Welcome to my Blog!

I´m a german based photographer with a passion for pure Black & White Photography.

I travel a lot… therefore my pictures are mainly from my journeys.

I love jazz music, Italian food and surrealistic and visionary art.


“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.”

Irving Penn (1917 -2009)


Contact: E-Mail: bethjoseph100@yahoo.com


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167 thoughts on “

  1. There’s just something about black and white photography . . .
    It’s like a classic tale of the relationship between shadow and light.
    This is well represented in your works. Each picture with its unique story.
    Oh yeah, thanks for stopping by Geoidhead, it made me locate a world were every thing is black and white.

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  2. Hi, Some photos looked interesting to reward them pressing the Like buttons. So I did. I wonder why I’ve chosen the posts:
    I can tell you – he was great!
    Inside the Cologne Cathedral.
    Tangle up.
    Living Tree.
    To be.
    However I feel the last one „To be“ is not from the „story“. Decidedly I’m convinced the group lacks another photo, as if closing the aforementioned four. Sometimes something drills in mind but the answer must ripen first. So, perhaps the spark will turn up with one of your future shots? Who knows? 🙂
    Thanks for coming to my blog. I think I have a few b/w photos yet to share with them. Cheers.

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      • That’s nice of you. One idea came to me reading that. The Fifth Element. Not the movie 🙂 but something which might put the four images together in oneness. Sort of „harmony story“. You know that many photo artists like to create short stories. Sometimes it happens that I see other photos this way. A glue, one sound of emotional cord, may change perspective or feelings concerning the watched photos. Cheers.

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  3. Really beautiful photography! I don’t usually like black and white but I perceive the colors of emotions from your shots, amazing!Thank you for your visit.

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  4. The perspective of your black and white photography draws me in to the story. Very crisp. I look forward to your future works.

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  5. I love this your quote, “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.” I love photography, and I’m still learning it because I am not a professional photographer.

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  6. Thanks so much for liking „A glimpse of Negros Culture“ I really appreciate it.
    It’s great to read your about page i find that you’re really passionate about in what you do. I Love every pictures and ill spend time appreciating them all if i have time. Best wishes for always, safe travels! Hope you can visit my town in Philippines as well.

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  7. Thanks for following my blog. I have had a lovely visit on yours with the great photography in black & white. Where is „home“ in Germany? I was a Fulbright teacher for two years; first time in Neresheim and second time in Berlin. I studied in Heidelberg and taught German for 40+ years. Happy weekend and blogging. ^__^

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    • Hi Mary Ann…thanks so much for stopping by and looking to my blog! I live in Munich, Bavaria and love it very much. Berlin is a fascinating city with lot of change during the last years. I’m not often there but it’s fascinating to see what’s going on there. Have beautiful week ahead! 🙂

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! I admire your beautiful work and the sensitivity it conveys, especially in portraits you take.


  9. Thank you so much for visiting my page. Your page is very beautiful. Your work is very beautiful. Congratulations. I’m so sorry for your loss of your parents. I hope you are feeling better soon. Your country looks so beautiful through your work. Take care.


  10. thank you for finding me … as it has allowed me to find you … you have a fabulous eye… beautiful photographs … and I and look prefer black and white … but


  11. Hello friend, how are you?

    I really like your blog,
    I would be grateful if you authorize me to disclose the link of your blog on my site, I would like to spread the blogs of our followers and the people who view our photos, but I need your authorization, this will help in the dissemination and flow Of your blog’s views.

    If you have no interest, you have no problems.

    I will only disclose the link of your site, I will not republish any image.

    A big hug, stay with God !!


    • Hi Saymon…thanks for your kind feedback. It would be very nice if you’d make a link to my blog, thank you so much! Have a great week ahead! Best regards, J.R.


  12. FYI: I’ve nominated 10 blogs, out of the many I follow, for the One Lovely Blog Award- and yours is one of them. The details are on my post today, about the award.. 🙂


  13. I adore your photos, and am so glad I found your blog. Thanks for your “like” by my poem, too!! 🙂


  14. Just found out about this blog through a suggestion by wordpress. Great work! 🙂 Congratulations. the photos are just beautiful.


  15. Thank you for your like – Australias largest lake – Lake Eyre 90 percent of the time is empty – it requires flooding rains from other areas to fill it. As this moment is rare it attracts many sightseers and the best way to see it is from the air🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

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  16. Nice to meet you.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post, I sincerely appreciate it.
    Goo luck with all your future plans.
    Idealize was here.


  17. I am really impressed with your blog. Your style is creative, artistic and refreshing. I really look forward to looking at your work when I have some free time. Keep up the great work.

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  18. Thank you for stopping by my page as well. You do stunning work. One of my favorite photographers is Anton Corbijn. There are some images here which have an Anton flare to them. Again, it is beautiful work you do.


  19. Thank you for stopping by my website. Since you are 100% b&w, I assume you like Sebastião Salgado’s work. If you have a chance, try to visit the Forli exhibit. The setting is really worth it, the light is uniform and almost no reflection on the frame glass. I like your website, although a caption under the photos would do no harm.


  20. Thank you for liking my post ” Pet Sitting the Furgrandson” on OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    Have a nice day.🙂


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