Myself, wet, with underware

I am a German photographer living near Hamburg.

*CONTACTS* - Sorry to say but i am a bad contact. I just can't keep up with the vast numbers of the Flickr universe. I have seen people use different strategies but haven't found a suitable one for me. I just don't want to fave everything i see or write vacuous comments. So chances are that i will not revisit visitors. But be assured that if i write a comment i really mean it.

*FAVORITS* - I rarely fave images - which does not mean that i don't like them. But since the beginning i have considered my favorites as a collection of pictures that peculiarly touched me in some way or the other. A private place for me to start dreaming...

*COPYRIGHT* - Most of my photos have a Creative Commons copyright which means you can use them for non-commercial purpose if you set a link back to my stream.
Some pictures, however, stand strictly under full copyright - no use in any way without my permission. Please accept this.

*EQUIPMENT* - I started my Flickr account with a small Nikon Coolpix 5400. 2010 i bought a Canon EOS 7D and later the EOS 5D Mark iii.
With this i use these lenses: EF 16-35mm f/4, EF 70-200mm f/4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art.

*FLICKR* - You are great, really! From the day i started i have learnt so much from you! And i am thankful for your audience, too.

*GROUPS* - I am admin of the Black Pearls, a group for high quality black-and-white photography.

*How it began...*

On Top of the World (1978)
On Top of the World photographed 1978 high up in the Himalayas. Ever since my favorite good mood maker :)

Sunflowers: Lost Souls (gold)
Lost Souls (gold) was my first picture on Flickr to get some comments and group invitations.

Food of Love
Food of Love found the most attention ever. 2012 it was selected among 50 others for the public exhibition of the International Istanbul Photo Contest.
And btw - it was shot with the Nikon Coolpix... ;)

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    _Morten says:

    "I've been meaning to do this for a while. Collin deserves it.

    Collin is the kind of photographer that pays attention to details. Not only in his own work, but also when giving feedback and recommendations to others. And even when the comments aren't all roses, his humour and happy being makes everything seem fine. And that is the only constructive way to criticize other peoples work. In fact, Collin is a nice guy - he's a nice guy, and a very good mate.

    When it comes down to photography, Collin is clever. Whether it is regarding choosing the right location, technique or editing, everything just seems to turn out stunning. Critique he handles equally as well, always improving.

    I'm proud to have you among my friends, Collin."

    November 27th, 2009

Collin Key
July 2008
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
I am:
depends on how i wake up
Collin Key
info [at] collin-key.com