There’s a limit to how strong you can be, everyone breaks when it comes to isolation because no one is stronger than loneliness, it breaks you beyond repair.

unbeknownst to me

Went on a Mekong River tour from Ho Chi Minh (former Saigon), which I unfortunately can’t recommend it’s way too commercialized, I did go from on stop/shop to the next and didn’t see or get the vibe of the Mekong River and the people living there. If you go there I would recommend to go there on your own and not with a tour to really get an understanding of the area and the people.

This obviously didn’t stop me from taking some beautiful pictures, which (hopefully) don’t have a ”touristy vibe”.

I was honored and it has been a pleasure to have been invited to the Chocolate and Arts Event in Dallas, Texas for a photoshoot by two great body painting artist. The event took place the 17th of January 2019 at Lofty Spaces and it was the first time I was invited to take photos at such an event, which made me a little nervous at the time. But it was a great shooting and I enjoyed it very much.

I have been part of Swing City since my first “burn” in 2018 and during the burn in 2019 I decided to do small photo project and take a portrait shots of its temporary inhabitants. In case you don’t understand what I’m writing about it, don’t worry and I’m happy to explain that. Swing City is a camp at Burning Man and has been build and deconstructed about 10 times. This camp is also referred to as the House of the Monkey Lords, as all the camp members of Swing City all are monkeys, which like to climb and play, and that’s exactly what we are doing at Burning Man. We build a huge rig and put some rings in there to swing, play, climb, or just hang out in the shades it is providing. In addition you will find some toys (hammocks, hoops, silks, etc.) for acrobats and non-acrobats to play with. And this is our gift to the playa and its community.

With that being said, I hope you enjoy these portraits of my fellow monkeys and tribe.

It all started with an idea.

And I had an idea for a specific photoshoot and I don’t have a clue how exactly I came up with this idea but it formed in my head and became more and more clearer and a day later I was able to realize this idea and do the shoot. I have to say I couldn’t do the shoot the exact way I was imagined it as some equipment didn’t work, but that gives me room to do another shoot and next time the exact way I’ve it in my mind. On the other side right now I couldn’t be happier with the result.