Saturday 19 November 2011



just read this morning --

if plan 'a' didn't work,
the alphabet has 25 more letters.
stay cool.

Friday 18 November 2011


kolor lights

first, you are amazing, thank you so much for your feedback on my last post, i was really quite stunned by all the love. wow. thank you. the praktica says thank you, too. she'll get out more often now.

november is a month i didn't use to like very much. grey. very often rainy in these parts. and cold. but this year i like it: the crisp, cool air on my face when i'm riding my bike, the misty days, the mood of 'yes, we are definitely in between autumn and winter'. november has got a certain magic this year, and i like it.

by the way, i think i need a scanner. i love the people at my lab, they are super friendly, but the scans very often have dust specks, contrast is not good etc. i need a scanner that's mac compatible though. any recommendations?

the light above is from kolor. oh, and i like this calendar.

Sunday 13 November 2011



november so far has brought mysterious fog, cold air and sunny days too. i like the mist in the trees.

there is so much going on at the moment that i have to be a bit easier on myself. and that's why 'five words' will have to go on a little break.

i'm aware that i'm turning almost monosyllabic when there's too much preoccupying me. but there'll be other times, promise.

wishing you a good sunday and a kind start to the new week.

(i've taken out the old praktica. the viewfinder is very dark and it's all manual, but i like using it again.)

Friday 11 November 2011

end of the season

garden 2011
garden 2011
garden 2011
garden 2011
garden 2011

only a few days left, then the season of the garden is over. the communal field will be closed and the patches will be ploughed up. we will go one last time and harvest what we can. we will probably have some leeks, some more swiss chard, winter lettuce, onions. perhaps some more cabbage. i will miss the garden, but now it has gotten colder, i probably wouldn't cycle out. goodbye garden, it has been a good season!

what's your favourite vegetable or dish of the season?

(these photos were taken five weeks ago.)

Monday 7 November 2011


hope you are having a good start to your week.

Saturday 5 November 2011

five words


I live by the ocean. Before, I lived in the big city. The tall buildings, the relentless lights, the drone of the machines, the ones we use to move in, the ones we use to facilitate our routines, the ones we use to feed us, to clean us. The constant hum of conversations. The shouts and screeches. The absence of solitude. The imperiousness of the moment. The compulsion of success. I breathed the city, its fabric was me.

That was a long time ago. Now I live by the ocean.

I live by the ocean.
thank you, suzie


please feel free to comment on my five words, be it on something that surprised you, something you missed or something that puzzled you. your feedback would be so interesting to me. perhaps one question to start with: does it bother you that some instalments are longer and others are shorter?

Wednesday 2 November 2011

how things are

untitled (2011)
untitled (2011)
untitled (2009)
untitled (2009)

i was wondering why i rather rarely post images that are recognisably berlin. i think it is because i am easily bored with clichées of this city. but of course, i would happily snap the eiffel tower when in paris. although, when in london, i never photographed red buses or the tower bridge either. so maybe no eiffel tower? anyway, i took these a while ago, the first two in 2011, the bottom two in 2009 and somehow, they are berlin to me.

on a different note: for a while now, i have felt that the subjects that interest me are fundamentally changing, that my general aesthetic is somehow taking different turns. it is a bit unsettling, but i'll just have to wait what evolves. it's possibly going to be less images hereabouts, for a while. i'm not sure. wish i could tell you.

but i'm hoping that you are hanging in there.

would you tell me what you are up to and what you're mulling over these days, as the seasons change again?