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Hi there, I am a graphic- & interactive designer based in Germany. If I'm not behind the screen you will find me on the move. Have fun going through a comprehensive mood about my life.

Night Wash

Finally after a week I managed to fix the dish washer and brought it back to life. What a release!

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New F-ONE movies! Be My Guest–Episode I

F-One comes back with some fresh and outstanding video footage from around the world. Packed up in different episodes the French kite manufacture recorded some of their best riders in some of the nicest location around the globe. The first episode was shot in La Boca in the Dominican Republic with Alex Caizergues, Alex Soto and Robinson Hilario, sharing a freestyle session.

3 more episodes are coming soon …

 

Pass The Bucket

Considered to be one of the the most influential skateboarders of all time, Tony Alva, an original Z-Boy, hit a bottom 4 years ago battling drug addiction and alcoholism.  There, at his lowest point, his reliance on successes and ego came into perspective for the first time.  Tony’s fight for sobriety and truth has recently lead him to a new perspective on life and direction moving forward. Dedicated to giving back Tony now see’s passing the bucket as the only way out.

An impressive movie showing us the truth that we should much more often share the experience or talents we got with others, who haven’t had the chance for it, without asking for return. A return will come, as a reminder, what life is all about.

For more information on how you can help support the children go to CHLA.org

Directed & Edited by Eliot Rausch
Director of Photography: Lukas Korver

Music by:
SK Nava “Prognosis Negative
Russian Circles “Hexed All”
Moving Mountains “The Earth and the Sun”

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Help needed!

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A very sensitive topic nobody wants to really talk about is right here. Child Sexual Abuse! Not only a topic of poor countries, the reality is that sexual abuse of children is a global issue. Also, the incidence of child sexual abuse is soaring!

Mariella Furrer, a Swiss/Lebanese photo/journalist has lived her whole life in Africa, and spent much of her career focusing on social issues affecting woman and children. She has worked for almost 8 years now on the book “My Piece of Sky” and gathered a large body of work consisting of photos, journals, in-depth recorded interviews, artworks and poetry.

With our/your help she will be able to produce the book and spread it out to the following audiences:

  • Governments – to advocate for effective legislative protection-
  • Survivors of abuse and their families – to provide community understanding-
  • Organisations working in child protection – as a research and advocacy tool-
  • Criminal and Justice Divisions – to train members of law enforcement-
  • Departments of Social Services – to provide case studies
  • Academic Centers w/ Psychology & Criminology Departments – to enhance research and academic understanding

 

For me, that’s a wonderful case from a great person taken all her heart blood and believe in this project without any distraction or manipulation from outside organizations. With your donation you can become part to help Mariella Furre to bring this project to life.

 

THE BOOK

My Piece of Sky: Memories of Child Sexual Abuse is a testimony to the young children who have survived the experience of rape, and those who have lost their lives to it. It is a book that will visually seize the attention of reader through the use of photography and artwork, and will capture their minds through in-depth interviews, and journals, essays and poetry by children who have been abused.

For more information and to donate please visit this case under the website of Kickstarter

Or: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/showcase-134/

Or use the banner on the right side of my blog for any donation!

“However, now it is time to make sure that these stories are heard and these images seen, so that they can make a difference in ending these horrific crimes against the most innocent members of our global communities”.

Thanks

 

SERFOMAY!

Kitesurfing and Russia are two things which not really match up in first place. Never heard about SERFOMAY! A traditional 3-4 days kitefest run by local kite school and motel at the South of Russia ((Azov sea, Doljanskaya spit). The spot is a small wind and kitesurf freestyle paradise with glossy water but no wind guarantee season, but on other hand there is no traffic.

Enjoy the funny and well edited video.

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Nobile 2012 trailer

Yo-ho, after the 2012 video from Liquid Force, Nobile Kiteboarding launched their 2012 trailer today. On the first view it comes along quite simple but there are some really nice images captured during the clip by using the landscape and nature to frame some of the action.