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"Your rainbow panorama" by Olafur Eliasson © 2013 Thorsten von Overgaard
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · May 2013

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By: Thorsten Overgaard

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This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.

     
  "You must be good at this. We completely forgot you were in the room."

 
  - Juliette Lewis [while kissing her boyfriend in the dressingroom]  

 

Robin did three weeks of workshops

Istanbul, Turkey, May 4, 2013: 

For three weeks my youngest daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard traveled with us to Hamburg, Paris, Istanbul, Solms and Berlin before she finally returned to school. Because of a lock-out in Denmark of the school teachers, the schools were not teaching, so I thought, "Why not come with dad to work?". So she did.

In Paris she had her personal "manny", Felix from Münich take care of her, and in Istanbul where I did two workshops, one of them for BMW/Aston Martin, she enjoyed her life as a diva being chauffered from place to place by the driver provided to us.

 

     
  "Your work is amazing. I admire the work of many painters, photographers, singers. But I read all your posts, blogs and look at all the photos, videos and links ... They are very inspiring. Which is the point! Thank you for everything you do and share with everyone, to encourage, to inspire and to promote photography."

 
  - P. O.  

 

Robin and her Barbie doll in the backseat of the limo in Istanbul, Turkey.
Robin and her Barbie doll in the backseat of the limo in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Robin Isabella is one of my three Super Power Children and did really good being part of all activities in the workshops for three weeks. In Istanbul part of the story is that she lost one Barbie by the pool and one inside an Aston Martin. Instead she had the joy of living in the same hotel as Justin Bieber who was giving a concert in Istanbul and took some days off in Istanbul. Robin met a lot of cool people, quite a lot of them had Leica cameras, and she got to expand her portfolio and now carries the many new photos on her iPad.

It is amazing how easy kids can fit into activities that you would normal not bring them to. But they love to see what adults do for a living, go to dinners and be part of model shoots and street photography.

 

     
  "I cannot tell you how excited I am to study your ways. And thank you for your accessibility."

 
  - J. D. (USA)  

 


Robin Isabella in Paris on May 6th 2013 for a one-day model shoot we did by the Eiffel Tower on the way from Istanbul to Solms in Germany.
Robin Isabella in Paris on May 6th 2013 for a one-day model shoot we did by the Eiffel Tower on the way from Istanbul to Solms in Germany.

 

     
  "Your work is amazing. I admire the work of many painters, photographers, singers. But I read all your posts, blogs and look at all the photos, videos and links ... They are very inspiring. Which is the point! Thank you for everything you do and share with everyone, to encourage, to inspire and to promote photography."

 
  - P. O.  

 

My mother is doing well

Aarhus, Denmark, May 15, 2013: 

My mother, Jytte von Overgaard, had a stroke some weeks ago while I was in Australia. It wasn't as dramatic as it first sounded. She had woken up with pain, and after some hours visited her doctor who didn't think much of it. But they sent her from there to the local hospital where they performed an operation immediately when she came in the door. Only four hospitals in Denmark can perform this, an expansion of a main heart artery by inserting a ballon.

There was still more they wanted to do on May 15th after she had had time to rest from the first one. I changed my schedule for May and June so I could be home and drive her to the hospital where they planned on spending three days examining and deciding if she should have another balloon operation, a bypass or a peacemaker.

We tersley waited for the final answer.

After only one day of examination, they decided she was not ill enough for more operations. There was no need, and she returned home to us in great spirits and vibrant health.

 

My mother and Joy in the garden the day after she came home from the hospital. Leica M Type 240 with Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH f/2.8
My mother and Joy in the garden the day after she came home from the hospital. Leica M Type 240 with Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R ASPH f/2.8

 

That was a pleasant surprise! She even immediately wanted to go play golf in Germany the next week. (which she then did)!

My mother is one of a kind. A fighter, a hardworking lady and she never takes a no for an answer.

 

     
  "I wanted to thank you for the fantastic information you provide for Digilux 2 owners. I was passionate about photography in the 80s, then got busy with family and work. The Digilux 2, which I was able to buy locally a week ago has increased my passion 10 times more. It's the perfect combination of digital convenience with analog controls that are a pleasure to use. Your site have been an invaluable help and I wanted to thank you personally."

 
  - A. D.  

 

 

A race against time

Aarhus, Denmark, May 18, 2013: 

It strikes me as amazing how few Danish (and European) films are available with English subtitles. Very few movies are released with other than Danish, Swedish and Norwegian subtitles. Making it impossible for Joy and I to watch a Danish movie together. And, that is what I'm thinking, a big lost market in Germany, and English-speaking countries. It would be so easy to add English subtitles to a movie and make the market international (via iTunes for example).

So when the new Dan Brown book, Inferno, came out, and it was available in the local bookstore in both English and Danish, well we bought one of each and started our race about who could get it read first. All 467 pages of it.

 

Reading Dan Brown I suddenly got an urge to pull out the Turkish Coffee set I got as a gift in Turkey from two of my Russian friends (and students in Istanbul). Without saying too much about the plot, I can say that I visited two of the three locations in the book within the last months.
Reading Dan Brown I suddenly got an urge to pull out the Turkish Coffee set I got as a gift in Turkey from two of my Russian friends (and students in Istanbul). Without saying too much about the plot, I can say that I visited two of the three locations in the book within the last months.

 

     
  "Just to say thank you, and you never know who you are going to reach and support with your words."

 
  - K. R.  

 

It is a long time ago I read a fiction book. I love to do so, and buying Brown's Inferno I was reminded I have three or four books lying around I am in the midst of. We had just spoken about some weeks before that we never have time to hang around and read a book. And then suddenly we actually had a few days that allowed us to just bask in the sunlit garden... and read. What a luxury, and how inspiring to do something like that! As a bonus we learned that we could in fact take time out to study other things, do projects and perhaps build in spaces in the schedule when traveling to do other projects.

It is my experience that I don't work well with planning to do half an hour a day of this and two hours of that  and 35 minutes of another thing once a week. I work best doing something for days or weeks, and just that. My philosophy is that things have to be part of my workflow and life style, else they don't fit in.

But one way of arranging a life style is also to put in spaces for other things, like reading a book or study of a subject, so as to get energy and stay inspired.

 

     
 

"- love you - is all I can say :) and THX for everything you have shared so far!"

 
  - L. M.  

 

 

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  "Just wants to give you a big thank you for four fabulous days in Paris at the workshop.
It was a great pleasure being with you. You are both very friendly, dedicated and easy to be with.
I really have my photographic inspirations tanked up. Thank you."

 
  - M. A.  

 

 

 

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Above: "Your Rainbow Panorama" by Olafur Eliasson on top of the ARoS International Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. Leica M Type 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M APSH f/1.4. © 2012 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

 



 

 


 

 

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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