David's Blog

David In Front Of The Camera (TRAILER)

As much I love being behind the camera, it also brings me joy to be in front of the camera. My life revolves around the camera. Or: the camera revolves around me!
After graduating (studied drama) in Los Angeles, I did not want to wait to have an acting opportunity and started filming my own stuff.
Doing my own scenes, I learned so much about writing, filming, lights, editing and acting. So hungry to know more and be better.
I filmed with professional actors and people without acting experience. Everyone can act with some directions and practice.
It is exciting to see how fast people can improve.
Everyone should try it! Why don't they offer it as a mandatory class in schools? With acting you learn a lot about life and yourself. It frees you!

Published!

"Happy Fountains" in "Luzerner Zeitung". Newspaper from Luzern, Switzerland. 

LUNAR ECLIPSE

Right now there is a lunar eclipse happening in Europe.
It's exciting. What a feeling! So strange.
BUT.
For pictures: boring.
The next day you see all over the internet a photo of a red moon.
They look all the same, mostly.
So.. I made my own version of the eclipse.

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."

"Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms."

YOU ARE AMAZING!

After finishing editing the photo I looked at it and thought:

"What quote can I find - which fits to the picture?"
No quote today. One thought came up:
IF water can be (and look) so amazing,
Then we can be (and look) even more amazing!

But we forgot how amazing each one of us is.
Being a human, having emotions and being creative. This is crazy!

WE are amazing!

Not necessary to be modest.

WE are amazing!

Do you see the face in the picture?
Life is smiling at you!

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.”

BOOM

Today I realized, everything we have in life (and life itself) is like a bubble.
Can it be, if we are aware of that fact - we start appreciating things and people more?
I want to fully enjoy the bubbles before they burst!​

WOW

Today on my way walking to the grocery store, I saw a perfect setup for a photo.
Yellow cross walk, yellow flowers and yellow sun blinds on the houses. WOW.
While taking the picture I heard a car coming and thought:
"It would be great if the car is yellow."
And it was yellow! WOW.
And on top of it, after the car came a man with a yellow helmet. WOW.
Only thing missing: a beautiful woman in a yellow bikini..
But I didn't think about that in this moment. Well.. next time!

Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not - It doesn't matter. It made me happy.​

"Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap."

"Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us."

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

"Women are made to be loved, not understood."

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."

HOW?

HOW?

Every time I go out with my camera, I am very aware of my surroundings.
It's intense how strong I am in the moment while looking for motives.
Most people in the city are either on their phone or smoking.
What caught my attention recently: How loving mothers are with their kids. WOW.
So much love. It got me thinking. Kids experience unconditional love.
The mum loves her kid without conditions. This is real love.
That is what is lacking in this world and one big reason relationships fall apart.
In general it is "love" with conditions. I wouldn't even call it love.
I call it "I love how you make me feel". "If I don't get this feeling, I withdraw my "love" to you."
This is not love, this is a game, manipulation.
I know it is hard to love, even though the other person maybe is difficult or causes you pain. It is hard.
That's why I admire mothers: they love unconditionally and would give their life for their kid.
Big respect and thank you, to all the mothers in the world!
You are the source of unconditional love and we all can learn from you.

LUCK

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."

Ingredients making this photo:
Preparation: charged batteries, time & belief that I will take useful photos.
Patience: staying with an object, looking at it from different angles & waiting for something to happen.
Luck: the perfect model (without hair) came into the frame.
Photography taught me much about life.
With preparation, patience and believing in success, I can get where I want to be.
Also LUCK plays often a part.
But for luck to come to you - you need to prepare, create a way and leave the door open!​

DESIRE

Those little sparrows are very afraid.

As soon somebody comes closer, they fly away.
Imagine you have to eat while fearing for your life.
But they keep coming back again and again.

WHY?

Because the desire to eat is bigger than the feeling of fear.
That applies also to humans!
The feeling of fear will never go away.
No logic, no knowledge can fight that feeling.
Only one thing can overcome fear: DESIRE.

If you desire something really bad, no feeling of fear will stop you.
When you next time face fear:
Know what you desire, know that NOW is the opportunity & have strong images in your mind of what you can & will get.

With those images and thoughts, fear won't stop you!

Which pilot is flying your plane?

The pilot of FEAR or the pilot of DESIRE?

ZOMBIE

Next time when you go to downtown of your city: switch off your phone!

"WHAT????? Are you crazy? No phone?"
Horrible thought, right?
Try it, just 20 minutes. Can you do that?
And observe. How many people are on their phones?
F...ing everybody! Slavery does still exists.
Zombies!
Far from being present and enjoying the moment.
What a waste of valuable life time. WASTE!
And it already starts in the morning.
First thing people do when they are slowly waking up: phone.
What is the last thing people do before falling asleep?
Of course a phone is a necessary tool and it is great for communication.
But all day - from start to finish?
You know what inspired me to write that article?
I went through my photos I shot in Zurich, Switzerland.
ALMOST in all of them people where on their phone!
CRAZY!
I am one of the zombies, too.
If I am not with my camera, I am a zombie, too.
NOT ANYMORE!
I am human being not a zombie.
I want to experience the present.
HOW?
You know how.

“To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.”