Friday, August 27, 2010

Shadow and Light

"Die ganze Vielfalt, der ganze Reiz, die ganze Schönheit des Lebens besteht aus Schatten und Licht."
[Leo Tolstoi | Anna Karenina]

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Trial and Error...

„...[Life is] bold, persistent experimentation... [...]
Try something, if it fails, admit it frankly, and try another....“

Franklin D. Roosevelt (from „Looking Forward“, 1933)

Friday, August 6, 2010

„The World On Time.“ FedEx Mission Statement.

„The World On Time“ that is FedEx‘s mission statement - but that does not mean that you have to ship every package around the world.... I just wanted to send a few photographs from Frankfurt to London with FedEx... The parcel was misrouted and made a small world tour this week inter alia to Guangzhou/China and Almaty/Kazakhstan... I admit that „London/United Kingdom“ and „ Almaty/Kazakhstan“ can be easily mistaken... similar phonetics and then the two locations are pretty close geographically as well...

Not sure how guilty I should feel about the carbon footprint of these photographs...

But they got delivered in the end...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On Coping with Obliquity

„It is not given to human beings - happily for them, otherwise life would be intolerable - to foresee or predict to any large extent the unfolding of events. In one phase men seem to have been right, in another they seem to have been wrong. Then again, a few years later, when the perspective of time has lengthened, all stands in a different setting. There is a new proportion. There is another scale of values. History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes...“

Winston Churchill (1940)