Finally, it's autumn. The best season of the year, even if can excite myself for any season, autumn is my favourite one. With the change of the seasons, I'm also able to announce an upcoming project.
I will photograph for a coffee-table book.
The best thing about it is, that the book will be about the Dolomites :-)
So I'm lucky to combine the things I'm most passionate about, hiking/climbing, photography and of course the place I lost my heart to - the Dolomites.
The journey will start in the end of September / beginning of October. Fortunately I will be able to take as much time as I want / need to make the best effort.
It is planned to start the project in different approaches to capture the beauty of this place in the different seasons. This autumn I will be in Italy for about 1 to 2 weeks. If there is someone who wants to join me for a few days, please let me know. It is not about helping me carrying my stuff although if you would help me out with space for one or two lenses I wouldn't say no :-)
Accommodation, food and transport will be fully provided, the only requirements are, you need to be physically and mentally in a very very good shape, you have strong mountaineering skills and you don't mind spending time with me :-)
We might spend a night on the mountain too, although this will be optional for you, so if you are interested please contact me via the contact form on this page.
Thanks again to the people who support this and especially me.
Many of you sent e-mails and messages and asked about next projects and my "future plans" since the showing of "Unter unserem Himmel" in the Dolomites was the last one of the exhibition.
I also got the question, if I was looking for further sponsors or if I would finance the next projects with the money I made out of the last exhibition.
I first of all, want to thank everyone who came and showed interest on my photos and stories, also the ones who sponsored this project and therefore made it even possible. Also a big thank you to the people who keep inspiring me and support my crazy tours.
With this exhibition we were also able to collect a pretty high sum which will be donated to the following organizations:
As mentioned from the beginning, I didn't and I still don't want to make any money out of this work.
I do it because I love it and not because I want to enrich myself.
It honestly took a while to figure out if I want to accept jobs for / from others or if I want to do my own projects. I decided for the time being I will work on my own projects or work in collaborations with others.
Photography for me is a passion / a love and I want to be able (at least for now) to do things in my own pace, without feeling pressure to get things done rather than 100% enjoying what I'm doing.
In a few days I will be able to introduce my next projects to you.
Until then I'm sharing a few pictures of the past weeks below.
Sometimes escaping this crazy society is the only way to figure out what is really important and not just a temporary illusion.
Way up in the middle of nowhere without internet and mobile network, slows down this busy, hectic and "important" life, it shows a different - a more simple - but extremely beautiful way of living, where status, appearance, money and success don't matter.
Being up there, for me it is almost like a recovery, although I spend much time in the mountains anyway, living in the hut is even more special. Not knowing if you will have power / light the other day or going out to lumber to start a fire makes you feel very grateful and humble.
I´m so thankful, I have the courage to live my life, seeing such beautiful places and don't have to regret, I have wasted time by living the life of someone else.
"Today is the tomorrow, you talked about yesterday"
I still can't believe it… a few hours ago we stood on the highest point of the alps - the Mont Blanc -.
An one day approach from Les Houches to Nid d’Aigle, via the Tête Rousse hut, Grand Couloir, the Gôuter hut and the Dôme du Gôuter. The feeling on top of the alps after a long hike / climb was and still is unbelievable. Unfortunately at the moment I don't have many words for it, we are flashed, exhausted but there is also a feeling of gratitude I cannot explain...
I want to thank my partners Sean and David for bringing up this crazy idea and taking me on this journey. This adventure showed again how important it is to have trustful and reliable partners / friends who not only have the physical power to push trough but also the mental strength.
Thanks guys - I cannot wait for the next trip to come :)