Pictures


No narcissism, but I have often been asked for photos in which I can be seen. There are truly not many of them. On most trips, for example, I never or almost never made any.

First we had a wave of people making selfies While looking directly into the camera and filling almost the hole frame. Hard to see the background. Almost everyone dominated every picture and the Eiffel Tower in the back was almost invisible. Next everyone jumped in the picture. Millions of pictures of people jumping alone and in groups. Today, those pictures are mostly deleted, and some people seems to feel shame that they ever made it. Now everyone pictures himself from the back. Well, at least now we can see the motive itself and not people with artificial and posed smile. It seems to me, like most only people fallow trends. Doing what others excepted them to do. Try to find a travel blog without the protagonists photographed from behind. Crazy to see the travelers spending hours for artificial looking pictures just to compete with the masses. Photos are edited for hours, all kinds of clothes are changed and everything just to show an image of oneself that does not correspond to reality but to a cliché or an exaggerated expectation. You often see bored or bad-tempered travelers who suddenly put on the greatest smile and pose for selfies. Only to fall back after the photo. I wait for the time, people fallow so-called influencers and having underpaints on the head. 99,9% of all my pictures showing the motive itself. I had to dig very deep to find a few with myself.


Vintage computing




Abroad

During my travels extremely few photos were taken of me and even less often I took a selfie. I am/was way more interested in capturing everything else. Here are some of the very few showing me and some others I added randomly.




A very special place

In South Amrica I drove many times above 5,000m and travelled above 4,000m around for weeks. But once it was possible for me to dive up to 5,752m (18,871 feet) on Cerro Uturuncu in Bolivia by myself. All pictures are from this mountain or the surroundings.




Others




Footage

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