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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!
 

Published!

In "Bärn!"

 

"Happy Fountains" under construction

The water feature (Bern, Bundesplatz) will be renovated and will be covered with a tent from: 20.3 to 3.4 2019.

The fountains are expected to return to action on April 4th!

The drainage gutters are being renovated & the light band is being renewed.

The tent with the pictures of the water feature can be visited daily.

Good opportunities to see the pictures of the water feature at the tent:

- "Berner Wochenmärit" on Tuesdays and Saturdays
- Fasnacht: – 7 9.3.2019
- Museum Night: 22.3.2019

Thank you, Laszlo Mihalka for the photo!

EXHIBITION "HAPPY FOUNTAINS"

In Aguascalientes, Mexico.

WON!

A photo (the one at the bottom) from the series "Happy Fountains" won "special prize Energy Water Bern" - BÄRN! BLOG

PUBLISHED!

"Happy Fountains" on Ron Orp BERN.

PUBLISHED!

"Happy Fountains" on "I love BERN".