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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Hussman and Milo

January 22, 2015 / 10 comments

I met Hussman and Milo in Munich in May 2012. He came as a refugee from the civil war in Libya which has driven about three hundred thousand people away from their cities, jobs and homes since it started in 2011. He came looking for peace and  a new home far away from the horrible…

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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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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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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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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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people like their pictures taken

November 3, 2014 / 1 comment

Most people like their picture taken and also shown as long as you ask nicely. You need to be OK with being dissed as well. However, I seldom had someone reject my request to take their pictures. It’s different if you move in and take a shot while you walk by and get them by…

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Lisa & Daniel

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

So, I was getting gas before driving about 300 miles north to visit my parents, just paid and I couldn’t believe my eyes: An old tractor with two smiling, young people just drove in. I was debating with myself whether I should ask them to take a picture or not while walking back to the…

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the opera choir

October 24, 2014 / 0 comments

I met these guys behind the Goethe Theater in Bad Lauchstaedt. The are members of the opera choir in Halle and were performing in “Martha”, a romantic opera composed by Friedrich von Flotow that was first staged in Vienna in 1847. They were standing together in little groups talking and relaxing before the show. I…

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