Layers

Coincidences lead to beautiful results – sometimes

Taken: Niterói, Brazil

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Chasing shadows

No words are able to describe these moments of pure joy.

Taken: Barra da Lagoa, Brazil

Reflections

Blinded by the sun

Taken: Brasilia, Brazil

Climbing stairs

Sitting on some stairs at the Pelourinho watching live happening around…

Taken: Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

White women and a red rose

Women all dressed in white leaving church after a mass

Taken: Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

The future

The future of havana ist playing soccer with whatever is at hand. Let’s see how they will do in 10 or 15 years.

Taken: Havana Vieja, Cuba

Tone on tone

Again, it is fascinating to see these colours blending in with each other in every situation. More than once Cuba looks like a giant paintbox with only matching colours in it.

Taken: Trinidad, Cuba

The sound of the streets

Unfortunately it’s not possible to submit the sound that belongs to this daily life in the long and narrow streets of Havana Vieja. Kids giggling, the clatter of old motorbikes, the signaling of the bicycle-taxis, and the promoting of the same, and so on.

Taken: Havana, Cuba

Che

Che, or: the good die young. You can’t tell if people really adore him or if he and his actions are just glorified. In the end, it doesn’t change the fact that you will find a picture of Che at almost every location allover the country.

Taken: Havanna, Cuba

Bad news

Reading the bad news of neighbours, friends or schoolmates who have left for ever.

Taken: Trinidad, Cuba

Different types of waiting #3

Things people do while waiting…

Taken: Trinidad, Cuba

Different types of waiting #2

In Cuba people are used to wait for almost everything. Here they are waiting for some evening snacks that are about to be prepared…

Taken: Trinidad, Cuba

Different types of waiting

These guys were not waiting for the bus, just hanging around – most likely waiting for time to pass by.

Taken: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Life in a display window #6

A window inside a window. Last picture of this series.

Taken: Centro Habana, Cuba

Life in a display window #5

On the other hand: Some windows are full of acitivity, lively and colourful

Taken: Centro Habana, Cuba

Life in a display window #4

Ok, this shop offers a lot. Especially when taking into account that only few people in Cuba do own a CD-player. Person in the left corner is real, although it looks like a display mannequin.

Taken: Centro Havana, Cuba

Life in a display window #3

Watching people watching life happening around them is so much fun.

Taken: Havana Vedado, Cuba

Life in a display window #2

This time you can take the title literally. These waitresses were sitting in the fast-food restaurant waiting for customers to come to whom they can sell nothing at all. As I mentioned earlier, the display windows do look a little drab sometimes.

Taken: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Life in a display window #1

Some scenes are just looking like being arranged in a display window. Especially in Cuba these windows often are empty and a bit drab. [Havana, 2018]

Taken: Havana, Cuba

After the work is done

I am so unbelievable happy!! Some of my work will be exhibited by Galerie Schürmann from 3rd Mach on. This is very special. Not only since I will be given this opportunity but also because the venue is only three houses away from the house where I grew up. So – in a way – I will return home. You can find more information here. Hope to see you there…

I tried to follow him on his way into the ocean – barefooted and just equipped with his fishing net. But I only got him when he came back.

Taken: Maragogi, Brazil

A Kind of symmetry

The Congresso Nacional – part of the so called cockpit, the governmental area in Brasilia

Taken: Brasilia, Brazil

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills – sweet as candy…

Taken: Bohol, Philippines

Conical hats

These conical hats are somewhat omnipresent…

Taken: (around) Hoi An, Vietnam

A life lived

What else can you think of if you look in these faces…

Taken: (around) Hoi An, Vietnam

The ships are watching

The legend has it that these painted eyes protect your boat from monsters or evil spirits.

Taken: around Hoi An, Vietnam

Misty Ha Long Bay

There lies beauty even in a misty day…

Taken: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Inle Lake

Already quite touristic at that time, the lake and the surrounding landscape is impressive anyways. Though without the acrobatic fisherman

Taken: Inle Lake, Myanmar

Parallel lines

Photographers heaven. Everywhere these parallel lines… 

Taken: Lisbon, Portugal

Relax

Sometimes, you need just a few minutes off. No Problem at all! Just put on your earphones and leave the world behind.  

Taken: Barcelona, Spain

Born wild

Always stay connected! Even if you are born wild and on a huge music festival

Taken: Barcelona, Spain