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This Blog is dedicated to all my friends, the people who support me and want to be a part of my life.
I'm showing mainly photos - not only the finished artwork but also the story and inspiration behind...

Feel free to leave a comment, your opinion helps me a lot to improve and encourages me to continue my work.
If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact me.

If you're interested in my writing as well, please visit my homepage (it's in German)

Winter time

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Wed, January 11, 2017 14:55:06
Hi everyone!

Finally there's a new upload *yay*
Well, you know, I'm a lazy bone xD I tried to upload some pics on my new facebook artist page since more people check fb than my local page - but I needed a break, social media can be very exhausting and sometimes quite overwhelming for a shy person like me.
Moreover I'm spending more time with making music than taking photos these days. My dream came true and I was able to afford a harp smiley
There will be harp photos, for sure, but to get a good shot of her (her name is Brighid btw.) I have to purchase some more equipment to build up my tiny photo studio at home.

Instead I have a heavenly winter shot for you today. It suits my mood very well...

Just want to sleep and rest and sink into the ground - remain frozen until the first sun ray of spring kisses me and brings me to life again...

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PhotographyPosted by Kuro Wed, July 13, 2016 18:15:57

Today I finished some of my Midsummer photos, so I hope you like them.

As a Pagan, Midsummer Eve is always a special day for me to celebrate, to be happy and to enjoy Mother Nature's beauty - and that's what I wanted to express with these photos: some kind of magic, the feeling that every being in this world is connected and the joy of being alive.

I hope you can feel alive today! Enjoy summer and be happy and healthy!

A friend of mine asked me to add more technical details of the photos, so I'll try to do so in the future.

All these photos were taken with Nikon D810, 85mm lens, f2,5 to 2,8, ISO 200 since it was a summer day with few clouds.

If you have further questions about the setting feel free to ask! Drop me a line via e-mail or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KuroKunstOfficial/


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27th May

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Mon, May 30, 2016 14:19:19
It's me - again ^^

After having been lazy for some time I finally have some new photos to share with you!

It's May, in Germany considered to be the merry month since normally the climate in May is very enjoyable, it's getting warm but not too hot yet, strawberries start to grow on the fields and trees and bushes and many flowers are in full bloom now. Therefore it's also the month in which many people are getting married.

According to this I want to show you some of my wedding-related photos today and also one of my favorite piano songs. As you might now I love modern piano music and Yiruma from South Korea is one of my favorite contemporary composers. He also made a song, called 27th May because it's his wedding day and he dedicated this piece to his wife and the merry feeling of this day.


I hope you're getting as happy as me when listening to his beautiful music, full of warmth and love for your true love.
Indeed the wedding day it's a special day - so be always happy!

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LiteraturePosted by Kuro Mon, May 30, 2016 13:44:11
Hi there!

I was on the road for the whole month, hitting Leipzig and Berlin, dancing, laughing and enjoying life but now I'm back with a very special announcement. Kuros art is not only available in books and form of photographies - right now you can also listen to one of my short stories!
Last autumn I took part in a writing competition of a Swiss project called "Clue Writing" and it turned out that I was one of the lucky winners! Part of the price was the video I'm presenting to you right now.
So all of you who speak German or study it feel free to listen and share with your friends! Of course this story will be also available as e-book download and print version to read - as all of my stories.

Kurz is the title of this project and all authors were asked to turn their interpretation of this title into a story. By the way: Kurz means short in German - a well fitting inspiration to write a short story!

Enjoy listening!


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The Essence of Life

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Tue, March 01, 2016 15:22:59
Hi there!

Recently I was thinking about what's really important in life ^.^ I guess I feel quite philosophical from time to time...

Of course I came up with some people, values and comforts of modern life I don't want to miss but this time I want to show you something else - one simple thing we got used to in our modern western society so we often forget how important it is for all of us.
It's water - the essence of life that allows us living on our beautiful planet.

