Category: Social Condition

Taking A Stand: #blackouttuesday

If you are active on social media, especially Instagram and Twitter, you will be seeing a lot of black today together with #blackouttuesday. The movement began with the US music industry, when two artists chose to take a stand and not release any new music this week, in solidarity with the protests against the events

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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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Things You Unlearn During Lockdown

First we had to adjust our lives, families, eating habits, and work to lockdown and home office. We struggled through the absence of routine, no longer being part of a morning commuters’ rat race, or being on a tight schedule to cram in work, school, sports, socialising and household chores all into 16 hours. Days

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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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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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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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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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