Some weeks ago I asked people on facebook to help me out with some modeling. I had the idea for a few great shots in the streets next to my new home in Cologne. All these pictures where taken a few meters away from each other. Many thanks to Olga, Melanie, Alin, Melina, Janina and Torsten.
Instead of harassing people with flyers on the streets, the team from the Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship (MEWeek) wanted to organize something nice for everyone. ‘Let them come to us’. Thus, the idea for the free cake event was born. For, what could be better than treating yourself with a tasty piece of cake during awfully stressful times of exam preparation? To add some salt to the soup or in this case sugar to the cake, you could only get a piece of cake if a friend of yours had priory tagged you on the event page on facebook. All cakes have been hand made by the skilled MEWeek crew. Moreover, Lauren from MyMaastricht, single-handedly baked six delicious cakes for that event. Almost unsurprisingly, this event was a great success for all. After all, who doesn’t like cake? Noah, the one in charge for this pre-event of the actual Meweek16 could happily explain the success.”We were aiming for eight cakes so that we could give away 100 pieces, but in the end we hand more than 250 pieces". The event has also been support by Rik and Noël from MakerPoint in Maastricht. They contributed a 3D-printed flag in the theme colour and the slogan of this year's MEWeek for each piece of cake, saying in big letters MAKE YOUR MOVE. In the end everything was just right: exam week a piece of cake ;) Look for more MEWeek events and make your move now! www.facebook.com/maastrichtweek or www.meweek.org
tTo be honest, I have never heard of him before until 3 weeks ago. I was sitting in front of my screen and trying to write a introduction text about someone I just saw once in my life but never spoke to. Someone I only started googling the past few days. I got goosebumps a few times while reading about Grayson Perry. But how could I present you a not crooked statement after so little research. Therefor I thought that the more honest way to introduce him in this photo blog post is by just copy-pasting the text form the wall at the exhibition itself. These pictures were taken at the vernissage last Thursday in the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht.
"The British artist Grayson Perry is often considered a thorn in the side of the mainstream art world. Aesthetic questions of beauty and craftsmanship are played out keenly in relation to social issues from religion, identity, class and consumerism to politics. In doing so, he uses a huge variety of traditional media. This exhibition demonstrates Perry's versatility by showing his ceramic works, tapestries, cast-iron sculptures, prints, films sketchbooks, a motorbike and even a permanent building in the North Essex countryside.
Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry lives and works in London. Perry is a great chronicler of contemporary life, drawing viewers in with beauty, wit, affecting sentiment and nostalgia as well as fear and anger. His hard-hitting and exquisitely crafted works reference his own childhood and life as a transvestite while also engaging with wider social issues. In 2003, he won the prestigious Turner Prize for his striking pots and was elected member of the Royal Academy in 2012. Recently he has won two BAFTA Awards for his two television series created for Channel 4, which explored subjects of taste and identity in contemporary Britain. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to contemporary art in 2013.
Grayson Perry is now one of Britain's best-known contemporary artists whose work is exhibited and held in museum collections worldwide.
Only a few of you will know that there was once a public viewing in Maastricht for the German crime series Tatort. Until 2014 every Sunday evening between 5 and 50 students would come together to watch it in my old studio, the Korridor. We would always guess who the murderer was and the winner would get a bottle of wine.
Here comes the bridge why I am making this post. :)
Last summer, I saw a post on facebook, that a dutch company was looking for people to help out for a Tatort episode. Today this episode was aired. Even though it says that the police agent is driving to Enschede instead of Maastricht.
You can see the Tongerensestraat and Wolder, the part of Maastricht close to Vroenhoven.
I wonder how many of those living in Maastricht recognised it. And I wonder how many would like the public viewing to return.
Comments are welcome. And of course feel free to check out my work and the special offer. :D
Most people just don't believe that all these pictures were taken in Maastricht. This city is a dream location for photographers who wish to take sensual and fashion oriented pictures.
You have the chance to win a "Couple Photo Shoot GiftCard", if you can find the one photograph which was not taken in Maastricht.
Send a message on Facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before New Year's Eve. In addition, everyone who shares this post has the chance to win a "Beauty Photo Shoot GiftCard".
For both the lot decides who will win!
Mostly the important words stand at the end, like in here.
Last night, in Maastricht, at the Brandweerkantine. I heard that it is an unwritten law for true fans of table tennis in Maastricht to go to the Brandweerkantine at a Wednesday night to meet and challenge the best of the best.
Sure, I am just being a little bit over dramatic right now, to sell the shots to you! :)
These are the words my friend used to lure me there "In fact you can play there table tennis any night but for some reason more people show up on Wednesdays and it is super fun!"
So, I said yes and grabbed my Canon.
While playing I was thinking:
"How bearded, sunglassy, macsurfing, faircoffeedrinking, pingpongplaying, startupplanning, vegan, motivationspeakinglistening, downslowing, timetaking, moneydispising, unconventionally, animalloving, peacespreading, grouphugging, uniquebeing am I?"