glimpse: STRUGGLE TO SURRENDER
one photo, one story
a world, a pen, a camera
photoprose · photopoetry · photojournalism
In the end, the journey wasn't all that much about traveling.
My soles brought me places, but immersion taught me places, taught me people and lives.
as seen on
As months became years and then yesteryears, the initial journey became a nomadic lifestyle.
read my mind
(words with the occasional photo)
A Homage to Education
empowerer, character-builder, freedom fighter
Education happens – wittingly or unwittingly, willingly or unwillingly – all around us, in all of us, all the time, lifelong. Our teachers don’t always look like teachers: they can be social milieus, inner monologues, nature, culture, travel, or anything that makes the brain spin. read more
Volunteering vs. Voluntourism
self-organized engagement vs. vacation packages – structures, results and ethics
...organizing your grassroots engagement independently, might not only help your own experience and wallet, but also the community you work with. read more
Absolutely Relative: Colorful Matters between Black and White
Matter of fact or matter of perspective?
What often appears universal truth is more often veiled by the intangible and intelligible colors of opinion. read more
Why let any guidebook, travel blog or superficial advice shrink your leaps of discovery to baby steps in their footprints?
the world from my angle
(photos with the occasional word)
from the back alleys to the avenues and back
From across the pond a child had dreamt what are memories now. see more
solo exhibition, Paris
Self-domesticated kings of the smallest corner of the universe, we hide inside our makeshift womb in a fetal curl and snip away at the umbilical cord that connects us with our surroundings, mother nature and father space. see more
The Moment Next Door
noteworthy normalities hidden in plain sight of destinations extraordinaires
All too flattened by the genericness of mass-experience, it is time to make space for the moments next door. see more
when your office isn’t anywhere near an office
...nobody robbed us of our freedom; it was an inside job we signed up for. Outside jobs, by contrast, are not always a deliberate choice and oftentimes the harder labor, but they come with a certain spatial freedom... see more
That Candid Moment Before the Mask
perfect imperfection before the stage is set
… portrait candidness is the short-lived obliviousness before the stage is set and it thrives on the imperfection of anticipating the "picture perfect" moment. see more
UNSEEN, UNHEARD | What if you were unseen, unheard? Where would you look for solace, whom would you call upon? see more
SUNFLOWER CEMETERY | And when they ask us why all the sunflowers are dead, we’ll just tell them the truth. see more
LIVES I’VE NEVER LIVED | When I see you and the place you call home so tenderly, it reminds me of a life I’ve never lived, a dream I’ve never dreamed; but my longing is painless, my melancholy sweet, my smile pure. see more
DEATH BIRTHING LIFE | You are not gone. Because when you went, all of you stayed here. Peekaboo. You didn't need that white marble heaven after all, or an ending repackaged as eternity. You just changed once more, effortlessly. see more
Miles astray the tourist highway the beauty didn't vanish. And beyond beauty there was something raw and real behind these easy facades – challenging discoveries, unsung heroes and cultural normalities that were ever new, different and hypnotizing.
glimpses of elsewhere intertwined with narratives & notions
(words & photos)
selected places / stories
Kamhlushwa / Humans Living Passions – Community Enrichment from Within
meet the extraordinary Imagine Scholars
As founder Corey Johnson puts it: “I’m incredibly proud of all the huge successes, but the real goal is to create good people." explore
Himalayas / Hiking Alone, Astray & Everestless
when you set out to see Everest, but Everest doesn’t care
And after a while, seeing or not seeing Everest became a mere matter of perspective. explore
Barcelona / Revolution in the Air, But Where?
people carry on ordinarily while the political stage is in flames
...yet, between these societal lines, where the quintessence of our life as human beings dwells, our situation remains largely the same, despite political turmoil... explore