Mülheim, 27/9/17 — After two years of shooting now’s the time for revisiting, selecting, deleting, editing, publishing. Thought, this would feel a little bit less cool than sitting at the tennis courts with my camera, somehow like homework (which it actually is). Just didn’t expect it to be as enjoyable as it now finally turned out to be.
And how good it feels to get up early every morning working on the files for two or three hours before even the daylight starts to come up. And to see, that I had some new visits again, for which I am really thankful. The coffee, then the tea is steaming in my cup. There is music or silence. If I find a pic that inspires me to turn it into one of my infamous → ‘Wallpapers’, I often spend a long time with it, hours sometimes, experimenting, varying… I prepare the six or seven images which I want to publish here the next day. Then I go through the folders sorting the wheat from the chaff. Plenty of chaff, but lots of wheat as well.
“It’s here and now. All over!”
Having spent all the rest of my inherited money for this project, I had to pull in the reins and now I’ll have to try to find some construction which would allow me to continue with it, as I’d very much like to do. Next week I’ll probably find the courage to write some mails on that behalf. But even if I wouldn’t succeed with this quest at once and would have to find me some ‘decent work’ instead, perhaps by even being required to sell my photo gear, which indeed would be the hardest thing to do, I will be happy and thankful for the rich and worthwhile journey.
And continue to work on the treasure I have collected, and to publish it here, six or seven new pics every day, some new words sometimes, so that, after a while, maybe there comes a solution naturally. Or there will come something else. Everything is lesson. That, which led me to choosing tennis as topic of my photographic endeavors, the eastern-inspired philosophy of cherishing the moment, is of course even more valid when having to take it up with the obstacles of strong emotions, wishes or other more practical issues. It’s here and now. All over!
P.S.: Hey, players, interested in some personal photo shooting? Or in donating? Or in purchasing some pics in high resolution including the permission to use them for your own purposes? Or do you perhaps have any other idea of how to help this ‘BeautifulWTA’ project to stay alive and breathing? Would it make sense to recommend me to the officials at the ITF or WTA? Any idea is welcome. You can contact me here: