apple parsley on the road

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/// roadtrip spain - a stop at couchsurfers in a coruña
there are some super hyper amazing people in galicia region!
i started drawing my leaf again! by night everyone was marked by a cd marker, of course ,-) oh yes, and we got into collective fineliner drawing rituals.
last photo - a portrait of the beautiful sara with her remedialized leaf.

/// roadtrip spain - an hour stop in viveiro
a pretty wet one hour stop. and once again bizzare. almost no people around. ahlem climbed on the monument and became a part of it, kind of a warrior goddess ,-) (first picture - find ahlem)
last photo made by ahlem, so that i would also be in the documentation process just for once. and then it started raining heavily.
we got hooked on collecting purple shells with a hole. gonna turn them into a mobilee one day. as by now our car is already pretty full of woods and shells, and stones and leaves.

ps: reminder - all photos made by my iphone using some filters of course

/// roadtrip spain - los doniños
the weather got rainy and cold. we reached los doniños, long lonesome beach, no people, just huge waves and smooth sand. i took a two and half hour walk to the lighthouse along the beach. around the rocks at the lighthouse i found some strange house leftovers, burned down or not finished, bizzare sofas lying around in between daisies. amazed by the nature once again once again once again.

/// roadtrip spain
the moon, the van, the warrior II, the shadow, the collection
at the place without a name.
i’m falling in love with van-life. when the road is home. with a special someone. we met a couple, he’s a german surfer, she’s from LA, they’re on the road few months here, few months there, apple picking in between. (see van home second picture)
what else do you need?..
i feel some old dreams arrising and getting a fresh breath of air

something to do for a while, to get out of city life and traps of artificial problems. feel free, feel connected with nature flow and meet people who are under the same spell.. the road is home.

/// roadtrip spain
the place without a name (or at least this is what i prefer thinking about it)
yoga, dance and run in the morning

/// roadtrip spain
the sunset of the place down the bridge without a name. 
* paul * laurence * rosel * ahlem *

/// roadtrip spain
the sunset of the place down the bridge without a name.
* paul * laurence * rosel * ahlem *

/// roadtrip spain
and then after yoga and cow watching we drowe again. we got on a bridge and within seconds agreed that we have to stop at this little beach without a name. so peaceful, so calming… in the evening ahlem made a little fire. we met paul, laurence and rosel with their vans, sharing a wine, the sunset and some british german australian tunesian lithuanian long forgotten stories… :-) sounds a bit dramatic i know. though we pretty much created a unique campfire bliss, true story

/// roadtrip spain
in case i didn’t mention - it’s a rather north west spain trip, my first time here. pretty amazed by the difference of the fauna and flora to the very south where i stayed last january

/// roadtrip spain
and you see the water down there? in the morning we were doing some yoga there and breathing and meditating while singing some Moondog songs together. rasins and corn waffels for breakfast, in combination with the sounds of goat-bells and wild wave.
delight delight

/// roadtrip spain
we were joking that the landscape looks sooo diverse it could be the alps at times, or vietnam at other times (non of us has been to vietnam though).. :-) or savanah something, or ireland..

here it’s still somewhere west of santander ps: yes yes, this selfie.. somehow i wanted to post it just in case my mom forgets how i look alike

/// roadtrip spain
that was the first day after arriving in santander. weather chilled, flora northern, very green, very alive. a lot of contrast to the rather dried out south spain

/// roadtrip spain - an introduction

see the little spot in the middle? that’s ahlem. her and me simultaniously finished our master degrees and spontaniously decided to do something that would mark this grand celebration, the end and new (awesome) beginnings. so basically what we decided to do is to enjoy some ultimate no budget freedom, without planing any visiting spots, sleeping in the car if needed, pulling over at coasts which we see and feel attracted to at the very moment. just non-chalant seeing where the road leads us.
i didn’t take my dslr camera nor my macbook making it all way more simple. iphone photos with some vsco filters done quickly to catch the impressions. and of course my analog nikon fe.

sending out some good vibes. enjoy the nice moods ,-)

/// roadtrip spain - an introduction

see the little spot in the middle? that’s ahlem. her and me simultaniously finished our master degrees and spontaniously decided to do something that would mark this grand celebration, the end and new (awesome) beginnings. so basically what we decided to do is to enjoy some ultimate no budget freedom, without planing any visiting spots, sleeping in the car if needed, pulling over at coasts which we see and feel attracted to at the very moment. just non-chalant seeing where the road leads us.
i didn’t take my dslr camera nor my macbook making it all way more simple. iphone photos with some vsco filters done quickly to catch the impressions. and of course my analog nikon fe.

sending out some good vibes. enjoy the nice moods ,-)

well i guess the time had to come. i didn’t finish my little video essay about the Goddess of Greed and don’t know yet when i will have the time to finish it. so i figured why not just share it now – it’s a sketch, a work in progress, an extended photographic compilation to watch, as i pay more attention to the imagery then the story, as the story comes through imagery for me than the concrete spoken and logically consecutive storyline. 

thanks a lot to so many who inspired me while working on this project back in the summer of 2012, especially my Goddess Love Miriam and the music of the hyper talented Andrea Piloni.

enjoy those who like that kind of stuff, i know some do *

MOTHER HEART

It’s been 70 days since I handed in my Master Thesis, with this act finally finishing my university path. I got my (very good) note since, had confusing, nice, stupid, unreasonable and inspiring little jobs. Many thoughts, challenging thoughts.

Now, the road is clear, no more university “to dos”, nor nervous waitings of exams, essays to write, presentations to prepare. Now I can do all the postponed beautiful things, photographic adventures can begin, travel trips can be taken without planing. At least that’s what I though. I’m free to do what I want.. Am I?

Yet more than ever I’d like to be 70 right now, be a grandma’ and have a grandchild sitting on my lap. To read them children books which I read or always wanted to read, knit colorfull mittens and christmas treats, bake brownies every sunday. Somehow especially now I’d like to have all my decisions done, children grown up, challenges taken, risks being somewhere in the past. All the responsibilities for life, somewhat purpose of my existence already been fulfilled.

Right now, in my age of twenty eight, I feel the need of a family close to me more than ever, the urge to have this strong fundament beneath me, to have a pillow in case I fall, to have a couch I can fall into when I want to cry, a grandma’ to make a pot of tee telling all the same stories over and over again. 

This is a risky time, tricky time, one of the most terrible years I’ve even heard from some. The overwhelming confusion of how where when. Everything I do now will probably decide so many of my future steps. How can you not get a bit dizzy thinking like that?

Well, I’m most glad I have a mother strong as a rock, cheerful as a purple golden yellow most beautiful flower. Always ready, always with the best words, best understanding and patience. Holding me even virtually on Skype when needed, for hours. Even reading me books, on the same old Skype session.

Happy Mothers day twice dearest. Happy end and happy beginnings. Happy safety pillows in life. 

PS: Photos series ‘Cecilia’, self-portraits inspired by a certain book i read right now. Hint - Cecilia Lisbon.

it’s saturday already! and tomorrow is the last day of the festival! so hurry up to see some movies, over here in cologne. i’m really proud and happy to be a part of a team who made an awesome movie selection for this years edition. you can’t really see these things in regular cinemas, neither television and forget about web stream at all. directors are present, open to talk to you, share advices, put new questions in the room. above - some pictures of the Porn Panel “Queer Feminist Porn and Sex Positiv” with Jonanna Schorn (Gender Forum), Manuela Kay (co-director of the Porn Film Festival Berlin) and Marit Östberg (director of diverse short porn movies)

ps: more pictures this time on my facebook page