So this post is dedicated to the beauty of water.
Raindrops, fragil and evanescent
Ice, that teaches us patiences, consistent but never built to last
And a misty lake, so peaceful and relaxing

Water is surrounding us in many different forms, in our body, in the bottle right next to us and in natures manifold beauty.
So if you're reading this, you might take a deep breath, take a break from whatever you're doing right now and think of the things and beloved ones, that are really important to you - and maybe you will appreciate the Cola can in your fridge even more.

Have a beautiful week!
Yours, Kuro

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These boots aren't made for walking

Lifestyle/MiscPosted by Kuro Thu, January 28, 2016 14:25:15
I'm presenting you gladly my very favorite shoes!

Originally I needed some photos of fashion products so these high heels became a superstar!
3 flash lights were used to highlight the glitter stones and make them shine and sparkle even more! You can experience the soft texture of the surface colored in trendy wild berry pink at the mere sight of this photo. The shimmering, gorgeously decorated interior of this shoe underlines the pure luxury you're feeling while wearing it. Although these heels are very high, it's so comfortable to wear them.
They're truly girls best friend - cute and playful with many decorative elements, they underline the girlish side but with the cheeky peep toe design, a 15 cm heel and small platform they will make you look irresistibly sexy and elegant.

Did you like this add? Do you feel like buying them? No?! Do you like at least the pic?

Well, I guess I shouldn't join the promo sector but I'm glad if you like the photo. By the way, the shoes of course aren't for sale, they're mine and even if I do not often have the chance to wear them, it turned out that they're a good motive.

Honestly I have to admit that meanwhile most of my favorite clothes are quite girlish and/or pink. When I was younger, I used to be rather boyish, I refused to wear skirts, dresses and I hated bright colors - but times are changing.

Have a lovely weekend and if you have high heels, maybe you dig them out and wear them for tonights party! smiley

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Christmas Market I

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Wed, January 27, 2016 19:04:36

I know this post is very very late, I'm really sorry but as far as you know, I wasn't able to blog during Christmas market season.

I know that German Christmas market is popular all over the world and many of you are curious about it.
Honestly I didn't like Christmas season when I was younger, Christmas market rather scared me off with all the crowded streets, people getting drunk, the smell of warm alcohol and sausages floating the city.
But when I moved to Hannover, I learned that Christmas market can also be beautiful. Meeting friends, looking for gifts and watching all the colorful stalls and craftsmanship, seeing the illuminations and even eating candy suddenly became an event I was looking forward to.

To share the impressions of Hannovers Christmas market with you, I took my camera with me. Today I'm presenting the first part of my pics.

Recently it became very popular to have "medieval markets" in Germany, so many cities offer a 'normal' Christmas market and a medieval one in the old town part, as Hannover does, as well. They play bag pipe music, offer Met (a liquor made from honey) and other special drinks and food, sell medieval-styled goods like Celtic jewellery, fancy clothes or hand-made wooden crafts. It's a spectacular you mustn't miss!

Enjoy! :-)

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Beautiful winter

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Thu, January 21, 2016 17:09:21
Hi there!

At the end of December we visited my mum who lives in the Black Forest. Of course we took many photos and enjoyed the beautiful view on the mountains.
Therefore I want to share some photos of the sunset and the gorgeous winter sky with you this time.

By the way, all photos aren't manipulated, I only adjusted the size for uploading - because the beauty of nature does not need any manipulation.


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Happy New Year!!!

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Wed, January 20, 2016 19:51:05
I wish you a (belated) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Be always happy, healthy and blessed by good luck!

Unfortunately my computer was broken for almost 4 weeks so I wasn't able to send you my New Year wishes earlier.
Anyway, have a good time!

PS: Photos were taken at Hannover's annual fireworks competition which is held in summer. So if you're visiting Hannover, check it out!

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Gothica II

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Sun, December 06, 2015 15:36:50
This is a very simple manipulation I made last week.

