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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Traveling with Yunus in Uganda

    written by wil6ka on 2018-08-13 #people #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Traveling with Yunus in Uganda

    A while back I had the unique chance to hang a little with Muhammad Yunus in Uganda. The professor from Bangladesh is no other than a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for the implementation for micro credits and a shining icon of social business. Now he and his supporters are trying to make the world a better place, in real.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Death in the Philippines

    written by wil6ka on 2018-08-12 #culture #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Death in the Philippines

    Wherever I go I am drawn to cemeteries, as the culture of death always tells a lot about the people, who live it. In the Philippines I stumbled about a variation of outstanding customs and rituals that left me partly in awe. This is a tale of life and death in the Philippines.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Apo Whang Od

    written by wil6ka on 2017-11-07 #people
    The World According to Herr Willie – Apo Whang Od

    100-year-old Apo Whang Od is most likely the oldest tattoo artist in the world. A living legend in the Philippines, she has mastered the indigenous inking art of the batok and is a fascinating testament to the culture of the butbut people in Northern Luzon.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, the Last City of the CCCP (Pt.1)

    written by wil6ka on 2017-04-10 #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – Pripyat, the Last City of the CCCP (Pt.1)

    When I went to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone I was deeply impressed by Pripyat. The city was home to most of the workers of the nuclear power plant and evacuated two days after the disaster. Now it's a larger than life museum about the Soviet Union. It is the last city of the CCCP.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – Wendiceratops Pinhornensis

    written by wil6ka on 2017-04-05
    The World According to Herr Willie – Wendiceratops Pinhornensis

    I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.

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  • The World According to Herr Willie – The Car Cemetery of Båstnäs

    written by wil6ka on 2017-01-21 #culture #places
    The World According to Herr Willie – The Car Cemetery of Båstnäs

    Photographers capture uniqueness. Fashion photographers strive for new faces. Conflict photographers are present, when history is made. And some folks, like me, go to hidden places with an own narrative. Like the car cemetery of Båstnäs, deep within the forrest maze, where Sweden touches Norway

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  • Elitechrome 400 EL: Absolutely Retro

    written by wil6ka on 2014-03-14 #gear
    Elitechrome 400 EL: Absolutely Retro

    Lomographer wil6ka waxes poetic about all the qualities he loves about this Elitechrome film from Kodak.

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  • Ferrania Solaris Chrome 100 - A Toxic Link to the Future

    written by wil6ka on 2013-08-31 #gear
    Ferrania Solaris Chrome 100 - A Toxic Link to the Future

    There always has to be a reason or motivation to write a film review. Sometimes it’s the sheer excitement about a great series of pictures or a rare find. In the case of the Ferrania Solaris Chrome, it is an epic turnover in the current photo film industry. With their recent statement to be releasing a new slide film, Ferrania made most of analogue film aficionados rub their eyes in happiness. So it's time to go back to the future with the Ferrania Solaris Chrome 100.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400 (35 mm) – Release the Panther

    written by wil6ka on 2013-07-15 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400  (35 mm) – Release the Panther

    I know the tagline is cheesy, but it caught your attention – so it’s just perfect (evil laughter). And in my quest to squeeze every Kodak film into cameras and the best out of it on film, it certainly caught my attention too, when I first discovered,that not only Apple gets their inspiration from the zoo when branding their products. So may I present, the new find from the photographic animal farm: the slide film that was called Kodak Ektachrome Panther 400:

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  • Kodak SO 553 – The Special One

    written by wil6ka on 2013-06-10 #gear
    Kodak SO 553 – The Special One

    Ah, before I forget, I want to write this review about this film. What's it called again? Ah right: the Kodak SO 553. It is quite a strange one! Coming in the similarly mysterious, unrevealing yellow boxes, like the Vericolor Slide, Technical Pan or SE Duplicating films. And all of those are kinky crazy. So checking this one, it came with a promise.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome 320T: A Survivor

    written by wil6ka on 2013-05-02 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome 320T: A Survivor

    Lomographer wil6ka tests the Kodak Ektachrome 320T under extreme weather conditions.

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  • Scotch Super Chrome 100 - Repeating History

    written by wil6ka on 2013-04-29 #gear
    Scotch Super Chrome 100 - Repeating History

    The history of film production must be as confusing and incestuous as the web of royal relationships of the European kingdoms in the 17th century up to the 19th. Back in the days, a German noble becomes the Russian Czaress, French lords became kings of Spain, and even the Danish were ruling all of Scandinavia. A marriage here, a war elsewhere, a coup d'etat everywhere - such a mess. Nothing was like it seemed and you could never trust what you were told. And with the Scotch Super Chrome 100 it’s history repeating itself.

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  • Vericolor Slide Film So-279: Engineering 2D Graphic Photography

    written by wil6ka on 2013-02-27 #gear
    Vericolor Slide Film So-279: Engineering 2D Graphic Photography

    It’s the original encounters, which unfolds the most energy and evokes the strongest feelings! There's nothing quite like finding a film that has its own secrets and leaves you guessing. Such is the Kodak Vericolor Slide Film, a sensation in blue and black.

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  • Voigtländer V200: Attention, Please!

    written by wil6ka on 2012-01-19 #gear
    Voigtländer V200: Attention, Please!

    Color negative film often doesn’t appeal to me. There seem to be endless variation and colours are not as reliable as slide film, and cross processing it is basically not an option. But it is the variety, that makes analogue photography ever exciting and the Voigtländer V200 is a choice that catches more of my attention lately!

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  • Ilford Pan 100: Panchromatism Galore

    written by wil6ka on 2012-01-17 #gear
    Ilford Pan 100: Panchromatism Galore

    I don't remember how I came across this film-gem. But nonetheless, I took this film-gem on a trip to Sweden last summer and I can proudly say that the Ilford Pan 100 is one of the greatest black and films I ever got to try.

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  • Maco TS Eagle 400 AQS: A Graphic Novel

    written by wil6ka on 2012-01-13 #gear
    Maco TS Eagle 400 AQS: A Graphic Novel

    This must be one of the craziest monochromatic emulsions I came across with. Not only the title is a promise of an adventure, but the pictures are as well. In most black and white films that I have used, objects in the distance become darker. With the Eagle, the darkness flies away. In fact, it's the other way around. The further the object is away from the lens, the brighter it is.

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  • Burn Instax Burn

    written by wil6ka on 2011-04-10 #gear #tutorials
    Burn Instax Burn

    Bring it down to one line: „make that Instax burn!“. Maybe after all pyromaniacs and lomographers can share a common playground in the future!

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  • ORWO Color QRS 100

    written by wil6ka on 2010-08-06 #gear
    ORWO Color QRS 100

    There is a certain mystery lingering around films that are out of production. Double that aura of being uknown, when the place of its origin is already gone. The perfect example is ORWO, the film monopolist in the deceased GDR.

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  • Hamam in Tbilisi

    written by wil6ka on 2009-03-05 #places
    Hamam in Tbilisi

    A Hamam is a Turkish bath, richly decorated, very hot and mostly in private chambers. But you will find them not only in Turkey, but even sparely in Europe or on the trail of the former osmanic empire.

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