Christian Koss | Photoblog

A friend asked me to do her a small favor in her studio when she was busy, the other day. Helped her out, of course. Took some time to charge my phone and read through the latest VSCO journals, afterwards. Glad that I got to get some coffee from the lounge downstairs. One hour off for me.

Received a last-minute-call for another Airsoft skirm, last weekend. Glad to be the chosen photographer once more. Headed off in the very morning, so we were lucky enough to have some time for prepping, later. Brought a steadycam to focus on shooting a short film, but happened to capture some of the scenes in photos, as well.

Seven photos of when we walked the woods, the other day. Actually, our brief walk got us lost. Hence the while we’ve been on the move. Enjoyed our time, anyway. No phones. Just a few dear friends and a camera. Rather lovely piece of earth we’ve discovered there.

Some of the food we had this morning. Spent the day with two of the dearest people in my current life. Arrived early and made ourselves comfortable in my favourite spot of the coffee house. I quickly ordered a large mug and set up for the next few hours. Everyone delighted in the wide variety of goods and shared some good laughs, of course. Even had some time to visit the forests I took a walk in, a few weeks ago. A good day, indeed.

Drove out into the woods near my hometown with an old friend, yesterday. Felt the urge to walk and clear my mind of uncomfortable thoughts. Wandered about the forest for a while and got back home to buy some furniture and to barbecue. So glad he got me back on my feet with his kind an honest character. Once more I was remembered to be thankful for people one keeps close.

I happened to have the pleasure to document another Airsoft skirm, last weekend. It was to be my leadoff match this season. A friend booked me in to shoot some photos throughout the day. We arrived quite early, prepared for the field and took a brief walk to make familiar with the location. Wandered around later to shoot appealing imagery of becalmed and of course thrilling moments. Delighted in some coffee, food and a few cigarettes in between and basically enjoyed the day. Glad to have clients that get me go travel.

Yesterday in the very morning, I said good bye to someone rather important to me. We spent quite a few darling months together. Now she left for taking care of life in her home country. Knowing that I was in need of one, she presented me a small wooden something before she left. Indeed, one of the most attentive and considerate persons I’ve ever met.

Filmed some live footage at the release show of a local band for their upcoming music video, yesterday. They approached me by the end of last year and we published one story-based video already. I was looking forward to meet them again, so I arrived early at the venue to shoot some documentary and get an idea of the conditions me and my second shooter had to work in, later. The show went more than well and everyone is looking forward to the final product which should be released in the next couple of weeks.

Captured the current state of the studio space I am about to work in alongside with a good friend, this morning. Over a year ago, she approached me as a client and quickly delighted in my photos. We’ve worked together ever since and became friends in the meantime. For now I have only good to say about her, of course. She’s a lovely person. And strong. Something to admire about young creatives. Looking forward to the years to come.

Shot some images for one of my closest friends as a reward for taking care of my new web page. He put quite some effort in it in the last couple of weeks. It is a gift having someone capable of something valuable as a friend. Particularly if this friend is in need of your profession, as well. It is a relief to know you have constant access to this person by just a brief text message. Work gets so much more plain and smart. I am proud to say I have found somebody reliable I can count on in work and life, of course.

A close friend is currently editing my new web appearance, so we got some work done in the coffee house, yesterday. Everything looks quite good so far. Still have to worry about the pages mobile users visit. Really looking forward to the completed piece. It is to be released in the next few weeks as a desktop version. Loads of content I did and will not publish on my social media.

Spent the day in the apartment of a good friend. Shot some images for my grid over at VSCO. This is where I showcase a rather personal part of my photography. Quite calm and moony photographs, actually. Something to last longer than a brief look. Something to ensnare the viewers eye, depending on her or his mood, of course. Maybe this springs from my fondness for the work of Magdalena Lutek. Inspired by her a lot, lately.

A few stills from the footage I just shot this morning. Took some photos as reference for the clips I filmed later. Very first shoot, this year. Eventually some things have changed, too. As you may have noticed, I showcase images of a slightly higher resolution. Moreover, I enhanced my kind of writing and the look of my blog as well. I would like to present a more complete experience of viewing to my readers. People keep telling me how much they appreciate my blog and press on their bookmarks every day. Most flattering compliment I could ever receive, to be honest. So thankful. I still blog photo sets. I still write stories. And I still hope you enjoy my photographs. C

Packed a few friends and took the train to Poland, the other day. Spent our christmas money in a couple of stores and on the markets. Just lived the day. Had some late night coffee in Leipzig later and brought some souveniers from Starbucks.

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Had some tea in rather lovely company, today. One of the few moments I have my camera with me, really. Merry christmas to you and your loved ones, my dear followers.

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