La sainte Jeanne d’Arc, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen



I have already written about the beatifacation of Jeanne d’Arc a while ago in this text about national myths:


Roman Bath… in Bath



Voting Leave – expressing an identity crisis?

My latest article for 20One Magazine


Much has already been said about reasons people have voted to leave the European Union – the age gap, the frustration of marginalized working people or those living in rural areas, the anger and disappointment with the Westminster establishment all parties did not seem to address properly.

But as a foreign born British resident (an EU-migrant to be more precise) looking on the debate as somewhat of an outsider, out of a bird’s eye perspective I wonder: How much of the referendum’s outcome is not only the result of misjudgement and failed policies but of an underlying identity crises? Of feeling rootless in a digitalized society where existing borders seem to vanish and with them the security known so far? What does is mean to be British – or English? What is “Britishness” in a globalized world?

The evening of the referendum day, about two hours before the polling station…

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Rhossili Bay, Wales

Rhossili Bay_analog filter

For this picture I used Analog Efex Pro2 to create a look similar to that of pictures shot on film – including light scratches and dust that come with leaving photos unattended in the attic.


Rhossili Bay

Here I only slightly adjusted the Curves in Photoshop for a better contrast. The picture was shot only seconds before the picture above.