A syringe.

I took a day off yesterday and went to the lake with friends. When I returned to Berlin in the afternoon, I met N and mini-me on a playground in the area. We drank Kefir and Apfelschorle, snacked on fresh blueberries and waffles and felt very happy. Mini-me has been a bit unpredictable for leisure time fun lately, sometimes he hates everything and sometimes he loves it all. When you bike 45 minutes to a water sprinkler for kids that’s actually open and any splash of water makes your kid cry for ten minutes, that sucks. Especially when the day …

Life lately. #29/52

Berlin is a breeding pressure tank these days and anyone who knows me can figure that I am basically out-of-order right now. I try to cross all errands of my to-do-lists early or late, so I don’t need to spend too much time in the heat. When I do get myself outside, I try to do pleasant things, like spending all afternoon at the water playground with mini-me, or eat spaghetti ice cream with >>Lisa<< and >>Nina<<. On sunday, after a very short night (5am, I tell you…), we spent all day at the public pool, along with what felt …

Gesucht: Tolle Orte in Deutschland.

Gebt mir Tipps, für tolle Orte in Deutschland.   Vorweg, ich habe mir etwas überlegt: Heute schreibe ich einfach mal auf Deutsch. Mein Blog war in den letzten Jahren ja so etwas wie mein persönliches Englisch-Bootcamp, aber immer wieder wird mir bewusst dass meine Leser ja nun wirklich vorrangig deutschsprachig sind (was auch an den Kommentaren deutlich wird). Natürlich gibt es auch viele internationale Leser, dadurch dass ich in den letzten Jahren so viel gereist bin und überall tolle Menschen kennengelernt und fotografiert habe. Und wenn ich ihnen gesagt habe, wo sie meine Bilder anschauen können, dann war ich auch …

Life lately. #28/52

So I forgot the week before last in life latelys, and this is it. (I dated it back so it still makes sense.)   The week was coined by the world cup finals, the whole city was tense before Germany vs. Argentinia. While I personally wasn’t all that excited, flags crossed my way on every corner and I went on a few walks and bike tours to shoot more #BERLINFANSIGHTS in the city. >>One of my photos<< made it to >>Schland Watch<< and was heavily discussed. While I get that they show bits and pieces found online, and it was …

#BERLINFANSIGHTS – on Soccer, Fans and Flags.

I am not a huge soccer fan whatsoever, and I am definately not into that whole flag thing and think you can support the team without plastering yourself in black, red and gold. But because I am photographer, I started documenting the facades of soccer fan’s houses here in Berlin during the preliminaries of the World Cup in Brazil 2014, not expecting that the German team would make it to or even win the finals. If you follow my blog or >>instagram<<, you might have seen a lot of these photos already, tagged with #BERLINFANSIGHTS, but I thought I’d dedicate …

Life lately. #27/52

Summer is – job-wise – usually a slow time for me, and I guess that’s fine. Since June was still quite busy with shootings and editing, even though I wanted to take a break, I am giving myself a less productive first half of July instead, and I use it to get things in order that have been undone way too long. I updated my >>website<< (that’s right, after more than two years) and relaunched a new design and everything, with my blog included (finally!). This feels so good. It’s like a whole new life.   Meanwhile, it’s a hot …

All new and shiny.

I spent the past week, day and night, with this shiny new website and blog. It’s the first time I am working with content management (in words: wordpress) on my own site and it turns out to be great, easier and less fuzz, even though I am still slightly adjusting little bugs, day by day. Besides that this is what I dreamed of:   A very clean, minimal >>website<< that’s easy to manage and update with an integrated >>blog<<. For potential clients to look at my photos and the option to read some of the stories along. And for my …

Life lately. Best of #19 – 26/52

I skipped these for a few weeks, because I was either so busy I couldn’t sit down and properly phrase a few sentences and pick out the best photos, or I was so relaxed that I didn’t want to poison it with reflection. Sorry.   The past weeks have been so up and down and good and bad that I can’t even remember really, it’s all in a blur. Mini-me has been healthy since April (!) and we have been basically sucking up life as much as possible. I worked a bit less after weeks of total exhaustion. I had …

Five days.

I had countless discussions about this with friends and strangers, but I personally never doubted that mini-me will be totally fine during his five-day stay with his daycare group on a farmstead somewhere near Berlin.   Today I started doubting (but not really). He’s leaving tomorrow. And I miss him already. I packed a pair of wings for him. Sigh.   Photo: Carolin Weinkopf via iPhone

About life.

This is my sister and I 30 years ago, taken by my mom or my dad.   I turned 30 this week and must say I actually feel pretty good, possibly even better than ever. Of course there are little downsides as always, some of them are so personal that I don’t want to talk about them, but all together life is good. Riding the big three feels like an accomplishment, and I can say that I have reached pretty much all my goals since the big two, though I usually don’t phrase or stick to them.   A few …