Bei meinem ersten Besuch in Köln war ich mir nicht so sicher, ob diese Stadt fotografisch überhaupt etwas hergibt. Später zuhause als ich dann die Bilder näher betrachtete, musste ich zugeben, Köln hat durchaus Charakter und Geschichte. Vielleicht komme ich irgendwann zu gegebener Zeit wieder zurück zu dieser koolen Stadt am Rhein.
Most people look at life like they want reach the top of the stars. But the ugly truth is they will never get there. Because they only see the top of the whipped cream, the delicious goods. They don’t see what it takes to get there. It’s essential if you want to reach that goal someday in the future, that you take everything. Or even worse: The idea of „You will probably never get there“ opens totally a new sight of something.
If you want to become an expert at something it’s important that you love the struggle that comes with it.
What struggle do you REALLY love? Don’t see the trophy, see what define’s you!
I believe skateboarding has something that no other sport has to offer. It’s a very independent, creative sport. It’s more a kind of art.
Why did I start with it? Because you can do it whenever, wherever, and however you want to. There are no rules, no coach who is telling what to do. You are your own teacher. Besides that, it teaches you how to deal with pain. Which can transformed to real-life. If you push yourself and try new things over and over and over and over again, someday you will land that new trick. It’s just like life works. Don’t be afraid of even get started. Falling is okay as long you get up and try again. Skateboarding means to fall. Like a little baby who tries to walk on both legs.
Rodney Mullen the founder of street skating said once: „Skateboarding is as much, or more, an art of mode of expression than it is a sport. What skateboarding has given me is precisely that: a form of expression that drew me to it, and, in so doing, I was able to express and be who I wanted to be through it, in a sense“.