…no, this is not a 80s remix of Kim Wilde songs… ..this is just for the kids of Cambodia. 🙂
…it all started with a river.
A river called Elbe, where a single photo of that river made its way downstream to become a wonderful blog… …feeded by inspiration, longing and the desire to communicate in an unknown language… …feeded by the influx of many other tributaries… it grew to ‘Every Day My Life’.. JEden TAg MEin LEben.. ..JETAMELE…
Andrea, I adore your work, especially you portrait series. It gives me inspiration, new perspectives and the comforting belief that there is someone out there, who sees more and deeper than what our eyes just perceive.
That is a precious gift.
Thank you for sharing that.
Wenn ihr im Raum Hamburg wohnt und individuelle, natürliche Porträts von euch oder euren Lieben haben möchtet, fragt Andrea. Die kann das!
please see Andreas homepage
Me and Polina met in August in Tver / Russia and we decide to do a photo shooting the next time when I’ll be around. And so we did.
I was impressed by her talented und versatile way to act in a portrait shooting. Some things just like happen like that. You don’t need to plan. You don’t need to talk… …you just let things happen.
A delightful day with this wonderful person. Thank you, Polina! …and I hope we will meet again.
this is for you. We believe in you! You will make your way! …just pure believe in yourself!
FAITH, HOPE, LOVE
Victoria & Markus
Oyster farming in Cancale / Brittany
From it’s small spat’s size to its harvest, a Cancale oyster needs minimum 3 years of work in the bay of Le Mont Saint Michel.
Many handelings are necessary to grow an oyster lapped by the fastest tides in Europe. At low tide part of the vast oyster beds can visited.
Cancale calls himself the “oyster capital” of Brittany. Oysters are bred here in the intertidal zone, namely the Pacific Oyster (5,000 t, as of: 2000) and the rarer European Oyster (1,000 t, as of: 2000). Both varieties enjoy a good reputation among connoisseurs.
(source: Ferme Marine, wikipedia)
Dry Bridge Bazaar / მშრალი ხიდი
If you looking for paintings, books, jewelery, spark plugs, condensers, records, cameras, lenses, sunglasses, vases, tools, dishes, ball bearings then you are in very good hands on the Dry Bridge Bazaar in Tblissi/Georgia.
But even if you just like to stroll around and like to chat with these nice people at the market, you get well entertained for hours by the beautiful sight of the merchandize and all that interesting stories you get told. Just enjoy.
I asked people I met in public… …on the street, in bars, hotels, restaurants… …if I could take a potrait of them. Most of those short encounters were just for few seconds. One even ended in a really nice long chat.
There is this question of ‘How good you should know a person to do an authentic portrait?’ …and I asked myself ‘…and what will happen if you do a protrait of someone that you absolutely do not know?’ Will he/she put up a face the he/she want to show to the world? …I will never know. But what I mean to see is, that there is something really personal in their features which raise the thrilling question of who these people could be like.
If you want to reach these floating villages, you just have to follow the Tonle Sap River from Phnom Penh upstream… .. no .. ..downstream … ..okay it really depends on dry and rainy season …
A special feature of the Tonle Sap River is that it changes its direction of flow during the rainy season.
Not only on the Tonle Sap Lake, but also on its tributaries you will find the floating villages.
During the rainy season, the water level can rise up to 6 meters in these rivers and flooding the large floodplain areas. Many villages on these rivers are then no longer accessible by land. But for that brings the flood nutrient mud on the rice fields and offers many species of fish a breeding ground.
“..the way to the bar? …upstream… …just follow the river… you can’t miss it! Enjoy!” was the advice of the nice guy on the first image. …and we did! We followed the Suoi Tien river in Mui Ne (Vietnam) and get rewarded by the beautiful landscape of the Red Canyon and a cold beer in this unique bar. Wow, what an unusual way to reach a bar… …walking through a river as the only way to get there!