Alive In Nature


A set of photos I shot with my friend Anna in nature on a rainy afternoon in October, a distance away from civilization. The forest was cold and desolate and the perfect place for this Little Red Riding Hood shoot. You should look at the photos as a little story with an open ending. I’d love to hear what you think about it.

Anna prepared the outfit and the accessories with lots of enthusiasm and it’s so inspiring to work with someone who puts her heart into it instead of showing up without any ideas, leaving everything to me.

I wished my life was filled with more moments like this. Running around in nature, the cold biting my fingers, unstable ground under my feet, the silence filled with forest noises and sometimes disturbed by our laughter and voices. Swallowed up by nature with a camera in my hand and a person to take photos of is when I feel most alive.

Tomorrow I’m leaving Switzerland again, this time for a ten-days trip through Germany. I’m going to stay in different cities – Stuttgart, Koblenz, Marburg and Frankfurt – and visit some friends. Most of them are bloggers with whom I was able to build a lasting friendship, but there’s also Greta, a former Romanian exchange student who was in Switzerland and whom I was lucky enough to have in my group during our exchange student gatherings.

I’m looking forward to taking tons of photos with my newly bought Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I also missed feeling like a stranger and having a new environment around me. I can’t wait to have meaningful conversations with those girls, walking in nature and through busy Christmas streets.

What I expect? I want to deepen our friendships, experience how they live, create new memories together and get the feeling of being lost again. Snap out of my routine, my nomad heart feels restless. And at the end of the trip are Christmas and the arrival of my love.

Take care, dearest readers.

nature Little Red Riding Hood 2

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Model: Anna

    1. Wunderschöne Bilder :) Viel Spaß auf deinem Tripp durch Deutschland. Eine Freundin von mir studiert in Marburg. Der Weihnachtsmarkt war da letztes Jahr echt schön :)

      1. Danke Mara! :* du kommst nicht zufällig nach Marburg? :D bist du eigentlich in der Pfalz? der Weihnachtsmarkt hier ist tatsächlich echt schön und überhaupt ist die Stadt sehr pittoresk! Ich wünsche dir noch ne schöne Woche <3

        1. Sorry, ich lese das erst jetzt. Wie Schade :( Ich war bis zum 24. in der Nähe von Mainz und wäre wirklich gerne vorbei gekommen. Schade, nächstes Mal :* Ich hoffe du hast deine Deutschland-Tour genossen und hattest ein schönes Weihnachtsfest :)

      1. thank you :) haha you might have noticed that some photos have been taken of the wolf’s point of view!

    1. Das Licht sieht wunderschön aus, genau so, wie ich mir einen Märchenwald vorstelle :)
      10 Tage Reisen hört sich gut an! Ich würde auch gern mal wieder “meiner kalten Heimat entfliehen”, um es poetisch auszudrücken :D Ein wenig den Horizont erweitern, in so einer Zeit kann man ja eine Menge erleben.

      Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit und einen guten dritten und vierten Advent!

      PS: little red riding hood hört sich irgendwie cooler an als Rotkäppchen :D

      1. oh, dein Kommi kam sehr unerwartet – vielen Dank, dass du dir die Zeit dafür genommen hast, Cho! :) und danke für deine lieben Worte :* vielleicht kommst du in den Weihnachtsferien ein bisschen zum Reisen? muss ja nicht mal weit weg sein, manchmal tut es einfach nur gut für kurze Zeit ein neues Umfeld zu haben.

        Ich wünsche dir auch noch einen wunderbaren vierten Advent und anschliessend frohe Weihnachten!! :)

        und ja, du hast Recht, little red riding hood klingt auch irgendwie süsser als Rotkäppchen :D

    1. I’m salivating at your new camera; how lucky are you?!!

      You created amazing shots here. I love the drama of the red cape and the fall of hair over it. Beautiful shots!

      1. I was really very lucky because the former owner (it’s used) sold it to me rather cheap! :)

        Thank you very much for your kind words, I’ll let her know, I’m sure she’ll be very happy when she hears it :) btw is there a possibility to comment on your blog with my wordpress account (instead of having to log in with google plus or Facebook)?

      1. Thank you for your kind comment, I’m glad you liked it – Merry Christmas!! :)

    1. Good work Monika! Your skills have improved by leaps and bounds since half a year ago :D

      1. Thank you so much, Jacky! :)) It’s great that you’re back! Thank you so much for your advice, I still admire your work and you’ve definitely influence me a lot :)

        1. That’s very sweet of you Monika! I see that you have been visiting market as well :P I enjoy looking at your work and I hope to see more of them. Let’s grow in the love for photography and blogging!

          1. haha I forgot that you took those great photos in a wet market as well, I guess because I didn’t know what a wet market was back then :D I haven’t been very active lately but now I’m definitely going to post more :) thank you for the feedback, I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work as well!

      1. Thank you so much, Claire! <3 I took a look at your blog as well and am looking forward to reading your posts! I love your inspirational message and you're so beautiful! Let me know when you're in Europe and need a photographer haha xox

        1. Oh my goodness, you are the sweetest!💜thank you so much. You’re the beautiful one! I have always wanted to go to Europe!😻

          1. hihi <3 let's say we're both beautiful, okay? :D that's awesome!! what's your dream destination in Europe? :)) I hope you'll be able to come here soon!

            1. Omg I could not even choose… I am hoping in the future I can intern somewhere in Europe with a fashion company. My school really helps with that!

      1. Thank you! :) it’s a DIY-cape and my friend told me it’s really easy to make it :)

Let me know what you think!

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