I’m Adrian Bischoff and this is my photoblog. I want to encourage myself to take photos, so that’s why I started this. I’ve lived all over in the last few years: Boston, Cape Town, San Francisco, Taipei and now I’m in North Carolina.

The philosophy behind the blog is somewhere between a ‘what I’m seeing’ and ‘good photos I’ve taken’ photoblog. Sometimes I’ll post photos tied to my current experience and sometimes just post good photos from whenever/ where ever.

Photoapparat (sometimes spelled Fotoapparat) is “camera” in German. I always liked the word and often refer to my camera by that term, even in English conversation.

Licensing images/ buying prints:

If you would like to contact me about licensing or buying any of my images, or using them on your website, please write me an email at:

photoapparat [dot] org [at] gmail [dot] com

There are links under each image to buy prints from Fotomoto. They ship all over and I’ve found the quality to be good.


My current kit is:

  • Nikon D700 (main camera December 2010-2015)
  • Nikon 20mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikon 80-200 f/2.8
  • Nikon 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 (borrowed)
  • Zeiss Jena Flektagon 50mm f/4 w/ Hartblei tilt adapter
  • Nikon-mount Holga 60mm f/8
  • Fuji XT-1 (main camera 2015-?)
  • Fuji 18-55 f/2.8-4

My kit used to include the following, which I have since sold:

  • Nikon D80 (main camera October 2006-December 2010)
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX

I also shoot on film (Velvia, Tri-X 400 or Neopan 400) occasionally with:

  • Nikon N70
  • Yashica A TLR
  • Lomo fisheye
  • Polaroid Sun 660 [though I’m now out of film]


I have no relation to the German photographer of the same name.