Another positive feedback!

A new review about the book "Happy Fountains" has appeared. Thank you!
 
Translation:
The photographs are worth the title!
 
Nice illustrated book to which the title fits perfectly. The photos are completely different, but captivate by the red thread of the place and the fountains. When you look at the individual photos, you automatically move to the location of the action and would like to jump through a jet of water yourself. The feel and value of the paper also stand out positively; here, probably a lot of thought was given to printing.

Positive reaction!

A new review about the book "Happy Fountains" appeared. Thank you very much!
 
Translation:

That I can call an illustrated book valuable, 

for me personally, some criteria have to be met. As with everything, what matters is the content, not the packaging, even if good packaging can further underline the content. It doesn't work the other way around! This book is therefore worth a good review for me. The pictures show professionalism, they tell something about the originality, inventiveness and courage of the young photographer that supposedly present the inconspicuous and ordinary as something very special and wonderful. So far, his view of reality is really unique and worthy of the precise perception! That is the highest art of discovering the so-called everyday normality as something completely new and original. Isn't that the real task of art? The texts that accompany the pictures open up another level, namely the genuine joy, especially of the children, who are enthusiastic about the simplest things in life. The artist asks us all if we don't want to treat the inner child within us to this joy and spontaneity by standing still, losing ourselves, deliberately forgetting the world around us and allow childish joy in the depths of our hearts and soul. My clear recommendation is for people who want to please all the senses, not just the eye, who are looking for a new perspective on reality and enriching inspiration at the same time.

The fountains are back!

Hibernation is a thing of the past.
The fountains bring joy again!

Be happy!

Angela likes my book!

What a surprise! 

The president of Germany, Angela Merkel enjoyed my book and sent me a „thank you“ letter.

Thank you!

Today I got a card from the chief editor of a very popular magazine in Switzerland:

"Thank you for the exceptionally beautiful book (Happy Fountains) and the beautiful dedication ..."

New review!

 

My book "Happy Fountains" has a new review on Amazon.
Translation:

"A charming, lovable book that takes us to the bliss of the moment and to our memories of many happy moments.
But also it is a mirror that shows that childish pleasure can be independent of age.
Images that encourage you to linger, that make summer and the joy of water games palpable and invite the reader to immerse themselves in their own childhood and the summer joys of that time.
A fascinating book that I recommend to many readers and astonished viewers."

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First time!

My book „Happy Fountains“ just received the first review on Amazon!

Translation of the review:

“A refreshing book with beautiful vivid photos. Very good paper quality, haptic very pleasant.
In short bilingual text passages, the author shares his experiences as a photographer.
When you get involved and focus, the photos suddenly become audible and feelable!
Changing perspectives: With simple, positive perspectives, the author provides fresh thoughts.
His questions inspire, prompt reflection and encourage you to try it out...
To try out more lightness and rediscover the INNER CHILD in ourselves!
A great thing that is simply not enough in our modern world )A great gift for all ages!”

 

Radio Interview

Are you having a bad day?
 
Watch this video and you will be in a better mood!
 
I was interviewed by a Mexican radio.
We had some difficulties….
 
See the best moments from the “behind the scenes”.
 

Thank you!

I sent the book "Happy Fountains" to an important politician in Switzerland.
And I got an answer, which made me very happy. Thank you!

Translation:

"The delivery of your wonderful photo book “Happy Fountains” brought me joy.
I found the photos as well the accompanying texts inspiring.
The play with the light results in a special effect and through it grants the viewer a new view on the known place in Bern.
When I look at the photos on a hot day, I can feel the refreshment of the cool water. Thank you very much."

Book Review "Happy Fountains"

My new book "Happy Fountains" has been reviewed by fotointern.ch

Thank you!

You can read the review here:
https://www.fotointern.ch/archiv/2019/10/12/buchtipp-david-mihalka-fontaenen-der-freude/

 

 

Finalist at the international photo competition "FFIEL 2019" in Leon, Mexico

 

BOOK RELEASE

When the photo was taken, a cold water blast from the fountains hit me from behind.

It became clear, that this was the moment of the official release of the book:

"Happy Fountains"

Now you can order it and it will be shipped anywhere in the world with free shipping.

Get yours here:

https://davidmihalka.com/en/book

Be & stay happy!

 

 

 

Today is a special day!

After many months, I finished my book "Happy Fountains".

It's already on the way to the printer. Writing a book is harder than I thought. And takes a lot of time! It took me around 6 months. But now it's done. Checked many times.
The final check is now with the printer.

Also, today:

Since I started to promote the "Happy Fountains", 3 years ago, I had a dream to be in one of the most popular newspapers of Switzerland: "20 Minuten". It has 3 million readers!

In all those years, I contacted the newspaper, many times. Nothing.
I even sent them printed photos with a hand written letter. Nothing.
I visited their office. Nothing.
Kept on writing and writing. Nothing.

I was sad, but I kept on trying.

And today after almost 3 years, they published my project "Happy Fountains"!
Thanks to the books I read and the movie I saw "The Founder", I know that most important ingredient in success is: persistence.
Those books and movie, gave me energy.
It took me some time..... but now when I try and fail, I don't feel bad anymore.
I just keep on trying, again and again. Until I get a positive outcome, like today.

Persist. Always persist. Never stop. Persist!

Published!

"Südkurier" a German newspaper, visited the exhibition of the "Happy Fountains" and wrote an article.

Thank you, Jürgen Scharf for your impressions.

 

 

Published!

A reporter from the German newspaper "Badische Zeitung" visited the exhibition of the "Happy Fountains" and wrote an article.

Thank you, Roswitha Frey for your beautiful words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published!

"Happy Fountains" in "Badische Zeitung", a newspaper in Germany.

Exhibition

The next exhibition is soon!
 
In Bad Säckingen, Germany - close to the border of Switzerland.
 
By car:
 
30 minutes from Basel
45 minutes from Zurich
80 minutes from Bern
 
See you there!
 

The "Happy Fountains" are back!

Spring finally arrived and the winter break and construction (renovation) of the fountains is over.

The fountains are active again and waiting to make many kids, adults and even dogs happy!

On a warm sunny day, come to the "Bundesplatz" in Bern, Switzerland.

Published!

The city of Bern is using the photos of the "Happy Fountains" in a post on Instagram.

Visit:
https://www.instagram.com/bern_stadt/

Special Exhibition

"Happy Fountains" at the "Werkschau Bern".
 
Every year the top 40 photographers of Switzerland are chosen for a special exhibition.
 
This year the "Happy Fountains" are part of it.

You can visit the exhibition in "Kornhausforum" - Bern, Switzerland.
From August 29 - September 1
 
More info:

https://werkschau-bern.ch/
 
See you there!