I got out of Berlin for a holiday. It was a lucky decision to go into the Swiss mountains and run away from the Berlin summer heat. After that, I went to see my family in Prag. Once I was back in Berlin, I went for a drink with one of my very good friends. I didn’t plan on taking photos this day. I had a lot of things to do. But when I saw Bara in that flower dress, I was amazed. It was a very untypical outfit for her. Usually, she is wearing dresses in a single colour and without print. I can’t remember to see her in such a romantic style. She looked so amazing in that dress. Her beautiful shiny red hair looked marvellous in the sunset, and I had no other choice but to ask her for a snap 🙂
On that day I had an appointment with a friend of a friend of mine. Hang is a designer living in Shanghai, and when I heard that she was passing through Berlin, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to get to know her. I was thinking for a while now to have a small logo for my photography, and I was wondering if she could design one for me. We meet for a coffee, and we spent a great time chatting about travelling, photography, ice cream. I was delighted that I had my camera with me ( just in case 🙂 ) so I could make a picture of her. And now I’m curious and looking forward to seeing my logo for the first time.
My phone started to ring, and I was trying to get it from my bag when I got distracted by these two great women. Colourful hair, dinosaurs as earrings, vibrant spirit. I forgot the phone and walked up to them to ask them for a photo. They were so, and I got really fascinated with their happy energy.
I was happy when I woke up and saw a cloudy sky. I knew that this is my perfect day for taking pictures. This is my little schizophrenia because usually, a bright blue sky is one of these things that make me happy.
But for taking pictures, a cloudy sky makes for better light.
I was hoping to run in some interesting people whom I can ask for a photo and when I saw this tremendous bright orange cap I knew this is it. The woman who was wearing it was beautiful and, and I was enjoying the shoot.
Finally the day I was looking forward to for such a long time. My best friend Veronika who lives in Czech was going to visit me once again. It’s always a high occasion when she visits. She has two children and is busy with work so she can only visit me two times per year.
When she comes to Berlin, we already have our habits like having Turkish breakfast by Simitdchi or a going on a bus trip on the M29 while chatting about life and eating frozen yoghurt even when is very cold outside. We also love drinking beer in Prinzengarten, and the very first thing she does when she comes to visit is to go to her favourite shop the COS store. And because Veronika is a beautiful woman who bought gorgeous COS dress and I happen to love taking pictures of beautiful women in beautiful dresses. I had to ask her for a photo:-)
It was the last pictures left on my film in my camera. Suddenly I saw this amazing colour. Shiny bright yellow. I loved the dress, and I was mesmerised when I saw this beautiful woman who was wearing it. She was like from a fashion magazine.
I rushed over to her to ask her for a photo. She was so lovely and so natural. I looked at her through a viewfinder, and I got excited about it. I pushed the button and…nothing happened. The camera stayed quiet. I checked everything and tried once more, and once again, still without any response from my camera. At that moment I didn’t know what worse, not getting the picture of this beautiful woman or to realise that my camera is broken.
I apologised to the woman. She walked away, and I was left with my camera confused and sad. Then I got angry with myself, and I checked once again everything on the camera until I checked the last thing left – the simplest and one of the most common mistakes – the battery was empty! I put a new one in, and the camera made that noise I love so much. I looked around searching for the woman in yellow. I didn’t see her, but I didn’t want to give up, so I went to the nearest shop in the hope to find her.
And I did!
I took my last film and put it in my camera. Then I wrote my friend that I´m very sorry because I will be late for the dinner. I realised that as long as I had film left to shoot there would be no way I would get on the tram. At this moment I turned around, and I saw this beautiful woman wearing this fantastic skirt. She attracted my attention with her fairy pale skin and her shiny blond hair. It was in such contrast with her nice tattoos and her rock style. When I asked her if I could take a picture of her, She was startled, and I had to promise that it would only take a few minutes. I had the feeling that she was uncomfortable having her picture taken in front of all the people passing by but she was doing it so well.
I was already late. While I was taking pictures I missed another tram but the light was so nice I just couldn’t stop searching for the next person to take a picture off. Suddenly I saw this man looking so beautiful! He was so nice and so vibrant. It was his face that attracted my attention. On second glance, I saw that he was wearing very nice clothes. I enjoyed taking his picture a lot and I love his smile.