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Advent season

Advent – houses and flats decorated with evergreens, misteltoe, nuts and berries. Christmas ornaments on doors and tables, candles everywhere. It is my favourite time of the year when it comes to decorating my flat.

chalk cliffs lonely sailor

Places I’d rather be

In September I took my last holidays for 2016. The four days I had left for the rest of the year I saved for Christmas and New Year, thinking that I could easily go through three months without a day off (except for the weekends and October 3rd). Bad idea. The days get shorter, sunny days become rarer. And going to work day after day becomes more challenging with every day the sun rises later and sets earlier. I feel tired all of the time. The bit of daylight I see is when I leave the house in the morning to go to work, and of course there are windows in our office that let the light in. However, I’m not sitting next to one and I’m not going outside for my break but stay inside since my workplace is in a very rural area of Berlin (nothing to see out there, nowhere to go). And when I leave work it is dark. Which leaves the weekends as the only two days where most of us can soak up a bit of daylight and hopefully sunshine. I truly hate the autumn and winter months for their darkness, rain and wind. Even […]

One week of blogging – The #gobacktoblogging challenge

For a while now I wanted to get back into blogging on a regular basis – just for me, some friends, whoever wanted to read what I’m writing. On tumblr this has worked pretty well (and hasn’t been a challenge at all) for the past 6 years but it is not the same as a „real“ blog that allows people to comment and me to write long (boring) texts. Over on tumblr I mostly reblog things other people have already posted. So I only click one button and that’s it. With a regular blog I have to think about so many things: what will the blog be about when do I find the time to write what do I write do I want to have a certain theme I always return to? So a while ago this new blog was born and since I started it I realized that I seem to have less time than ever to actually sit down and write something. Although I found a nice theme, have plenty of things to say, I am often too knackered after work to sit down and actually create a new post. Over on instagram, ktinka mentioned that she knows […]

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Looking forward to the first snow

Hamburg already had their little winterwonderland experience this November, even in Hannover they had some snow. Berlin, on the other hand has so far not seen a single snowflake. So I was really happy that one of the films I picked up was one from January 2016 – when I was at my parents to go sledding. We went to one of the neighbouring villages and sled down the hill into the fields. I took these pictures with my old, trustworthy Pentacon Six on Ilford HP5 400 film.

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Hello world, this is me

… this is how many first blog posts probably start. It is not a very creative first title but it sums up what this blog will be about: my photography, my travels, my city trips. So I give this title a try and see where we end up! First, I should introduce myself. Like you do when you start a new blog. I am a Berlin based photography enthusiast that loves films photography and old cameras. Right now my camera shelf holds a collection of roughly about 40 different cameras, including pinhole, medium format and Polaroid cameras. In 2011 I began to travel again after many years of having no funds for going abroad much. My job also didn’t allow me to stay away from it for too long. Since then I have mostly been on various city trips within Europe. Sometimes it’s only a weekend away in my hometown, sometimes I am visiting friends or places I love. At least one camera is always with me. And when I stay abroad for more than a weekend, I am the person you don’t want to queue behind at the airport. They love examining my camera bag there and it takes […]