Exhibition Dates Announcement (Agora Gallery, NYC)

Darko's Fire, 2015.Some day I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Away above the chimney tops
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
That’s where you’ll find me”

Edgar Yipsel “Yip” Harburg, Over the Rainbow, 1939,
sung by Judy Garland in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”

The wonderful team at Agora Gallery has put together my artist page on the gallery website. I think they have done a great job, so check it out! You also find two pictures there that Angela Di Bello, the gallery director, has chosen from the photographs she had previously selected for ARTmine, Agora Gallery’s fine art sales website. These two pictures will be my contribution to the group exhibition „Emerging Visions“ from January 21 to February 10, 2017 at Agora Gallery, where you will not only find prints of my photographs but also other exciting artwork from some wonderful artists like Jian Jun An. There will also be an opening reception on January 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Should you be in New York then, please do stop by!

A Wonderful Rainbow over Beijing

A wonderful rainbow over Beijing's Confucius Temple, 2016.Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby”

Edgar Yipsel „Yip“ Harburg, Over the Rainbow, 1939,
sung by Judy Garland in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”

In Beijing again. It is still really hot here, but most of the time the air is clear and the skies are blue. I love Beijing’s temples, I feel transported into a world long gone by. Staying away from major tourist hot spots or visiting them at less crowded times, I can still feel a hint of old Beijing. I find myself a quiet spot, inhale the atmosphere, take a look at all the beautiful buildings, trees, flowers, and places of worship. And of course I take my camera and try to capture these moments.

Yesterday, I visited the Temple of Confucius (北京孔廟, Běijīng Kǒngmiào), which is more of a museum than a temple these days and also a wonderful place not only for people who want to learn more about Confucianism. We had walked there along the river, enjoying another wonderful summer day, and were in the middle of the compound when all of the sudden the sky turned grey with clouds, a wind got up, and the birds fluttered about nervously. Then there was thunder, some rain, and after a little while, the clouds began to disappear again. And when the sun broke through, we saw a wonderful double rainbow and the light casted a spell over everyone and everything.