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While digging through my archives I found these photos I took about two and a half years ago at my great uncle’s 90th birthday. I still like the series so I thought I’d put them up here. It was a lovely day with my extended family and some regional quirks.

IMG_1011blogMy sister and her partner’s daughter having fun with the camera.

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IMG_1019blogMy great uncle is very fond of music and helped founding the first music school in the area. He also always was very involved in the local brass band. I don’t know about your area, but where I come from every village has their own brass band. So the local brass band dropped by for a birthday serenade. My great uncle discussing the set with the bandmaster.

IMG_1021blogMy sister being cheeky, my great uncle listening to the music. Still can’t get over the fact that he’s 90 years old, he looks so much younger.

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IMG_1046blogListening to the speech. Not easy to impress.

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IMG_1051blogMy great uncle believes in the importance of kids getting in contact with music, so he was very happy about all the kids in the brass band.

IMG_1054blogMy dad discussing a piece of music with one of the brass band girls.

IMG_1057blogHaving done their duty, time for food, drinks and party. Typical brass band.

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Lovely memories of meeting my extended family. And wishing my great uncle many more happy years to come.

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March 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Hotels IV

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2014 wasn’t my best year photographically speaking. I didn’t shoot much, and hadn’t it been for two assignments I would have ended up with almost no photos at all. What I did a lot though was travelling, almost exclusively for work. So my hotel series grew quite massively. Here’s a new selection, edited down aggressively. Again – it’s not about aesthetics, just about how those rooms made me feel. Mostly work stays, mostly alone, luckily not all the time though! A bit of holidays made it in as well.

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IMG_1897Berlin, Germany.

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IMG_1258Norderney, Germany.

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IMG_1332Hamburg, Germany.

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IMG_2351Bournemouth, UK.

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IMG_2679Hamburg, Germany.

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January 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Norderney 2014

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Finally, my personal holiday favourites on film. Enjoy.

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Kodak Portra 160, lab scan.

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October 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Norderney 2014 – Hipstamatic

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A first set of holiday pictures – all shot on the iPhone with Hipstamatic. The film stuff still needs to be developed and scanned and the few digital ones need to be edited (holidays, you know – I decided to be lazy), so stay tuned for another entry or two.

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IMG_2397Sunset. Be prepared for more.

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IMG_2403It is recommended to swim only in guarded parts of the beach. Apart from the tide turnings there are strong undercurrents that can sweep you away or drag you out. So better stay inside the cordoned-off parts for swimming.

IMG_2405I had already read about some WW2 bunkers hidden in the dunes, but didn’t find them last year. Turns out I had been trying too hard. We discovered them pretty close to the beach this time.

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IMG_2438Told ya. And there are even more.

IMG_2439This already cracked me up last year. Highest elevation on the whole island. 27 meters above sea level. But of course you need a cross on the summit.

IMG_2443Beach chairs saved my skin – the sun is really harsh and I burn very quickly anyways. Couldn’t have spent a whole day at the beach otherwise.

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IMG_2452Of course there are people who can easily lay in the sun and read without burning. ^^

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IMG_2469Norderney version of a crowded beach.

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IMG_2478Mud flats with lighthouse in the background.

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IMG_2480Feels great, but you won’t get rid of the smell for some time.

IMG_2483Think my eyes will never get bored of that scenery.

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IMG_2492Oh yes. There are bunnies everywhere. Alive and dead. And mummified ones.

IMG_2494Same goes for seagulls.

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IMG_2507Oh yes, the light…

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IMG_2511Sandy fella.

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IMG_2537Arrrrrrr, pirates!

IMG_2541Hotel room view.

IMG_2545We took a day trip to Juist, a small neighbour island inhabited by vicious seagulls (they stole a bite of my Fischbr├Âtchen).

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IMG_2558Apart from the firebrigade and the ambulance there are no cars on Juist, so everything relies on horse carriages. This is a lorry Juist-style.

IMG_2562More “lorries”.

IMG_2572Prickspears. Basically birch branches that are stuck into the ground to mark the navigable channels for ships. If you don’t stick close to them you will be stuck in the ground. They need to be re-arranged every year, as the channels move with the tide. Apparently even the islands do.

IMG_2578Further out there are buoys to mark the channels. A shrimper in the background.

IMG_2585Yes, buoys.

IMG_2587Yep, another one. But you cannot not take a photo when you’re there.

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IMG_2602This ship was anchoring and waiting for the tide to come in to pick up some excavators. Yep. Really.

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IMG_2614Flare, flare.

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IMG_2625Last evening.

IMG_2638On the ferry back to Norddeich.

IMG_2648North Sea.

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IMG_2659One evening in Hamburg. The everlasting construction site. Elbphilharmonie.

IMG_2667Hamburg port.

More to come soon.

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August 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Sonnwendviertel

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Something fresh for a change.

Sonnwendviertel, Vienna. A newly built residential area in the 10th district.

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March 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Jetsam & Flotsam

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This is a kind of mini-project that happened during my vacations last summer in Norderney, a small German island in the North Sea. Whilst we were walking through the most beautiful landscapes, out on the beach, no people around us, just nature, we stumbeled across rubbish. Rubbish that at some point happened to end up in the sea, and the sea had washed it up on the beach. There it created a bizarre, surreal art show for us. Obviously some things were arranged, but not by us. I just documented what we found.

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The list of what we found on that day:

8 pallettes

3 safety helmets

1 empty bottle of Asti (who drinks this stuff anyways)

1 red plastic box

8 shoes

1 council garbage bin

1 TV

2 couch pillows

4 orange gloves

3 pieces of fishing nets

1 rope

uncounted numbers of plastic bottles

And I think I need to get my camera’s shutter fixed, by the looks of the negatives…

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February 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Norderney & Hamburg

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Some holiday snaps, iPhone only this time.

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On the sleeper train to Hamburg, still in Austria.

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Our hotel in Norderney.

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First evening at the beach in Norderney. Tail of a kite – lots of people fly their kites everywhere on the beach.

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Santa’s lost his beard…

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Sunset at the beach on our first evening.

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Mudflats, hiking tour along the shore.

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Seagull. Or, along the lines of Monty Python, an ex-seagull.

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High tide moving in.

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Jellyfish.

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Morning light.

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Highest “mountain” on the island – ever seen a mountain where the cross on the summit is higher than the actual mountain?! ­čÖé

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We had planned a day at the beach, but a thunderstorm came rolling in, just as we had rented our wicker beach chair. So what do you do? We decided to sit it out in our comfy beach chair.

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Minutes before the rain started washing down.

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Most people had fled the beach, so we were surrounded by deserted beach chairs.

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Only two of our neighbours had stayed.

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20 minutes later everything was over and the sun reappeared.

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Best investment ever – our beach chair!

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Hiking tour to the eastern part of the island.

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Back home in our hotel room.

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We needed a rest from all the hiking.

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Blue jellyfish.

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RGB still life shortly before leaving.

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Hamburg. Hotel still life (shot by my boyfriend).

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Fish puzzle @ Altonaer Museum.

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They had funny mirrors as well.

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Under Lombardsbr├╝cke (again, shot by my boyfriend).

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Leaving Hamburg, homeward bound.

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Early morning in the sleeper train, almost home.

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October 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm