06 June 2011

The Deep Blue


Hamburg, Germany.
December 2010.
35mm.


The weather hasn't been too good these past couple days. Instead of taking some new pictures, I thought I'd share this previously unreleased photograph.


Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.



Blog post title taken from the song of the same name by Rawlins Cross.

I'm currently taking a break from making my next to last presentation. Being a student in Germany isn't always as lemon squeezy as it is in other countries like the kind of ones where you get a diploma because you're a communist party member or because you're related to someone who knows someone... 
Anyway, the semester is over in a month and a half from now. I'm planning to head down to Frankfurt in the first week of July, pick up a friend who's coming over from the U.S., and visit Heidelberg.

In my last blog post I wrote that my friend and I had found an awesome apartment. Today, two days after the viewing, the estate agent gave me a call and told me that we'd got the two-bedroom-flat. We'll get the keys on the 1st of July. Even though we'll have to spend a lot of money on rent it's worth it because I've made the decision to stay in Hamburg. 

A while ago, I'd written to some British and American universities to see who'd accept me for a semester abroad or my postgraduate studies. I was somewhat surprised at the number of positive responses. 
Without a doubt a semester in California or postgraduate studies in Wales are quite tempting and would look good on my CV. However, I'm not the kind of guy who does something just because it'll look good on his CV. Relocating three times in three years is enough, too. Most importantly, however, I like Hamburg... and that's why I'll stay here.

Here are three absolutely stunning portfolios by photographer Adam Jahiel: #1; #2; #3. I also enjoyed these photographs taken by José Picayo.

Have a nice evening.

- Dom


7 comments:

moi said...

haha well i think he's damn cute!
oh and i will check out that episode, indeed. thanks!

Dominic Doherty said...

You're welcome.

artebaiao said...

Dear Dom. As usual an excelent end point - the day is gone!!
Good signs and syntoms in your art!!

Emm said...

I so know that feeling! We emigrated from South Africa to London in 2007 and then had to move a further three times in two years. I never want to move again!!

I really want to go back to uni and study my masters but I studied in SA under a scholarship and there is just so much I don't understand. The biggest factor for me is money.

Congrats on your new flat! No more horrible housemates, yay.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you both for your kind words!

South Africa is on my list of places where I would like to live & work one day - in a national park or game reserve, probably.

Unless you have bought a house, you're likely to move many more times... In London, it's quite unusual to stay in one place for a lot of years.

Emm said...

Heh. Well, let me know if you ever need any travel advice. I have a friend working at a game park just outside of Kruger Park.

Dominic Doherty said...

Sounds good! I have so many plans for next year already. Money is an issue, of course. If I make it all the way down there, I want to stay for more than just a week. But I will get back at you, thanks!