Archive for January, 2012

January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Last week I received an invitation for this Saturday’s night – it was a scary warning ..

Nimen hao!

Like you may experienced in the last 2 evenings North Korea, under control of its new president Kim Jong Pijiu, seems to start a war against beautiful Shenyang. To observe the enemies actions Jonas and I discovered a roof which seems to be a safe place to survive. Like you can read in the kitchen’s newspaper the first peak of the enemies attack will take place on Sunday, 9 pm. Therefore we recommend you to get some provision (Meat & Mons) and joins us at this date on the roof of our apartment. To stay warm in coming Cold War Part II we decided to make a little barbecue for which we need a person who will organize some coals. In case of an unexpected discovery by the North Korean waves we suggest you to prepare yourself with fireworks and some Triple C rockets to defend He Pan Chin Chan.
Hopefully see u on Sunday. Uninjured and alive.

Best Regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / 诚挚的问候

Dirk xxx

Well – what can I say: I did what has been suggested and my troops are ready to defend mighty Shenyang!


January 11, 2012

Mittelbayerische Zeitung

yes – it finally happened: one of my pictures has found its way to a german news paper. Its a regional publication that used one of my pictures that I have shot for the “Studiokino” Regensburg about a year ago. The whole job had been come together because of a favor I did for my friend Gerschi. Having played around with the pictures a little more, the request from Unifilm came if I want to do a little more in Regensburg with the local Students movie theater. Good memories come up – can’t wait to go back to Germany to shoot a little more for those guys!.

January 9, 2012


What can I say: I had one of the most visually amazing weekends of my life. Having travelled to Harbin with a bunch of international interns we entered a dreamland. A dreamland that was freakingly cold but amazing in its own way. The 12h bus ride might not have been the best experience ever, but it was definitely worth to see this short lasting wonder – But don’t you worry if you do not make it until February 29th (the end of the Harbin Ice festival) – the will rebuild every little stone next year again ..

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Thanks to Lina, Markus and Ran E for organizing a trip, that will be part of my china memory!

January 7, 2012

On my way to cold harbin


On my way to cold harbin in a screamingly small bus in freezing temperatures – on the upside: 24 drinking international interns and the promise to see the great snow and ice festival of harbin – here we come! Better pictures are soon to arrive..


January 7, 2012

Tied up

Ever felt as tied up like that poor fella? But damn he was tasty 😉


January 1, 2012

Happy New Year


Happy new year to all of you! By now most of you have jumped to the new year and it seems (according to numerous texts, posts and tweets) as if everybody is still alive. Even I have survived the mighty Chinese fireworks and the mean Beiju (chinese rice snaps). Celebrating with a bunch of colleagues, interns and friends on the frozen river of shenyang had been a blast. On Christmas I had been missing my family back home – New years eve felt perfect to me. I had been exactly in the right spot on the right time!

Thank you all for a wonderful year 2011 – it has been a joy to be part of your life’s and to have wonderful moments in Finland, Germany, and China. I look back on a year full of wonderful events that have changed me and made me grow a lot bigger than before. I really think that 2011 has been the most eventful year yet.

I am heading with a big grin in 2012 and look forward to meet my family and friends back in Germany and Finland very soon.

Thanks for being part of the journey – the best is yet to come! Happy new year and all the best to all of you!

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