Stories about a photographer’s life
Village of 6.000 souls versus military town with up to 75.000 soldiers – Back in the days the Soviets knew very well how to make use of Wünsdorf (Вюнсдорф), a settlement being located in Berlin’s south along the railroad leading to Dresden. Even if the whole territory is abandoned for several years now and completely fenced, it is possible to have a closer look at the heart of the complex, the today’s House of Officers, a building telling manifold stories of times when it was Army Sports School for the Nazi as well as even before for the emperor
After World War II a huge area being located less than a 1 hour car drive away from the highway ring surrounding Berlin became one of Soviet Army’s most important military sites. This abandoned garrison is located near the city of Zehdenick, in the north of the village Vogelsang. At peak time up to 15.000 people lived and worked in the present-day ghost town; soldiers, their relatives as well as civil associates. Some of them controlled nuclear missiles pointing to the west – a piece of Cold War and living history
2012 was wild, was busy and was affected by emotional, social and personal ups and downs. The travel period for my expedition to the Far East volcanoes of Russia on Kamchatka, was August and September. Since that time is already pretty close to the calendar’s actual production time there will be only one classic travel photo calendar for 2013. Though I’ve decided to produce a second calendar, something that I’ve always wanted to do, that is a calendar featuring architecture and urban black-and-white motifs; a calendar showing photography from its artistic side
The past year brought me two extra-ordinary travels, first through North India and later an adventure in the South-West Pacific; I think I don’t have to mention that those two journey had quite a photographical output :-) Both topics are not really combinable hence this year I will put you to the choice to get one of those or even both calendars as I’ll produce two annual photo calendars.
People travelling a lot are always able to tell a story, also when it comes to the actual transportation process. It comes as no surprise that many airlines are treating their customers like paying cattle and the service aboard is a very good indicator how airlines are seeing its passengers. However things can become even more insolent than a sticky sandwich unkindly thrown on your tray table. For example in February 2011 the airline British Midland International (bmi) gave proof how they are appreciating the people paying their salaries
A short excursion into the depths of the present photo market…