* A painting in a café in Munich
* Verena‘s first polaroid pictures
* Photo of my photos above my desk
Sometimes, photos move around, sometimes, photos need a new space.
So, I decided to create a new website for my portfolio: where I can show themes (places, people) and stories in a new order. I am also writing and translating, and I wanted to put my photography and my text work into one room.
You can have a look at it over here:
-> Cindy Ruch Portfolio
I’d love to hear what you think about my new photography/text space!
cake+camera will stay my photo journal where I can reflect, tell stories, upload my latest photos and connect…
This year, I wanted winter to be good
and I wanted to be good to winter.
I was motivated taking snowy winter pictures and intended not to complain about the cold too often. Ever since I missed three and two halves of a winter because I spent them in countries in the Southern Hemisphere, I don’t seem to adapt to winter that well anymore. However, this year winter did not come down to Augsburg but stayed in the mountains. Here, it is all grey. I miss the colours that spring, summer and autumn bring and don’t take as many pictures as usual.
So, winter is a bit quiet and my Canon might be a bit bored. But it gives me time to work on new things: I’m putting together a new exhibition (more about this very soon!), I’m thinking about a new photo project I will start as soon as there is more light outside. Last week, I prepared for spring and booked my first little holiday this year: Scotland in April!
Have a nice sunday everybody – today, the sun is out!
It looks like autumn but those photos are still from December. We went for a day to Stein am Rhein which is a beautiful old town in Switzerland near Lake Constance. And just like in Brisbane, there was a house hiding behind the trees like a spy. Or maybe it is just nestling up to the leaves of the tree. Winter might still come.
Last weekend, Augsburg got the Brecht spirit: the Brechtfestival took place. Verena and I visited a theatre play which happened at the same time in three different places. On screen, we saw the Brecht play set in Chicago and Osaka and on stage, Bluespots Productions showed their own interpretation of “Der Ja-Sager und der Nein-Sager” (He said yes and he said no). It was fabulous. Verena wrote an article about it (in German) and added some of my photos on her Schreibstation. Have a look if (you understand German and) want to know more about literary happenings in Munich and around!
Between the years, I spent some time at home. My parents live on the border of the black forest, and now that I’ve been living away for a while, I really enjoy being in this forest again. How could I not see its beauty when I was younger?
Also, I continued reading “Home space” by O. F. Bollnow again, a book about all my favourite topics: home, space, distance, travel. We found this book a couple of years ago in Sydney and only later we discovered that the original was actually written in German and the author was a professor at my university in Tübingen. Things had come full circle once again.
“Homesickness and longing for distance are so close to each other that one must ask oneself if the two things are not basically the same.” (O. F. Bollnow: Human space)