Category: Blog

Hackintosh – Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R

Brix Pro

Since I did spent more and more time waiting for my computer in particular Lightroom to finish processes and beachballs appeared more and more on a daily basis, I decided to upgrade my hardware. I usually don’t buy the latest Macs since you can always find great deals on the used market. However, after some research in the internet I decided to go for the alternative way – the so called hackintosh.

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Kodi on the Raspberry

Kodi on the RaspberryKodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Just recently I purchased a raspberry to use it as a media server. I was searching for something small to install KODI on it, original developed for the xbox as XBMC – Xbox Media Center. Since I couldn’t get any further updates of KODI for my old MacMini it was time for a change.

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ARAX 60 – A tuned KIEV60

ARAX 60 with Zeiss Jena Lenses

Yes I like my ARAX 60. Although there are a lot of negative articles about the reliability and functionality of the Kiev cameras and even some complains about the ARAX, I can’t confirm this. I just recently took the camera brick with me on a trip to China where it gave me beautiful results. Although, the camera is not as smooth operating like a Hasselblad or not as quite as a Rolleiflex TLR I found my love in the ARAX60. I like the tank design, the brand name and even the fact that pressing the shutter release button results in an unmistakable but solid “clonck” sound. That’s why I decided to write a short review about the upgraded medium format Kiev camera from the Ukraine.

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On the streets of Doha – Street photography in Qatar

Doha Street Photography

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is currently one of the fastest changing cities in the world. Besides the newly developed district of West Bay with modern high rise buildings, there are still parts of the old town to discover. Close to the traditional Souq Waqif and the new urban development Msheireb are many old houses. While theses old houses where formerly the home of Qatari families, they are now occupied by low wage workers. Doing photography on the Streets of Doha it is a great joy due to the diversity of people and living environments. 

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