I conquered my fears

Fetish Designer

This past weekend I have spent in Berlin together with Street Photo Legend Eric Kim, his wife Cindy, his sister Annette and a great crew of 12 other like minded Street Photographers who joined Eric’s “Conquer Your Fears In Street Photography” workshop in our Nation’s capital. It was a truly unforgettable experience. Mainly for meeting a bunch of fantastic and fun people. Thanks so much, Eric, Cindy, Annette and all of my co-students!! And it did the trick. Normally being rather “unobtrusive” in my street photography, I was blown away by how much fun it actually is to simply walk up to interesting looking people, asking them if I can “make” their portrait and share a few life stories with them. So the workshop really delivered on its promise, thanks to Eric.


Not Grumpy


Already back in the treadmill of the job that pays the bills, I just wanted to quickly share the success message and a couple of my street portraits taken during the workshop, all with my Olympus PEN-F and the mZuiko 25mm/F1.8 prime lens.

Here is the link to the post on Eric’s blog on the workshop results, check it out!Β Β There were so many great photos that came out of that two-day session in Berlin, they deserve some appreciation.

Once I find time to sort through all my photos I will do a proper workshop review with some more of my workshop results and a few “making of” images. Stay tuned !

Have a great week!


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  1. Oh wow Marcus! These photos have such crisp detail and I’m sure they each speak a story. Asking people if I could make their photo would definitely be out of my comfort zone!! I think that’s why I focus on landscape and architecture so much. πŸ™‚ I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshop. -Amy

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Amy, it means a lot! Actually, asking completely strange people is really easy, there is nothing to be afraid of. The worst thing I heard was a simple “no – thanks”. Most were thrilled I asked! Give it a try! Marcus

  2. Marcus, that is so great that you spent time with Eric Kim! I checked the link to Erick Kim’s blog and found there your photograph!

    Your portraits are fabulous! I love all of them. Very unique and very compelling!

    I am very happy for you!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your words, Manja! It is so much easier than one would think. My key lessons learnt: The freakier the people look, the more willing they are to get their picture taken…..

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