Visual Commentaries

Here you can find some thoughts about everything, expressed in an image or a series of images. These might be little comments about life, time, whatever. Most of the time little etudes about some subject.

A common theme is that guy with the weird goggles and the funny cap. These are needed to make these images no longer self-portraits but: some guy.

Have a look and you will find out what I mean.

Vaccicracy

Vaccicracy

Here in Germany, everything has to become a bureaucratic act. This was also the case with vaccination. Forms upon forms and chaos when it came to making appointments. Each federal state cooked its own soup.

And although it had been clear for a long time that vaccines would be available, the politicians were hit unprepared when they were actually available. Why are we only thinking about a vaccination card when almost half of the population has already been vaccinated? Lack of plan? Incompetence? Ignorance? At the beginning of the pandemic, we (or at least I) felt sorry for our politicians - they had to steer us through a the fog. But now, after more than one and a half year of lockdowns and openings and lockdowns ... the fog is lifting. And it is becoming clear, fog or no fog: it is the blind who are steering us.

Published: Wed, July 21st 2021

If everyone is wrong, who is actually right?

If everyone is wrong, who is actually right?

We all belong to some camp or another. Changing camps on changing topics. None of this is a problem, as long as a few topics do not dominate all other topics. If this is the case, then there is a danger that society will split and find it very difficult to come together again. No one gives in, and ultimately no one listens to the other.

Published: Mon, March 22nd 2021

The Mask Pusher

The Mask Pusher

At the beginning of the pandemic, there were shortages of many goods, mainly masks were hard to get. Governments started to buy masks on a large scale. As it turns out, at least in Germany, there were politicians who more or less creatively took advantage of this situation by brokering masks to the government for high commissions. These machinations came now to light for several members of the Bundestag. Therefore, on current occasion: this picture.

Published: Sun, March 21st 2021

Those We Miss

Those We Miss

Depending on where you live, almost everyone knows someone who died because of Covid. And it is often the case that people died while in intensive care, alone for themselves, without friends or relatives being able to say goodbye.

Published: Sat, March 13th 2021

Total Distancing

Total Distancing

Many people who live without their family or just alone go through hard times since it is not easy to meet many people. Although there is social media, loneliness is a problem in this pandemic times - and maybe also in other times where people isolate themselves.

Published: Mon, March 8th 2021