Bin Im Laden


About me


Important note:
I'm member of quite a large number of different sites.
All this rather time consuming
I want satisfy and respond to all.
Sometimes this extends up to being stress and often I hardly get some sleep.
So even I don't find enough time to work out my pictures for proper upload.
I ask for your kind understanding that unfortunately it's impossible to satisfy all special wishes!
Remember: Ladies are served with priority ;-)
Thank you very much.

Zitat von famous American photographer Jock Sturges:

"Der Homo sapiens setzt gerne möglichst viele Hilfsmittel ein. Benutze ich zwei verschiedene Objektive oder unterschiedliche Filme, brauche ich Zeit, eine Wahl zu treffen. Beschränke ich mich aber auf ein Objektiv und einen Filmtyp, habe ich mechanische Erwägungen ausgeschaltet. Ich nehme einfach das Vorhandene. Es ist kein Zufall, daß Edward Weston die meisten seiner Bilder mit einem Sechs-Dollar-Objektiv aufnahm, das er in einem Trödelladen erworben hatte. Gute Fotografen haben normalerweise eine sehr einfache Technik. Doch die fotografische Ausbildungsindustrie lehrt den Studenten jede Menge Kunstgriffe, die die Mehrheit von ihnen davon abhalten, jemals etwas zuwege zu bringen, das Qualität besitzt. Das ist schon paradox."

Fotografieren ist wie Bogenschiessen:
Richtig zielen, schnell schiessen, abhauen.
Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Zuerst ignorieren sie dich, dann lachen sie über dich, dann bekämpfen sie dich und dann gewinnst du.

Sei du selbst die Veränderung, die du dir wünschst für diese Welt.

Wo Liebe wächst, gedeiht Leben - wo Haß aufkommt droht Untergang.
Mahatma Gandhi

"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.

To take a photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in a face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning.

It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis."

"Die Photographie ist eine wunderbare Entdeckung, eine Wissenschaft, welche die größten Geister angezogen, eine Kunst, welche die klügsten Denker angeregt – und doch von jedem Dummkopf betrieben werden kann."
(Nadar, 1856).

Letter from Osama
Hi guys. We've all been putting in long hours but we've really come together as a group and I love that. Big thanks to Omar for putting up the poster that says, "There is no 'I' in team" as well as the one that says "Hang In There, Baby." That cat is hilarious.

However, while we are fighting a jihad, we can't forget to take care of the cave. And frankly I have a few concerns. First of all, while it's good to be concerned about the cruise missiles, we should be even more concerned about the scorpions in our cave. Hey, you don't want to be stung and neither do I so we need to sweep the cave daily. I've posted a sign up sheet near the main cave opening.

Second, it's not often I make a video address but when I do, I'm trying to scare the most powerful country on earth, okay? That means that while we're taping, please do not ride your razor scooter in the background. Just while we're taping. Thanks.

Third: food. I bought a box of Cheez-Its recently, clearly wrote "Osama" on the front, and put it on the top shelf. Today, my Cheez-Its were gone. Consideration. Thats all I'm saying.

Finally, we've heard that there may be American soldiers disguised, trying to infiltrate our ranks. I want to set up patrols to look for them. First patrol will be Omar, Muhammed, Abdul, Akbar, Oliver and Richard.

Love you guys.


For my German visitors:
For Besucher deutsche:

"Bin Laden's special song":

A determined collection:

English humour:

Paintings that were made by my friend from photographs I took :

And here you can see how well and handsome she painted me too:

My friend Piroska Baetz also used one of my photographs to draw this wonderful picture and placed it in her former castle in Hungary:


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