Category: Photography

Berlin: has the snap turned into the bite?

The Berliner Schnauze (Schnauze = snout) is a term used to describe the rough, brusque, brutally frank and for all intents and purposes, rude snappy nature of the Berliners. There is prevailing myth that says before you get to know the true worth and warmth of the Berliner you must first pass through the snappy

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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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“At your age… “

“Fate whispered to the Warrior, You cannot withstand the storm. The Warrior whispered back, I am the storm.” – Unknown The quote has driven millions of people mad over the past two decades, trying to find the original author or source, sadly to no avail. Some claim it is from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is not.

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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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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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