Category archives: vietnam

  • the nun experience

  • the nun experience. There are some experiences for a photographer you get incredibly grateful. Grateful for the beauty you´re thrown in, grateful for the spirit kicking in, grateful for everything you are or will be. Fullstop.             [...]
  • bunch of cows.

  •     This is one of them shots i didn´t have enough time for. Vietnam is full of pittoresque sceneries. Most of them flew by the window of the bus i was sitting in. Oh well.... Morning haze, some water buffalo (aka bunch of cows) and a beautiful landscape seem to be ingredients that work for me th[...]
  • halong bay.

  •   yeah, i've done that. The Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has approximately 2.000 islands, most of them uninhabited. Er....that about the cool facts. The vietnamese name for it is Vịnh Hạ Long ...and i'm stumbling directly into the more mystic part of this post. Vịnh Hạ Long means bay[...]
  • rice with duck.

  •     Duck droppings fertilize the water in which the rice grows. Ducks also eat the algae and other weeds that grow near the young rice plants. That's maybe more information you would need if you're serving some rice for tea. But if you add a fired duck with it, you think in relative terms. Or get[...]
  • Xia.

  •     I would like to introduce you to Xia. I hope i spelled her name correctly (because she couldn't tell me about it). She was one of these ladies that accompanied me through the beautiful valley in Lai Chau you see in the back of this picture. She has 2 kids and a husband to feed, so every early mo[...]
  • toothpick smile.

  •     More portraits....more smiles. I think i've never shot that many smiling faces ever in my life. And i don't think i could ever get bored of that. I met this beautiful lady at the market of Bac Ha. It may be one of the most touristy market in this area...but still full of gems. I hope you e[...]
  • haircut.

  • Travelling in the tropics/subtropics are kindof a challenge when you´re not used to it. Up to  38°C (100F) with 80-100% humidity outside, down to 17-20°C (62-68F) inside of a hotel/bus/train... You know what this humidity makes with curly hair? It makes you look like a poodle standing in the rain for hours. Luck[...]
  • flower hmong II

  •     I met this lady at the famous sunday market of Bac Ha. Unfortunately another person i couldn't really talk to due language difficulties. Hmong people are maintaining their culture. Not only in their clothing but also in their traditions, and in particular their languages. To make it short...i[...]
  • water buffalo.

  •     After crossing hmong people, rice farmer, a little pig and milky puddles in the rice terraces, a water buffalo crossed my way on the track. It makes kindof a difference if you see it grazing far away on a fielt somewhere or just passing an arm length away from you. It's huge!!! Water buffalos[...]
  • flower hmong

  •     The Hmong people belong to one of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam and are mainly living in the mountainious north of the country. The history of the hmong is based on unwritten oral tradition so it's not 100% clear where they have their origin. The hmong people are distinguished on t[...]
  • rice farmer.

  •     "Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth" This is a saying i heard during my trip throughsomewhere....can't remember where. It came into my mind while doing the pp of this portrait. I was aware of knowing how much work it is to cultivate rice. Most of it is very hard physic[...]

New element

  • carcassonne.

  • According to a legend, a prince besieged the city of Carcassonne. The siege held until the residents almost starved. However, the prince had not counted on the snazzy chatelaine Madame Carcas: she decided to fatten the last pig and, after it had become fat, to throw it over the castle wall. The besiegers, exhausted and[...]
  • the nun experience

  • the nun experience. There are some experiences for a photographer you get incredibly grateful. Grateful for the beauty you´re thrown in, grateful for the spirit kicking in, grateful for everything you are or will be. Fullstop.             [...]
  • hamburg icons

  • I recently visited my birth place Hamburg to visit my family. It's always nice to come back there. Many places are very familiar, others are in a constant change....ready to be rediscovered. I took a little series of phone shots to catch my personal Hamburg icons.     This is the top of the St[...]
  • correbous.

  • The summertime at the catalonian coast usually means plenty of tourists....and also a bunch of traditional events during the local festivals. Last week i showed some fireruns (correfocs)....this week i documented some bullsruns (correbous). Even though they banned the bullfights a couple of years ago, the correbous [...]
  • bunch of cows.

  •     This is one of them shots i didn´t have enough time for. Vietnam is full of pittoresque sceneries. Most of them flew by the window of the bus i was sitting in. Oh well.... Morning haze, some water buffalo (aka bunch of cows) and a beautiful landscape seem to be ingredients that work for me th[...]
  • couple vacations.

  •             a little break in my travel log about Vietnam. This is a triptych of a current project of mine.... couple vacations . Enjoy your holidays if you have some :-)
  • halong bay.

  •   yeah, i've done that. The Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has approximately 2.000 islands, most of them uninhabited. Er....that about the cool facts. The vietnamese name for it is Vịnh Hạ Long ...and i'm stumbling directly into the more mystic part of this post. Vịnh Hạ Long means bay[...]
  • rice with duck.

  •     Duck droppings fertilize the water in which the rice grows. Ducks also eat the algae and other weeds that grow near the young rice plants. That's maybe more information you would need if you're serving some rice for tea. But if you add a fired duck with it, you think in relative terms. Or get[...]
  • Xia.

  •     I would like to introduce you to Xia. I hope i spelled her name correctly (because she couldn't tell me about it). She was one of these ladies that accompanied me through the beautiful valley in Lai Chau you see in the back of this picture. She has 2 kids and a husband to feed, so every early mo[...]
  • toothpick smile.

  •     More portraits....more smiles. I think i've never shot that many smiling faces ever in my life. And i don't think i could ever get bored of that. I met this beautiful lady at the market of Bac Ha. It may be one of the most touristy market in this area...but still full of gems. I hope you e[...]
  • haircut.

  • Travelling in the tropics/subtropics are kindof a challenge when you´re not used to it. Up to  38°C (100F) with 80-100% humidity outside, down to 17-20°C (62-68F) inside of a hotel/bus/train... You know what this humidity makes with curly hair? It makes you look like a poodle standing in the rain for hours. Luck[...]
  • flower hmong II

  •     I met this lady at the famous sunday market of Bac Ha. Unfortunately another person i couldn't really talk to due language difficulties. Hmong people are maintaining their culture. Not only in their clothing but also in their traditions, and in particular their languages. To make it short...i[...]