In my free time, I very much enjoy photography.

In July 2017, I have been awarded the jury’s first prize from the LMU’s Graduate Center in a photography competition titled “my research object.” I had submitted a photo that I took on top of Mount Laki of the Northeastern part of the fissure with the glacier Vatnajökull visible in the background.

“234 Years in the Making”

I submitted another Iceland photo to another photo contest on the topic “Working at the Edge” by the digital magazine Edge Effects and I received an honorable mention:

Iceland, 2016. Crossing a river in the Icelandic highlands between Landmannalaugar and Hrafntinnusker is made all the more treacherous by this melting glacier.

In August 2018, I sent in a holiday photo to NiCHE’s call for summer postcard, which was featured in a gallery on the blog:

The salt pans near Marsalforn on the northern side of the island of Gozo, Malta. Sea salt is still harvested here by salt farmers in the morning, potentially since Roman times.

The Carson Center had organized a photography workshop for doctoral candidates in the summer of 2018 with Australian photographer Alison Pouliot and I was lucky enough to be one of the participants. You can read a report about the workshop here.

A tree in the woods
A bee in the flowers

Here are a few pictures I took over the summer:

A frog in the pond
Colors of summer

Watch this space for a few new pictures coming soon!