I live in Munich, Germany and have been posting on flickr since July this year (i.e. 2007).
I have always taken snapshots on my holidays but I was never serious about photography. Only after I bought my new compact Canon Powershot G7 and I started out of curiosity to post a few pictures on flickr, I am starting to develop a sort of passion for photography.
My photography interest include architectural and colourful vivid shots and I like to discover unusual angles and exploring the geometry and abstractness of the topics. I strongly believe in composition. But I still feel that I'm really new at this, so any constructive criticism would be really helpful. Just looking at all of the amazing photos that people have out there has really helped me think about what I like.
Thanks to everybody and especially my flickr friends for stopping by the photostream and thanks so much for the visits, replies, invites, and scores.
Camera used: Canon Powershot G7 and now Canon EOS 450d
A quick way to look at all the fotos:
My sister and myself:
- Architecture - but on the lighter side.... 1,006 photos, 82 members
- One-point perspective 66 photos, 21 members
- urban being - the world we built and live in (HQ) 29,200 photos, 755 members
- ARTE PURO / ADMIN INVITE ONLY / P1 C3 9,117 photos, 719 members
- Patterns As We See Them 6,992 photos, 685 members
- Geometry Masters of the Universe 2,719 photos, 287 members
- : abstract AND minimal : 43,086 photos, 1,736 members
- Maximal minimalism 27,409 photos, 1,921 members
- from BELOW - straight up 8,171 photos, 1,699 members
- Digital Artscene Pro: Admin Invite (Post 1, Award 1) 32,891 photos, 2,024 members
- Less is More: The Best 6,749 photos, 3,043 members
- Art for the Art (Admin-Invite) 21,463 photos, 1,267 members
- Abstract Art Awards -=Post 1, Award 3=-- 60,476 photos, 8,115 members
- Into the sky 5,592 photos, 613 members
- Less 11,139 photos, 469 members
- panoramas 474,056 photos, 58,524 members
- ***♦PIONEER IN CREATIVITY♦ - Only Invited Photos! - P1/A2 11,316 photos, 1,081 members
- Architecture (Clean Shots) 16,636 photos, 1,693 members
- 25+ Faves (25-49): P1, aw & fav 2 on the first newest page 28,199 photos, 6,329 members
- AutopanoPro 8,291 photos, 643 members
- Selected minimum 9,863 photos, 1,038 members
- Graphisme + Couleurs, c'est le Bonheur! [ p1 a1 ] 1,192 photos, 151 members
- BLACK and WHITE Creative Artwork 239,906 photos, 7,625 members
- !Faire Abstraction de Tout 29,529 photos, 907 members
- Minimalines 3,032 photos, 597 members
- Colorful Building and House Details (no complete structures) 8,196 photos, 864 members
- kwerfeldein: die flickr gruppe 177,895 photos, 3,547 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 81,549 photos, 4,437 members
- Arquitetura e Design / P1/ Award 2 - 7,482 photos, 404 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch 15+ Faves (Level 1) (P1:A/F3) 42,358 photos, 3,264 members
- Absolute Architecture (Admin Invite) 10,712 photos, 864 members
- minimal art [no people no life] post / comment / invite 97,079 photos, 5,308 members
- Just Clear Architectural Photography 195 photos, 21 members
- blurism 70,822 photos, 2,610 members
- Metarte 4,426 photos, 115 members
- Graphic Architecture 60,086 photos, 2,742 members
- Art Without End ... [P1/C3] 101,794 photos, 3,326 members
- ! !^Exquisite Art 50+ Faves (Level 1) (Post 1:Award/Fave 3) 50,400 photos, 2,643 members
- Photo Art Non-Square (P1/C2) Quality over quantity, please... 6,121 photos, 305 members
- Arch Daily 198,895 photos, 8,544 members
- 600+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 2,410 photos, 629 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 84,582 photos, 3,666 members
- Engineering as Art 100,867 photos, 4,627 members
- The Moulin Rouge (sweeper, 15+ faves, 3 comments) 11,216 photos, 1,742 members
- ABSTRACT ART - *comment 1 per post 269,156 photos, 14,737 members
- no_name_art 35,434 photos, 388 members
- MINIMAL black&white 66,734 photos, 10,086 members
- red square gallery (closed) 2,121 photos, 65 members
- *LEVEL-4 :GALLERY THE VERY BEST* P 1 / A 5 17,593 photos, 2,584 members
- faChadas______..:.::::. faCades !!! 9,352 photos, 615 members
E s e n s e says:
I just discovered your stream and went through most of it as soon as I saw the first page !