As you know, many of my photos and artworks refer to my stories and poems or are inspired by music I like. This picture might be related to all of them, to my story "Totentag" as well as to my poem "Liebesbrief an einen lange Verstorbenen" but mainly it's inspired by the amazing artwork by Victoria Francés, a very talented Spanish artist (some of you may know her) I liked for many years. She did not only inspire my clothing style for a while but also made me dream of lost souls and immortal love.
I always wanted to be able to create images like her - but since I'm not good at drawing, I actually had to wait until I could afford a camera. This is my first try of a ghost bride, a damned soul waiting for love and relief - it's not perfect but I will keep on trying to get better and better and with every small step I take, I will be allowed to offer you better pictures.
Thanks for supporting me and being with me all the time.
Have a nice weekend :-)

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Christmas is coming

Lifestyle/MiscPosted by Kuro Sun, November 29, 2015 23:31:03

This time the topic is not related to photography it's just about Christmas because I guess some of you are quite curious about Christmas season in Germany and some traditions.
As you might know, the four Sundays before Christmas are called "Adventssonntag" in Germany. Advent originally is Latin means something like "soon to come". In the past, the arrival of Jesus Christ on earth was the happy event people were waiting for. Today religious issues are often not the main focus of Christmas time anymore - instead people are looking forward to Christmas Eve as a day they spend with their family, with a nice dinner and kids of course are looking forward to their gifts.
Well, I'm not a religious person, too. When I was a child, Christmas was just awesome but as I grew up, it became quite meaningless for me since my family is small, so I was just looking forward to the holidays ^^
But as I got married, family became more important for me, as every year I will spend some nice days with my in-laws and I also wish to give my husband some kind of "magical feelings" you experience as a child, the feeling of being loved and having a haven, a loving family and also the excitement for Christmas Eve. Therefore I started making an "Adventskalender" for him. "Adventskalender" is a calendar with 24 units, counting the time from the beginning of December until Christmas, which is celebrated the 24th of December in Germany. The units are usually 24 small gifts to shorten the time until you'll get the big presents by Santa ^^
Conventionally the small gifts are candy or chocolate but these days "Adventskalender" with all kinds of fillings are available so they can also contain toys, the ones for adults sometimes contain tea, poems or things related to a hobby. You can buy all kinds of calendars in every department store in Germany but you can also make individual ones on your own. There are even calendars for pets - in my opinion this is weird since animals don't know about Christmas and always like goodies - but many Germans prefer having a puppy than a child so for these guys it might be logical to treat a pet as a person.
I might have written too much yet, sorry - I guess I like explaining things. Anyway, in the photo you can see this years calendar for my husband. I didn't have a lot of time to tinker this year, so the gifts (he also likes chocolate!) are wrapped in colorful napkins with Christmas design and fixed to a cord with clothes pins. This was a fast and not so expensive solution and after he opened the bag he can use the napkin for dinner so it's not such a big waste of material.
I hope you liked my explanations and the photo!
During Christmas season I will tell you about other topics, of course so if you have a question, feel free to ask.
Good night, talk to you soon!

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Gothica I

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Fri, November 27, 2015 19:39:49

It's been a while since I posted something for you. Honestly I have quite many pics I'd like to show you but I recently lack the time to upload as much I want to.

Nevertheless I'm very very happy to start my "Gothic Series" today.
As you know I'm into all this Gothic Arts stuff, abandoned places, enchanted forests, ruins, old graveyards, churches, castles and - of course - also Gothic princesses, Victorian lords, ghosts, vampires and everything which is beautiful but also a little eerie at the same time.
I guess besides nature photography (which I try to present almost as it's taken), Gothic-styled pics and portraits are my passion and also good for improving my manipulations.

Unfortunately I don't have many models for my people shootings, you maybe will see many self-portraits of me at the first place - I'm sorry annoying you with my dull face...

So if someone feels like having a nice shooting with me (for free, of course), feel free to contact me. You can find my mail address on my website www.kuro-kunst.de

Once again in German: Models für TfP Shootings gesucht, egal ob Gothic oder einfaches Portrait! Gerne nachfragen, meine Mail Adresse findet ihr auf meiner Website!

Thanks for being with me this time.
Have a nice weekend!

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