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Black and White Friday: 177 Years of Photography

You don’t have to have a Lucie Award to call yourself a great achiever of photography. If you manage to use photograpy as a medium that enriches your life, you have already achieved something quite a few people struggle with…

Blog · photography · Treasures

Throwback Thursday: The First Photo.

This photo I’m sharing with you today is the first film photo I have ever taken. It also changed my life in the most beautiful ways.

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The But-I-Used-To-Hate-This-Vegetable-Dish: Gratinated Fennel with Tomatoe-Olives-Sauce

A quick, delicious and healthy dish I like to make on lazy days, hungry days and days when I realize that the amount of fries I had in the past years will need health-related redemption sooner or later…

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She did it again…

2. Vlog – Rocky Mountains, Ferris Bueller, and a Goodbye

As I mentioned last week, I was lucky enough to spend some precious time with my lovely, lovely friends Alina and Kristyn in Colorado. Miss Kristyn put together a second Vlog about our time together, which I highly recommend to watch with Popcorn, Nachos, and a cold beverage of your choice. Not just because it’s an exciting video to watch, but generally because I suggest to approach every situation in life with snacks. Because then you know, despite all your potential problems: You’ve still got snacks.

 

P.S. The photo I used here was actually not from the Rocky Mountains but shot in Yosemite National Park in California. But you know what? I needed a goddamn picture of some mountains, so this was close enough…

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VLOG: Colorado Loving

In the past 2 weeks, I got to spend time with two of my best friends and the most amazing and interesting people you will ever meet: My friends Alina and Kristyn.

Alina is a costume designer, cosplayer, make-up artist and model who creates amazing costumes for conventions under her nickname costumernerd.
Kristyn is already famous on Instagram and YouTube as MyOpulence. You will find that she is doing outstanding Make-Up work and is contacted on a daily basis forcollaborations by some of the best make-up companies you’ll find in the Western world.

Kristyn was so kind to film our recent adventures and publish them on her YouTube channel. If you’d like to see what Colorado has to offer and how three quirky, nerdy girls with the most unsual haircolours spend their time together, check out the video below. If not, why did you even bother reading the whole thing?

 

Check out Alinas works at:

https://www.instagram.com/costumernerd/

and Kristyns works at:

httpw://www.instagram.com/myopulence
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6qOo8k3KwVwBs0Mm4hYdg

https://plus.google.com/+MyOpulence/videos

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Taipei & Northern Taiwan – Analog Results

Nearly 2 months after leaving Taipei, I finally found the time to edit the last remaining analog photos shot in Taipei and its surrounding regions.

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Hongkong: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

In the past week, I spend 8 days and 9 nights in Hongkong. In this article, I’m talking about the city from a photographer’s perspective. A more in depths collection of travel experiences will come later when the analogue pictures have been developed. For now, I can present you the digital shots I made. To be honest, my felings about Hongkong are a bit ambivalent…

Blog · Treasures

Badaboom: 2345 Followers Give-Away

As I’m getting so much kind support from all you generous people, I’d like to give something back: Let’s celebrate our 2345th subscriber with a big fat THANK YOU and a travel-related present to 20 of my readers…

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And Suddenly You Work With A YouTube Rockstar

Hostels have the beautfiful sideeffect that you automatically get to chat with foreigners. As a super shy person myself, that can actually a bit tricky sometimes, but then again, sometimes you meet people with whom you feel a chemistry like with kindergarten friends. You know, you’re supposed to hang out. Fate wants you to hang out.

A couple of days ago, I met Taiwanese Youtuber Johnny from Stopkiddinstudio, one of Taiwan’s biggest YouTube channels. This gentleman doesn’t just know how to rock the camera but also knows how to rock as a human being. Bad camera joke of the day: we immediately clicked. The two of us had such a great time together and Johnny decided to film and publish a little portrait about the kind of photography I create and why I decided to start my little big trip in Taipei.

If you’d like to see the results of Johnny’s talent or how I pull off a very serious look, please feel welcome to check out the video here:

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Taipei – A Photographer’s (Freaking) Paradise

How 9 days in the capital of Taiwan have totally blown my mind…

Last week, I shared with you that the first stop on the road (which is a ridiculous choice of word. I’m not driving, somebody flew a plane…) is Taipei. I’m incapable of going to another place without autistic preparation and the planning of possible a, b, and c-scenarios. Thus, I had a good idea of what Taipei probably looks like and what I could expect arriving here. I have to admit: I completely underestimated this city…