I was outside with a friend to explore some more areas of my area where I live in. There was this great little spot with snow and plants (?? I don’t know the exact term of this, my bad!). I hope you like them and feel free to comment on it!
And yes, I like some weird photos, where you have to stand in something or you use a different composition 🙂
If there is one thing to say about me, then there is this thing: I don’t know myself enough to stick to a thing I like. For instance, the language. I like writing in english, but keep changing the language on my blog from german to english and around. I always think to much, what you have to do, what you should do. I rarely think about what I want to do. That is a key problem on my way to finding my style.
Starting off with the language. I started my blog with filmreviews, kept it in german because I wanted to appeal to a lot of viewers in Germany and because it is my native language. I know it, I like it. But even if I am not as good in writing in english, I never been longer than a week in an english speaking country, I just like writing in english. It’s a more free experience. That is why I changed the film reviews even to english ones. With changing to the photography focus on my blog I thought again about the consequences of having one language to write in. I wrote in german again.
I flipflop. A lot. I just don’t know what to do. I want to have my own style and just don’t do what I want, regardless if others do the same or not. Even if there are a lot of photographers or bloggers aroung who write in english or german, there are always the ones who are successful with it or not. And in the end, it is not the language which succeeds, it’s the person and the product you can produce (am I right?).
Focusing on this aspect of my path to getting more myself I think I have to keep it up and do this for a lot of other areas in my life. For a moment I just have to shut up the rest of the world and just listen to myself for once.
Letzten März durfte ich Daniel und Kamila bei ihrer standesamtlichen Trauung in Pulheim begleiten. Es war kein großartig sonniger Tag, jedoch war keiner betrübt an diesem Tag, denn hier wurde schließlich eine neue Familie gegründet. Es war mir besonders wichtig die Momente einzufangen, die für die beiden für lange Zeit nach diesem Tag noch in guter Erinnerung bleiben soll. Im kleinen Kreis wurde zunächst die Trauung durchgeführt und nachher haben Daniel, Kamila und ich noch kurz Fotos in der Nähe des Standesamtes machen können. Vielen Dank nochmal und ich hoffe euch gefallen die Fotos!
If you know my blog you know that I wrote a lot about films and series before concentrating on photography. Today, however, my former collegue of sneakfilm.de (a site for which I wrote a bit in the past) wrote me again if I don’t want to write again and I just thought: Why the heck not? You get to go to the cinemas in the midday and can write about it. I really liked it in the past and it only can be good for me to have something to write about again other than photography and my progress. Heck, it just would be good to just write more and more. I always notice that I hesitate on some posts and can’t write as fluently as in the past. That has to change…The only problem would be that it has to be in German again, so I will probably post my reviews on here as well. I get mostly german readers as of yet, so it should be no problem.
If you want you can visit sneakfilm clicking here. It is still a small site, but worth checking out! I am really excited to write again!
I finally arrived at the beaches, the beautiful sunsets, the parties, the fun. Everything was true what others told me about the islands. It was, indeed, very beautiful throughout. Ok, maybe not every beach was so clean as I wished it to be, but better than any beach I ever was. In truth, I am not the beach person, so I did not partake in much water activities, but I tried to capture the beauty of it. There is one big viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi, where everybody goes to see the sunset. It was very nice, indeed. The bad part was that the sun was behind big palm trees, so you only could see the colours, which were beautiful on their own. There was one other night, however, where I just went to the beach to see the sunset and it was the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. This is the one I will remember for a long time.
Another great thing was the fireshows at the beaches. There I took some really great photos in my opinion. I hope you like them as well 🙂
Koh Phi Phi was mostly enjoying some party and some beaches, so I did not take as much different photos. In Koh Lanta there was rarely anything to do and not too much was interesting enough to photograph. I was at a national park there with some monkeys, but there I only almost got bit while I tried to take some photographs of them. The sound of the camera was to distracting for them I think 😀
Plus, it was almost the end of my journey, so I did not focus as much on photography and just relaxed. Nevertheless, there were some cool shots and I hope you like them!
After the north part of Thailand I wanted to go to the south and enjoy some beaches on some islands. I had only one week left, so I could not go everywhere. First I had to get to the south by flying to Krabi (skipping Phuket) with the plan to go to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. I did go to the islands, but after this part I still had to go the same way back to Bangkok for my flight back. So firstly I show the Krabi part. The only beach I visited was the Railey Beach. Krabi on its own was a little too quiet, nothing much to see. The highlight would be the Tiger Temple on top a mountain. You had to take the stairs, 1237 steps to be exact. This was very exhausting, but worth it. Other than that there wasn’t much to see unfortunately.
Chiang Mai was awesome, I really liked it there. It had a good vibe, it was not too big, not too small, a nice town to stay for a couple of days. However, I wanted to see something else in my month in Thailand. So I decided to stay a little in Chiang Rai, way up north of Thailand. From friends I heard a lot of good things about it and I was really excited to go to some nice viewpoints. This, however, did not happen. I could not get to the best place to be: Phu Chi Fa. For getting there I needed to drive four hours on a dangerous road, which I could not handle. That’s what the people told me. Just google the place, it seemed like the best viewpoint in the whole of Thailand. Bummer.
Arriving at Chiang Rai was also not that great. It felt like a too small place with a bad vibe. I do not know why, but I immediately had a bad feeling about it.
This is why I did not do sooo much in Chiang Rai. I stayed there for two nights and that was it. In this time I still did a little: The White Temple, The Black House and the Long Neck Tribe. These are some impressions of it. I hope you like them! Feel free to connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! 🙂
Soo…what I did: I imported everything from khitostrol.wordpress.com into my main blog. Why? Because it seemed that everything that I did while being on the other site got directed into my writing blog, where I really did not do much in the last months and won’t in the next.
I know, it is a rather sudden to change everything, but I think the three followers can handle it 😀
Let’s see if this works out. If not, I will change it again or stick to this forever.
While visiting Marocco, I also was in Marrakech for a couple of days. There I went to the Maison de la photographie with it’s exhibition about photography in Marocco. I am not the one to tell you who is who in the photography world, far from it, but I I found one photographer there I wanted to remember: Nicolás Muller. Apparently there is also a snowboarder with this name, plus Muller is not that famous as far as I could saw, so it is not that easy to find too much about him.
Most of this hungarian photographers work is from Tangier, where I did not go unfortunately. Nevertheless the exhibition showed a wide variation of Marocco and it’s past. A lot looked like the present time, only more build up in structure and architecture. Muller deliverered mostly street photographs of Tangier, but with these you could appreciate the culture and the artistic form in which he shot the photos.
I really liked the focussing on some people in his works or mostly the group shots where you can easily find something new with another glance. Plus, he also had a great timing of shooting the photo.
So, I finally got to the final posts of my change and can post new stuff, which I already did with my photos of Alina. The other things which will be coming soon are my photos of Thailand and another shooting with Ole. I already did an unplanned shooting with Ole on a lazy sunday afternoon. Now I wanted to plan it a little more and had some ideas how I wanted it. He plays the violine, which can be a great asset and I really wanted to establish a contrast with his suit/violine playing to the background. I still need to sort them out some more and then comes the editing. The „problem“ is that I will be gone again for two weeks in Marocco next week, so I won’t have the time to edit as much. On the plus side, as always, a lot more to post when I’ll come back 🙂
On another note: I tried tumblr again and will try to post other photos on there, often times maybe the same. Feel free to check it out, but it still has to be filled with content. To the tumblr.