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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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January 25, 2015 at 6:36 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.

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IMG_2507Oh yes, the light…

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IMG_2511Sandy fella.

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IMG_2537Arrrrrrr, pirates!

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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.

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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

Shell Bay

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Back in February on one of my trips to the UK I stayed in a hotel on Sandbanks in Poole. There is a chainferry that takes you over to Shell Bay, where you can have a lovely walk along the beach, which I did one afternoon to free up my mind and get a bit of fresh air. A rainstorm was approaching, so it was already quite dark, but the air was lovely and fresh, and the sea was ice cold (I had to wade through a small tidal creek at one point, that’s why I know).

The landscape is really picturesque and the heavy clouds did their part to make everything look quite gloomy and dramatic. I could have kept walking for hours, but the rainstorm drew in after about 50min, so I had to get back too soon.

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March 23, 2014 at 10:51 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

Hotels III

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I thought it was time for another entry. December saw me travelling a lot, so my collection of pictures for my Hotels series grew some.

It’s a random collection of my favourite shots – favourite means anything from favourite hotel, favourite memory, favourite shot, favourite representation of how that particular room made me feel, basically a really personal selection. Not meant to look nice or show how the rooms really looked.

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Fancy radio. Aschaffenburg, Germany.

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The light… Loved it… Innsbruck, Austria.

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Laa, Austria.

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Laa, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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Lieboch, Austria.

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Lieboch, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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Paris, France.

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Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

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Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

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Graz, Austria.

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Weirdest room number sign ever. Graz, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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Graz, Austria.

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January 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Styria Colour

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Finally the colour version of our holiday in Styria… Took me ages to finish the roll and have it developed.

We were surrounded by lots of green.

“Our” house.

And “our” backyard.

Vineyards and grapes everywhere, couldn’t resist to take a few snaps…

Evening view.

More grapes.

We spent a day in Graz as well. Backyard of Atelier Jungwirth.

Shadows in our hotel room.

Heading back home.

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September 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

In the Woods

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The last time I stayed in the UK, I was booked into a hotel at the outskirts of London, so while I couldn’t sneak out for a quick shopping tour or some hours of street shooting in the city, the hotel had a large golf course. I’m not interested in golf at all, but having the possibility to go for a walk and enjoying a few minutes of fresh air is really great, so after one long day of meetings I did exactly this.

Leaving the golf course I found this:

Film: Kodak Portra 400.

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May 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm