Author: FrogDiva

Breaking Free

If there is one photograph that depicts who I am as a photographer, this is it. I don’t jump on the bandwagon and prefer to break free from most norms and standards. A bohemian soul who refuses to be boxed in by person, place or time. Lockdown, isolation, social distancing has given everyone an opportunity

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Mother’s Day 2020

I struggle with Mother’s Day ever since Mommy passed away, simply because I miss spoiling her on this day. Having grown up in Mexico where Mother’s Day was taken very seriously in the Catholic Schools I attended, this is a holiday that is deeply ingrained in my being, and feel as though Mommy would haunt

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Fatum Praemisit

Fatum (lat: ahead, in front) Praemisit (lat: destiny, fate, future)  “In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or to step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and gain; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow Each photographer has a flagship image, one that defines

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Lockdown Webinars

If there is one positive thing to take away from this whole lockdown and pandemic is the sheer amount of free webinars that you can attend these days! My inbox has been flooded over the past weeks with invitations to this, that or the other webinar and at first I was a bit hesitant and

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Virtual Travels and Sentimental Journeys

Taking my cue from social media, one of the coping mechanisms for many photographers during lockdown is to re-visit the individual archives and re-edit some old favourites to create a virtual travelogue. Ordinarily the time would be better spent editing the new material, but in the absence of that, then might as well clean up

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Pandemic mode as the new normal

Please watch the video first before reading the rest of the entry I received the above video, like so many other COVID-19 – related things, from a friend. The first time I watched it I felt very ambivalent about it. The second time around, however, after watching it with my daughter, it made more sense

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I broke the (gardening) rules…

The sun has set over Berlin after a mostly cloudy and windy day. I have rain as my background music while I begin writing this, just as the clouds burst open. Much as I love the daily dose of sunshine and look forward to the wonderful hours under the sun at my (home office) desk,

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Save the potato farmers – eat more fries!

In their youth they are left to grow in the remains of their family members, disease-ridden, downtrodden, barely lucky enough to become a full-grown potato. They are subjected to daily violence and terror – torn from their lands, violated, skinned and boiled alive. Please help these Potatoes! (edited, original text sourced from change.org) It was almost

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Seven Years Difference

No, the cat is not for sale or up for adoption. Yes, she is real. No, she does not model regularly. Yes, she struggles to stay awake. Yes, attention span is very limited. OK, take a moment to figure out who exactly I am talking about: the cat or the woman? Actually, both. There is

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