“For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it’s not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It’s not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It’s no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he’d doing – that isn’t important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself ‘My flower’s up there somewhere…’ But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn’t important?”
I was ask to do a fashion shoot for the new DRYKORN fall/winter collection 2019/20. Yes of course. With pleasure. To enter new territory… …and the world of posing. But, hey, why these poses seems so familiar for me even here in Russia in ‘real life’… 🙂
🙂 …of course they did not stare at me… …but I kindly asked if I could take a portrait of them…. …and they mostly agreed. I didn’t know these people in person… …but I know Aleksei Jogolev (#05) and this event was the opening of the exhibition of his paintings in Tver/Russia. Excellent paintings… …and excellent people.
Do you know what will happen when a photografer and an manifold gifted actress like Lena will collide head-on at full speed ??? …point blank… …and both love music…
THIS WILL HAPPEN:
SINGLE COVERS !
“In high seas or in low seas
I’m gonna be your friend
He said, “I’m gonna be your friend”
And, baby, high tide or in low tide
I’ll be by your side”
(High Tide Or Low Tide, Bob Marley)
We use to call that time between christmas and new year “between the years”. I do love this term. Because it seems that that you got some extra time beyond the usually counting of time.
A time where you can reflect, review. Think about this great moments, all the shit that happend… …and all the diamonts you found in the everyday life.
So, earth keeps on turning around… …a new year will start… …let’s rock it!
god bless you.. ..and may we find all the new diamonts in our everyday life.
Lena Fomina, actress in Tver/Russia
What would you do if you got the chance to do a photo shoot with an actress? Would you make up a story? Reenact scenes?
Or would you dare to tell the most exciting and intimate story? – So we did!
THIS IS THE LENA STORY.
Lena, thank you so much for your smiles and your sadness, for the play and the truth, for the distance and the nearness… …and of course for just beeing Lena.
Лена, большое спасибо за твои улыбки и твою грусть, за игру и правду, за расстояние и близость … … и, конечно, за то, что ты просто была Леной.
Please see Andreas Lena story at JETAMELE
PHOTO EXHIBITION / MARKUS MEHRING
” CUBA / DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE “
at the COCO LOCO
Berneckerstraße 23 / Bochum / Germany
2nd November 2018 until summer 2019
If you like to see my photos at… …no no no, let me start again…. If you like to indulge oneself by spanish food, to feel the spell of vine and like to spend your time with nice fellows, then I can strongly recommend you the COCO LOCO in Bochum.
Dive into the tender and tempting explosion of the senses. Enjoy the taste, the music, the wonderful atmosphere and the beautiful sight of your loved one framed by a modest photo print of me in the background on the wall.
That’s what I call a romantic date.
…no, this is not a 80s remix of Kim Wilde songs… ..this is just for the kids of Cambodia. 🙂
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)
Just in time for the 3rd anniversary of POINT BLANK on the 31st of March, I splashed out a website for me. 🙂
The reason was that I could never provide an overview of my portfolio on requests. Voila … … problem solved!
At this point I would like to thank everyone for the great time, the fun we had, all the inspiration and the wonderful exchange.
..so, but now I’m going to party that! 😀
cheers, xoxo, Markus
Is there a common sense of nearness? …I mean my chosen topic was ‘narrowness’. Is there a common feeling which differs between that? Or does it make sense to find the answer in the given diversity of that what we find around us?