Samstag, 17. Februar 2018

Berlin | Joel Meyerowitz. Why color?

With last night's new moon has started the Chinese Year of the Dog. 
Barbara and I drive f(l)ix to Berlin to visit the retrospective of the photographer 
Joel Meyerowitz, New York (photo above by him)

But first coffee! Alas! the café at the C/O Berlin 
is open only for vip people because of the Berlinale... so 
we have a nice late breakfast round the corner

Greece, 1966

New York, 1978

Sky Horizont Water | Light

 At the atelier of Cezanne

Heaven Over Berlin

 We're heading to the Hallesches Haus, Kreuzberg

 "This is Nadine. Or Patrice? No, she is wearing a black dress!" ;-*
This place remind us on our last summergathering with the Ladies from the Benelux.
We are wondering where we will meet this year!

and then my battery of my mobile emptied...

The retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz (who will turn 80 in March) is really
amazing and worth a journey. Not only his fantastic photos, also his warm,
wise words I admire very much.

So, we had a great time in Berlin, of course!
We've run a lot and too much, of course (next time we'll take a map with us and
a power bank) and we flop with a moaning into the seat of the (late, of course)
train back to Hamburg.

Next time Irving Penn, Bee!

And, what is your next trip?
Love, Ariane. Rose

Montag, 12. Februar 2018



With loud chatter a goose lands on the frozen Eisenbach early this morning. 
It is 'Rosenmontag', Carnival Monday, but she does not wear a fancy dress ;-)
 {only the kids celebrate this day in the North of Germany}.

The weather fools us like in April with snowfall and sunshine in constant change
with hailstorms,  rigid like 'Kamelle' {caramel sweets which were thrown to the
audience in the South/West of Germany during carnival}

Do you celebrate carnival? 
or would you like? in Brasil or in Venice?

Love, Ariane. Rose

Samstag, 10. Februar 2018

Grey turns blue

Heaven! Light! Blue sky (and moon) at morning makes my heart gently.

It is Winter at the Eisenbach
but despite of snow and ice there are little signs of Spring. 

They populate the trees and bushes: Cyanistes, too speedy and smart for me to catch clear and
detailed by camera, so I make quickly this drawing.

I evacuate the hyacinths to the staircase because of their strong fragrance. The light outside
is so very beautiful and long wished-for. It makes the world looks new to me.

I try to photograph more people. It is so exiting for me! This lady for example has taken
a seat at the train in front of me. She catch a pocket mirror, green spangled with a pink rose, and
fished an eyelash out of her eye (maybe she took a wish?). Me fascinated, but too shy to ask her
for a photo and, I was afraid to disturb the situation with my question. So, as she closed her eyes,
her face turned to enjoy the sun, I pluck up the courage and took this photo with my mobile.
Or, is it... craven? What do you think?

Right after that she left the train and my battery devoid. These feeling! A bygone feeling
from times of analogue photography, to wait for my photos to process.

Have it sunny, dear friend!
Love, Ariane. Rose

Berlin | Joel Meyerowitz. Why color?

With last night's new moon has started the Chinese Year of the Dog.  Barbara and I drive f(l)ix to Berlin to visit the retrospe...