17 Things I learned in Iceland.

Sometime in December of last year, right before my heart was about to really be broken for the first time in my life and I was already feeling the decline, a post popped up in my facebook timeline offering an apartment swap in Reykjavík for the whole of May 2017. I literally forced the guy: Iceland! YES! Me! – because I knew this would be a chance to finally get out of this mess called my life (it’s really not that bad now, but it felt very different a couple of months ago…). Be inspired, take pictures, travel, think and …

iPhone Diaries: New York.

Two weeks ago I returned from New York. It was a short and crazy trip (I also went to Pennsylvania for a few days, but that’s another story). Packing, I had expected a little bit of snow and some cooler temperatures, but arriving, I realized that I had totally under-estimated the weather.   My beloved and usually robust black leather shoes were ruined by icy sidewalks and hidden puddles within days and the umbrella I bought at an Asian dollar store on the Upper East Side in despair lasted about six minutes before it flipped (and was later entirely destroyed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul had been on my top travel list for years, but somehow I never made it there. On my way to Macedonia right after finding out I was >>pregnant<< almost two years ago, I actually had a >>10 hour stopover<< there, but hey, I definitely had other things in mind that day, and couldn’t enjoy the city that much, plus it was only a few hours in a rush.   This year we took Turkish Airlines to and from >>Oman<< and both times had a stopover in Istanbul (plus a really annoying extra stop in Bahrain we didn’t know about…). …

Muscat, Oman.

When I first landed in >>Oman<< in the middle of the night two years ago, I remember not being able to sleep because the view from my bedroom window was just too exciting. I had never been to the middle east and it was really too bewitching to just sleep.   Muscat is a mix of desert, beautiful, rocky mountains, traditional houses and a futurama-like network of modern superhighways with big, shiny white trucks driving on them. Contrasting scenes of wealthy, organized and clean Omani life and the more rough and lively class of migrant workers from Asia. All observed …

An inner conflict.

I love my life in Berlin, as a photographer, as a friend to such amazing people and as a mom of mini-me. Though, in my heart, I am a traveler. 2011 was my year as a traveling photographer, having the amazing opportunities to visit Norway, Nepal, Paris ( 1 2 3 4 5 ), Vienna ( 1 2 3 ), Barcelona ( 1 2 ) and the Costa Brava, Morocco, Oman and Nepal again. One day after I found out I was pregnant in February 2012, I took a flight to Macedonia via Istanbul, a few weeks later I spent …