The Interview

Accompanying the rise of a star is kind of fun – you get dragged to premiers and interviews – all that glamorous stuff us normals usually get spared. And so it happened last week that young author Willi Hetze whom I had already reported about gave a TV interview to a local Dresden TV station about his new and upcoming short-story book “Das Unbegreifliche der Katzenwege”, Taschenbuch, 190 Seiten, Verlag zwiebook, Deutsch, € 12,90

The backdrop of the interview was sort of fun too: a small fast-food kiosk/pub “Curry & Co.”. And no, that is no Indian place… they serve “Currywurst” (a sausage with hot, spicy sauce) in all kinds of flavours.

But ’nuff said, enjoy the pictures :).

Book Premiere: “Das Unbegreifliche der Katzenwege”

Me being a cat owner I know that cats are incomprehensible. Last night young writer Willi Hetze took this fact to a completely new level when he presented his debut book “Das Unbegreifliche der Katzenwege” (The Incomprehensible of Cats’ Paths) – a collection of short stories. The main story is a surreal, socially twisted plot about a young man who just arrives at a big city from his home village to go to college. Unnerved and confused as he is – he gets advice from an ever changing cat how to navigate through the so unfamiliar metropolis.

“Das Unbegreifliche der Katzenwege”, Taschenbuch, 190 Seiten, Verlag zwiebook, Deutsch, € 12,90

Here are some of the photos I took at last night’s book reading at the Literaturhaus Villa Augustin (Erich-Kästner Museum) in Dresden. And here you can find a first review of Hetze’s book (in German).

Cat-Walk

Cat-Walk

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400

This was one of the examples where it really helped talking to the people you intend to photograph. I was just strolling through the park during lunch break when I came across this couple with their cat (a tomcat in fact). I approached them and asked if they would mind me taking some photos – and they happily agreed.

Only the cat wasn’t very happy about it at first, he vanished into the background and preferred watching some other folks playing table tennis. So I started chatting with the two young cat owners, and while talking the cat came back and posed very willingly for me and my camera. Of course the grumpy look wouldn’t fade :).