04.10.2017 | No Comments

Polaroids At The Beach

Maybe it’s because I recently re-played Life Is Strange, but I suddenly remembered my old Polaroid SX-70 and the shoebox filled with film. The film is really old (I bought most of it when Polaroid declared they would stop production) and so is its expiration date. But expired film is even more fun because you never now what will happen, so I took the camera with me when I spent a sunny day at the beach in the Netherlands. Lots of photos came out wrong, some didn’t come out of the camera at all (they did eventually, of course, but not exposed), and some turned out showing exactly the mood of that day: light, warm, mellow.

Now I’m really looking forward to shooting the rest from that shoebox.

03.10.2017 | No Comments

VSCO Roundup #31 – September 2017

In September the outdoor swimming pool season ended (so I have to wait until May 1st, when they open again), I rode a nice bike borrowed from a colleague (mine had a flat tyre), I went to the horse races (won some money, but lost a little more), saw the Erik Kessels exhibition in Düsseldorf (and was a bit jealous because his ideas are so simple yet so fantastic), spent a beautiful day at the beach (and shot some polaroids), and went to the Way Back When Festival in Dortmund (Waxahatchee were amazing!).

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04.09.2017 | 2 Comments

VSCO Roundup #30 – August 2017

When I was preparing the photos for this post I thought that some old pictures had accidentally slipped in, because it felt like I had taken them months ago. But it turned out that it had only been a few weeks …

In August I went to a beautiful and relaxed music festival, spent a night at the beach, and saw some great art installations at Skulpturprojekte Münster. Also: minigolf and beer!

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01.08.2017 | 1 Comment

VSCO Roundup #29 – July 2017

July was wild.

I spent a lot of time on bike. I did my first triathlon relay (I was responsible for the bicycle part, obviously) and I rode my first 100 kilometers on a road bike for the Rapha Women’s 100. (We didn’t join an official ride but did our own – and I really love the idea that women all over the world do the same on this exact day. You can find lots of photos when you search for #raphawomens100. Mine are here.)

I also spent a lot of time in airports and planes and I spent even more time on a ship. That’s because I went on an awesome voyage that took me all around Spitsbergen. (And briefly to Oslo.) As there was no cell phone or internet connection most of the time, I didn’t take that many pictures with my phone because I hardly had it with me. But I took thousands (literally) with my real camera. And maybe one day I will post some of them here. But until then – here’s a ton of mobile phone photos I took in July.

 

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03.07.2017 | No Comments

VSCO Roundup #28 – June 2017

June mostly felt like summer is supposed to feel – bike rides, warm nights on the balcony, and lots of ice cream. The best part though was a hike in the Eifel, where you can book nice wooden platforms (with a toilet!) to camp on.

Also in this post: cat content!

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07.06.2017 | 1 Comment

VSCO Roundup #27 – May 2017

Lots of great things happened in May, so there’s a ton of photos coming up. I made trips to Frankfurt and Berlin, I hiked and swam and biked a lot (for the first time in my life on the Tempelhofer Feld, which was really amazing. I want an abandoned airport in Dortmund, too!), I patted a donkey, I found lots of really strange window decorations, I drank beer in rooftop gardens, I spent early mornings at train stations and I saw some beautiful light (and shadow).

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04.05.2017 | No Comments

VSCO Roundup #26 – April 2017

April went by pretty fast. The best thing about last month was a weekend at the beach in the Netherlands: wearing sunglasses, holding bare feet into the sea, flying a kite, walking through the storm (I still got sand in the pockets of my jacket), drinking beer, and eating frietjes, of course.

02.04.2017 | No Comments

VSCO Roundup #25 – March 2017

I hardly took any pictures in March because life happened, I guess. What I took pictures of: Munich airport, an illuminated grand piano at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, one of the chestnut trees growing on my balcony.

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02.03.2017 | No Comments

VSCO Roundup #24 – February 2017

February was filled with lots of bad weather, a short trip to the Netherlands, a Tegan & Sara concert and an orange escalator.

26.02.2017 | 1 Comment

Friedrichstraße, Dortmund

Diana and I are doing this project called Samstag ist Badetag where we make stuff on Saturdays. This year we decided to challenge ourselves a little more and add a monthly task, which has to be presented as some kind of zine at the end of each month. The topic we had chosen for February was “Lokal”, which means “pub” as well as “local”. So I decided it would be cool to make it very local and just walk along the street I live in and take some photos. Maybe add some infographics (how long is the street, how many people are living there, how many piles of dog shit are there, …) and make a nice booklet out of it. So I went on a walk on a freezing morning, took lots of photos, got asked why I did that and whether I wanted to break in (yeah, even if – guess I wouldn’t have told you, nosy neighbor!), selected and edited photos all day long. When I wanted to start layouting the whole thing I checked again how many pages we had decided to do – and realized, that we had also decided to only use two colors, red and black. So my whole photo idea didn’t work anymore and that’s why I just post them here.

 

 

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