ABOUT

Hendrik Kuhlmann

I am an amateur photographer based near Vienna and interested in nature and abstract photography. Aiming at high-quality prints, I am quite experienced in black & white silver gelatine printing since the mid 70ies. Besides, I practiced some historical photographic printing techniques. Among those I love the gum bichromate process. If I only had more time. It is so time consuming …

In 2007 I turned to digital photography, when quality and permanence of pigment inkjet prints became acceptable, even excellent today. Since then I enjoy the freedom and flexibility the digital workflow provides towards reaching the desired expression in the final printed image.

 

I started out with Minolta and Nikon SLRs, occasionally used a Mamiya RB67 and a self-made 13x18 technical camera equipped with a Xenar 210mm f/6.1 which allowed all movements. These days I am mainly using the Nikon D800. But the technical progress is rapid ...

 

In my professional life I have been a professor for Numerical Fluid Mechanics at TU Wien. Check out my publications if you like. Fluid mechanics provides us with beauty, not only through its mathematical equations ;-), but also through its visual appearance in form of cloud patterns, meandering rivers, flow-induced sand ripples, waves and many more. On the occasion of the organization of the 12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference in Vienna in 2018 we needed a theme. This led me to photograph curling smoke which forms and moves according to known fluid mechanical equations. Their solutions can be very complex.