Notes from the Lab is a newsletter that delves deep into the creative process, rituals, and thought process behind being a photographer and filmmaker.

This project is a journal of my projects and experiments. A logbook of everything I learn, a record of inspirations and takeaways from my journey as a parent and artist. I want to share my creative and technical progress as relentlessly as possible because gatekeeping sucks. It’s published (almost-) weekly.

Occasionally, it’s also a good old photo blog.


I was born in a small village in Bavaria in the 1980s and spent my days drawing horses and building forts in the woods around town. After fairly making it through school, failing every math class I could find, I started interning at different design studios with a growing interest in illustration and graphic design. While at Hort, I started a personal photoblog, documenting my friends and the life around me. During this period, I developed a deep passion for photography and film, and I have never stopped to drop my camera since then.

Nowadays, I work as a still- and motion-based artist, splitting my time between Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. My studio practice is defined by a deep exploration of the human experience, a fascination for the dynamism of natural forces, and a curiosity for the hand-made process.

My personal work is an eclectic mix of highly subjective photographs and films of people in various stages of life, warm contrasts, and subtle energy that often translates into my commercial photography for various national- and international clients.

You can find my work on my website and social @ramonhaindl

I graduated in Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz in 2010, and I currently live with my wife and son in the Rhein-Main area of Germany.

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Thoughts and musings on process and progress, failure and curiosity by photographer and filmmaker Ramon Haindl


Ramon Haindl

I'm a photographer and filmmaker based in Germany, working for a variety of clients in advertising and editorial.