The Viking Voyage

Numb feet and glorious vistas at sunrise. Dramatic mountain slopes rising from cold salt water. Remote waves shared with friendly sea- and land-dwelling mammals. The golden light of the autumn sun igniting a mind-blowing explosion of colors.  

Portugal

Where the fragrance of gumtrees and pines blends into the salty chill of the Atlantic ocean, where food and wine are just as diverse and vibrant as the regions they represent.  

Subway Doodles

Instead of reading the newspaper, sleeping or staring into the screen of a smart phone, Ben Rubin started drawing his fellow New Yorkers doing these things in the subway – and added some imaginery monsters.

Fukushima Exclusion Zone Pictures

Polish photographer and filmmaker Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the contaminated exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima and came back with an impressive collection of haunting, post-apocalyptic images. Check out his website for an interesting-to-read report about his experience and his encounter with locals, as well as even more pictures. All photos ©…

Colombia

Beautiful people, scenic views, delicious food and the urban buzz of the big city: Missing the ocean, but inland Colombia is just too good to run away and rejoin the surf circus.

The Magic World Of Mushrooms

The otherworldly colours and shapes of mushrooms are an extremely powerful reminder of how mind-blowing the nature of planet Earth is. Mycena Chlorophos     Rhodotus Palmatus Hydnellum Peckii     Porcelain Fungus Clathrus Archeri     Clathrus Ruber Cyathus Striatus     Marasmius Haematocephalus Coprinus Comatus     Panus Fasciatus Geastrum Minimum    …

A Hippie Tree House Village In Hawaii

Taylor Camp, says Hawaii-based photographer John Wehrheim, was not a commune, and there were no rules. Set at the edge of the road along the beach of the ancient island of Kauai, the tiny village was home to restless souls longing to escape from the unrest of their generation… Read the full story and see…

Late Summer Day In The Black Forest

A late summer day in the Black Forest, South Germany. Surrounded by the peaceful beauty of the landscape it’s amazing to see that the shapes and colours of mushrooms are just as surreal as corals, and that a walk through the woods can be just as amazing as a dive in the ocean.

Boom Festival 2014 Pictures

Some random snapshots from my 6th Boom Festival. The setup was mind-blowing as always, and although I spent a great part of my time working with the communication team and the video documentary guys it was an outstanding festival… again.

Joel Rae

The hyperreal paintings of Joel Rae fascinate me for two reasons: On the one hand, looking at them triggers an intense cognitive cocktail of associations and emotions, a state of mind that clearly borders on a psychedelic experience. On the other hand, it’s his deadly precision and craftsmanship that boggles me. All pictures © Joel…

New Zealand

And after the next turn of the road… it got even better. Random photos from my recent trip to the south island of New Zealand, one of the most mind-blowing places I have seen.

Coober Pedy And The Australian Desert

The vast sky fades from the darkest to the lightest shades of blue, speckled by some puffy white clouds. The pale green of grass and the lush green of some scattered shrubs contrast with the entire spectrum of orange and red. Yellow and purple rock faces merge into brown slopes. Salt licks glisten in the…

Melbourne – The Cultural Hub of Australia

Obscure backyard bars with wooden pallets instead of chairs. Rusty freight containers cut open, furnished with bulky waste, a state-of-the-art coffee maker and a display full of organic cakes. Amazing graffiti, sculptures, and street art everywhere. Victorian architecture next to quite a bit of totally weird stuff. Melbourne is the cultural hub of Australia, the…