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Bookreading

Wow, this is the newest hipster shit! Instead of being absorbed by her phone she was reading a book on the street, while walking, this woman almost run into me. Or into the lamp post. A book. I mean: a book! Not a paperback – a real hardback! On the winter streets of Berlin. Analog style. Yeah!

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30 Years Ago …

… cars were pretty much more angular!

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First Selfie

30 years ago I invented the analog selfie!

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A Nazi In My Subway Station

Good morning! There he sat on a bench in my subway station, a skinny pale young man with his phone on his bony lap, playing a loud song … I passed by and heard something like „lalala national social free laalaa“ in a boyscout guitar strumming way. A Nazi tune! Shit! In my subway which is usually occupied by junkies, young dealers and homeless people. Beautiful Schönleinstrasse.

A hipster passed by, smiled and took a photo of him. Or a little film clip. I did nothing.

Should I have stabbed a knife into his pale Aryan belly to prevent another wannabe young Hitler from growing old? Should I have said something? At least I should have spit in his motionless pimpeled face.
I was not well prepared.

They are coming out of their brown shitholes, they feel accepted and tolerated in this new Germany and Europe where Nazis enter legally the Bundestag / parliament and stretch their well connected net europewide.

I should have spit in his ugly face.

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Cat Beams

Cats are magic beings who can absorb light and emit it again! Cats transform and radiate energy!

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Birigoyo

Pico Birigoyo is one of the main summits on La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja Range. On a clear and sunny day (we had it!) you can see almost everything … even the mighty Teide on Tenerife as well as La Gomera. We really felt like being above the clouds though it’s only 1807 m high.

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La Palma Pinhole Photo

La Estrechura! The Canyon of Fear, El „Barranco de Las Angustias“!
I set up my Illy coffee pinhole camera and took a photo. See the pine twigs shaking! Exposure time about 5 minutes.

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La Palma Xmas Deco

I love these simple but beautiful light decorations! Tried to capture them passing by with our car. Xmas symbols with a summer feeling, yeah!

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431 Lightyears From Home

La Palma …. 1000 m above sea level and above the clouds … it’s still 431 more lightyears to fly to Polaris, a yellow supergiant star shining with the luminosity of 2500 suns, known as the Northern Star.

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Black Sand

La Palma … January … hot black lava sand … a swim in the Atlantic!

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2018

Hey hey!!! Wishing you all a joyful healthy sunny new year!!!

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Xmas 2017

Happy Holiday to all who can … Here is the sea, here is the beach, here am I with a 60 years old Bolex double 8 camera, I am happy to have access to film material still being produced in the Czech Republic (Foma!) and being sold for a low price in Berlin. I have warm boots and friendly people who surround me and wish me well. I am old and still sizzling. I know what love is. Can I do something to push the magic pendulum direction better and caring and soft and powerful intelligence and … fuck off, greedy lowbrain moneyeaters! We’re gonna erase you.

Photo: www.berndbrundert.de

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3 Days 3 Nights Again

I set up my Illy coffee pinhole camera in my kitchen, a piece of photo paper inside, and let it peacefully expose. 3 days and 3 nights long. Capturing my wild untidy beloved kitchen!

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3 Days 3 Nights

I set up my Illy coffee pinhole camera in my bedroom, a piece of photo paper inside, and let it peacefully expose. 3 days and 3 nights long. Capturing window, bed, curtain, books and my invisible sleep!

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Friends In My Darkroom #4

Today: Helena, painter and writer! Welcome!

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Double 8 Film Adventure

This camera is exactly 60 years old! It still works, it buzzes and purrs. We filmed land, soil, mud, me, puddles, reflections, double exposures, electricity poles … and a new film comes into my mind. Travelling through wormholes. Getting stuck in a universe. The film starts to live in my head, starting to evolve slowly. I love that!

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Tea Bags Or Lamb Chops?

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Into The Trees

(Subway station Hallesches Tor. It’s a photo 😉

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Gigantic!

Big big love: The Breeders!
Super concert in Berlin in Heimathafen Neukölln.

…. und dann noch ’nen Absacker im Wesereck!!

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After The Storm Children Play

We had a tremendous storm some days ago, one of a kind we never experienced before to that extent …
And now I see fallen trees and wigs and branches everywhere … like this one in my neighbourhood … serving as a children’s playground.
I think it’s philosophical.