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Spring Strings


Venus Jupiter Moon Helicopter

A couple of nights ago. Busy movements in the sky, venus closer than ever bringing love to a bunch of people!

Photo © Jochen


Shy Buds

Walking home from the bus after work tonight I stared up in the sky and realized: my little neighbour tree has grown flower buds! Yes! Spring has finally arrived in Berlin!


Berlin Home Coming Feeling

Nothing beats this feeling: riding the road and arriving home in my city.

Remembering: more than two decades ago homecoming was like this: passing through lightless grey East Germany (me Westy / Wessi) feeling like a decadent spy, being extremely polite to the border officers who at the slightest grin checked your car for hours … and then … lights at the horizon … civilization … yeah … embrace shiny capitalism cool stinky Westberlin! Yes! I love my home city!


Winter! Is! Over!


Wabi-Sabi in Dresden-Löbtau

Recently I was invited to give a 3 day workshop on super 8 and wabisabi inspired easy film making plus hand processing in Dresden! The place is called Werk.Stadt.Laden. (something like city working station atelier), a self made artist run alternative hipiesque sweet place which I can absolutely recommand (they also offer knitting meetings, silkscreen not only for children, guerilla gardening, edit a neighborhood magazine and lots more inspiring stuff …).

3 days, 13 people, half my age (ohmygod) but what the fuck, there’s no big difference: passion and enthusiasm and joy for experimental filming know no age, ha!

(We used Kodak’s TriX material and developed it in Adonal. What came out was black and white negative film. Extremely beautiful and a wide range of greys! Having it digitized these days and reversed to positive. Link to films: later! Or check out my wabisabi workshob website! But I’m a bit behind schedule ….)