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Oliver Kniest

Born: 26 Sep 1966 in Germany
living in Cologne, GER since 2000

I never felt a really close connection to photography all my life. So this can be called a late found passion. Gratefully "still and forever" close internet-friend Monika, finally talked me into buying a camera and giving it a try. I bought my first camera in 2006. The composition of my pictures is strongly influenced by my favorite childhood literature: comics! A love for strong colors and harsh contrasts defines the style of all my pictures. The pictures I take don't ask for a deaper meaning... they just want to please. At least that's what I am trying to accomplish...

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my 1st exhibition

Samstag, 09.01.2010 12:17:45h

in cooperation with my favourite tattoo stu dio "Via Dolorosa" I will have my first exhibition.

The exhibition will start on January, 30th at the tattoo studio
Via Dolorosa, Hansemannstrasse 1, 50823 Cologne

There will be 17 of my pictures shown and in case of interest, the staff of the studio and I would be VERY HAPPY to welcome you 

see: Flyer

first of all many, many thanks to all involved. Especially to the team of Via Dolorosa (Sascha, Heinz and all the others who helped) and of course to my models I worked with. Without you all this would not have been possible.
To me the exhibition was a great success. there were about 100 guests coming to see my pictures, which was especially regarding the weather conditions (heavy snow) VERY impressive to me. Of course there were also some invited people missing due to the snow, but nevertheless the amount of people wanting to see my pictures totally overwhelmed me.
so THX THX THX to all and everyone 


25.01.2010 12:36:13
Noch 5x schlafen ;)))
26.01.2010 20:13:46
Deine Katze kommt mit der anderen Katze anschlawenzelt!!!
27.01.2010 11:31:26
Hi Oliver,

ich schätze dann komm ich mit den Kätzchen mal vorbei und schau mir deine Ausstellung an.
Deine Bilder hier in der Galerie sind echt absolut atemberaubend. Der Hammer!

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probs - no more probs

Samstag, 09.01.2010 12:13:29h

well, finally this issue can be closed *YIHAAAA*
The lawsuit ended with the judge suggesting the dealer should pay for the time value of my Mac, else they would be found guilty and would as well have to pay the money as there might be a risk other people having the same issue join into the lawsuit.
Now I will get most of the money I paid about 2 years ago, when I bought my Mac. The costs are covered mostly by the dealer, the rest will be done by my insurance.
SOOOO, as soon as I finally received the money I will buy a totally NEW Mac (27", i7), but definitely never agin at the dealer... 


13.01.2010 18:39:43
Congratulations! This apparently never ending story comes to a happy end! Envy you for your new big iMac...
31.01.2010 22:01:03
congrats, dude!
erm, just do some research on the iMacs 27" first, Apple seem to have some display-issues with the actual model, as I remember right this is about colours...

success with you exhibition, greets from your old fellow
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probs - 3rd update

Montag, 16.11.2009 19:49:47h

...well, finally it seems the lawsuit is coming to an end soon (not yet, but soon).
The judge is obviously absolutely on my side, BUT I now have to prove the problem was already existing when I bought the iMac.

Now I am wondering how to prove something which is occurring little by little, step by step, not visible in the beginning but coming after being in use... we will see

will keep you updated when this is finished then.


P.S.: due to all this bullshit with my iMac I have an enormous delay in finishing the artwork of this years shoots. So I decided to take a break from shoots till around spring. First I wanna finish all the pictures which are waiting for artwork, then I will continue 


None so far.
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probs - 2nd update

Freitag, 07.08.2009 18:14:59h

...well. unfortunately not much to say here. The dealer didn't agree to exchange my iMac, claiming the problems were caused by my own fault (smoking a lot in front of the computer etc.). Though this is pretty ridiculous, a lawsuit is starting soon.

Some own investigation on the internet showed my problem is well known. Seems to be a constructional fault in the new series of the iMac. But at least this is not generally with EVERY iMac of the actual series.

I simply don't understand that a producer of such high end computers is not really interested in taking such computers from the market.
Well, I guess it is more the dealer then Apple itself.

Let's wait and see... keep you updated 


22.08.2009 11:56:02
Good luck, mate - kick 'em...!
And keep us updated on this one.

Creamy weekend!
13.10.2009 16:55:13
Tolle Gallery, coole Bilder !!!
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about an offer I couldn't resist

Freitag, 07.08.2009 18:09:04h

I did it!!!
Sold my good "old" Canon 40D including wide angle lens 10-22 EF-S and bought a full format camera: the legendary Canon 1Ds Mk III

Not that I expect to make better pictures with it, but at least the technical quality is way better.
One little disadvantage is included unfortunately... by switching to full format, my actual lenses don't allow me to shoot in the extreme wide angle area anymore. But already plans are made to buy a new wide angle lens for this camera as well, though this might be possible earliest end of September.
So far I have to be okay with the equipment I own now... and you can BET I am ;) 


None so far.
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