About this Blog

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players”
William Shakespeare

This blog is mainly about Street Photography, the photographs (the majority taken in my hometown Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Germany – hence the blog name), my experiences and the gear I use.

This blog is intended as my photographic diary, to describe my journey into this genre, as Street Photography is a style that allows me to follow my passion just about everywhere I am or I travel too. It keeps me active and out in the fresh air (necessary after long office hours), it helps me clear my mind in an almost meditative way and it challenges my photographic creativity.

Creating Street Photography is creating art, there is no question about it. It is a free creative design in which the artist’s impressions, experiences and experiences are brought to life through the medium of a certain formal language, here photography. That the photo represents an unadulterated image of reality – as is customary in street photography – does not prevent this. For it is precisely the aim of street photography to depict reality unadulterated, whereby the specific artistic aspect is expressed in the conscious selection of the detail of reality and the design with photographic means. That Street Photography is an art form has just recently (February 2018) been recognized by the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht; Az.: 1 BvR 2112/15). All my images published on this blog are artistic creations of mine in that exact sense.

What also attracts me to this genre is that it goes hand in hand with my natural curiosity and interest in humans and their stories and the documentation of daily life as it happens. Street Photography also helps me hone my social skills by meeting all kinds of interesting people.

Hopefully my readers can take something from my experiences, practical things or some fresh motivation to try some new photographic ventures on their own. My series “Instant Inspiration” and “Street Photography Quick Tips” are specifically designed to empower interested readers to learn new photographic skills or give their photography a fresh angle.

Although not my mother tongue, I write this blog in English language because I feel I can reach a wider audience this way. I love being in touch with people from all over the world. And usually my fellow Germans are quite good in English so they at least can understand about what I blog. Commenting is very welcome in any language!

I’m always looking forward at knowledge sharing with fellow photographers. Don’t hesitate to get in touch at  marcus@streetsofnuremberg.com ! And if you are in town and want to go shooting together let me know.

Please also visit my “Streets of Nuremberg” Flickr page

All photographs on this blog are taken by me unless explicitly noted.

Should you find any images of yourself that you want to have removed or images that you feel should be removed please contact me at marcus@streetsofnuremberg.com and I will delete them as soon as possible.

The opinions expressed on these pages reflect exclusively my personal thoughts and considerations. It is a purely personal blog, with which I do not pursue any commercial interests. The contents of this blog is in no way associated with any commercial activities. References or links to products, services or other contents are purely for the convenience of the reader, I do not take any benefits in whatever form from those.

The entries on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Contributions of third parties are marked as such.

I assume no liability for the content of external links. The operators of these sites are solely responsible for their content.

My images and my written materials are all copyrighted ©  under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used for commercial purposes and may not be distributed in any adaptations. If you use my material in any non-commercial form, you must credit me and link back to this blog. 

Here is what I’ve seen from the world so far (59 countries):

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  1. I really like your blog. It’s probably the introvert in me, but I tend to notice the patterns and colors of the buildings more than the people.

    I’m going to have to make an attempt to notice the people around me. Your tips are great, and I need to make a conscious effort to practice them. Thanks.

  2. I admire your work and want to extend my praise your way. I am extending a nomination for “The Brotherhood of The World Award” to you. It is my way of telling you how much I admire your work. Please visit mysite at waypointvacation.wprdpress.com for my latest blog about the award. thank you and keep up the great work you do!

  3. Hi Marcus,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Streets of Nuremberg has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Street Photography Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Street Photography Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    1. Hi Anuj,

      I’m deeply honored and humbled to be considered for this list, especially considering the many great Street Photography blogs that are on it. It really means the world for me!


  4. Nice blog and nice to meet you. My family is from Dresden then moved to Austria. I was raised here in Canada but still speak and write a little German.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and nice to meet you too 😀. I really like find and remember ties to their roots through my blog, this is why I write in English because I think I can reach more People. So welcome and enjoy, I’m also looking forward to following you!

  5. I just saw you on my blog and the name of your blog made me curious. I have been born and raised in Austria before I moved to the U.S. I have been in Nuermberg a few times and I am just starting to learn about digital photography…I just had to follow you, you didn’t give me much of a choice. 🙂

  6. How fascinating. I am unable to travel as I am confined to bed, so exploring your blog will be a wonderful journey for me. Nice to meet you! (I live in Florida, U.S.)

  7. Hello Marcus, you found the blog where I write about photography.
    Although I an not very good at street photography, I like viewing the images by those of you that are.
    I am happy to be in contact.

    1. Thanks so much for following my Blog and for your kind words. Happy to be in touch, as this is why I write, to be in touch with other Street Photographers and to share our passion and knowledge !

  8. Many thanks for the follow, Marcus! I shall follow your blog in kind and I am enjoying your work as well. Cheers and great weekend 🙂

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