“The way is the target!” ..like always!
I love it… …dreaming, planing, fighting, realizing, photographing, motivating, being angry, being happy, feeling doubt, changing things, doing things together… …all that what happened to fulfill the mission.
Early December I had to change the complete concept to start already everything new. ..and it turned out to be good. Even better than the first idea. Like Victoria always says: “everything that happened, happened for the better”. But even we would have to cancel everything.. …the way to that point had so many amazing moments and wonderful encounters.
Thank to all helping hands, all motivation, all criticisms and all joy we had…. ..and yes of course, thanks for the after party! 🙂 😀
..hey, and what do we guys start next?!!!
“THE LIVING SOULS”
…they love …they suffer …they smile …they fight
At the 04.01.2020 we opened my photo exhibition at the Sverkov Gallery in Tver/Russia.
Contrary to Gogols ‘Dead Souls’ I found so many living souls in Russia during my portraits shootings, that I decide to share this in form of an exhibition.
Devided in four categories the photos were spread over halls of these wonderful gallery.
- GENESIS , from painting to photography: A photgrafically interpretation of works of the painter Alexeij Jogolev
- CHILDHOOD, the living souls of the kids
- THE LIFE, a variation of deep emotions
- PLACES WITH SOUL
This day was stunning. I’m still deeply moved. So many nice people and chats. I never expected so many emotions shared together that day.
This opening was supported by pianist Jewgenij Sokolowski who interpreted the photography in his unique style live at the grand piano.
My lovely thanks to my wife Victoria, the magic Boutique Anthropologie (especially Anatol), Diana & Evgenij (you both are great), everybody from the Sverkov Gallery, John & Losha, Alexeij, the most beautiful models in the world (Valeria, Kate und Sasha), all the nice people for dancing through the portrait shootings and everybody who made this night unforgettable !
photos by Vova Brutto, Victoria, unknown and me
wow, OMG, that was 2019… …that fast?
But it was a great year! I won’t miss it!
A lot of stunning photo shoots with wonderful and lovely persons. Preparing a new photo exhibition.. ..and Germany gets a new lovely and wonderful citizen: my beloved Victoria! My congrats to fighting for that for so many years and succeed in the end.
A very special thanks goes out for my russian friends and family. You were there for me whenever I need you and gave me so much love and hope. I love you for that.
The same for my german friends. Let’s rock Russia in 2020! Looking forward to have you there next year.
No complains about this year.. …hhmmm.. ..except our football team could do some better… ..but as you know:
YOU NEVER WALK ALONE !!!
All of you a merry xmas and a stunning 2020! Rock it!
…and of course Darlene again:
Anton, born in Kaliningrad, lives in Moscow. I don’t know his age. I don’t know his exact profession… …but that really doesn’t matter. We encounter each other as two persons who are curious and open and we want to try out what happened, when two strangers encounter in a photo shooting.
An excellent time we had. Thank you, Anton for your open and communicative way. See you early January.
Last week I met the wonderful Anna, psychoanalyst from Moscow, for a photo shooting in Russia.
It was so delightful to work with such a sensitive, smart, beautiful and open hearted woman, that is able to show a part of her soul at our first encounter.
After a few hours of work, talk, fun and a spontaneous dinner, we both decide to exhibit images we captured that day for my photo exhibition THE LIVING SOULS in January in Russia.
Hey, who else could better stand for a living soul than you, Anna. Thank you for that special day!
Tver / Russia
Thank you, Diana! Wow, that was magical! What a ride.. …and shine on you crazy diamond
Welcome to my town oh
Welcome to my country
So good to have you around oh
Welcome to my sound oh
Welcome to my family
To the darkness, the devil and things no man should find
Look Up, Can you see the message, the message that it spreads now,
Look Up, Can you see the light how it’s shining over our head now
Light might keep you in the distance
And the light can guide you and the light
Can show you what you’re missing right now”
“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’… 🙂
Natasha, psychoanalyst, practices in Tver and Moscow/Russia, was always fascinated by portraits where features of a person captured on photos.
…and so we tried… ..no concept, no rules… …we just let go… …and danced…
Natasha, thank you for that dance. 🙂
Valeriya… …at the window… …just one wonderful square meter to play with light…
“And I’ve missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won’t you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don’t you come on over Valerie?”
That day I met Kate (Katya) the first time. She never did a photo session before. Our idea was to copy a drawing of my painter-friend Alekseij.
After the work was done she wanted more. “I love to see me on photos” …wow. – I’ve rarely met anyone who looked at their own photos with such natural joy. That was contagious .. ..and so we continued the next hours. What a day.
Katya, thank you for all that joy. I’m looking forward to realize all the plans and ideas we had.
Катя, спасибо тебе за всю эту радость. Я с нетерпением жду реализации всех планов и идей, которые у нас были.
Valeriya, my co-worker friend. Her first photo shoot.
Dear Lera, thank you for this delightful photo shooting. It was wonderful to work with you. 🙂
The nine y/o Rita and me didn’t met before… ….but after 30 seconds we knew that we both will have a lot of fun to do that photo shooting.
Happy birthday to you. All the best for you and stay as nice, open, curious, lively, positive, sensitive and stunning as you are !!!
…and, YES, of course you become an actress. 🙂 🙂 🙂
model: Svetlana Jelchaninova (Спасибо Света, это было очень весело !!!)
Thank you, Sveta, for the fun telling this story together!
Frankly spoken… …clubbing and Markus usually do not go hand in hand… …except there is a reason. A very good reason. 🙂
KRISTINA is a good friend of us since years and we enjoyed this night at the CITI club a lot! Dancing, photographing and a lot of champagne. That was fun.
She is a wonderful and charming person with a very good heart. I guess that is attracting attention. You have to meet her. A few weeks ago on our flight to Moscow she has been addressed by everyone… …and everybody was wondering about my role in our ‘relationship’. So my role switched in just two hours between “..your husband”, “..your father”, “..your boyfriend” to “..your friend”… …and that is a role which I can except with pleasure. 😉
“Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека,
Бессмысленный и тусклый свет.
Живи ещё хоть четверть века —
Всё будет так. Исхода нет.
Умрёшь — начнёшь опять сначала
И повторится всё, как встарь:
Ночь, ледяная рябь канала,
Аптека, улица, фонарь.”
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark,
than alone in the Light”
Thanks for the walk with a friend, Lena.
🙂 …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.
Andrea and me got the great chance to participate at TANZOMANIA’s final practice for the European Grand Prix in Tallin at Johns dancing school in Tver/Russia. But don’t worry, we didn’t dance… …we just documented it by our photos.
This European Grand Prix was a great success for TANZOMANIA. Several gold an silver medals. Wow, congrats to you all!!!
But what I admire the most is, with how much enthusiasm and lifeblood John, Olya, Alyona, Losha and Losha convey the spirit of dancing to the children. My deepest respect to you all for create such a precious activity.
Please find Andreas story here at JETAMELE.
Khatuna / ხათუნა, or Khatya like we call her, has the meaning ‘lady’ (in persian).
I think I remember that Khatya told us that the georgian meaning is something like ‘fate’….
….however it is… …I know that this wonderful lady and her partner (our friend Bonya) will take fate in their own hand! … and they will be succeed in all respects.
Hey, you both… …long may you run… …and stay forever young.
please see here at JETAMELE how Andrea has seen Khatya.
All of you a happy new year!
May we all enjoy the good things
And face the bad things with a confident smile
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