While browsing the Japan gallery I spotted some missing pictures from the trip in 2017 with my buddy Alex. It’s a mix of images from our hike on the southern tropical island of Yakushima and our roadtrip on the southern-most main island Kyushu. Enjoy 😉
Happy belated new year to all readers of this blog 😉
I hope you all had a good and relaxing time over the Christmas holiday season too.
I used the time to process some old gems from my ever-growing backlog of images. This backlog is still huge, but thanks to the Covid pandemic I’ve had more time to process photos than taking photos, which is usually vice-versa in times where I could freely travel and discover new places.
Here are the recent additions from Germany and Iceland.
Surprise surprise, there will be a calendar for next year again!
And it will contain plenty of fresh and unpublished images, which I’m going to officially publish in the upcoming weeks.
If you are interested and have not yet a new wall calendar for next year or you’re already looking for Christmas gifts go ahead and drop me a message below or write me an e-Mail at kontakt(at)philipp-lutz.net.
It’s going to be available as glossy or matte print on premium paper in A3 format. So just pick your favourite finish.
It will be 20€ for the calendar + 4€ shipping (DE). If you live outside of Germany just ask me for the shipping costs.
Some time ago I was browsing my images from my last trip to Tokyo during Winter of 2015.
While browsing I discovered many unedited pictures and decided to make a series out of them because they all follow a consistent theme and unlike my previous modern architecture photos they are in colour. Please have a look at the Concrete Jungles of Tokyo – Gallery.
And here I give you a little teaser:
It’s again time of the year to recapitulate. Already while I was browsing through my photo archive to select photos for my 2019 calender earlier this year I was quite shocked how the amount of photo folders declined this year.
Here is a little overview of the amount of photo folders which correspondent to occasions where I took photos, over the past 7 years.
– 2011: 33 folders
– 2012: 33 folders
– 2013: 42 folders
– 2014: 39 folders
– 2015: 33 folders
– 2016: 31 folders
– 2017: 31 folders
– 2018: 9 folders
At least it’s not surprising to me when I think about all the other time-consuming things I’ve been doing this year, like attending a Japanese language class once a week, plenty of training for my first Olympic triathlon this year, finishing a three semester long degree at an online university which required approx. 18h/week and constantly learning new stuff for work in my free-time, while working full-time and still accumulating plenty of over-hours.
For next year I can already say that I want to do less different things at once and focus more on fewer things, especially photography. At times I was really missing the free-spirited feeling on being outdoors and on the road, experiencing new places and get inspired by them while trying to capture the essence of those places.
That’s why I want to give a big shout-out to my friend Alexander Otto who has been such a great company and source of inspiration during all my big photo trips this year, to Tenerife in late March, to the Alps in July and to the US South-west in October. Who knows, without him and his constant drive to explore new places I might have not done many photo trips by myself this year.
Last year I was writing that it might take a couple of months to catch up with processing of my shots from Japan, Australia and Tasmania from 2017, I could not have been more optimistic, I think I barely processed a half of the shots yet. The same goes for my shots from 2018, that’s why I have to cheat a little bit this year and probably next year with my top 10 photos of the year. For this years’ photos I considered also photos from 2017 which I was only able to process this year.
When I look at my abstract architecture prints hanging above my TV I feel really sad that I again didn’t shoot anything like that this year and for 2 years in a row already.
I really hope I get to do this next year again, I already have plenty of places in mind which I want to experiment with.
Now I’ll leave you with my personal top 10 photos which I published this year and wishing you a happy new year, enjoy