Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves 17

The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is one unique festival along the planet which differs from others by the number of artists and venues and also by the way it includes the residents of Reykjavik. Those things could be seen in a concert of Asgeir in a retirement house or that besides all the official shows that there was a massive list of off-venue gigs where you could listen to music without paying money.

The biggest official venues where the concert-house Harpa-Eldborg, concert hall Gamla Bíó, the Reykjavik Art Musem and the Frikirkjan church.

Best off-venue gigs took place at the KEX-Hostel, where shows from Gus Gus, Soley, JFDR and Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist had been streamed by the Seattle based Radiostation KEXP. Iceland is well known for its pioneer role in gender equality and therefore it isn’t surprising that many Artists where women and that the Iceland Airwaves is a participant of the keychange foundation which empowers women to transform the music industry.

It was a wonderful time. Enjoy the pictures.


East Tyrol, Austria

A packed House, full lovers of photography. How could I say no? I couldn’t.

We met each other in a mountain hut close to Matrei, and it’s as always lovely to meet some new faces beside the well-known ones. Some would feel some pressure being productive at those gatherings, but for me, it isn’t that important - isn’t it all about having some quality time with others? No matter, what you do? That makes me thinking about Julez who wasn’t a photography geek but an excellent chef for the days. Or Guti, who was a dog and used us as a bed with massage function.

Behind the scenes Pictures:


Thanks to all, which are taking part at those gatherings and especially
the people which are organizing them to make them happen again and
again.


China

During my last business trip to China, I could visit different places like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an and of course Shenyang, because Shenyang was the place where I stayed most of the time.

But, as so often I wanted to shoot more pictures and reserve more time for photography - I failed this time. Ok, I’ll try better next time.

When I was back in Germany, I started to compare the digital to the analog photographs, and I felt this time that the analog pictures containing much more close- and truthfulness. That’s why I’ll use even more the old cameras in the future.       



In Bruges with Janine Mizéra

I spend some days in my beloved Bruges together with Janine. We lived in some nice AirBnB Appartments and thanks to our host Martine, which is an art teacher, I knew a new excellent portrait photographer - Stephan Vanfleteren. His work is great, and I love how he portrayed the old people.  

 Used Gear: Contax 645, Canon EOS 1, Canon 5D Mark III and Graflex Speed Graphic. 


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