THE BLOG

30
Apr

.big in japan.

in the year my wife gets born – japan went big. and now we´re here.

winter’s cityside 
crystal bits of snowflakes 
all around my head and in the wind 
i had no illusions 
that i’d ever find a glimpse 
of summer’s heatwaves in your eyes 
you did what you did to me 
now it’s history, i see 
here’s my comeback on the road again 
things will happen while they can 
i will wait here for my man tonight 
it’s easy when you’re big in japan 

aah when you’re big in japan-tonight
big in japan-be-tight
big in japan ooh the eastern sea’s so blue 
big in japan-alright
pay! – then i’ll sleep by your side 
things are easy when you’re big in japan 
oh when you’re big in japan 

neon on my naked skin, passing silhouettes 
of strange illuminated mannequins 
shall i stay here at the zoo 
or should I go and change my point of view 
for other ugly scenes 
you did what you did to me 
now it’s history I see 
here’s my comeback on the road again 
things will happen while they can 
i will wait here for my man tonight 
it’s easy when you’re big in japan 

aah when you’re big in japan-tonight
big in japan-be-tight
big in japan ooh the eastern sea’s so blue 
big in japan-alright, pay! 
then i’ll sleep by your side 
things are easy when you’re big in japan

alphaville – Big in japan / 1984

impressions below

Ekimise

Good Conversations

Oma denkt nach

Normal Day

Lustig zu dritt

Näh

Look Tacos

Smile like you mean it∇ somewhere in tokyo, japan.

24
Apr

.i don´t hate mondays.

we and the 36million people monster had a great monday. we went to the laundry, to the grocery store, the taylor, had amazing dinner (*) and the taste of living in here. shoot round about 400 people – still a few left – good prospect!

* incidental remark:

im totally addicted to ramen soups. this could be the reason for dying with overweight but i think i will start a business back in germany. i get you!

impressions from our hood below

Rümpf

Stolz wie Omi

Lustig ne?!

Verkehrte Welt

Olympic Team 2020

Brücken Szene quer

Brücken Szene

Grml*

Metzger

Kodak Color Film

Riffelblech

Riffelblech wo anderst∇ ayase, tokyo, japan.

24
Apr

.it´s a playground.

this is like the centerpiece of human observing.

impressions below

Whaaaaaat??

Mich juckts

Ha Ja!

Wo? Omi hat Hunger Warum?∇ tokyo, japan.

23
Apr

.i heart taxi.

tokyo have the sweetest taxis ever. they look like one of this awesome drawings from akira toriyama, san mamiya or kim jung gi. i´ll try my best to make some other nice pictures of this! how sick is tokyo?!

impressions below

Supergirls don´t cry

Taxi rot

Taxi grün

Taxi weiss-blau

Taxi schwarz

Taxi weiss

Suit up

Nightshift

∇ tokyo, japan.

19
Apr

.moshimoshi nippon.

we made it to tokyo, japan. what a blast!! i will come to that later, because we are super tired and totally wasted. today was the first day and we just took the train to the inner city and strayed around.

it´s sooooooo sick! i´m really in love with the people, the urban romantic, the clean look and the massive surrounding.

pack some stuff and come as you are!

impressions below

Smelly Subway

Pick me

Schools out

masked Subway Rider

old Thoughts

I can´t see anything

Rush stop

Threesome

Taxi drive by

She is smiling

The dark night∇ tokyo, japan.

19
Apr

.i try and learn.

i try to understand, adapt and see. but way to far away…nevertheless i´ll give me an A for effort^^

Life Framed

Hint

Orange Sidewalk

Smooth Criminal

∇ last days in aukland new zealand.

 

13
Apr

.coincidences are everywhere.

if you are open hearted, positive and wear nothing but a smile, they will find you and give you the joy of life. i think it depends on your own mood, negative feelings or attitudes will bring out negative pictures and the opposite way round. if you want to interact with other people on the streets, you have to be a mirror of themselves. and street photography is an interaction with your surrounding. it´s funny to try it and to see the result, i love it.

i watched a lot of matt stuart, joel meyerowitz and john free stuff in the past couple of days. and that is really inspiring for any photographer. don´t miss that if you are into it! and influenced from this strong words and the truth in it, i get some real shots that have a lot more strength in it, than any other street photography i made before. a new chapter opened in my book and i´m super stoked to write it – figuratively – to capture it, to try and to learn!

you have to understand and believe in what you are doing, otherwise your pictures will never reach another level of meaning.

if life is a joke, we could at least laugh a lot.

impressions below

Wait to cross

Death is behind a corner

death is behind any corner with a smile

eye contact with advertisment

Hypnotized

Get that bargin feeling

∇ auckland, new zealand.

11
Apr

.from missing and kissing.

we did it and we will REALLY miss this place!

our time in new zealand is nearly over. we have to leave in a week and heading japan for a while. like i told you on a previous post, i have trillions of pictures left and not the time to edit.  so i think there will be a lot of random post with random impressions coming up in the future. sorry about that, but i think you will enjoy it in anyway. if you have any questions or suggestions please leave me a text: mail@svenbaum.de or on my instagram account: stolenm0ments

japan is super amazing as you can guess and has a lot of insane nature as well, which of course, i will try to capture, but the main theme would be about street photography/portrait and urban romantic. i hope you can forgive me and i will try my best to give you the same epic output like i had here in z-land.

by the way, thank you all for supporting this blog and my instagram account, for the nice words, and the love. this keeps me up shooting and to give you the possibly best output i can

we had a lot of fun, have seen insane things, crossed a lot things from our bucket list, made a lot of friends and kind of the best time in our life. but this is not the end, it´s just one part of many sick journeys we will made in the future. so stay tuned!

thanks for all hanna, i luf u!

impressions below

Lake Tekapo-15

Lake Tekapo-9

Lake Tekapo-2

The Finger_

The Finger

Pedestrian

The Beauty & the Beast new zealand, random parts

07
Apr

.act of nature or an act of god.

after spending month on this two islands, you probably dwell on a thought.

who build that?

i am not a religious person, but when nature hit you that hard, you ask yourself a lot of that questions. if – or who- or how somebody build that globe he really did a great job with that part. respect dude! you can belief in what you want and i think in anyway that our mind is pretty dense and way to unqualified to imagine whats happening on our and beyond our planet. sarcasm hint – yes we are definitely alone in this universe trump elector! we think we can make a country great again?? we should work together and make this planet great again! safe it, stop littering it, stop killing what nourish us. thats a really good masterplan.

and if everything failed – who laughs last laughs longest – mother nature. she even will be there when we destroyed each other and cracked heads into each other! although a good prospect.

impressions below

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo-8

Lake Tekapo-10

Lake Tekapo-11

Lake Tekapo-5

Lake Tekapo-7

Lake Tekapo-16

Lake Tekapo-17

Lake Tekapo-18

Lake Tekapo-4

Lake Tekapo-13∇ lake tekapo, south island, new zealand.