Porträts von Hannah Lühmann.

Hannah Lühmann und ich haben inzwischen schon vier Mal zusammen Fotos gemacht. Die Bilder sind alle toll geworden, aber die Porträts, die wir letzten Sonntag zusammen in Berlin gemacht haben, gehören zu den schönsten, die ich in zehn Jahren Porträtfotografie gemacht habe. Manchmal passt einfach alles, der Vibe, die Idee, das Licht, die Farben und die Umgebung. Da konnten uns auch anstehende Deadlines und Anrufe aus der Redaktion nicht aufhalten. Ich könnte glücklicher nicht sein. Hannah ist Anfang dreißig, Buchautorin, Journalistin und stellvertretende Ressortleiterin Kultur der Welt am Sonntag. Wunderschön, witzig und unglaublich klug ist sie noch dazu. Und so …

Photography Workshops Berlin.

I got so many requests lately that I decided to schedule some photography workshops again 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.   November 12 – 16, 2018 Absolute Beginners Workshop 1st lesson: technical basics & shooting on (half-) manual (Monday, November 12, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 2nd lesson: visual basics & composition (Wednesday, November 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 3rd lesson: basic editing with Lightroom and/or Photoshop (Friday, November 12, 9:30am …

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 …

A tiny trip to Sicily.

In the early summer days of 2016, H. and I went on a really short trip to Sicily. We booked a tiny car and a wonderfully charming Airbnb surrounded by lemon trees in the middle of the old city of Modica. We had fantastic food and found peace of mind sleeping blessed under the Madonna. Played Yahtzee between the lemon trees and jointly analyzed our very different gambling types over local red wine. We discovered the treasures and secrets of the southeastern tip of the island, having, mostly, the best of times. My top three: 1. The old city of …

Life.

My blogging habits have been insufficient lately and I’m very sorry. Life isn’t easy right now, I had a chronic sunisitis and a gum infection for months (!)… finally a doctor took a swap and found a nasty germ in my body and since day one of antibiotic treatment, I feel a lot better though still not entirely back in shape. I have been working like crazy, photographing, editing, writing and concepting new projects and jobs and have reached a level of busy-ness that I don’t want to continue.   I am planning to dedicate a week in February this …

Weihnachtsprints.

Der Plan war eigentlich ein Online-Shop auf dieser Seite, kurz vor Weihnachten. Leider haben mir eine fiese Erkältung, zahlreiche Jobs, anderweitige Verpflichtungen und der sehnliche Wunsch, mehr Zeit mit meinen Lieben zu verbringen, einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. So wird es den Shop wohl erst im neuen Jahr geben.   Wer dennoch zu Weihnachten ein Bild für sich selbst oder geliebte Menschen erstehen möchte, der sollte nun schnell sein. Macht am besten einen Screenshot des betreffenden Bildes und meldet euch per Email bei mir, um Preise und Details zu besprechen.   Nachdem ich am Wochenende diesen Artikel über Zustände …

Good things coming around.

Ihr merkt es ja sicher: hier ist es zur Zeit sehr still. Das tut mir leid, aber so voll wie gerade war mein Terminkalender noch nie. Ich ackere gerade jede Woche mehrere Fotojobs ab, habe Glowbus ein Interview zum Arbeiten mit Kind gegeben und neulich Teresa Bücker für Edition F porträtiert. Die Wochen bis Weihnachten bleiben spannend und auch im neuen Jahr geht es nahtlos weiter. Meine harte und unermüdliche Arbeit der letzten Jahre zahlt sich zunehmend aus, ich bin glücklich und dankbar! Sobald es etwas ruhiger wird, werde ich hier gern von einzelnen spannenden Projekten berichten. Zur Zeit komme …

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 …