Samstag, 4. Mai 2019

Dummy Award // Kassel reloaded

Hey there,
as you all know it took my a while to finish the series "Charon". Hence I wanted to see it printed and bound and everything. So to have a good reason to print it, I decided to participate in the Dummy Award this year and I was so happy when I got the news:

My little booklet "Charon", which was printed on the amazing environment-friendly gras-paper by die grasdruckerei, is on the shortlist of the Dummy Award 2019 in Kassel. The shortlisted photobooks will be exhibited at several international photo-events.

You can check out the whole series on my homepage.

Mittwoch, 1. Mai 2019

MOSAIC

Hey there,
I have great news! I am one of the fortunate 20 who are allowed to join the MOSAIC school 2019. What the hell is MOSAIC? you might justifiably ask and I want to shortly introduce this amazing project to you:

We currently have a huge problem in climate modelling: the climate change in the Arctic region is not fully reproduced by modern climate models.

Why is this problematic?
The global climate is strongly affected by Arctic sea ice loss and the changes in the Arctic climate system. So without understanding what is happening in the Arctic, there is huge uncertainty in predicting and understanding what is happening on a global scale, e.g. your home country.

Why is the Arctic region so poorly modelled?
This is mainly because there are so few measurements. The Arctic is - as you can imagine - a very remote location and there are simply no people living ON the sea ice in the middle of the Arctic who could do regular measurements. There are some measurement-sites like in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard but this is on land. Also because of the lack of measurements some processes in the Arctic are still not sufficiently well understood. So what we modellers want and need are consistend year-round measurements of all the different processes happening in the Arctic. This is where the MOSAIC expedition comes into play.

What is the MOSAIC expedition?

It is a one year long expedition, where the icebreaker RV Polarstern will be frozen into the sea ice and drift with the ice across the central Arctic. The expedition will start in September 2019 and will set up a big network of observational sites inside an area with a radius of ca. 50km around the ship. Additionally there will be research aircrafts and helicopters complementing the research of the network. Therefore there will be in-situ observations of the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, the Arctic ecosystem and its bio-geochemistry. MOSAIC concentrates on the processes which couple these elements.

Picture from https://www.apecs.is/events/upcoming-event-highlights/mosaic-school-2019.html

As you have probably guessed by now: this expedition will provide the climate modellers and other polar scientists with extremly valuable data for further research, helping the understanding of Arctic climate change and sea ice loss. Which will improve global climate predictions as well as weather predictions, which in turn will for example help with safety and decision making for maritime operations. If you want to read more about this expedition visit https://www.mosaic-expedition.org.

What is the MOSAIC school 2019?
The MOSAIC partners and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) had the awesome idea to offer the MOSAIC school 2019 on board of the RV Akademik Federov. The RV Akademik Federov is the support icebreaker of the expedition, transporting scientists, material and clearing the way for the smaller RV Polarstern in the Arctic ocean. The 20 early career researchers (Master and PhD students) will join the first leg of the expedition for 1.5 months. This means we start our journey together with the RV Polarstern, have lectures on board about the different topics MOSAIC is interested in, help set up the observational network on the ice and then go back home and tell everyone about the project.

You can find more information about the MOSAIC school here: https://www.apecs.is/events/upcoming-event-highlights/mosaic-school-2019.html.

Of course I will bring my camera along this expedition and I am planning to do a project about it.

Freitag, 2. November 2018

Butterland

Dear readers,
an exhibition, where my book E38-15 will be on display, is coming up:

















\\ Butterland – Delusion of Photography \\
an exhibition of the Master’s program Photographic Studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.

Exhibition Opening
29.11.18 - 18:00
UG im Folkwang
Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen


The exhibition will be open from 29.11.18 – 13.01.19. More information available here.

Sadly I will not be able to join the opening, but I am definitely going to visit the exhibition at some point!

Freitag, 1. Juni 2018

NEW STUFF

Hey there,
I finished my series "charon", named after one of Plutos moons. You can check it out on my website. It feels very good to finally do something with all my accumulated photos and also to finally finish something photographic again. Took me long enough...























From my new series "charon".

Enjoy! Comments are as always appreciated.

Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018

Old Acquaintances

Hey there,
do you remember this:


















I took this photo four years ago for my photographic bachelor thesis in Svalbard (Spitzbergen). Back then I was struggling with the decision if I should study natural sciences after finishing my degree in photography. Coming to Svalbard really helped making that decision. It's a magical place which makes you feel like you are on an alien planet. A harsh but beautiful planet. One you want to come back to and one you want to know more about. I also met very inspiring people, who encouraged me to follow my interests, no matter what others might think or social norms might suggest.
So beeing back here feels like a dream come true and also brings up a lot of old memories. I am so happy and grateful that I can be here again and that I am allowed to study at the place that has always inspired me.

Dienstag, 15. August 2017

TROMSØ

Hey there,
as always - it's been a while...
But I have great news: One week ago I moved to Tromsø, Norway. I will be there for one year to start my masters program in physics at UiT - the northernmost university in the world.
To keep you all updated I created an Instagram account where you can see crappy cellphone pictures of my daily life and travel and stuff. Better photos will hopefully follow soon.


























Until now Tromsø is an awesome - nearly too good to be true - place to live. I got a forest right next to my housing and I can see mountains and the sea from my window.

What more could I ever wish for?

I also got super friendly flatmates (three of them being Norwegians, one French guy and a German girl) and I am also really really really looking forward to my classes. They start on Thursday. I am so excited and happy!

See you guys soon!

Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2017

Between Realities

Dear readers,
once again I am a joyous participant in an exhibition.
The exhibition itself - organized by the Master’s program Photographic Studies - complements the international symposium "Between Realities" at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.

\\ the exhibition \\
"The contributions of this fourth exhibition in the series #photographic #studies disclose insights into BA and MA projects, which are dedicated to the examination and visualization of a factually ambivalent and often seldom consistent reality, while experimenting with the concepts of documentary photography.



\\ the symposium \\
"Between Realities" is a one-day symposium addressing diverse photographic positions, which challenge the prevailing modes of visual representation and their supposed factual depiction of reality through the photographic medium.
Several international artists have been invited, who in practice blur the borders between fact and fiction, thus re-imagining and subverting the traditional visual conception of the documentary genre.
The intention of the presentations is to open a discussion about the truth of an absolute "objective" photographic replication of reality. Is the reproduction of a pictorial unadulterated "objective truth" an erroneous belief, a goal neither viable nor desirable?"

Exhibition Opening
13.01.2017 – 19:00
Fachhochschule Dortmund
Galerie fb2, Department of Design
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2
44137 Dortmund


I'll be there and I would be glad to see some of you there too.