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 …

The Geekettes.

In February I met up with Jess Erickson and Denise Philipp – the fabulous founders of the amazing >>Geekettes<< movement to connect women in tech – to take their >>portrait<<. They have been super successful in Berlin and Germany and are now >>expanding<< the Geekettes all over the world. Cheers girls, and congratulations!   Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

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 …

Max Mauff.

I met >>Max Mauff<< at the film set of “In der Überzahl” (for which he won the Max Ophüls film prize for up and coming actor this spring) along with the wonderful >>Ulrich Thomsen<< and a great team in Brandenburg in winter 2011/12.   A few weeks ago Max and I met up and went on a walk through Kreuzberg’s backyards and I snapped a few pictures. His odd beauty is remarkable and I think it was caught very well in these particular two photographs.   Photos: Carolin Weinkopf

Elisabeth Rank.

Lisa and I went to university together (and this was years ago, oh my…). She’s always been one of those promising girls from journalism classes, with a >>saucy writing<< and the right portion of self-confidence to >>move mountains<<. Almost two years ago, Lisa wrote her >>debut novel for Suhrkamp<<, now she’s in the final throes of her new book for Berlin Verlag and a senior creative at one of Berlin’s cool media agencies as well.   I shot Lisa’s official author portrait a few weeks ago while drinking purple lemonade, spilling coffee on the table and having great conversations. Such …

Sina Martens.

After shouting for the last chance of portraits before my maternity leave, a bunch of people contacted me for photos. >>This lovely young lady<< was one of my favourites, so kind, so unpretentious and sure so pretty. I’m still pumped of how much Sina Martens loved the shoot and the outcome and can’t wait to shoot portraits again with mini-me out here in the world.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf

Macedonia: from above.

One of the highlights of our trip was the helicopter flight all over Macedonia. Having some of the world best pilots on board, it was a scary but fun high-ride like a never-ending rollercoaster. Enjoy the views from above.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf