Popped the Event Photography Cherry

Last weekend I got asked to photograph an event at the local Standesamdt (the City Hall) where my Persian friend married her German-English husband. She asked me at her bachelorette party, where booze was present and male strippers were not. I was shoving my Nikon in its carrier as we were stepping out into the surprising warm November air, protected from the Heidelberg breeze by coats donned over our … Continue reading Popped the Event Photography Cherry

For Why Did Our Garden Bear No Apples?

For Why Did Our Garden Bear No Apples? You sneered, unaware of how timorously from the neighbour’s apple garden had I thieved the forbidden fruit… The gardener chased after me The apple in your clasp did he see The bitten fruit fell at your feet… And now you’re gone Yet, still, for every year passed whispers of your abandoning strides haunted my ears, my soul … Continue reading For Why Did Our Garden Bear No Apples?

Humming and Drumming; It’s That Time of the Year Again

I feel like I should apologise for my absence from my lilac sessions. I know I was supposed to upload the sequel to my Flowers in My Hair post, and I assure you, that it is saved in my drafts and in need of some touch ups- a few lines here and there- but to be frank, I just couldn’t bring myself to post a … Continue reading Humming and Drumming; It’s That Time of the Year Again

“Fare Thee Well” She Never Whispered…

After reading a Persian piece, I was inspired to attempt at a liberal translation of it… What started off as a translation, managed to get a mind of its own… Goodbye needs no drum-roll, not a reason, nor a souvenir, a kiss, a curse, or tears, Goodbye needs no words… Goodbye is stepping out that door and fading… ever so slowly from the humdrum of … Continue reading “Fare Thee Well” She Never Whispered…

Some People Live in a House on a Hill and Wish They Were Some Place Else…

In loving memory of a man who taught, by example, my father how to be the best father there is… I had been carrying the terrible feeling all day. I needed to talk to my dad about some paper work, yet I was too afraid to call. “I’m too scared that I’ll hear bad news” I told my colleague, a Russian girl with model attributes … Continue reading Some People Live in a House on a Hill and Wish They Were Some Place Else…

It’s Got Mountains, It’s Got Rivers, It’s Got Sights to Give You Shivers, But It Sure Would Be Prettier With You…

If living in Europe has taught me anything, it’s that love and loss are inevitable parts of life, leaving you with no choice but to accept. So after the sudden death of my uncle due to his lifelong battle with diabetes, I decided to celebrate his life and love with something he loved the most; nature. He had chosen a piece of land in Tonekabon, in … Continue reading It’s Got Mountains, It’s Got Rivers, It’s Got Sights to Give You Shivers, But It Sure Would Be Prettier With You…