Saturday, May 28, 2011

World Press Photo

Some time ago, I was having a walk in the harbour and noticed big advertisements about the World Press Photo exhibition. Since the place was quite in the neighbourhood, I paid it a visit couple of days ago. It was really worth it, since the stories behind those shots are often quite touching. You can see all the winning photos in the World Press Photo website, but if the exhibition is coming to a city near you, I recommend to pay it a visit!

It is amazing how much power a single picture can hold. E.g. this one made by Péter Lakatos, where a man commits suicide by jumping from a bridge turret after setting himself to fire. Stupefying.

Pic by Peter Lakatos
Pic by Péter Lakatos, source the Atlantic

Sunday, May 8, 2011


This weekend, Hamburg is celebrating Hafengeburtstag. Last night there was a big firework show over the harbour. I tried to shoot it with my video cam and made this film. (I did cut about half of it off!) It was a great show and in the end of the video you can hear all the ships in the neighbourhood blowing their horns... Sounded quite rough! :D

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Miniatur Wunderland

Yesterday, I visited Miniatur Wunderland - the place for all model railway enthusiasts. I was busy using my video camera and finally managed to put together and edit this video. (I got a proper desk yesterday for my comp, so what would be nicer than to enjoy sitting by it for hours...?) Hmm... I hope my creative side is getting active again. :)

The airport is opening tomorrow, so I guess I need to visit the place again to add a bit to my shots. :D

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Orientation tactics

After the first few weeks the life in Hamburg is starting to make sense to me. :) There are still many things I need to fix, but I try not to stress too much about them. (Even if I'm constantly feeling being late with the deadlines for some things at school.) But life is for living, so I don't care that much. I guess some people start to call me reckless soon. But they don't know. :D

During the Easter I went to Berlin with my friend. We visited Potsdam, too, and found an art automat. (Unfortunately I didn't take a pic of the automat itself.) It was hilarious, since with a couple of Euros you could obtain your small piece of art. The vending machine itself was made of an old cigarette machine. Great idea, all in all!

Art from a vending machine

"Warning: This art can confuse, light up, upset and be addictive! About risks and side effects ask yourself and write the answer to us. No further liability is acknowledged. The art inside is packed by the artist. All packages are unique. This one belongs to you now."

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