Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

The Abandoned Railroad

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I have a fascination with hidden, forgotten and deserted places. Sometimes, one can find them even in the busiest of places. Here is a picture of an abandoned railroad track in the middle of Los Angeles. I accidentally found this site by following some stray cats in a park. Not far from this place are residences, freeways and traffic jams.

Railroad Tracks. Photo: Reinhard Kargl, 2009. Click to enlarge.

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Post Industrial

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Post Industrial. Photo: Reinhard Kargl, 2011. Click to enlarge.

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Lost And Found: Portrait Of Maria Altmann

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

This was driving me crazy: I once took a series of photographs of Maria Altmann, the heiress of several Gustav Klimt paintings. (She successfully sued the Republic of Austria for the return of famous art worth $328 million, and passed away earlier this year. See my other blog post on Maria Altmann).

But the pictures I had taken went missing. As I was going through old boxes yesterday, the set re-emerged. (It turns out I had just tossed them into a box, along with all kinds of other “stuff”, instead of filing them away). Here is what I think is the best image from the series:

Maria Altmann Portrait

Maria Altmann in her garden. Click to enlarge. © Reinhard Kargl 2000

Previously unpublished and available for licensing. Original: Ilford XP2 Super, 35 mm negative film.

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Portrait No. 4780

Monday, March 7th, 2011

David and Norman. © Reinhard Kargl, 2011. Click to enlarge.

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Fences

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

"Fence 1" - © Reinhard Kargl 2010. Click to enlarge.

"Fence 2" - © Reinhard Kargl 2010. Click to enlarge.

(The Rolling Stones: “Sittin’ On A Fence”, written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, 1965)

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The Breakfast Guest

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

"The Breakfast Guest". Photo: Reinhard Kargl, 2010. Click to enlarge.

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No Dialtone

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Even though they were usually dirty and often defective and frustrating, I hate to see public phones go. Here is a picture I took in Westwood, a part of Los Angeles.

Photo: Reinhard Kargl, 2010. (Click to enlarge).

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Portrait No. 4201

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Randy. Photo: Reinhard Kargl, 2010. Click to enlarge.

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Halloween 2010

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Click to enlarge. Photo: Reinhard Kargl

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Infrared Reinhard

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

This is what I would look like if your eyes could see infrared light, which is emitted by all warm bodies. The image was taken with a thermal imager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. (Apparently, I have a cool nose).

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