I’m Lars Mensel and this is a place to keep track of what I’m noticing. Currently I think a lot about photography, generative AI, and the culture wars.


I keep busy with a variety of ongoing projects:

  1. I’m 1/3 of studio~humm, an independent brand design studio in Berlin.
  2. I collect inspiration on Are.na.
  3. I upload pictures on the oldschool photo-sharing site Flickr.
  4. Each year, I try to rack up 4000 km on my bike.
  5. Available Light is my (dormant) project exploring the culture, history, and madness of photography.


I used to work as an editor at the magazine The European (now defunct), as a content designer at the photography company EyeEm and at IBM iX, authored two books of the Startup Guide series, and created the magazine The Idea List.


Look me up on Twitter Mastodon or reach me by email at hello@larsmensel.com.