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Intro


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Intro


people
portrait
street
print
work
shop


 

 

I'm Nicolas Gruszka, a people, portrait and street photographer. I print, frame & sell photographs and teach all the tricks I learn in the process.

On my About page you can read, unsurprisingly, more about me and what I do.  

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Prints


 

 

 


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Prints


 

 

 


walk
wait
frame
light is
every
thing



 

 


I print, frame and sell professional high quality glicée photographs (wow a lot of superlatives & jargon). It's actual rather simple, I'll explain that a bit later.

I'm a believer in a straight non BS* approach. Make a good photo, print it on a good piece of paper
¹, use really good inks² and frame it nicely using a good frame³.

If you are in Berlin, feel free to contact me to arrange for a personal meeting & viewing. 

*BS stands for bullshit** 
**Bullshit stands for mind-numbing jargon and lazy thinking

1. Hahnemühle, Monoprint, Canson
2:
Epson Ultrachrome HD inks
3: Halbe frames

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Workshops





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Workshops





bridge
the gap
close
rarely
close
enough



 

 

Teaching the tricks: I know how hard street photography can be. Not technically but rather mentally. I'm still scared approaching and photographing people close up on the street.

The essence of tons of mistakes is very simple. And these few helpful insights can be taught. I teach how you can get your mind & attitude into the zone and of course how to zone focus your prime lens. 

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About Exit


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About Exit


guise
revealing
little
showing
merely
aging
young
me


 

 

 

How I print & frame my photographs

After many years of photographing, I am still somehow awed by the fact the a camera can slice off a 1/250 second from that insanely vanishing time. Taking a calculator and adding up all my better photos wouldn’t give me more that a couple of seconds of recorded time. 

The computer screen helped to free & elevate the photographic print to its true form. While the computer screen is ideal for handling the constant stream of our more mundane photos, the printed static photograph is now free to display a special moment.

How I print my photos? To achieve the highest quality giclee prints and guaranty superior longevity, all my photos are printed on archival acid free professional Hahnemühle and Canson photo paper using pigment based UltraChrome HD inks from Epson. This results in prints with a long life span that can last anywhere from 100 to 200 years without significant fading. I exclusively frame my photographs using the museum standard quality frames made by Halbe.  

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New Page


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your
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zone






 

New Page


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your
camera
beyond
your
comfort
zone






 

I love photography. But love is just a tool/fuel to get you somewhere. My mother has taken great family photos which are tattooed into my mind. She handed over her spark to me. 

There are merely good and less good photos in the end. Labels, styles and all other categories are meaningless if a photo doesn't contain that fleeting ingredient which we all crave and recognise when present. 

Contact me if you want me to photograph you, want to hang a photograph on to your wall, or simply want me to show you some shortcuts so that you can get a better photographer.

For the fearless amongst you, dial +49 1577 1967 634 and lets talk. No App needed. Crazy :-)