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Author: Mary Scherpe

On the Road: Hawaii

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.)

At Home: Leena Zimmermann

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.

Bags in Berlin: PB 0110

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.