Posts tagged “Ethiopia

ethiopia – the tukul


I learned my lesson, when I first entered a Tukul. every item in the house and every corner were designed. the bread we were eating was decorated. I understood, people who live here are rich. they have the ability to live here. I only know how to buy food in the supermarket

ethiopia – the craftsmen

for sure I know these sounds. since my youth they sound so familiar to me. wherever I go I  follow these sounds.  again and again I end up in the places of the craftsmen’s work. here I  learned to understand the spirit and the fascination of their craft. Giovannis print house in Addis Ababa is still one of this places I like to remembers

ethiopia – the forest manager

even the satellite pictures showed teh effort the Cangiti people had, managing their forest, the exited scientist of the Berlin Univerisity explained to me at the airport. some weeks later I arrived in Cangiti in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains. I tried to explain the picture from the satellite to the farmers. nobody believed me. a satellite taking pictures of their work to protect the forest, was absurd. so we agreed. its more serious and better to take pictures together again


ethiopia – the believe

I was searching for traditional believes. on the journey I stepped into every mosques I saw along the road side. always I found the book. I realised I was following the book. then I found the believers somewhere in the remote mounatins of Ethiopia



ethiopia – the band at the end of the road

as usual we were hanging out. I came from somewhere and was going to somewhere. in between I had a stopover in Addis. Michael and me, we went to concert in the bar at the end of the street. some downtown kids where playing raggae. the kids celebrated

angola days – future talks part I

               we have been a bunch of photographers and friends in Addis Ababa. we photographed for a group exhibition about „future development“. then the idea was clear. we wanted to show this exhibition in a remote suburb of Luanda. my friend Edson and me went there and opened our first open air exhibition. then we where asked to photograph everyone with their future dreams. we did it and we discovered our first follower

ethiopia – there is something magic in coffee

Abdullah and Omar introduced me to the magic.  we spent hour’s together. they send me on the road of coffee. I met farmers, buyers and friends just to drag me into the deap secrets of coffee. the long exciting journey started. I became addicted to coffee


ethiopia – coffee shops

 Omar told me long stories about the magic of the Addis Ababa coffee shops. his eyes were shining when he started to talk about Enrico, Yordanos and Mekonen. we spent days searching for tis athmesphere again. he showed me Enricos with the great cake, Yordanos and Mekonen at Piaza. some of them still had the athmospehere we are looking for

ethiopia – the tibs

we started late. as usual. my falt. Michael had the idea to have some tibs for dinner. so we started cruizing through the city. Alan old mercedes was running perfectly. listening to the music played by the  local radio stadio we reached the place. tibs is soemthing special in Ethiopia. this butcher is special place for tibs. rich and poor is meeting here to have tibs. usualy everybody comes here for raw tibs with berberie. they prepared special Zizil Tibs for me. the best I ever had