Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tolerance and Weakness

"You will become a tolerant person only, if you accept your own weaknesses"
[Johnny Cash]

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Great-Aunt

"Art cannot be separated from life. We value art not because of the skilled product but because of its revelation of a life’s experience. "
[Robert Henri]

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Book: „7x7 | seven stories in seven images“

My new book „7x7 | seven stories in seven images“ is now available. The idea is to present seven different reportages in seven images each (or diptychs in some cases). Each story contains a short description as an introduction.

It has been designed and printed at „peperoni books“ and the affiliated bookfactory in Berlin who make and design high quality books in low print runs (1 - 100 copies). The quality is excellent and they can do almost any size, design and cover that you can imagine.

Here is the link:

And below is a glimpse of some of the pages of my book. It can be ordered directly with me or at peperoni books who keep a few copies in store...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

War Or Peace... or not?

Prince Andrew only shrugged his shoulders at Pierre's childish words. He put on the air of one who finds it impossible to reply to such nonsense, but it would in fact have been difficult to give any other answer than the one Prince Andrew gave to this naive question.

"If no one fought except on his own conviction, there would be no wars," he said.

"And that would be splendid," said Pierre.

Prince Andrew smiled ironically.

"Very likely it would be splendid, but it will never come about..."

"Well, why are you going to the war?" asked Pierre.

"What for? I don't know. I must. Besides that I am going..." He paused. "I am going because the life I am leading here does not suit me!"

[Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace; Book One; Chapter VI]

Monday, November 1, 2010