For the past five years the Knesbeck Verlag has published a pug-calendar with pictures that where taken from the book “Der Mops“, which I shot in 2004. For the 2012 calender they had used up almost every colour photo from the book, and asked if I would go out into the field again to take some new pictures. Of course I happily accepted, looking very much forward to listen to the huffing and puffing of the little hair-balls again.
They are just cool creatures, so hurry and buy the calender to secure my future pug-engagement. It’s only four month until the new year starts!
My latest expedition to animal kingdom led me to the organic farm of Henning Bauck and his partner Sabine.
In cooperation with VW, food magazine “Essen und Trinken” chose to feature Bauck’s farm, since they deliver some of their meat products to Volkswagen’s Autostadt. Apart from doing that Henning collects all kinds of exotic animals, which he claims find the perfect habitat in Lower-Saxony. He also employs his two daughters to decorate the henhouse, and buys his cattle old phone booths to let them keep in touch.
Henning takes care of the whole production process: breeding, farming, butchering and selling. If he also sleeps I don’t know…
The other week I had a very charming visitor in my studio. A wild grey goose.
It has now appeared on the cover of the magazine “Beef”.
I do feel slightly guilty for using this beauty as a proxy for a christmas roast, but animal lovers and vegetarians don’t need to fret. This guy didn’t end up in the oven.
The new issue of “Greenpeace Magazin” looks into the present and future of German energy supplies. A journey through the length of the country, took me to some of the visionary people who contribute to the final shutdown of Germany’s nuclear powerstations.
In the same issue there is my reportage on the mismanagement of Indonesias
“Komodo National Park”, and it’s most prominent resident – the Komodo Dragon.
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At the end of last year I was asked to contribute an image, to a recently launched photo edition by the German magazine “Emotion”. The idea behind the selection is, that the image possesses a strong emotional quality for the photographer. I chose a picture that was taken near a national parc in Thailand in 2010, where millions of bats leave their cave at dusk every night, to hunt for food. An overwhelming and poetic sight.
You can buy the photo HERE!