Some great news from the ND Awards 2014, my Dubai series "Surreal City" won the 1st place in the category Architecture and I was awarded as Architectural Photographer of the year. Also I got honorable mentions for my series "The Streets of New York City" in the category Cityscapes, for "Mystic Fjords" in the category Fine Art: Landscape and for Burj Khalifa in New York in the category "Photomanipulation".
Last saturday, 9:00 am. After hiking one hour through the wood, the first rays of light are falling through the trees. It will be another hour until I am on the top of the Jochberg and I am excited to see the Walchensee finally in all its glory. 6 month ago, I made the same trip, but had no luck with the weather, the mountain was totally covered by fog. So I used the last summer weekend of 2014 to come back, this time with a better weather forecast. At 10:00 am I am sitting on the top of the Jochberg and watching the rays of the last golden october sun falling over the mountains of the Karwendelgebirge. This area is currently my favorite place in the Alps. The views from the mountains around the beautiful Walchensee and Kochelsee are just magnificent. Now, one week later, most of these mountains are already covered by the first snow. See you next year!
View from Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock at night. Part of my "blue.hour.cities" collection.
Panorama view over Berlin during the blue hour, seen from the Fischerinsel. You can see Alexanderplatz, Nikolaikirche, Rotes Rathaus, Altes Stadthaus, Berliner Dom, Park Inn Radisson and the Fernsehturm. Festival of Lights – October 2014 Available for licensing at GalleryStock: http://www.gallerystock.com/archive/-279RYDI7QNLK.html (You need an account to see the image)
Markus Linnenbrink: WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER), 2014 Pigment, Acrylbinder, Epoxidharz/pigment, acrylic medium, epoxide resin Courtesy Taubert Contemporary, Berlin Kunsthalle Nürnberg / KunstKulturQuartier, Oktober 2014
Burj Khalifa is still the tallest building in the world, and after relocating from Dubai to New York, it’s now time for Frankfurt. Why Frankfurt? It’s the only german city, that has a bunch of great skyscrapers. If the Burj Khalifa would have been built in Germany – then definitely in Frankfurt. The location I chose for the skyscraper (828m) is directly near one of Frankfurts biggest malls, MyZeil. To its left stands the Nextower, which is 136m high. The highest tower in Frankfurt is currently the Commerzbanktower with 259m, wich you can see in the foreground.
Night view from the Top of the Rocks onto Manhattan during the blue hour.
View on Downtown with the new shiny One World Trade Center, seen from Empire State Building at night.
Aerial view on New York City Midtown. In some years, this part of Manhattan will look completely different. The railway yard will be replaced with a new district, called "Hudson Yards". It's one of the biggest real estate projects in the history of the United States. I am excited to see the new skyline in may be 10 years ...