Category: empowerment

A belated gift

July is my special month this year. It has always been a unique time in my life in one way or another, but things have a peculiar manner of converging as milestone moments or turning points. There have been some good years, and some very unfortunate ones. Nevertheless, it was July when I received my

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Summer? What Summer?

I had to pick up my medication from the pharmacy yesterday and had a lovely chat with the Spanish pharmacist on duty. She is about to travel to Spain to visit some relatives, and when I commented that it was very brave of her to do so, she retorted that it was downright foolish of

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Authentic Self & Frog Fire

I roamed the plains with the elephants and lions as a child, danced with Masai, ran with flamingos, sat through exorcisms, dangled from a billboard, crawled through mountain caves, got completely lost in Spain while on a pilgrimage alone, got locked in an alpaca paddock, jumped out of a plane to tandem skydive and questioned

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Women of Substance: The Doctor and the Neuro-Science Student

I had the honour and privilege of photographing the second mother-daughter team for the Women of Substance series over the weekend. The doctor, Shahri, and the neuroscience student, Melissa, are a power team that have weathered every storm that came their way, developing a friendship and bond that is a joy to experience. Melissa has

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Empowered!

This is literally a labour of love! Empowered originally came out as a series of photographs that celebrated Maike´s 22nd birthday. Ever since she moved in with me in February, having had to escape the #lockdown2020 in Florence, we began our own CORONA photography project here in Berlin, partially for fun, but for the most

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Do you eat breakfast or simply break fast?

As a child, my parents insisted that I sit at the table (rightfully so) and eat whatever was placed in front of me, no questions asked, and I wasn’t allowed to leave the table before anyone else nor leave even a single grain of rice on my plate. Sound familiar to any of you? Both

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FB: divergence

Three years ago, upon my arrival in Berlin, one of the things I chose to do to mark the beginning a new phase in my life was to join Facebook, after many years of lagging behind my entire social circle and dragging my feet about signing up. I figured it would be a viable platform

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Women of Substance -by FrogDiva Photography

As I mentioned the other day, new and exciting things will be unfolding in the FrogDiva Photography world and website. I have spent the past year re-building and revamping the site as part of my journey of self-discovery as a photographer, exploring niches and genres that were totally alien to me and I had absolutely

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Determination

Believe  in yourself,  your journey your strength,  your goal. Believe. Never surrender. -MTHerzog, Berlin 2020 This video appeared on LinkedIn this morning and it hit me like a train out of control. It is just what I needed to see and hear, the much needed pep talk that picks me up and helps me dust off the

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Grace Kelly Serene Elegance

The Old Hollywood Glamour Project is still very much alive and kicking! For as long as I have the willing and able model to work with, I will keep it up and see where this all leads to. This time we took on the almost impossible serene elegance of Grace Kelly as a challenge and

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