Daniel von Appen

Hi, I’m Daniel.

Daniel von AppenI’m a print and screen media designer from Cologne, Germany with a knack for photography. I’m a film lover and music enthusiast and I have a weakness for philosphy, psychology and architecture.


Monochromatic Cologne

A new and ongoing phogoraphy series in black and white with a hint of noir feeling and street photography – taken in Cologne, Germany.

Daniel von Appen: Monochromatic Cologne


LUT Sets

Here you can view and download some of the LUT files I created and used for my photos. They’re put into neat little archives that include 8 to 10 LUT’s and are categorized in a manner that doesn’t really say much so stop reading this and go look at ’em already!


Music stuff

2017 music retrospective

2017 music retrospective

Discover some of 2017’s finest album releases, ranging from classical music to soundtracks, post-hardcore and black metal!

Haruka Nakamura Piano Ensemble - Hikari

Tune in tip: Haruka Nakamura Piano Ensemble – Hikari

Hikari (光) – A pure and gentle musical journey through delightful modern classical music – a grandness of peace and a glimpse of hope.


Recent stuff

Milestones, free LUT’s & Lensbabies!

I decided to give away my LUT files free thanks to recent events and a “historic” milestone on unsplash!

Week 31: Short trip to Düren

Week 31: Short trip to Düren

Running around the same ol’ City for taking photos can be a tad monotonous. So the other day I made a short trip to Düren, a town between Cologne and Aachen – a welcomed change for sure!