when inked in black & white
The world is far from black and white, but some of its stories are best told colorless.
the human condition in black & white
inky & milky marks of civilization
nature of light and darkness
monochrome realm of the feral & tame
This photographic take on the human condition focuses the lens on some of the stark contrasts between people’s lives across the world, while trying to capture the conspicuous similarities in the same breath. Lives, circumstances and daily routines differ vastly from country to country, but often the more so within one nation, region or group.
Humanity's achromatic pulse taken in cities around the globe.
from famed dreamscapes to chance discoveries of destinationless wanderers
Across land, water and air, from the wild to the stray to the domestic, from Christmas crickets to chickens, from the exotic to the common - here are some shots of animals from Asia to Africa and the Americas.
glimpse: GOOSEBUMPS OF OUR PRIME | Half way there, half way here, some road ahead, some in the mirror. Every fork the right way. No desert wasteland wasted on us. Passion reactors, fueled by horizon hopes and longings to linger, bound to burst. Destination none. Freedom encounters. Don’t need a thing, much less everything. Dreams yes, love perchance. Bright light leaving dark marks under our skin. Friendly risks, more firsts than lasts, pain painted over. Goosebumps of our prime.
glimpse: MUNDANE MOMENTUM | Every day untold ordinary moments move right past us, fading into one another unconsidered. Only once we stop, stripping our busy minds down to mere awareness, we catch up with the enthralling momentum of the mundane and in-between blinks our omnipresent obliviousness is fast forgotten. In other words: crossing Boulevard René Lévesque in Montreal.
glimpse: THE LAST RAYS | I was trying to find my way out of the labyrinth that the Medina of Fes threw at my feet and senses, while the last rays pierced the narrow alley-twists. So low now in the sky, the sun lent just enough light to freeze this moment in time beautifully before calling it a day. Teasing the nearing night whose black melts all into one, the far star cut silhouettes from the gloom, creating one last outline for the street’s characters to tell their stories.
Bonn / Germany · 2018 electrified
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur / India · 2015 hypnotic Hinduism
known marvels & chance discoveries
from the wild to the stray
curated collections with narratives