was organized by nicolette baumeister and willi koch. the roadtrip used the recently published book, “aktuelle architektur der oberpfalz, number three” as a point of departure for the sites that we visited in conjunction with individually selected architectural offices. the roadtrip was from july 20th through [...]

posted 7 August 2012

categories design, photos