marcia, fred and potatoes

July 21, 2015 / 0 comments

almost exactly one year ago we travelled the u.s., seven states in about three weeks: california, oregon, idaho, wyoming, montana, utah, nevada. it was another u.s. trip before when i started my personal ‘strangers’ project when i made a two weeks road trip all by my own through the california gold country, to and fro…

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can your lens break my mask in pieces?

June 18, 2015 / 2 comments

her eyes caught me from the first beginning. i never told a girl or a woman that she had beautiful eyes. if it ever was a rule, i broke it. she really wanted to be photographed more than all other punk kids i once met on a huge train station before we all got dismissed…

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john, lord of steam locomotives

June 1, 2015 / 2 comments

i am not specially interested in trains, engines and the railroad business, but the relics of the western pacific railroad company you can find all over the place in california always caught my eye, because i am fascinated by the gold rush era and everything that remained to be seeked and found. on a two…

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michael with the ‘wasn’t-me-face’

May 19, 2015 / 0 comments

michael, an 18 years teenager, tall and skinny with slightly greasy hair but with the most winning smile as if the sun comes up in the gloomy barroom, placed me in the armagosa restaurant in death valley junction. this place is almost completely abandoned, only the hotel and the famous desert opera house are still…

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the dead salmon’s murderer

April 25, 2015 / 2 comments

there is nothing around the amargosa opera house & hotel in death valley junction but a handfull of abandoned buildings, a mine or gravel plant that doesn’t seem to be running and the amargosa cafe. it offers free breakfast (toast & coffee) for hotel guests. if you are tired of granola bars and apples, which…

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mario

April 14, 2015 / 4 comments

this teenage boy i met among other kids hanging out at the train station before we all had been dismissed … (please read the full background story here) i talked to him for a while – i forgot asking for his name, i was distracted by what the cap said. he was very shy, kind and polite….

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the one way or the other

March 27, 2015 / 4 comments

a few years ago i ran into a group of teeange punks on one of munich’s largest public transport stations. i talked to them for a while and asked for portraits. i was with them for about half an hour shooting, talking, laughing, bit flirting to make those kids smile and feel comfort who had…

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painting the world new

March 7, 2015 / 3 comments

when i met marc he had no home, he slept in the stockroom of the pizzeria he worked for as a delivery boy. marc was born in 1984 and learnt house painting after he finished school. while painting houses he discovered his creative talent. he quit his job, moved to another town and started to…

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two faces of a man

February 19, 2015 / 3 comments

when i entered the spice and gold shouk of deira, dubai, i came for photography. the light was already low and created beautiful lightfalls between the stands and through the roofs punctuated with holes, the colors were vibrant. i also came for the people. people on markets always appear to have plenty of time to…

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happy valentine’s day

February 14, 2015 / 7 comments

happy valentine’s day to all our friends, contributors and strangers. show love and respect not only to your partner and pets, friends and family, relatives and co-workers, but to every person wherever you are in this world. it is the biggest pleasure to make friends out of strangers and not snapshots of scared squirrels. keep…

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