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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on a northbound train

May 5, 2015 / 1 comment

The other day I was sitting on a northbound train out of Munich. It was just past 9am. I got a coffee and a sandwich before getting onto the train. I just settled my stuff and got my kindle out when a group of Chinese walked in looking for their seats. My first thought was 我的天阿…

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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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Mobile Piano Anna

April 1, 2015 / 6 comments

As SXSW 2015 ends, it reminds me of my time at this famed festival last year.  You get to meet a lot of interesting people.  One of which I met Anna, who lives in a motorhome that’s a makeshift “mobile venue”.  Anna, originally from Montana has lived in New Orleans for the last few months after…

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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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Aviv, who thought that she’s ugly

March 22, 2015 / 4 comments

This picture is taken more than half a year ago , but I decided to post it only now. And you will see, why … I was wandering around in search of some beautiful eyes to focus on, when I entered the local supermarket and saw this cashier girl. These were the eyes: so young,…

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Masha The Hairdresser

March 20, 2015 / 2 comments

I always go to a hairdresser’s when I visit Russia.  No offence to the Dutch, but they simply don’t have the  magic for my Russian head.  So, shortly after I arrive to Russia I go to a hairdresser. Any hairdresser.  They all have the magic I need.  Must be something in their training or being…

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Ah Wei of Singapore

March 16, 2015 / 2 comments

It was the first time that I took pictures with my Hasselblad 500C/M around the housing blocks in Holland Village in Singapore. I realized that all the apartments were empty and Ah Wei and his team were putting up fences to block people from walking in. I talked to him for a bit and asked…

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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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