Just in time for Georgia’s 30th birthday we managed to organise a small photo shoot back home. We used a one-light setup with a couple of reflectors. A large part of the photos were shot without flash, but with big white foamcore boards used as reflectors.
Just been stumbling upon the following video while researching for an upcoming article on my marketing blog. Absolutely fantastic display of an Aurora Borealis with music of The Gladiator, a must see!
Klaus Kampert, a German photographer residing in Düsseldorf has published a range of his very beautiful nude and dance photos on the Behance network. His work is truly inspiring and is oriented towards the American “straight photography” of Weston, Adams and Strand. His interest is for people photography with focus on beauty, nude, portrait and dance. He’s been working with some leading advertising agencies together, but is most known for his nude and dance motives which are collected in fine-art circles.
In any case Klaus has an amazing eye for esthetics and light. Have a look at his gallery here.
Within my blog I have already touched upon the importance and relevancy of trends for businesses and organisations, but haven’t actually given any overview of the most important megatrends that shape our societies and impact our lives. I would like to change this by introducing you briefly to these megatrends. Of course this descriptions are based on my interpretation of these trends, the avid reader (or rather surfer) will come across different names and definitions, which however will describe more or less the same sort of phenomena. Continue reading
For a lot of people entering an IKEA store is like a brief escape from the realities of every-day life, a Scandinavian holiday-moment amidst the daily grind. The family excursion to Ikea has become a valid substitute for a day out if the weather is mediocre or there is a strong chance of rain. Not for nothing the Ikea subsidiary in Norway is checking weather updates and is planning its staffing according to the local weather prognoses.
The time that consumers wanted merely to overcome a distress has long gone. Nowadays consumers want to be entertained and seduced. Shopping has become an event, the experience has become more important than the actual sales object and like in the case of Ikea the shopping event represents a brief escape from the daily life.
Carsten Witte is a German photographer from Hamburg and has an incredible portfolio of beauty pictures. He’s been presented a while back in various photography magazines and has really made a name for himself with nude and beauty shots.
These two shots are from a series for “Maxima” magazine…
I have been browsing myself for some free reading material on (digital) marketing, social media and related topics the last couple of days and thought I might as well share this with the world. All books or presentations are freely downloadable, but sometimes combined with a registration. A couple of my links are referring to German sources, the rest is English – might be a good opportunity for you to brush up on your German skills…
Here are some more outtakes and bloopers of the VW commercial…
I really like that sort of stuff….
This is a pretty cool video and a piece of excellent viral marketing. It works!
For all you geeks out there…., enjoy!!!