On my road trip to Romania I played many roles. I was the guide, the driver, the translator, the GPS, the time keeper, the photographer, the sister, the daughter, the focused one, the tired one and the happy one. It was also a very vulnerable moment for me because this was the first time my best friends came to my home, the place I grew up, the place I got my education, I had my struggles and enjoyed my childhood. I was wondering what will they say, how will they feel, will they understand me better after seeing where I come from, why I am how I am…?! I didn’t try to live up to any expectations, I just presented everything as it was or still is: authentic, chaotic, emotional, tasty and beautiful. Continue reading
When I see these pictures many emotions run through my body. The exciting 1,5h spent at the border with Ainaz and Jule to let us pass, my father turning 60, spending time with my sister, crying all the time, enjoying the fresh air, meeting dear friends of mine …sharing everything with my two best friends…all this is special to me. Continue reading
A sadness was growing heavy in my soul while sitting in the bus on this lonely street heading to the desert. Still in my sadness I enjoyed the ride, the mountains, the colors. I soaked up the landscape just by staring out the window. In the distance I saw something is getting closer. I was holding my camera. Everything happened very fast. Continue reading
Good or bad, my or your truth, dark or light, poor or rich, happy or sad, simple or complicated, close or distant, alone or together. Everything in life has two sides. Which side you want to see, to care about it up to you. Don’t forget there is never a single story about any place.
Back in Romania I got myself into a group of people who took me to hike in the Carpathian Mountains. It was totally new terrain for me, but I instantly fall in love with it. Through this community, I met wonderful people who accompanied me during my ups& downs of that time. I also discovered photography as being a real hobby, a real activity, a place I could create and express how I see the world. I discovered a happy place, my happy place. Continue reading
I was raised in Satu Mare, Romania on the Wolfenbüttel street. Funny, isn’t it?! After I have learned about the meaning of the name of my street I started to joke around and tell everybody that “I live in Germany”. Hahaha! I was so enjoying it! Continue reading
Sitting in my kitchen and watching another TEDx Talk just got me inspired. I love these moments, they hit you so strong that you entire body fills up with energy and adrenaline! I finally found the right words to express what I wanted all this long. These portraits are very simple ones, but in simplicity lies the beauty. What I feel is that in order to have a good life, you have to have good relationships. They have to be connecting, vibrating, like an invisible string that keeps you together no matter what. That is the core element of my life to hold on to those people. These lovely faces are the ones I lean into. Once you found those, never let them go!
“There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, calling to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that the good life is build with good relationships.” – Mark Twain + Robert Waldinger
Walking on the Caspian Sea beach I saw this shoe. There was only one. Back then and when I exhibited this picture it symbolized to me “Being lost in time”, but since I listed to Beyonce – I was here song, it completely change the meaning! I couldn’t put it better than her lyrics, so I will let her words take the lead, because in the end it is all about leaving a mark. A mark I also want to leave behind in whatsoever form… I am still figuring this out… Continue reading
I am selective about people and with whom I spent my time with. This is no secret. I see people for who they are. And for who I am with them. If I cannot be ME then well… we are not good for one another. It’s just there is no firework between us. It’s not merely about surrounding myself with people who treat me well. It’s about surrounding myself with people whose self-worth, self-respect and values inspire me to elevate my own behavior.
The fundamental human need for one human being to hear another human being say to them: „You are not alone. You are seen. I am with you.” I think that’s what we should hear more often. Continue reading