Greece 2017 – Xanthi Street Photography

Xanthi, located in the north-eastern part of Greece called Thrace, not far away from the greek-turkish border, isn’t exactly what’s called a megalopolis. What makes it quite special is the comparatively high share of students – and a strong muslim minority, some with turkish roots. Others are pomaks, slavic or thracian muslims living in Serbia, […]

Searching the right Colors – Street Party Le Bloc in Cologne

Colors. It’s not easy for me to get them right in my photography. That’s one of the reasons I ususally prefer black and white. To get rid of the endless possibilities to influence the character of a picture. And to spoil it. But this weekend with bright afternoon sunshine I decided to give colors another […]

Being Fascinated by Visitors – Museums in Paris

We’ve visited a lot of museums in Paris. Mostly those, which exhibited photography. And sometimes, just sometimes, an expression, a face in a frame stole my attention. Wir haben eine Menge Museen besucht in Paris. Meist solche, die Fotografie-Ausstellungen zeigten. Und manchmal, nur manchmal, lenkte mich ein Ausdruck, ein Gesicht im Raum von der Kunst […]

Political Hardship and the Eternal Beauty of Paris

Praising the Beauty of Paris is somehow like bringing owls to Athens. But what’s beauty in the face of political hardship? Somehow I tend to visit Megacities during election campaigns, and this time the clash between the nationalist Marine Le Pen and young Emanuel Macron, the (maybe?) poster boy of globalized capital, overshadowed our stay in a […]

The Grey Dawn of a Right-Wing-Party and a Demonstration in Cologne

After years of permanent success maybe Cologne is the final turning point. The party-convention of the right-wing ‚Alternative for Germany‘ (AfD) results in political decisions which reveal the power-possessed and erratic nature of it’s leaders and let’s the party stumble into growing insignificance. That’s astonishing, because also in Germany the voter potential, which seeks sanctuary […]