Having slogged through a rather uninspired month, and the consistent cold wetness that is Hamburg in late Autumn, I’m way behind here.
Today, being unexpectedly released from work into an unexpectedly crisp, clear and sunny afternoon, if felt almost criminal to not walk around, enjoy it, and see what me and my camera come up with.
An unusually foggy evening makes even a mundane building on the Reeperbahn look like something out of Bladerunner.
Manfred “Walking Encyclopaedia of Buddhism” Seegers gives a guided tour at the opening of the beautiful exhibition of Buddhist statues at the Hamburg Buddhist Center.
The last details come together in the Buddhist statue exhibition, on time for the opening tomorrow. It’s going to be amazing.
The first bit of this Thai Buddha to be unpacked for the statue exhibition was the hand, in the gesture or mudra of protection. A good sign for a successful exhibition.
The Hamburg Buddhist Center is setting up a beautiful statue exhibition, as part of India Week, and I’m thoroughly enjoying documenting the building up and the stunning, unique statues that will be on display. Expect a few more over the next few days.
Nothing spectacular, just a favour for a friend who wanted a picture of my mala – a necklace of 108 beads used in meditation – for a poster they’re working on. Considering the weather these days, I’m imagining I may end up photographing more and more still-lives for a while.
For a brief moment, I fell in love with this tree.
There’s a very small and hard to hit target in photography. Our eyes and cameras have so very little in common. What you see (and what you feel about it) is never what comes out of the camera. So we edit contrast, saturation, clarity and more, to try and make a picture that transports at least a little of what we saw, and gives others the chance to fall in love with it too.
On the train back to Hamburg after a long weekend of meetings, talks, excitement and a little partying, Thomas looked as exhausted as I felt.
Always working for others, always seeing things as positively as possible, always laughing. Lama Ole Nydahl is without exception the most impressive and inspiring person I’ve ever met.