Bio

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My name is Eike Maschewski. On the internet, however, most people know me under my pseudonym Braesikalla. Although the picture on the left suggests otherwise I'm not into organised crime for a living. Instead I work in Dortmund, Germany as physical and manual therapist, who is specialized on the treatment of patients with craniomandibular disorders, headaches and atypical face pain.

I started taking pictures in 2001 when I bought my first camera ever - a Sony DSC-V1. I never had much interest in photography before. But a bug has bitten me since then and now most of my spare time is spent taking pictures and developing them with modern digital tools like Capture One, Photoshop and Photomatix - just to name a few.
I have a vast interest in urbanity and so you won't be surprised that my main focus is upon dramatic cityscapes and portraits of bizarre and strange looking people. These are always captured candidly, I never ask for permission, and I rarely get noticed because a great deal of them are shot from the hip without using the viewfinder.
In my work I don't strive to be "realistic" - so I don't have a photojournalistic approach. Instead I rely heavily on postprocessing to alter a scene in a way that it is becoming visually more appealing. Most of the time this means restoring and revealing the dynamic range of a picture - or put in another way I'm a bit like an archaelogist who uncovers all the data about light that is captured in a raw file. Sometimes I use a program like Photomatix to do so, on another occasion I produce multiple exposures from a single raw file and blend them together with complex masks.

This site is not a portfolio but a daily photoblog which basically means that the content of its frontpage is frequently updated. So please don't expect every image to be perfect because this is a work in progress with lots of trial and error.
If you want to buy a print, you can do so by clicking on the "buy a print" button directly under each picture's info line. Information about the technology used for printing can be found here.
If you are interested in purchasing the usage right of a picture for commercial purposes, please and we'll discuss further details.

Thanks for your interest so far.

P.S. just a quick note about comments... Feel absolutely free to comment truthfully on images that have caught your eye, whether they are technically brilliant, humourous or simply a 'nice photo'. I will not comment purely as a return for one received, and I would not wish to receive one on those terms. I respect and appreciate all comments, good or bad, as the sender has found the time to do just that.

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Equipment

Cameras:

  • Canon EOS 350D
  • Canonet G III QL 1.7
  • Kodak Brownie Starflex
  • Smena Symbol
  • Sony DSC-V1

Lenses:

  • Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5 - 4.5
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
  • Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
  • Canon 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6

Flash equipment:

  • Canon 580 EX
  • Manfrotto 001b (light stand) with
  • Manfrotto 026 Lite-Tite umbrella adapter

Miscellaneous:

  • Manfrotto 055 PROB Tripod
  • Manfrotto 804 RC2 Basic Pan Tilt Head
  • Lowepro Slingshot 200AW
  • Colorvision SpyderPro Monitor Calibrator
  • Four Channels Wireless Flash Trigger
  • B+W 77mm Circular Pol Filter MRC

Software:

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Elsewhere

Photofriday Noteworthy:

Urban Photo Contest on Skycrapercity:

16th December 2006:

  • Light Infusion was featured on Gregory Bastien's site Photogenius. (If you are not familiar with French, you can click on the translate button at the top of the page.)

12th April 2007:

15th October 2007:

19th October 2007:

  • Light Infusion has been added to Photoblogs.org Hall Of Fame

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Credits

This photo blog is made from a css and HTML template designed by Catherine Jamieson, is run on the Movable Type content management system and uses flickr for photo storage.

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Mail

Do you have any inquiries or questions? Feel free to contact me: .

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Copyright

All text and images, unless otherwise noted, are subject to US and international copyright laws and are the property of Eike Maschewski © 2004-06. No photograph may be reproduced, downloaded, copied, stored, manipulated, or used whole or in part of a derivative work, without the written permission of Eike Maschewski. All rights reserved.

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