The second blog post in the new series of covering the watches and photography of fellow Blancpain enthusiasts features three limited Fifty Fathoms timepieces, the Bathyscaphe Chronographe Ocean Commitment I, the FF Ocean Commitment III and the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda. Here’s Georg’s view on his timepieces and his take on watch photography.
The personal take on a watch and how to translate this into corresponding photos is the essence of watch collecting and seeking maximum joy from it.
Georg is a marine biologist with a long reaching personal history in photography. His horological bias naturally trends towards dive watches, so his choice of timepieces does not come as a surprise.
His rather recent development as a watch photographer is driven by putting the timepieces into context. He chooses backgrounds that either stand in close context with the specific watch or with his passion for photography and the underwater world.
Georg wants to direct the focus on the watch by playing with the depth of focus and the light conditions. He wants the key object in the photo to shine in an environment of shadow.
Playing with photos by applying effects like on the entry photo of this blog post is fun, with the effect taking over the major role and the watch itself becoming secondary. This playful approach may not be for everyone, but it showcases the passion for fine timepieces and modern day photography nonetheless.
I would like to thank Georg for allowing me to feature his watches and photography in this new series.
If you wish to see more of the timepieces featured, here is my blog post on the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, my initial report on the FF OC III can be found here and an overview on all Blancpain Ocean Commitment timepieces is available here.