• Havana, Cuba, 2015 © Benedikt Goettert. All rights reserved.

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  • Photographing and surviving Kathmandu

    Photographing and surviving Kathmandu

    There are countries that welcome you with a smile, a kiss and a flower garland. And there are countries that punch you in the face at first. Nepal belongs to the latter. After a very long flight over Vienna and Delhi and the most beautiful landing approach ever with sight […]

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  • Varanasi, holy shit

    Varanasi, holy shit

    For a serious Hindu the ultimate holy jackpot on earth is to die in Varanasi. If you didn´t manage to do so getting burned there after death comes second place. That´s why religious cremations occur all day and all night long at the ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest […]

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  • Thailand and less

    Thailand and less

    Thailand is more than beaches, massage parlors and spicy curries – and less. I have recently visited Mae Sot, a border town to Myanmar´s Myawaddy in the north-west of Thailand where mainly Burmese, Indians, Chinese and several religious minorities live tolerated side by side with the Thai population. You can […]

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Cuba

Cuba

Havana and Trinidad, November 2015                          

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Experimenting in color

Experimenting in color

A few results from Nepal, India and Berlin.                  

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On the road in Kathmandu

On the road in Kathmandu

More visual events captured on the road in Kathmandu, Nepal. I really miss that place.                                    

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When nature calls

When nature calls

Sorry, Oskar. I couldn´t resist.

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Photographer of the year (below 100 cm)

Photographer of the year (below 100 cm)

Just turned three years, asked for a camera and simply took pictures – without being shy, without lacking of inspiration. He even asked two policemen if he could photograph them. Thank you, Oskar, for showing me how easy it can be.                   […]

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The beauty of Sicily

The beauty of Sicily

The beauty of Sicily is dark. Sicilian lemons are the sweetest you can find. Sicilian wine belongs to my personal favourites around the world. Of course, the island is loved by the sun, no wonder that a typical local breakfast is granita, a sorbet like ice cream. But its secret […]

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Jump in spring

Jump in spring

If you try hard you find heaven on earth. Oskar  touching the sky on Easter Sunday, 20/04/2014.

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I shot it: finalist

I shot it: finalist

The bad news is: I didn´t win a new Leica M Monochrom body and 16.290 $ cash. But I was selected among 1629 entries as a finalist at the “I shot it: Black-And-White Photo Competition” (hosted by Leica). Here is my picture:   “Just a mesmerizing image to look at […]

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Bangkok shutdown: Photographing in a conflict zone for beginners

Bangkok shutdown: Photographing in a conflict zone for beginners

While the main touristic season in Thailand is coming to its end, it has got quiet about the Bangkok protests in Western media (Although after the end of the shutdown when the protesters moved to Lumpini Park they now returned to the streets downtown). I arrived in Bangkok on February […]

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More Thailand street photography

More Thailand street photography

Further pictures from Thailand and Burma, all taken in February 2014. They show a Thailand most foreigners don´t see. Where smaller children started to cry when they spotted me – because I was probably one of the first farangs they have ever seen. Where an older man took leave with […]

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