Thoughts Of A Partisan Monk
I’d wish to make understandable to the players as well as to the spectators, that it is not about individuals here. In fact it even is not about tennis actually. Not about single players or persons. Could have easily chosen another field of work for my photographic activities, but in tennis several aspects come together in perfect choreography. There are things without which life on this dungeon planet would become entirely senseless. At least to me. Music is one of them. And silence. Light. And shades. La joie de la moment. Trust-building. Movement. Motion. Emotion. Thoughts. Obliviousness. Courage. Patience. Perseverance. Breath. Energy. Women. Yes, without women the world would be nothing but deaf, dumb and blind. (Not the natural world. The human one. Nature doesn’t falter.) Women are music. Women are light. Fuel, oven and ointment. Breath. Energy. Shades. Lots of shades! Bearers of the flame of life. In tennis women are not weak. They are warriors, heroines, gamblers, gold-diggers. They work so hard, they have so much to suffer, frustrations, injuries. It’s so fascinating to watch the world changing right now just by this half of (wo)mankind getting stronger and stronger. Even if I see the necessity to find good and fulfilling ways to deal with that as a man without feeling threatened, I would strongly prefer this still blue pinchpenny to be governed entirely by women. Not ruled though! No soul should be entitled or encouraged to dominate another one. Maybe I would become (remain) a partisan or anarchist even under such a regime. But alltogether I still would appreciate it. They can be nasty, they can be mean, they can be petulant, utterly unfair. But they are the wonder of the world. They are the world. So, when I am after ‘BeautifulWTA’, it’s because I want to share my so enriching point of view here. Let’s celebrate beauty. The beauty of tennis. The beauty of sound and silence. The beauty of light and shades. The beauty of being in the moment. The beauty of courage, patience and perseverance. The beauty of women. On this behalf and if there are no objections I’ll continue to be an as humble as autonomous monk in this very temple.
the best quick overview you might get by going to → Gallery 2 and my Flickr slideshow. There you find all the → ‘Daily Five’ updates of the past stored in one place. Click on the image below to start the slideshow. You’ll find a play/pause button in the lower left, a fullscreen symbol in the lower right corner.
Just in case, your device doesn’t support the Flash technology and you see nothing but an empty black space, here’s the → direct link to my Fotostream on Flickr. By using the Search function there (by clicking on the reading-glass symbol) you can search specifically for players names, tourneys etc. Clicking on the symbol to the right of the reading-glass will start the slideshow.
All you see there or here is just the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of photos to come!
A good friend of mine, a gifted painter, is always regretting that he didn’t become a musician. With me, being a pro musician for all my life, it’s the opposite. I pretty much would have liked to be also an artist. With my → Wallpapers I follow that dream of being a little bit more creative in terms of ‘visuality’. Ah, let’s not forget the → ‘Upright’ section here, which is just about playing around a bit with the means of digital post production. Obviously far away from being true art but fun to do and hopefully fun to watch. In the Wallpapers section it’s about the use of fonts as well, which is worthwhile, since with this instrument you can point out or enhance so much aesthetically and emotionally.
Many of the images also are represented in my social network channels. Some of the videos I took of practice sessions from Viktoria Azarenka after her ‘baby break’ or Julia Goerges or Genie Bouchard have got quite a number of visits by now. You can watch them on → Youtube.
Sometimes I’m writing some posts, which reflect my perception of things happening in the tennis world or just give some overall thoughts… → Posts
So, guess that everything is said for now. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon again!