Sven Michael, Urban Photography, nightlife

Besides my passion for modern big cities, my second passion is the night life. I’m a night bird, no doubts about that. And it is not just about making party. It is more this wonderful feeling when a day doesn’t end, because you don’t want it. This moment where you don’t care what tomorrow brings. […]

Dublin 2017

Sven Michael, Urban Photography

Back in November 2017, I wanted to escape the routines in Hamburg for a long weekend. I had a rough time the months before and therefore I was looking for a place to take it easy. Not too much of sightseeing, some great pubs to go to & relax, but still some culture to discover. […]

HKG 2018 – Panoramas

Asia, Sven Michael, Urban Photography, architectural, architecture, city, color, colour, street scene, structures

One of the reasons, why I wanted to visit Hong Kong so much, have been the fascinating photographs of the skyline and urban architecture. And when I finally spent NYE 2018 in Hong Kong (blog post), one of my top to-do’s was to take HKG 2018 – Panoramas. My target was to photograph the Hong […]

Istanbul 2018

Sven Michael, Urban Photography

I was in the middle of my training programme to get fit for the 10k “Lauf zwischen den Meeren” (→) run. And I couldn’t stand any more my standard running course, neither my daily routines without any new impressions. So the decision was to travel to a training camp with lots of cultural attractions and […]

Prague 2014

How does a city travel with summer-sun and plenty of local beer breweries and -gardens sound to you? Ok, should be a little bit more for a whole week. So let’s add great pub food, little wine & cheese places and a one star Michelin dinner. Still not enough… art museums / galleries, a ballet […]

Working Streets

Sven Michael, Urban Photography, working streets

With my Streetscapes I’m focusing on urban street-life reportages. For me one of the key aspect of modern cities is, that the street itself is the workplace for many people. Street shops, street musicians, street cleaner and so on. And the “street workers” are a key item of a city experience. Who hasn’t enjoyed a […]

Israel 2019

2019 was my first time in Israel. Going there was quite a while on by travel bucket list and in autumn 2019 the time was there. As usual I wanted to escape the Hamburg autumn weather (rain, rain and rain). And after the great experiences in Rome and Athens the years before, I’ve decided to […]

HKG NYE 2018

Sven Michael, Urban Photography

I’ve visited Hong Kong (HKG) for New Year’s Eve (NYE) party in 2018. And I came back with great impressions: the Chinese markets and foods mixed with English bars and modern clubs. Beach, harbour and port all in one. Amazing modern architecture and buildings combined with old and modern handcraft shops and workshops every where. […]

NYC 2013

Sven Michael, Urban Photography

2013 was my first time visiting New York City (NYC) and I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed it. Straightaway I felt at home!For instance when stepping out of the bus from the airport – fully loaded with several suitcases and bags – the first thing that came up to my mind was: “Great, […]

City Lights

Sven Michael, Urban Photography, city lights

With my series “City Lights” I’m combining the lights of the concrete, static city buildings with the flow, vibrancy and fleetingness of moving people and items. I adore this play between the both. When I’m out in the city streets at night, their play is creating this feeling of eternity and volatileness at once! The […]