Category: mindfulness

Living with Feline Dementia (CDS)

Many of you have met Lolita already, housemate extraordinaire of Cherry. Although I adopted her together with Cherry (they were a package deal at the shelter), Lolita had to stay back another 10 days in the infirmary to recover from her second tumour removal surgery. Lolita is 15, a cancer survivor, half deaf, half blind,

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The Reluctant Model

For those of you active on social media, you might have come across this portrait of Cherry last night or this morning. While writing a blog entry the other evening, she came up to me, and sat right under the very lamp that I had used for the Grace Kelly shoot and glared holes into

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Remember the Seniors

During these turbulent times of lockdown and quarantine, the frontliners and the senior citizens are foremost on my mind. As Berlin takes tentative steps in Phase 2 of lifting the restrictions, people are trying to come to terms with the new routines and social norms. The concept that we can never return to the way

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Optical (dis)Illusion

The photography above was shot from inside the mosque at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra. The intricate lattice work of the pure marble mosque held me in one spot, oblivious of everyone else around me, but also because of the contrast with the outside world. We are often blinded by the intricate patterns right in front of

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Six Years Ago

“The smile is a very important feature of the human face… I feel that a genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives. How one creates that smile largely depends on one’s own attitude. It is illogical to expect smiles from others if one does not smile oneself. Therefore, one can see that

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Willow Water and Hope

The thing I love most about living in different countries is learning all the peculiar new quirks that, if you keep an open mind, make life much more interesting. The list of things I have learned ever since moving to Germany for the first time in 1993 will fill up several volumes of an encyclopaedia,

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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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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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