Joyce, the chef …

September 4, 2016 / 0 comments

I know I’ve been lazy about writing new blog posts. I do have tons of excuses like working a lot, traveling and having many other things on the plate right now. It’s not that I don’t have plenty of strangers to write about. I met plenty of new faces and also took some pictures. It’s…

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death penalty and hinduism

July 15, 2016 / 0 comments

our reliable driver who always kept an eye on our safety and joy on the roadtrip through rajasthan and uttar pradesh, in bikaner arranged for a guide at junagarh fort. the guide’s name was shailhindra calling himself jitu (which means hero or the one who always wins). He was around his late thirties or maybe 40,…

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June 4, 2016 / 2 comments

My recent trip to South Korea was one flood of impressions.  Of  biblical scale, pardon the controversy. While I still have to digest my discoveries, to sort out my photographs and thoughts, a few characters I met stand out. They, in their own way, represent and form a complex face of Korean Buddhism I went…

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People Like Art or Wrong “Guda” Right Daniela

January 11, 2016 / 2 comments

Funny story, actually. That’s why I decided to tell you how I met … hang on, let me start from the beginning.  A couple of days ago I visited This Art Fair – an art expo in Amsterdam, where I was going to meet Guda Koster.  She was an artist I got friendly with on…

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“Play Me!” at Amsterdam Centraal

January 5, 2016 / 5 comments

“Play Me!” says on a side of a grand piano, standing in one of the halls of Amsterdam Centraal or a central railway station. The piano is out there for everybody to play.  I always thought it was a great idea to give passengers and passers-by something more than just kiosks with fast food and…

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a new year’s story from jerusalem

January 1, 2016 / 5 comments

there are hundred reasons to visit israel: the weather, the light and the colors, the landscape of all forms (sea and beaches, mountains and woods, olive trees hills, desert and wide open spaces), the wondeerful people of all origins and religion, the inspiring cultural mixture, achitecture (the ancient, bauhaus and international style) and (street) art,…

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project christmas day

December 30, 2015 / 1 comment

I have now three large format cameras, a horseman 4×5, a sinar f1 as well as a wooden 4×5 folding camera. I admit I hardly ever use them. The cameras look nice but they are collecting dust. I bought three packs of sheet film and I don’t even remember where I stored two of the…

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a haircut for a headache

December 23, 2015 / 2 comments

During my last trip to Taiwan I had a really busy time. The days were filled with meetings and workshops and most of the evenings business dinners. The friday night of my stay in Taipei was the first. I had a phone conference at midnight my time and two more between 7am and 9am the…

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chef, gin dealer and a good soul

December 11, 2015 / 2 comments

In Jaisalmer we stayed two nights in a very new private Hotel in a new neighbourhood. It was still under construction but two floors of rooms had been already finished and presented themselves in oriental charme decorated in style. The owner and his family often were around the guests, the location had been named by…

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guided by a friend

November 26, 2015 / 0 comments

One cannot get into a Monument in India without being occupied by a handful of guides (or swing a cat without hitting one), who are get alarmed as soon as the car enters the parking place where they wait for their victims. The more competing colleagues are around the more forceful they approach their potential…

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