During the Walkley Awards Gala it was announced that I have won the Walkley for “News Photography” 2012. It is a nice treat.
This year’s Walkley Awards finalists were announced a few days ago and I am happy about being one of the nominees in the News Photography section. The winner will be announced on 30. November. Fingers crossed.
Zeitenspiegel author Markus Wanzeck, Duan Congcong from the chinese daily “Global Times” und Zeitenspiegel photographer Lukas Coch were awarded with the research grant from the German Robert Bosch foundation to realise a project in China and Germany. The Robert Bosch Stiftung is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for more than 40 years.
The other day I had my first experience taking pictures of a local cricket match in Canberra for the Canberra Times. To be honest I didn’t have (and still don’t have) much of an idea of this sport that is so popular in Australia and other countries around the globe influenced by the British. Without knowing the rules, the movements I felt like back at Leverkusen Stadium (Germany) shooting my first Bundesliga soccer match, or even worse. But I was lucky. Back in the office I was told that the picture wasn’t bad at all.
The world renowned Midnight Fireworks Display is the grand finale on Sydney New Year’s Eve. The Sydney sky bursts into an epic fireworks show to signal the start of a New Year.t takes 15 months of planning to deliver Sydney New Year’s Eve and for the 1.5 million people gathered around the Harbour, the Midnight Fireworks Display is the reason why Sydney really is the New Year’s Eve capital of the world. This majestic show takes place in the world’s best open theatre, with fireworks firing from barges on the Harbour, the rooftops of city skyscrapers and the unforgettable Sydney Harbour Bridge. Happy New Year!
The other day I was on assignment to Thailand. I had a couple of hours spare as I needed to wait for my colleague and writer to arrive from Germany. A local friend suggested that I have a meal at the Magic Food Point located in the basement of the Arrival Terminal. It isn´t actually a restaurant or cafe, but the canteen for the Airport staff, where passengers are welcomed. As there are hundreds of staff running around at the International Airport, the food at the canteen is always fresh and there are a wide range of dishes to choose from. And the best part: it is CHEAP. Name me another International Airport where it is possible to have warm meal for US$1 (with a drink included)!