The Guitar Maker

guitar maker
Henning Doderer checks the frame of an acoustic guitar in his workshop in the village of Waldems, northwest of Frankfurt, Sep.23. His one-man-operation has an output of about three instrumenst per month. Doderer’s guitars are not exactly cheap but they sound very good…

Christmas Cameras

Christmas Cameras

Two christmas tree balls shaped like Leica and Rollei cameras are on display at the Christmasworld trade fair that opened in Frankfurt, Jan.24. They are mouth-blown from glass and hand-painted by the people at a small manufacturer in Neustadt in northern Bavaria.
Picture was taken with a Japanese camera, though. (Canon 5d MkIII, EF 24-70 2.8 L II, f 3.5, 1/40 sec)

Travelling Journeymen

Travelling Journeymen

Three carpenter journeymen in their typical outfit including topper, bundle and hiking pole, walk along a street in the town of Marburg, some 90 kms (52 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.19. The tradition of travelling carpenters dates back to medieval times and is still alive, although rarely, in Germany and in France (I believe). It includes travel for at least three years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman.

The Sliding Bevel

The Sliding Bevel

Marc Steinike checks the shape of a motorbike seat with his sliding bevel (in German ‘Schmiege’ – a word that until this morning I didn’t know even existed) in his workshop in Darmstadt, just south of Frankfurt, Nov.8. . Steinike crafts custom-made orthopaedic seats for motorbikers.