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shoes (day viii)

June. I’m in Germany for a couple of days, visiting my grandparents. My grandpa drives me to the industrial area near his town that used to be my home, too. It’s time for my bi-annual cosmetics shopping. The summer heat inundates us when we leave the air-conditioned drugstore. In my little backpack are 40€ worth of products, paid with the money my grandma gave me to cover a part of my train fare. We’ve barely left the entrance when my...

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Misfit

No matter how fond I’ve grown of Lucerne and her beautiful mountains, Rhineland-Palatinate and her soft hills, covered with vineyards as far as the eye can see, have a special place in my heart. I do feel a bit nostalgic now, gazing out of the train window while the landscape is swiftly passing by, reminding me of my solitary year in Germany. I’d never have the strength and self-confidence I have today if I hadn’t left Switzerland two years ago, isolating myself while giving...

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...

My most inspiring encounter

Two months ago, something incredible happened. It was one of the most inspiring encounters I’ve ever had. I’m a fan of Antje Babendererde, a German author who mainly writes novels for young adults set in Native American Reservations, ever since I’ve first read a novel of hers eight years ago. This April, I finally got the chance to meet her in person – in Gotha, where she grew up. Because of some confusion and many fruitless phone calls beforehand (I was told it...

Lost in Chaos

I should be packing. Instead, I’m trying to neither panic nor become apathetic and useless. Luckily I suddenly had the idea to capture my current state of mind to sort out my feelings, since doing something creative has always been the hero of the day. Here’s the result: Kinda dramatic, right? Don’t worry, I’m not sitting around staring into space like that (yet, haha). And I know it’s not a great shot, but this is my first attempt to capture a feeling...