Einheit.

Heute ist Tag der Deutschen Einheit. Als ich heute morgen aufwachte, habe ich an meinen Geschichtslehrer aus der Oberstufe gedacht. In meiner gesamten Schulkarriere war dieser (zumindest in meiner Erinnerung) der einzige, der überhaupt einmal über die Deutsche Einheit mit uns gesprochen hat. Er fragte uns, was wir am 3. Oktober, am Tag der Deutschen Einheit, gemacht hatten. Wir sollten aufschreiben, was uns an und zu diesem Tag durch den Kopf ging, schließlich war ja schulfrei. Als nicht auf den Kopf gefallene 18-Jährige war mir natürlich klar, was er nicht hören wollte: Dass ich an diesem Tag ausgeschlafen hatte, wohl …

Misch-Masch.

The past weeks have been a bit crazy, I had a few equipment accidents and things weren’t always going smooth in this life of mine. Because I am so busy, I seem to not be capable of concentrating on writing/editing a whole post on one topic. So I thought, oh well, I’ll just throw in a few bits and pieces to show I’m alive (just barely, but well). I’m quite busy organizing insurance cases, repairs and finishing up some jobs.   I dearly hope I’m the only one on an overdose of bad luck these days. Have a wonderful week. …

Oh Boy!

Dear Mini-me,   how dare you being two years old today?   Being apart from you for a week this month has been the best decision I have made in a very long time. It was a trip to the past, to my old life, my old job, my old self. I had a blast. But after two or three days, I experienced something I have never felt before. I got homesick. Because I missed you.   Your loving character has become more complex since the last letter I wrote to you. How little did I know about you then? …

New York Prints for Sale.

As some of you may know, I spent a week in New York from September 3 – 11. I am still battling the jet lag away (and a really bad cold), but New York was just lovely! It had been soooo long and I definitely got back in the vibe. I walked for hours every day and had a blast at my very first American wedding (more on this soon). Besides a long needed return to my favourite city (besides Berlin!), it was also my first real solo travel since becoming a mama. Being away from my little family did …

Vereinbarkeit.

Als ich vor knapp zwei Jahren Mutter wurde, war ich mir sicher: alles überhaupt kein Problem. Ich hatte eine entspannte Schwangerschaft und habe mich freudig und ohne größere Angstzustände mit Yoga, Akupunktur und dem exzessiven Anschauen einschlägiger Youtube-Videos auf eine unkomplizierte Geburt im Geburtshaus vorbereitet, ohne Schmerzmittel natürlich. Außer der ein oder anderen kleineren Migräne und leichten Ischias-Schmerzen gegen Ende der Schwangerschaft hatte ich keine nennenswerten Beschwerden. Warum auch? War ja alles gut. Und alles würde gut werden. Da war ich mir ganz sicher.   Dass Mini-Me letztlich ganz plötzlich, zwei Wochen früher als erwartet, in einer etwa 48-stündigen Geburtstortur …

New York New York.

So, it’s precisely two weeks (+one day) until my first big journey sans bébé. I’m so excited, you have no idea.   New York has a very special place in my heart and if I was forced to leave Berlin, New York (or moreover Brooklyn) would be one of my very few alternatives for a happy longterm living. I love the spirit on the streets, I love the skyline, I love the craziness, the pace of life.   I lived in New York for a couple of months in 2009, assisting a successful fashion and commercial photographer on many big …

The #juergentellerassignment.

Oh damn, I’m so behind on everything. Mini-me’s fabulous caretaker took some well-deserved three weeks off for her summer vacation and we were left with a hyperactive and totally bored mini-me in Berlin. Literally, everything I have worked on is delayed or a total chaos. Dear super-mamas, I wish I was one of you. An almost two-year old is no joke to handle. In the supermarket. At Ikea. At breakfast. And dinner. At work. Oh my.   To not collapse under a nervous break-down, we packed our stuff, borrowed a car and went to the little town that’s home to …

A German Story.

For a while I have wanted to make a trip through my home country and explore the obvious, the unspectacular, and to search for the common and familiar in my surroundings. After traveling so much and so far in the past few years I felt ready for a bit of habitat. We’ve been home with our parents and grandparents for almost two weeks and went on a few trips in the area, walked through little villages, countless forests and woods and digged into family history and heritage a bit. This has been a beautiful and thoughtful journey so far and …

Life lately. #32/52

We basically spent last week in the forest, as you see in the pictures below. It was a slow and green and lovely week. We also went to Nürburgring for a day to watch vintage cars and I shot one of the best photos in a lifetime that day. I love it so much and keep looking at it, over and over again. It was the perfect moment and I am so grateful.   The woods around our hometown are breathtaking. It literally seems like they are mystic virgin jungles. More than once I asked myself, why, as a child, …

Photography Workshops in Berlin.

Due to multiple requests I decided to schedule some workshops for this fall in Berlin. There will be two options for group workshops and I will also teach a few private lessons upon request for people who are willing to pay more and/or have more specific needs.   October 6 – 10, 2014 Absolute Beginners Workshop 1st lesson: technical basics & shooting on (half-) manual (Monday, October 6th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 2nd lesson: visual basics & composition (Wednesday, October 8th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 3rd lesson: basic editing with Photoshop (Friday, October 10th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) Max. number of participants: 5 …