Suesskind – gallery and chocolate

December 31, 2014 / 3 comments

Gallery Suesskind offers not just chocolate made by local companies but show art and feature events. I found the little pearl of local art in spring of 2014 during a little Sunday afternoon walk through the center of Augsburg. Sybille Terpoorten, the owner of the gallery, and her partner were very happy when I asked…

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punch anybody?

December 24, 2014 / 0 comments

this was a typical beginning of a story that happens to be quite regularly. i visited the last year’s christmas market with my bronica s2a, which for non-(analog)photographers eyes looks like a very strange object. i took two pictures nearby the punch stand and the two owners observed me with interest, wondering what i was…

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stefan cuts hair …

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

… but it’s not just that. He does it in his beautiful store in the middle of Munich. I always wanted to take some pictures in the store since it is very nicely designed in a retro style. The store window featuring old style images and a record player as well as the inside with…

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the red house market for artists and designers

December 17, 2014 / 0 comments

the red house market for artists and designers is located close to the ximen subway station in taipei. they sell all kinds of cutesy stuff like things for the house, clothes, bags, pictures and all kinds of accessories. a lot of the things are designed locally and very individually designed pieces. i noticed t-shirts with…

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hats and sandwiches

December 16, 2014 / 0 comments

remember the lady with the crazy hat and that i promised a second chapter of the story? here it is: after i left the woman i strolled little further looking around and stopped at a furniture antique’s store. they decorated their chairs outside on the pedestrian area and people started to stop by. i decided to…

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Gene Francis of San Luis Obispo

December 13, 2014 / 0 comments

Gene Francis sat in his gallery in San Luis Obispo, CA when I walked in attracted by some of the paintings in the window. He was working on a painting for a couple with the pictures of family and friends all over a platform of a train station. His style is somewhere between hyper realism…

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she reads playboy

December 6, 2014 / 0 comments

the first outdoor lunch i ever had in munich was in a little italian restaurant. i had penne arrabiata. the chef is from sicilia and used to prepare it extra spicy. i had some bottles of water and ordered more bread twice. since then and within 8 years i lived in munich before i left…

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how i met the first real rapper

December 4, 2014 / 0 comments

I haven’t been to Berlin’s Treptower Park for more than 20 years. I used to live in the east part of Berlin until December 1989, the year the wall came down and again from 1992 to 1997 in the then already re-united city. When I visited Berlin for an university alumni event again, I took…

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a man and his toy chicken

December 1, 2014 / 0 comments

I met the little boy during a diving vacation in Wakatobi, a small group of islands in the southeast of Sulawesi. The village is on a small island right next to the very secluded Wakatobi Dive Resort. People here live mostly from fishing and nowadays also from having jobs at the dive resort. It’s a…

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