You never know, what is behind a face, front or facade. That happens yesterday to me. Still have trouble with my right neck and shoulder. I didn´t know is it harmless painfull or more sirious. We went to a massage doctor. It was closed. He will back at the other day. Shit, i thought, my hope for the day is gone.
My friend bring me to a pharmacie and it was amazing. At first the Master of the pharmacie is a well educated woman who knows what is good. She gave me the right japanese medicine. And she called a younger employe. The young woman did a massager unbelievable. It was hard, she goes deeple into my pain, but great. Later as i asked, what i have to charge for her. The master said: Nothing. Do you believe it. I was completely surprise.
You will never get in a german pharmacie. „Germany, dress warm clothes 🙂 it is title of a Rap Song from a youth Hip Hop dance group of Cape Town.
Today i went to the massage doctor. He gaves me the similar massage like the young woman only much more intensive. I pulled out my spin, worked hard on my spin, back, head and shoulder. He told me I have S curve on my spin. I shouldn´t carry my big backpack. I told him over 25 years shoulder camera on the right side and the monitor mostly over head positions leaves their traces on my body. Still some people think, it is normal to show over 8 hours over head position in monitors by Studio camera work. Only they did it earlier it doesn´t meant it is ok. That´s my opinion.
After his massage I had to lay down. It was so heavy that i need a rest. Now after a few hours it is much better. I guess he repositioned my spin for the first time. Great job he did.
In my backpack i carry a camera body, not the lightest one, a heave wide and tele lens. That is quiet heavy. But tell me how shall i go around when I´m on a shooting. Like the last days. Taking only one lens? Or a trolley? How can I climp and go in the landscape or even in a parc? I must say i do a lot of Gyms and Spin exercices. Perhaps that is the reason nothin happen earlier.
Of course I had the backpack by the massage doctor. He looked not happy about that pack. On the way back I remember that i have this pelvic restraint. Until now i put in the slash if you don´t need it. I have to go so far until i use the pelvic restraint around my hips. It is great! i keeps the weight more on the hip and not on my shoulders. Sometimes shaking my head about myself.
Oh, I catched a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve. Moving my head on the right side is painful. Perhaps it is only that I´m running around with my big heavy backpack with photo, lenses and so on. So I decided to do a recovery day. But the hell it is not easy for me. Always i think, no i go out, try it, don´t be so lazy. It has not realy to do with some lazyness, it is mor, that i love it to go out and shoot, write.
Yesterday I start to develope a script for a short movie. It is what i here from the friends, what´s going on in China. Here are big changes. The subject is about a mother and daughter relation.
If there out in the web is any young or older or what else talented script writer, send me an email. I like to direct!
After shooting the bus station with the Memorial in background, i crossed the road sit down and here the music coming from the backyard. With the lampions and the light it looks very nice. I went to the music. It was very nice listening. A mix of chinese street music, from time to time with some Rap elements. It sounds great.
I did some shootings. What i give to have also the Sony Alpha 7R or S which shoot such amazing pics in the low light. It is a hard job. Nevermind, i have what i have and did my best. Just beside was a nice coffe bar. And the had a capuccino. It was a great taste after all the time to drink a real good coffee. The Bar called Coffeebreak. I was sitting outside by this warm summer night. Suddenly I see the singer, he makes a break. We looked at each other and start to talk. Of course he can have the photos. As photographer i give my best, so after the break i did more photos. Now more from the middle of the circle like I´m used to it.
Suddenly the singer announce me as his friend, of course in fact of his good english, he told. He thanks me for taking photos, so he pleased the audience to give an applaus. Hey come on, when I get the last applaus for my photographer work. It was surprised and it was an amazing guesture of the musician.
These encounter i love when i´m travelling. This little moments where you share with unknow people. This is peacful and makes people understanding each other.
By the way, this happen to me also in the E-market. I was looking for a cheap Tripod. At least i want to buy a powerbank for my cellphone, cos i shoot too with that device. It is not common that the people understand english. A young woman helped me and i gave her my card. She wrote me how to load, to handle the powerbank or mobil charger as they say here in China. I love this little stories
Starting the tour by passing by the Black Tiger Spring. Until now I saw it once at night. It is saturday and a lot of more people are around here. One reason is the water. A free spring where you get good fresh water. Second this parc is free entry. Other parc you have to pay fot entrance.
The building of which i every day see from my bed is a memorial. It was build in the founding year of the New China, because a lot of people died here. Why, i didn`t get it. Still finding out. I keep you informed
In the opposite of the Memorial are one of the 7 springs around this place. Here you see the Black Tiger. What is the story of the Black Tiger I have to find out, too.
On the left side is a white Tiger. More impressive is of course the black one. A common place to shoot pics from each other, kids, youth, young lovers.
Now my guest arrives, i stop here and the saturday night fever will be continued
To my hotel room belongs a place for cooking tea, Green Tea and have nice talks or preparing my photos. I love this view, isn´t it amazing.
Von meinem Bettzimmer ist diese wunderschöne verglaste Terrasse. Zeit Tee zu kochen und den Blick zu genießen, gute Gespräche zu führen oder meine Fotos zu bearbeiten.
Now it is time to go out and to get inspired to do pictures for the music of Chet Baker. The Jazz musician, from whom i saw the lovely documentary film in the Business Class.
Jetzt ist es an der Zeit hinaus zugehen, mich inspirieren zu lassen, Fotos zu machen, die zu der Musik von Chet Baker passen. Über ihn sah ich eine gute Doku-Fiction in der Business Class auf dem Hinflug. Ich war so beeindruckt, dass ich sie mir sogar zweimal ansah, was ich äußerst selten tue. Auf ins Abenteut.