living the moment in Sardegna

August 2018 – The South-East coast of Sardinia with its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible turquoise waters, rocky white cliffs and radiant green flora leaves you with an unknown gratitude of Nature’s beauty. In the last week of summer’s break, you can find spots buzzing with people, but even more places of solitude on the coastline or in the countryside. Be prepared to enjoy amazing homemade dishes with local produce in small family run restaurants, get reservations at one of the local ‘Agriturismo’ farms, that serve a majestic six course dinner with endless carafes of wine – you will feel like a Roman Emperor after a victorious battle.

 

 

defending free and independent communities

April 2018 – The Z.A.D. near Notre Dame des Landes in France is a self-sufficient, antiauthoritarian community for sustainable farming, off the grid living and a safe heaven for people from all over the world. Z.A.D. means ‘Zone à défendre’, a place to defend, which thousands of residents and supporters have been doing since the 1960s, when the French government planned to destroy the existing farms to build just another airport. The community has successfully resisted several violent attempts by police forces and build an extraordinary example of society and solidarity. Finally, in February 2018, the government dropped their plan for the airport, but ecological and social activists are still fighting for their right to stay in their homes, which they have built and been living in since 2009, where they have created an equal, free spirited community beyond governmental control and limitations. During the latest eviction, the French police deployed a horrific amount of tear gas, stun grenades and other military weaponry with questionable, longterm effects on nature, farmlands and wildlife. Personally, this community has really inspired me and I am thankful for having the chance to meet amazing people like these through my job.

 

buzzing metropole and quiet country life – that’s Toronto

May 2018 – I have done a lot of walking and driving through Toronto and its countryside during my one week stay but still I have just seen a glimpse of this picturesque country. I gotta say – the stereotype that Canadians are always friendly and helpful is true. I didn’t come across a moose or beaver, so I guess I have to come back for a longer road trip.

 

Snapshots from Sicily

March 2018 – Nature, history, culture and four seasons – Sicilys east coast has it all.

finding serenity in Nepal

February until March 2018  – Nepal is a country of great varieties, lots of colours, great people and the perfect place to find serenity. And a perfect place to dive into photographic mania.

Helsinki attitude

January 2018 – What to do with a 4 hour layover in Helsinki? Fighting rain and wind to get at least some snap shots.

waiting for the arctic lights in Inari

December 2017 until January 2018 – I spent one amazing week in Ivalo, Finland but wasn’t lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Maybe next time…

Photo courtesy: Tim Sieck and Dee Ree

 

End of summer in Ocean City

October 2017 – strolling around the US East coast summer hot spot during off-season 

Short Jersey time out

July 2017 – sometimes you better focus on yourself than chasing the world

The liberation of Mosul

May until June 2017 – After the terrorist organisation ISIS captured Mosul in Northern Iraq in June 2014 and announced its infamous caliphate, a battle of Mosul for its liberation started in November 2016 with the cooperation of the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Federal Police, Kurdish Peshmerga Forces and a US-led international coalition.

[UPATE:] In July 2017 the city was fully liberated which was displayed with the visit of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on July 9th 2017.