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.... 896 photos, 79 members
- One-point perspective 66 photos, 21 members
- urban being - the world we built and live in (HQ) 27,911 photos, 730 members
- ARTE PURO / ADMIN INVITE ONLY / P1 C3 9,000 photos, 715 members
- Patterns As We See Them 6,671 photos, 640 members
- Geometry Masters of the Universe 2,693 photos, 285 members
- : abstract AND minimal : 40,903 photos, 1,663 members
- Maximal minimalism 25,693 photos, 1,789 members
- from BELOW - straight up 8,131 photos, 1,695 members
- Digital Artscene Pro: Admin Invite (Post 1, Award 1) 31,922 photos, 1,989 members
- Less is More: The Best 6,775 photos, 3,008 members
- Art for the Art (Admin-Invite) 21,392 photos, 1,250 members
- Abstract Art Awards -=Post 1, Award 3=-- 60,590 photos, 8,055 members
- Into the sky 5,444 photos, 596 members
- Less 10,672 photos, 457 members
- panoramas 473,888 photos, 58,241 members
- ***♦PIONEER IN CREATIVITY♦ - Only Invited Photos! - P1/A2 11,163 photos, 1,077 members
- Architecture (Clean Shots) 16,583 photos, 1,660 members
- 25+ Faves (25-49): P1, aw & fav 2 on the first newest page 26,291 photos, 6,245 members
- AutopanoPro 8,198 photos, 639 members
- Selected minimum 9,116 photos, 1,004 members
- Graphisme + Couleurs, c'est le Bonheur! [ p1 a1 ] 1,175 photos, 151 members
- BLACK and WHITE Creative Artwork 232,768 photos, 7,493 members
- !Faire Abstraction de Tout 28,729 photos, 904 members
- Minimalines 3,009 photos, 587 members
- Colorful Building and House Details (no complete structures) 8,147 photos, 856 members
- kwerfeldein: die flickr gruppe 175,597 photos, 3,526 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 79,852 photos, 4,374 members
- Arquitetura e Design / P1/ Award 2 - 7,666 photos, 405 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch 15+ Faves (Level 1) (P1:A/F3) 41,440 photos, 3,165 members
- Absolute Architecture (Admin Invite) 10,255 photos, 835 members
- minimal art [no people no life] post / comment / invite 95,785 photos, 5,250 members
- Just Clear Architectural Photography 189 photos, 21 members
- blurism 70,191 photos, 2,589 members
- Metarte 4,284 photos, 113 members
- Graphic Architecture 58,498 photos, 2,700 members
- Art Without End ... [P1/C3] 100,055 photos, 3,310 members
- ! !^Exquisite Art 50+ Faves (Level 1) (Post 1:Award/Fave 3) 49,372 photos, 2,612 members
- Photo Art Non-Square (P1/C2) Quality over quantity, please... 5,943 photos, 302 members
- Arch Daily 195,846 photos, 8,519 members
- 600+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 2,208 photos, 610 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 84,344 photos, 3,671 members
- Engineering as Art 97,700 photos, 4,553 members
- The Moulin Rouge (sweeper, 15+ faves, 3 comments) 11,262 photos, 1,739 members
- ABSTRACT ART - *comment 1 per post 265,957 photos, 14,654 members
- no_name_art 34,957 photos, 388 members
- MINIMAL black&white 64,499 photos, 9,919 members
- red square gallery (closed) 2,124 photos, 65 members
- *LEVEL-4 :GALLERY THE VERY BEST* P 1 / A 5 16,893 photos, 2,558 members
- faChadas______..:.::::. faCades !!! 9,247 photos, 613 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