I don't know where and how you find these locations of yours, but your photography is a lesson of point of view, geometry and composition. I love how you find unusual angles to outline the geometry in your shot and then we (viewers) can only see those lines without (at first) understanding exactly what is the subject.
I can really relate to your vision of architecture, I too find myself fascinated by lines and structure and I love to find that in your pictures.
I really am looking forward to seeing more!"
August 5th, 2011
"he's a reference and a source of inspiration."
December 15th, 2010
Yousif [ J ] says:
"Simply put ; The Master of Architectural Photography on Flickr.
i would fav his whole photostream if only there was a button for that!"
August 10th, 2010
Wojtek Gurak says:
"Christian's architectural photography has been a great inspiration for me since sometime now. There are tons of pictures I explore every day, but his works always supply me with high quality views.
I can't express enough, how much I appreciate his "studies and explorations" in geometry, minimalism and aesthetics when it comes to crisp and vivid photos.
I like to look at the surrounding built enviroments through his lens/eye. If not directly, then at least subconsciously I hope to keep learning from his works.
It also continuously makes me laugh to see how both mine and his flickr-favourites tend to be filled 50/50 with either beautiful architecture or beautiful women ;-)
You're doing a good job Christian! all the best."
July 10th, 2010
"I wonder I haven't written a testimonial for you by now, dear Christian!
It is definitely time for me to tell, how much I appreciate your works. You are brilliant, your images are always crisp and precise, which I think is very important, when it comes to minimalistic photography. By following the thought, that sometimes less is more, you produce absolutely delightful and professional images, that are a pure joy to behold. I am sure many are inspired by and learning from you. There are a lot of fresh and immensely interesting photos you bring us and thank you for that. This is an elegant and subtle, very mature stream. Looking forward to your works always! Thank you for sharing."
November 27th, 2009
"Sit back and enjoy Chiristan´s stream - he has such a great eye for the things you normaly wouldn´t recognize!
Christian has a unique "handwriting" in his photos, especially his shots of architecture and serendipity for great locations are always amazing and very inspiring . . . again and again!
Thanks for sharing your work with us!"
August 9th, 2009
"I really dig Christian's work. Lovely lines, great geometry and an eye for colour and composition. He makes Munich (and lots of other places!) shine."
December 22nd, 2008
"Looking for quality …versus quantity?
Here is the place to visit!
With Christian… I found a creative
photographer with a great eye for art!
Thanks for sharing your world….I will never get
lost in Munich’s underground and will definitely
find all the museums… :-)"
September 20th, 2008
sediama (break) says:
"Christian has a great eye for motives and his work is full of creativity. You can really feel his passion making excellent photos. Even if you look after mistakes in his work, you can’t find any. I love the museum series, but especially I love his Munic U-Bahn series….two of the photos are in my flat ;-)"
September 9th, 2008
Sheila in Moonducks says:
"Christian takes the photos that I can only dream about. Then he makes them real, vivid and perfect. His feeling for space and color and and the placement of people is always bold, original and beautiful. His architecture images are among the best I have ever seen. I value his friendship and warmth very much - and also his subtle sense of humor. Hola Christian - you are great !!"
September 3rd, 2008
Mad Men Art says:
Congratulations - 祝贺您 - Enhorabuena - Parabéns - Félicitations - Gratulation – Congratulazioni – 축하합니다.
World100F – QualityGroup – Marco"
August 15th, 2008
"If you like great photography, Christian's photostream will not disapoint you. If you like perfectly captured architectural geometry, minimalism and rich vibrant colour, Christian's photostream is an essential destination which will thrill you every time you visit."
May 4th, 2008
"Christian's photostream is a delight for the eyes: a world of colours and forms so wonderful and so pure! His sense for shapes and architecture is incomparable, the perspective of the pictures - unexpected and unusual."
April 23rd, 2008
"yushimoto_02 [christian] is an inspiration and a mentor for everyone who seriously cares about graphpic design/photography and less about "traditional photography""
January 28th, 2008
- Christian Beirle González
- February 2007
- Munich, Germany