Archive for the ‘social commentary’ Category

I Dreamt of the Bechers Tonight

May 21, 2012

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Net Neutrality

February 17, 2011
(CC) BySa La Quadrature du Net

(CC) BySa La Quadrature du Net

The Flow on the Street

January 16, 2011

Ok, it's not a street photograph, but a photograph of a street reflected in a Beemer.

Ok, it's not a street photograph, but a photograph of a street reflected in a Beemer.


I’ve been taking street photographs the last few days with odd equipment, but it worked. (more…)

e.g. PayPal

January 12, 2011
From xkcd.com

From xkcd.com

Making Of: Reuptake Photos

December 6, 2010

A Streetview

A Streetview


I’m coming late to the Google Streetview debate in Germany. I still can’t get my head around it. (more…)

Chercher ne signifie rien en art. Ce qui compte, c’est trouver (P.Picasso)

December 4, 2010

© Robert Dosineau

© Robert Dosineau


Don’t worry, this ‘blog hasn’t turned french. Thanks to my daughter, who has to write a school essay on this quote from Picasso, I was reminded of self-confident way this godfather of modern art worked. (more…)

So Much For German Reunion

November 22, 2010

21 years later, "Ampelmännchen" sells souvenirs and chotchkes very well, thank you

21 years later, "Ampelmännchen" sells souvenirs and chotchkes very well, thank you


I think we Germans are the only people where a traffic light sign is identity-proving for one third of the population. Plus, it’s likeness, the “Ampelmännchen” is very successfully pandered to tourists from the western federal states of Germany who visit east german cities like Weimar to drink from the fountain of german cultural identity (Goethe, Schiller) and gawp at their poorer countrymen.
Wake up, sheep!