I wrize the short verdion after two days travellin I’m sitting in the local bus services. Not on azxi even it 01:00 a.m. lical time. But i have WiFi amahing hello wake up Germany. Lufthansa updadetef me into the business class. At the end the Service guy would gibe one bottle of South African wine. Bit i hat to contunue my fligjts. The next step works quiet well bit i couldn’t book the compöeze Ticket the woman told me. Ok. I met a nice woman from Hohhot but she immegrate to L.A. 45 years reunion of the school pupils. At the baggage counter my suitcase was missed not in the computer. With Lin helps they found it. I got 20 Euro and tomorrow it should arrive at my hotel. Next shock was my bookimg wad missed. I went directly to the manager if dity. The third manager could read latin letters. Yes I’m in Chin was in the Mongolia.
Nevermind i was sleays in a good mood had fzn to heat them talk runnimg amd at least i sit im the bus. Next time more about the chinesr and my point of view.
This pic I shot 8 years ago in Beijing. Let see what this year will happen. At first i have a longer travel. Tomorrow short to 11 a.m. I‘ will be in Beijing than i will go to Jinan Shandong over Hohhot in the Mongolei whta a Trip. I wish you all a good time.
Do you know the children game: packing the suitcase?
I feel like that. I packed my business suit for the work, shoes and than I start with my photo techs. Gorilla pod, Card reader, viewfinder with magnifier and and and. For me is it the hell and for you? When you are packing does it goes fast or do you need time?
On wednsday I fly to China, Jinan. After 8 years once again to this big country with contrast. My first city is Jinan. I visit a friend there. Later I go back to Bejing and Xina for work. I had the chance to combine work with holidy. Thanks for that arrangement the laten nate concept. The next days i will write regulary 🙂
I know now it is half a year ago when I wrote my last blog here.
With my daughter I visited her friends in the Algarve, Portugal. We had a wonderful stay and great evenings with Lara and Marco. It was a wonderful time.
As you see, from every travel I try to do a short video. This time I take the chance to support the NGO. As the Earthquake happened in Nepal they were doing couch-surfing. They want to help. Have a look at the video, they explain how it comes.
It was a great team work with the company specially with M.He had a hard job to install the tools and do it so, that the camera can catch every moment.
Video Tutorials are more and more one important instrument for companies to create value for their customers. I´m satisfied.
Of course you could have done more, with slider, more different light and so on. But it is a question of budget and for what you are producing the films. In this case it makes no sense that you shoot like an image film. The focus is the explanation, how to do it. A real tutorial, the guys have to use it on the construction, they have to see what is important and that quick.
In the last time I´m occupied with racism, colonialism in Germany. It started that i could listen the discussion about refugees, racism in germany. My question is what I have to do as film maker. I asked myself, why media, politicians, scientists don`t talk, discuss the questions with origine and people of the other cultures, for example from Africa or the arabians. Scientists from these
Universities, artists or simple people? I looked to inform my self.
And I found and get inspired by a book: „Kritik der schwarzen Vernunft“ original title is in french: „Critique de la rasion nègre“ from Achille Mbembe.
He is a philosopher, teaching now in J`burg. He wrote a book about the colonialism and the black raison. Does exists
colonialisme nowadays. By his book I get inspired and want to create as photographer or film maker, my own thoughts. The basic idea is to find these old pictures of colonialism and the old stereotypes of african people. With this thoughts I started to work with Barbies as Comic figures or for a Stop Motion video.
Why Barbies? For me they are the synonym for innocence. As father i tried to resist agains the wish of my daughter to play with Barbies. I gave up, she won 🙂 She did it well.
My idea was why does not the Barbies talk about racism? Not the white Barbies, the african Barbies. Going further I developed a comic novel where i reverse the refugee problematic in close future. The Europeans flee to Africa and get blocked by their own fences, walls and AFRICOP ex EUROCOP agency.
My first experiences were, you don´t get a real used african Barbie in Germany! Wow, isn`t it an example for racism?
That`s another story.
Back to Esther.
We met and discussed what her and mine interest is. For the first shooting, always i prefere to do an easy shooting. At first we have to find out, how we work together. What is her interests, what are mines. Does they fit together. Does she feel comfortable with me as photographer. Can she trust me and open herself?
Only if an actor, actress or model feel comfortabloe and trust you as director or photographer you will create great Moments.
That`s what i believe and how I work in my projects. I see the work as a team work.
For the shooting i got inspired by the book of the african philosopher. What are my media literacy about the colonialism. What kind of
pictures I have in mind, unconsciously? I took the subject „Travelling, Moving, Departure“ I thought that could fit for her too. Cos she moved to Germany. For a first step it would fit. Than we will see, if she is interesting to move on with my idea, or what we will create together. Click on the pics ofEsther to see more.