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 2,578 photos, 250 members
- : abstract AND minimal : 25,226 photos, 1,123 members
- Maximal minimalism 14,680 photos, 1,095 members
- from BELOW - straight up 7,774 photos, 1,629 members
- Digital Artscene Pro: Admin Invite (Post 1, Award 1) 24,802 photos, 1,503 members
- Less is More: The Best 6,094 photos, 2,315 members
- Art for the Art (Admin-Invite) 20,265 photos, 1,117 members
- Abstract Art Awards -=Post 1, Award 3=-- 60,452 photos, 7,709 members
- Into the sky 3,953 photos, 477 members
- Less 5,763 photos, 350 members
- panoramas 382,865 photos, 51,147 members
- ***♦PIONEER IN CREATIVITY♦ - Only Invited Photos! - P1/A2 9,627 photos, 1,035 members
- Architecture (Clean Shots) 16,192 photos, 1,503 members
- 25+ Faves (25-49): P1, aw & fav 2 on the first newest page 20,676 photos, 5,838 members
- AutopanoPro 7,798 photos, 619 members
- MAXIMUM minimalism 4,038 photos, 3,581 members
- Selected minimum 5,779 photos, 894 members
- Graphisme + Couleurs, c'est le Bonheur! [ p1 a1 ] 1,003 photos, 136 members
- BLACK and WHITE Creative Artwork 179,770 photos, 6,570 members
- !Faire Abstraction de Tout 22,083 photos, 866 members
- Minimalines 2,718 photos, 515 members
- Colorful Building and House Details (no complete structures) 7,934 photos, 751 members
- kwerfeldein: die flickr gruppe 152,575 photos, 3,352 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 65,310 photos, 3,880 members
- Arquitetura e Design / P1/ Award 2 - 6,629 photos, 385 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch 15+ Faves (Level 1) 29,837 photos, 2,489 members
- Absolute Architecture (Admin Invite) 7,065 photos, 679 members
- minimal art [no people no life] post / comment / invite 81,735 photos, 4,609 members
- Just Clear Architectural Photography 145 photos, 18 members
- blurism 63,552 photos, 2,451 members
- Metarte 3,102 photos, 112 members
- Graphic Architecture 46,006 photos, 2,365 members
- Art Without End ... NEW [P1/C3] 83,862 photos, 3,047 members
- !!^Exquisite Art 50+ Faves (Level 1) 33,665 photos, 2,030 members
- Photo Art Non-Square (P1/C2) Quality over quantity, please... 4,345 photos, 231 members
- Arch Daily 167,171 photos, 8,063 members
- 600+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 653 photos, 443 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 81,189 photos, 3,700 members
- Engineering as Art *** WELCOME! OVER 78,000 PICS!! *** 76,678 photos, 3,748 members
- The Moulin Rouge (sweeper, 15+ faves, 3 comments) 11,350 photos, 1,752 members
- ABSTRACT ART - *comment 1 per post 240,053 photos, 13,873 members
- no_name_art 30,889 photos, 396 members
- MINIMAL black&white 48,115 photos, 8,687 members
- red square gallery (closed) 2,136 photos, 66 members
- *LEVEL- 4 : GALLERY THE VERY BEST* P 1 / A 5 8,375 photos, 2,101 members
- faChadas______..:.::::. faCades !!! 8,363 photos, 591 members
- Structural Excellence (Invite Only) 3,440 photos, 402 members
- Richard's Gold (50+faves - admin invite) 12,954 photos, 787 members
- Architectural Zen 4,597 photos, 344 members
- Metal / Heavy / Dead / Black / Gothic / Dark / Punk 99,287 photos, 4,821 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