What are holidays for? Reading, of course, being in Germany, playing, doing lots of nonsense, going to exhibitions like the Caspar David Friedrich exhibit in Hamburg - finally! - and working through the Christmas gifts.
For a long time I have admired both photographers Andreas Feininger and Andreas Gursky. But only a few days ago I made the connection - there are similiarities between those two, the densitiy, choice of motives (America), the German origin, and only today I realised they share the same first name.
As I have heard today from secret sources there will be a Gursky exhibition in Munich from February 17 to May 13. We just might go there ....
Talking about photographers. I got the beautiful "A Photographer's Life 1990 - 2005", by Annie Leibovitz as a Christmas gift.
Portraits and photographs of Johnny Cash, Michael Jordan, Keith Richards, the Clintons, Nelson Mandela, Jack Nicholson, and many more, as well as astonishing family compositions.