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POINT BLANK: BRIDGES

POINT BLANK: DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE

“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love ”

(Leonard Cohen, ‘Dance me to the end of Love’ )

try the gallerie with this music

POINT BLANK: TRAIN WINDOW

“I lie down on many a station platform; I stand before many a soup kitchen; I squat on many a bench;–then at last the landscape becomes disturbing, mysterious, and familiar. It glides past the western windows with its villages, their thatched roofs like caps, pulled over the white-washed, half-timbered houses, its corn-fields, gleaming like mother-of-pearl in the slanting light, its orchards, its barns and old lime trees.”

Erich Maria Remarque

 

POINT BLANK: LOOK AT THAT

..do you know that? Following some occasions just by chance to capture landscapes, architecture, abstract motives…  …that’s fine and that’s fun…  …maybe with some great results.

…and then you get reminded by a photo series here on WP about that, what you really want to do. To study people! To look at their behaviors. About their natural conduct. – After Andrea’s post BETRACHTUNGEN I was so inspired to search exactly for that.

Thank you for your inspiration!

 

POINT BLANK: LIVING IN A BOX

 

POINT BLANK: 1/5 RATIO

 

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POINT BLANK: NIGHT WALK

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POINT BLANK: PEOPLE AT THE MARKET II

POINT BLANK: EVENING MOODS

I do love the calm of an evening when time stands still and I can just enjoy and breathe. Wish all of us many of those moments for this year.

…btw, do you see the chimney on the upper left side of ‘evening moods 02’? I grew up on that little hill in front of that chimney.  🙂

 

POINT BLANK: THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE & ME

Imagine one dream of you as a little boy would have been to become an astronaut (I wrote already about that life had a different plan with me). Imagine now you would get an autograph on a photo print concerning space you did, with a personal dedication of let’s say Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin or….   …Valentina Tereshkova, THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE !!!

Wow, can’t believe it that it really happend to ME! A signed photo with a personal dedication from Valentina Tereshkova. We are all so proud that we decide to hang that signed image here in our russian office.

During the preparation of my photoexhibition here in Russia our friend Julia (thanks btw) was in contact to Tereshkova. So we tried to invite her to the grand opening, but it was not possible that she could join. But next time.

 

me and my autograph

me and my autograph

POINT BLANK: BOCHUM / GERMANY

deep in the west…

“sun still fighting, through smoke and steam
life here’s better than you could ever dream
i know you’re no beauty, for work’s lined your face
you don’t like wearing make-up, you’re an honest place
where the human race isn’t always in competition

your heartbeat’s of metal, it hammers out through the night
the foundation of prosperity, you’re a working town
don’t let them put you down, you bloom in your own way

bochum i call you home, bochum you’re in my bones, oh, glück auf – my home

you’re not a neon playground, there are no fashion shows here
you’re not a postcard for the tourists, here it’s the heart that counts
not the size of bank accounts, you’ve never sold yourself away

bochum…

may your smile shine on forever, through the cold dust it gleams
be proud of your tiny gardens, proud of your traffic lights
proud of your chimney-stacks, proud of your football team!

bochum …     oh, glück auf”

( ‘Bochum’, Herbert Grönemeyer )

 

 

POINT BLANK: CITY OF STYLE

They say that Düsseldorf is a city of style, because the fashion industry is settled there and people like to show what they got.

But lets see if we can find some different styles in photography as well. Oh, see what Markus got here…  😉

 

POINT BLANK: “WITH OUR EYES” III

A ‘ POINT BLANK / JETAMELE ‘ Project

“Every day, I go to earn my bread
In the exchange where lies are marketed,
Hoping my own lies will attract a bid.”
                            (‘Hollywood’, Berthold Brecht)
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Please see as well Andrea’s post at JETAMELE.
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