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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i am a father

November 25, 2014 / 3 comments

“what do you do?” “i am a father. three kids and my baby carries the fourth.” or was it the fifth? jeremiah is one of the frequent customers in the ski inn in bombay beach, a very small trailer park community right on the east shore of the salton sea, the largest lake in california…

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seeing the dolphins

November 24, 2014 / 2 comments

We walked into a travel/copy shop in the center of Khasab, a small town in the northern part of the Oman.  and demanded a trip to see the dolphins. The asked us to sit down and wait five minutes. Since it was hot outside, we thought that’s a good idea. Some phone calling was going…

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Really? It takes photos?

November 23, 2014 / 3 comments

Ce jour-là, je déambulais sur le marché. Lui allait à la banque pour retirer ses derniers sous. Il avise mon Yashica Mat et, stupéfait, me demande : “Ca prend vraiment des photos ?”. Je lui réponds que oui et que je veux bien le laisser regarder dans le verre dépoli s’il me laisse lui tirer le…

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vintage girl

November 22, 2014 / 0 comments

abby is joey’s and sarah’s daughter. i met her in the acrade place in coos bay i reported a few posts ago. she is a pretty little girl of maybe seven, as old as i was when i jumped from that spring board to earn money for gaming. sarah disclosed me whispering that abby loves…

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doggy, what are you doing

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

Sometimes it’s just impossible to get involved into a nice, long conservation. It could have been OK since the old fellow bathing his dog had a lot to tell. Yet, I didn’t understand, or at least not much. I pointed at the camera in my hand and he nodded. I took this as approval to…

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woman with hat

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

actually i don’t like portraits in portrait mode, but as you might see it was impossible to squeeze this hat into a landscape frame. normally i don’t ask people for their portrait only and not talk to them for some other reason. but this was a different approach. i saw  this beautiful lady with her artsy…

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what happened during the school excursion

November 18, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s Saturday morning. The sky is still a bit overcast and the sun tries to come out. I’m in Tainan, a city in Taiwan’s South. I’m sitting on a little stool waiting for the square in front of the Confucius temple to clear in order to take a shot. Suddenly, a bunch of school kids…

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tel aviv babel

November 4, 2014 / 0 comments

the bauhaus center in tel aviv is located in the center of the so called white city (the world’s largest district of bauhaus and international style architecture) at 99 dizengoff street close to the zina dizengoff square. one day i took the self guided audio tour with a rented mp3 player and a map which…

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