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Spring Foolishness

I’m at my friend Lisi’s place in Frankfurt, getting ready in the bathroom. From the gap under her roommate’s door sounds Auf Uns by by Andreas Bourani. It sounds familiar to me. He sings out loud, wholeheartedly, celebrating life. Who is freezing this moment for us It can’t be better than this. … Here’s to what lies ahead for us That there will be the best for us Here’s to what unites us To this time ∙•∙ Here’s to us To this life, To...

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The Why

In the stressful and emotionally draining phase before handing in the portfolio for my application, I received one of the most beautiful comments ever. “You need to speak about your photos’ meanings in a social context? The pictures in this post have loads of meaning. They speak about the awe and beauty of nature, combined with the beauty of the models in nature. At a time when humanity is more emotionally disconnected from the earth than ever before, what else...

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A Bittersweet Time In Bangkok

[Click here for part 1; September 2015] The next day our heads are throbbing and my stomach is unwell. I’m sure it’s the street food. Ironically, Kevin’s friend (who threw up next to me the night before) seems to be much better than us and I curse my indisposition. We have to force ourselves to get up because time is so scarce and valuable. Less than 48h to make up for the last two years of distance and the years to...