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:
- Geometry Masters of the Universe 2,790 photos, 255 members
- : abstract AND minimal : 27,039 photos, 1,199 members
- Maximal minimalism 15,666 photos, 1,155 members
- from BELOW - straight up 7,836 photos, 1,639 members
- Digital Artscene Pro: Admin Invite (Post 1, Award 1) 25,596 photos, 1,535 members
- Less is More: The Best 6,442 photos, 2,472 members
- Art for the Art (Admin-Invite) 20,459 photos, 1,131 members
- Abstract Art Awards -=Post 1, Award 3=-- 60,332 photos, 7,754 members
- Into the sky 4,253 photos, 499 members
- Less 6,145 photos, 368 members
- panoramas 397,995 photos, 52,453 members
- ***♦PIONEER IN CREATIVITY♦ - Only Invited Photos! - P1/A2 9,782 photos, 1,039 members
- Architecture (Clean Shots) 16,276 photos, 1,511 members
- 25+ Faves (25-49): P1, aw & fav 2 on the first newest page 21,871 photos, 5,920 members
- AutopanoPro 7,873 photos, 619 members
- MAXIMUM minimalism 4,034 photos, 3,578 members
- Selected minimum 5,987 photos, 912 members
- Graphisme + Couleurs, c'est le Bonheur! [ p1 a1 ] 1,012 photos, 136 members
- BLACK and WHITE Creative Artwork 186,061 photos, 6,691 members
- !Faire Abstraction de Tout 22,884 photos, 872 members
- Minimalines 2,758 photos, 519 members
- Colorful Building and House Details (no complete structures) 7,986 photos, 770 members
- kwerfeldein: die flickr gruppe 154,984 photos, 3,394 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 66,929 photos, 3,968 members
- Arquitetura e Design / P1/ Award 2 - 6,725 photos, 386 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch 15+ Faves (Level 1)(New Codes) 31,386 photos, 2,581 members
- Absolute Architecture (Admin Invite) 7,498 photos, 706 members
- minimal art [no people no life] post / comment / invite 83,386 photos, 4,662 members
- Just Clear Architectural Photography 154 photos, 18 members
- blurism 64,571 photos, 2,484 members
- Metarte 3,469 photos, 112 members
- Graphic Architecture 47,675 photos, 2,414 members
- Art Without End ... [P1/C3] 85,971 photos, 3,096 members
- !!^Exquisite Art 50+ Faves (Level 1) 35,672 photos, 2,113 members
- Photo Art Non-Square (P1/C2) Quality over quantity, please... 4,478 photos, 233 members
- Arch Daily 171,151 photos, 8,132 members
- 600+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 762 photos, 456 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 81,617 photos, 3,692 members
- Engineering as Art *** WELCOME! OVER 80,000 PICS!! *** 78,204 photos, 3,803 members
- The Moulin Rouge (sweeper, 15+ faves, 3 comments) 11,326 photos, 1,743 members
- ABSTRACT ART - *comment 1 per post 242,815 photos, 13,992 members
- no_name_art 31,533 photos, 395 members
- MINIMAL black&white 49,965 photos, 8,855 members
- red square gallery (closed) 2,134 photos, 66 members
- *LEVEL- 4 : GALLERY THE VERY BEST* P 1 / A 5 9,192 photos, 2,146 members
- faChadas______..:.::::. faCades !!! 8,483 photos, 595 members
- Structural Excellence (Invite Only) 3,625 photos, 412 members
- Richard's Gold (50+faves - admin invite) 13,119 photos, 798 members
- Architectural Zen 4,589 photos, 346 members
- Metal / Heavy / Dead / Black / Gothic / Dark / Punk 101,104 photos, 4,842 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