I am on the road again, invited for a campaign for Volkswagen (more on that later), I travelled to O’ahu, Hawaii. It’s magical and I only now start to grasp where I am. While I’m gone, this blog will be hosted by Florian Duijsens, who has already been contributing to this blog and I am very happy he’s taking over. (Nevertheless, there will be occasional Hawaiian posts, if you don’t mind.)
Author: Mary Scherpe
Maryam Zaree just moved into her new apartment in Kreuzberg, a beautiful two-room flat in a rather dull building from the 50s.
When I first met Leena, I was instantly amazed by her elegant and yet so contemporary style and charisma. I immediately wanted to photograph her – but it took me quite some time to persuade her, since she doesn’t like being pictured. When I visited her in her Mitte apartment, we spend an hour chatting about her job, Berlin, life and fashion, before I took my camera to take this candid shot. And when I send her a selection of pictures, out of all the more “posed” shots we took, she chose this one image, which I initially called an “outtake”, because I thought she might consider it to be too intimate. Needless to say I was more than happy, when she asked me to publish this one.
The fabulous Munich based designer Ayzit Bostan created bags for the new independent endeavor of Philipp Bree, son of the acclaimed German bag-dynasty, going by the name PB 0110. While I am usually not even close to excited when it comes to bags, this one made my heart beat a little faster.