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 …

Street Photography of Madrid.

When in Madrid, I took street photos, commissioned by a British client. I am so happy this job made the trip possible and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results. And my client is very happy, too.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf

And yes: I’m alive.

Just a quick note: I’m alive! I started about 15 blog posts over the past five (or so) weeks and never got to posting anything. I took some time off of the daily routines, we spent a week in Spain and just got back from five days of family action and for the first time since I own a laptop I decided to leave it at home while travelling and to just enjoy being away without worrying about work, photo editing or blogging. An all new kind of freedom, though having an iphone these days almost feels like carrying my …

Close Up: Lisa Rank.

Two years ago I shot author and blogger >>Lisa Rank<< for >>Berlin Verlag<<, just recently I visited her in her new flat in Kreuzberg and did something like a home-story of her – and I even wrote her portrait (something I used to do ALL THE TIME but haven’t in what… five years?!).   Lisa’s Close Up is the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with the new business platform >>EDITION F<<. You can see the published story >>here<< (Betacode: Launch2014), find below my personal favourites from this lovely shoot.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf for EDITION F

Life lately. #15+16/52

I had a crazy week with lots of shoots and a trip to Dresden and Leipzig included, meaning I slept all by myself, all night, non-interrupted with no toddler sitting on my face when waking up (and that’s for a whole night, I swear). It was great, and at the same time I felt very lonely and sad. Being a mom really is quite a weird thing to be honest. I won’t go into detail on this today though.   Being away for almost 48 hours, I was attached to my camera and iPhone, snapping photos all day, sucking up …

Life lately. #14/52

N and mini-me have caught the chickenpox and I (immune) have not left the apartment in almost a week, squeezing work in wherever possible while trying not to burst out in tears over all of this. The outside shots were taken last Wednesday, on the way to a job. Shortly after, I found the first blisters on my baby.   Dear 2014, please stop being so damn sick. The only good news are that I am going to Dresden and Leipzig for two days next week, sans bébé, but working around the clock.   (I am annoying myself with all …

Dear Pentax. (a crisis)

Dear Pentax,   it’s been a long love story between you and me. You were the first analogue slr camera I picked up as a teenager and actually felt comfortable with. You were with me from the beginning on. With you, I took my first shaky selfies in the bathroom, back in the US during my exchange school year. I love your handling, I love your look and I love the photos you give me, over and over again.   We went digital together, after our first analogue baby got stolen in >>Southern France<<. I was always happy with you, …

Life lately. #13/52

So after the sick week follows an almost healthy one. I worked my ass off these past days to catch up and actually got most of my stuff done. I spent a sunny saturday on a boat cruising Müggelsee and the lakes around with a group of drunken girls, which was absolutely amazing and so (!) relaxing. April will be good to me job-wise and will even involve a bit of travelling. While editing the past week’s photo shoots, I’m boosting my immune system with yellow, red and green smoothies and I really enjoy the beautiful weather outside. My eye …