Background In October 2002 I came to Madrid with a car load of luggage to live here for an uncertain time. I had saved money for about six month if I would be able to live somewhat economical. After those six month I wanted to decide if stay and look for a job or go back to Germany. In January Ahmed, a friend of mine, told me about a Spanish language school, which only costs EUR 10,- a year. But he also said that there would only be Africans, Arabs and Eastern Europeans. Who
On my last trip to Madrid I noticed that more people are forced to earn their money on the streets than before. What´s more: you see people who ask for money of whom you never would have expected it: Women who could be my mother from their age or the way they are dressed.
I started to ask people in Madrid and Berlin if I could take a photo of them and many of them agreed. Within one weekend I shot 20 portraits. I only take one shot per person. That is why some are not 100% s
Two years ago I started to take photos of street musicians. I did not continue untill my trip to Madrid in May (2016) and when I shot the "Street Worker" series I continued Street Musicians alomost naturally because many times the gap between the two concepts is not distinguishable anyway.
(Nikon 35Ti, Nikon Action Touch and Leica M6) #StreetMusic #Madrid #Cello #BlackandWhite #Money #Nikon35Ti #NikonActionTouch
I went to Madrid for a job this May but had some time left to spend with friends and to walk the street with my new old Nikon 35Ti. Despite the fact that I had spent two years in Madrid last decade already and thought I had shot everything that is to shoot in Madrid, I put five roles of film through this innocent looking little camera.
(Nikon 35Ti) #BlackandWhite #Madrid #StreetPhotography #Nikon35Ti
From early childhood on I dreamed about practicing in the sports section - being a fighter. I entered the construction school with the sports section of my dreams of when I was fifteen. My physical condition was insufficient. I was not in good shape and weighed only 46 kilos. This section was also visited by the boys of my study group, who were much stronger and taller than me, who were15 or 20 kilos heavier than me. But they did not have enough willpower to quit smoking and
La verdad es que no sabia que contar, solo el decir la palabra y se me vienen a la mente mil y un recuerdos los mejores y peores momentos de mi vida, claro como no extrañar todo eso. Y mira que cuando planeaba mi viaje a acqui, siempre estaba pensando en estar acá y recuerdo que decía claro que no voy a extrañar esto Yo para nada soy patriota; ¡oh! Pero que equivocada estaba, bien dice el dicho nadie sabe lo que tiene hasta que lo ve perdido. Y no es que vea perdida la po
I did not know that humans can be attractive for donkeys. One day my mother sent me to bring grass to the lambs and the cows. I climbed on my donkey and took the road. It was a beautiful day; It was sunny but not very hot. I was very happy and sang my favorite songs, but my affectionate burrito changed all this in an unexpected way. As I cut the grass, I noticed that my donkey followed me with his eyes in a strange way. Still I was very much surprised when I bent down and he
En mi vida he tenido varios pasos importantes que tomar y uno de ellos fue este decidir si me quedo o me voy es dificil, mas si donde estas, estas bien y si te vas lo puedes perder todo, hasta al afecto de tus padres...
Planifique mi viaje con un rumbo ditinto al que estoy ahora, fue el primer tropiezo ya que a mis padres les había dicho que me iba a ese sitio para estudiar, ya de por si mis padres no les parecia bien mi viaje, y con lo que me enfrantaba era que habia cambi
The summers of my childhood I spent in my grandparents' house, in a city on the coast. I remember with great affection several details. Especially, what it meant to go to the beach with my brothers and cousins. We lived four streets away from the sea, it went downhill all way. Most interesting was the last part, which separated the city from the coast: 198 unmanageable steps! A long gray stone staircase on a slope of intense green lawn. Getting down was fine. But climbing up,