Gymnastics Photos

Posted July 8th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by neil

on the pommel horse (New York, c. early 1960s)

Horst was a fitness nut his whole life, all the way up until the end. Gymnastics, running, biking, triathlons… he did them all. Even up until April 2010, he went on daily walks through the local golf course at dawn.

From when I was just a little boy, I remember him being an avid runner; waking up super early in the New York suburbs to go running in the morning before we went to school for the day. Actually, I mostly remember him returning from his runs, because he would wake up well before all of us kids. In the winters he would wear a beanie and some thick white cotton gloves to keep warm. I called them his Mickey Mouse gloves. Continue Reading »

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Horst and boys with pipes

Posted June 14th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by neil

About 4 years ago, I get an email from my dad one morning, with this photo attached. I’m really unsure why he sent it, but it put a huge smile on my face, and it still does. I’m not sure how many laws this would break in the U.S., but in Australia it was totally fine to let your kids walk around with pipes.

That’s me on the left, my dad, and my brothers Axel and Derek. I would guess that this is around ’75 or ’76 since we lived in Australia until I was 7. For some reason, I must have thought that using a pipe means you are grumpy… because I’m putting on quite the sour-puss face!

You are the man!

Posted June 10th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by neil

From the Christmas 2009 Photobooth series (an ongoing process)

When I had the gear set up for the photobooth shots, I wanted to try getting a few shots of myself that I could put together and have two of me in one shot. When the camera is on a tripod this can be easily done with multiple shots of the same scene in Photoshop.

Anyway, my dad saw me doing this and said “Oh, I want to try that!” I gave him the remote trigger for the camera, left the room and let him loose. Continue Reading »

Christmas 2009 Photobooth

Posted June 4th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by neil

A strip of photos from the 2009 Christmas Photobooth series. I still have to get all the rest of the photos processed, but these I wanted to do first.

In 2008, I started a tradition of setting up a make-shift photobooth during Christmas time. It would be set up at my in-laws festivities, as well as at my parents home. The purposed was to capture photos of everyone that was there at the time. Sort of a twist on the group photo for the holidays.

I’ve just now been able to go through some of the shots from 2009, and I’ve only processed just a handful of them … the ones that have my dad in them.

Christmas 2008 Photobooth

Posted May 28th, 2010 in Memories of Horst, Photos of Horst by neil

Lauren and Papa - Christmas 2008

I was browsing my photostream on flickr and came across the photobooth images I did for Christmas 2008. We would normally do the group family photo, but I wanted to try something a little different.

I set up my camera on a tripod in front of a couch, and supplied a remote control to fire the shutter after 2 seconds. I set up a drape behind the couch to keep the background uniform. Everyone was instructed to take at least 3 or 4 photos of themselves, or sitting with someone else. They were encouraged to take more than that if they wanted to. Continue Reading »

First time he held his first grandson

Posted May 25th, 2010 in Memories of Horst, Photos of Horst by Stephanie

The first time holding his first grandson

My heart was filled with so much emotion, when I introduced JJ to Papa and mommy.  I knew Papa was thinking about the photos he was going to take of JJ and he took some priceless ones.  That is one thing I am going to miss deeply; my Papa, capturing the innocence of my son, his grandson, JJ in his photos.

– Stephanie

Papa and Brody, Christmas 2008

Posted May 18th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by neil

Christmas 2008

Horst with youngest grandkid, Brody.