Landscape Photography of the Year 2021
(Another Year Of A Lonely Life)
Nur das, was wir alleine sind, sind wir wirklich.
Those, who follow my work for a while now, may know my yearly attempts to reflect on the past, summarize each month and include a few selected images. Quite frankly, everything feels kind of useless for a while now. Therefore, writing about each month of this year wouldn’t make much sense. Also, it would be mainly about different states and faces of loneliness. At different places I lived, and different countries I travelled to. I decided to pause with the habit and concentrate on a brief summary instead.
I travelled again about a hundred days for the purpose of photography, and finding rest. I wonder at how many different places I slept. No matter if in my car aside a road, in the mountains, or the coast. Overall, I drove about 29.000 kilometre all on my own. Frankly, this amount baffles me just as much as the fact that I hadn’t really met anyone meanwhile. I still don’t feel home anywhere, nor call someone close to me. The feeling of being familiar to different places occasionally crossed my mind, but never lasted long.
I guess, this year wasn’t that different than the others. Maybe I shouldn’t complain that much about loneliness and the like. Unfortunately, I can’t recall very much but certainly do remember a few car rides. Especially earlier this year, in winter, through heavy snowfalls. In summer, a twelve-hour drive through almost the entire country on a day with high temperature. And, another ride in spring. Probably one of the funnier moments of my life happened back then. Abroad, on my way back home, around 3 o’clock in the morning I was already awake and driving for quite a while. At this time, the highway was deserted and spontaneously I decided to cook some porridge with my camping stove on the passenger’s seat. I remember it vividly. Driving there all on my own, cooking porridge meanwhile and finally enjoying the meal as kilometre after kilometre went by endlessly. I really liked it because of the freedom it showed. Another thing which stood out to me recently, was not hearing anything for a whole year now from the one I once fell in love with. It’s a first.
Anyway, I’m very thankful for the music of The Cure, whxami, Biv, Escape the Day, Hava A Nice Life, A Silver Mt. Zion, Planning For Burial, This Will Destroy You, Hania Rani, Peter Gregson, BEDROOM and Fog Lake which mainly accompanied me during this time.
JANUARY and FEBRUARY
APRIL and MAY
JULY and AUGUST
SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
OCTOBER and NOVEMBER
captured and uploaded this year
Nature and Other