"Enjoy the moment and appreciate what you have."

 

"Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight."

 

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

 

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

 

EXHIBITION

Today I expressed very loudly my emotions when I got an email!

In Bern, Switzerland there is once a year a very important exhibition with the best photographers of Switzerland.
I recently applied to be one of them.
Today I got the confirmation!
My project “Happy Fountains” will be exhibited there this year.

Can’t wait to see the works of the other photographers there!

By the way, I got goose bumps reading that confirmation mail.

Wohoooooooooooooooooooooo

 

Details will follow soon!

 

"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

 

"If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon - you can shift reality."

 

"Luck is believing you're lucky."

 

"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master."

 

"The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us."

 

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing."

 

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."

 

SECRET INGREDIENT

You heard the phrase „If you work hard you can make your dreams come true.”
This not completely true. Working hard alone doesn’t do it.
Something important is missing!
 
PERSISTENCE
 
If you have a goal, you need: persistence.
If times are rough and you are not moving forward: persistence.
If there are negative people smiling at you: persistence.
If you start doubting yourself and your plans: persistence.
 
You have to persist, persist, persist, persist and be patient.
 
Hard work + persistence + patience = SUCCESS
 
I went through all those walls, mentioned before, but I persisted.
Also let’s not forget, that whatever you want in life, you can’t do it alone!
Thank you all who supported me. You know who you are. It’s our success!
 
The “Happy Fountains” are under construction from February 20 to April 3, covered with a huge tent with my pictures, which I took over 10 years of kids (and sometimes adults) playing at the fountains on the “Bundesplatz” in Bern, Switzerland.
The fountains will resume on April 4. Can’t wait to come back with my camera!
 
Thank you, Manuel & Papo, for taking pictures for me. Once I am back on your continent, we will celebrate!
 

"You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case."

 

Enlightenment

Some seek it, some not.

Those who seek it, look for it in meditation, travels, drugs, gurus, books or challenges.

 

I found it, without looking, in photography.

 

It combines all of the methods above!

 

- Having your camera in front of your face feels like: meditation

- The camera lets you explorer places, you wouldn’t usually visit: travel

- Looking for, and getting the right “moment”, the perfect shot makes super happy & that is addictive: drugs

- If you are an active photographer you meet many people, some of them inspire you: gurus

- Being in love with photography makes you curious about life and you experience what others only read about: books

- Photography is not about talent. It is more about practice and patience. Constantly improving: challenges.

 

So, enlightenment, which means for everyone something different, you may get by taking pictures. A lot of pictures.

 

For me photography, is compared to the movie Matrix – taking the blue pill.

Interview about the "Happy Fountains"

The "Happy Fountains" are at the "Bundesplatz" in Bern, Switzerland.

Audio: German
Subtitles: English






"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!

Memories

In more than 10 years of being in love with photography I have been taking at least 1 Million photos. At least! From all those photos I have around 5000 in my archive.

Never did I take pictures for memory.
But all of the photos let me remember those moments.

That picture you see I took in Santa Monica, California.
At that time I was studying acting.
I remember the moments before and after I took that picture, telling them to jump many times.
Once I got exactly that picture, I expressed loudly my joy.
But I don’t remember anything else what happened that day.

It’s like with many pictures!

If I don’t take new pictures, like in the recent time, I go through my archive to find something to post for my blog (and Facebook).

There is a lot of inspiration for articles and quotes.
This photo inspired me to write about memories.

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

Do you visualize?

If yes, then you know the benefits already.

If no, give it a try! It’s proven by science that visualizing can improve your performance, make you more confident and happier.

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Photography is a present!

A present which puts you into the present.

 

Before I had a camera, I would never spend hours observing butterflies.

I was missing out!

It is so refreshing for your mind and soul to be in the present and put your attention 100% outside of yourself.

You can escape your voice in your head and the constant thoughts about yesterday and tomorrow.

You just have to go and take your camera. Cell phone is fine, too!

 

Try it!

Go to a place were you would usually not go. Be there with your camera. Be in the moment. Be happy!