This was a long time ago - I wanted to take part in a photography contest organised by meinvz.de - a social media platform offspring of the student focused studiVZ network (nowadays both obsolete in my view). The topic was "meinVZ verbindet" (meinVZ connects) and the idea of the photo was to convey how the users build the community. We made it into the Top 50 out of a few thousand entries. Thanks for helping!
This was taken a looong time ago - in fact, it was taken at my first assignment in Dubai, a charity event at the Montogomerie Golf Club if I remember correctly.
Fireworks at the Happiest Place on Earth
In March 2011 I had the pleasure to visit Disney World in Orlando. There is no denying the Magic Kingdom puts a lot of smiles on your face. This is their daily firework display - it was actually quite tricky to get some good photos due to the amount of people on the main plaza. I thought this would nevertheless make a good photo for NYE. Enjoy your night!
The DJ and the Crowd
During my time in Dubai I did several assignments for various promotion companies at events and in clubs. This one was at Peppermint Experience with David Guetta. A lot of club shots are coincidental by nature due to the amount of moving lights - for this one I pressed the shutter while a bright red moving-head was directed straight onto the camera.
A shot taken at Sander Kleinenberg's gig at Peppermint Experience in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
A very old photo from the time I did a lot of photography in clubs and for events. Turntables were of course always one of the favourite subjects.
Against the Light
Another clubbing shot from a few years ago.
Another favourite subject of the clubbing days was the Red Bull can, with its logo.
Paul van Dyk
I shot an event at which he was playing in Dubai and managed to get this shot, which originally was taken with a Fisheye and then corrected for distortion.
Paul van Dyk in Action
His shows are always full of live performances on the keyboard and mashups of various of his tracks. Here he is in full action.
This was taken in Dubai at Peppermint Experience with Paul van Dyk (if I recall correctly). I love these shots where there is a lot to see. Very random.
Over Your Head
This was taken when Paul van Dyk played in Dubai, just like this shot. I actually took this with the 8mm Fisheye, but removed the distortion via Photoshop. Unfortunately I can't find the original photo.
Paul van Dyk in Dubai
Paul van Dky playing at Peppermint Experience in Palladium Dubai - I was lucky enough to get a press pass which allowed me to get some interesting angles.
Armin van Buuren played in Dubai in 2010 on a White event - I shot this photo, which kind of makes it seem like a cult.
Been digging through my old event and club photos - while nowadays I don't think I could get excited about it anymore, it was definitely a good time.
Clubs often have great creative lighting, which makes photography in them quite interesting. This shot benefits a lot from this.