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  • Valencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 3
    This week started with another rest day with Lotta, Diego and the kids. We went to climb the Chateau Puilaurens and drove around a bit. Tuesday morning I set off direction north-east. The wind was my friend the first bit and sped me up to more than 73 km/h, which is a new personal best … Continue readingValencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 3
  • Valencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 2
    The week started without fever and almost no pain. On Tuesday night Ines and me grabbed the bottle of champagne that had been sitting in the fridge since February and headed to the beach. Sunset, champagne and a midnight swim. The next day I still felt good and settled on the Thursday morning train to … Continue readingValencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 2
  • Valencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 1
    This is about my journey back to Berlin after I spent one year in Valencia. I had the chance to spend two awesome semesters at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and now it’s time to roll back to wrap things up in Berlin. Why I go by bike can be read in the entry about … Continue readingValencia to Berlin by Bike | Week 1
  • Recap | Chicago + Lesbians Who Tech San Francisco Summit.
    The crowdfunding to get to the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco was successful and on the 21st of February I set off. Thank you to all of my supporters! The cheapest route took me for a stopover to Chicago, which was awesome because I could stay for a couple of days and hang … Continue readingRecap | Chicago + Lesbians Who Tech San Francisco Summit.
  • Berlin to Valencia by bike | gear set up.
    I have been asked numerous times about my gear and how I carry it on the bike. So in this post I list the gear I had with me, discuss some and how I distributed it on my bike. I will post some product links, they are not affiliated and I do not earn money … Continue readingBerlin to Valencia by bike | gear set up.
  • About cycling and navigating in Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain.
    In this post I write about my experiences I made with cycling and navigating on my last long distance cycling trip from Berlin to Valencia (August 2018). You can also find weekly journals of the trip for more detailed information here: week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4. Germany The bike tracks in … Continue readingAbout cycling and navigating in Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain.
  • Berlin to Valencia by bike | week 4.
    This is part four of my bike journey from Berlin to Valencia. Click here to read part one, two or three. Day 23, it was back to me and my bike and without my friend who had to quit due to knee problems (read about that here).
  • Berlin to Valencia by bike | week 3.
    This is part three of my bike journey from Berlin to Valencia. Click here to read part one and two. As I am typing this on my phone, please excuse any wacky (auto)typos. Day 16, Monday 13th of August, started with an alarm. I‘m part of a research group at the University of Applied Sciences … Continue readingBerlin to Valencia by bike | week 3.
  • Berlin to Valencia by bike | week 2.
    This is part two of my bike journal from Berlin to Valencia. Click here to read part one. Day nine was an off day in Straßburg, just lazing and chilling in my friends garden. Good bye selfie in Straßburg. Hard boiled snack eggs and coconut chips left overs for second breakfast helped me to go … Continue readingBerlin to Valencia by bike | week 2.
  • Berlin to Valencia by bike | week 1.
    As I am writing this on my phone please excuse any wacky typos. Yesterday I arrived in Straßburg where I met a friend from Berlin. She grew up here and came down with her toddler for the summer. Her parents have a beautiful house right by the forest and I can sleep outside in the … Continue readingBerlin to Valencia by bike | week 1.
  • Bicycle Tour Planing | Route Mapping.
    The mapping for my summer bike trip is done: Berlin – Valencia. 3000km across Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. I used MapOut and can highly recommend it. It lists the local, national and international bike tracks and lets me draw along them to sketch my route. Happily spent money.
  • Morning-Fog-Run.
    Running in the fog – fogging in the run; for my most favorite time of the day. During my morning run I was distracted by this beauty. Coincidentally – and luckily – I had my phone with me and took some shots.
  • Crowdfunding | Help me get to the LWT Summit.
    I received a scholarship ticket for the next Lesbians Who Tech summit in San Francisco! A big thank you to Leanne Pittsford and the Lesbians Who Tech Community. My challenge is now, to get me there.
  • Archive Found | People.
    Just browsing through my archive, collecting some of my favorite people shots. Some are arranged and from single sittings, some are taken from documentary photo stories. 1999 till 2017. Digital and analog. It’s all in the mix – what’s your favorite? .
  • Photo story | This hood is our hood.
    Beautiful Jasmine showing off her pregnant belly in her hood, the heart of Kreuzberg: Kottbusser Tor. It was a late summer day and the sun gave us that precious light that you can only witness on special afternoons.
  • Photo story | Family excursion to see the T-Rex.
    What’s better on a rainy Sunday afternoon than a visit to the natural history museum? Especially when T-Rex just arrived … 
  • November poetry.
    Kräne im Nebel,
    es ist November.
    Mit allen Höhen und Tiefen,
    alten Wünschen und Hoffnungen.
    In Watte gepackt, vernebelt… Read More.Continue readingNovember poetry.
  • The no-fly challenge.
    Whilst cycling from Romania to Germany this summer I was already thinking about what my next challenge would be after my return. Usually I get away once a year for a long distance walk or cycling trip, and I wanted my next challenge to be something more integrated into my daily life. Something that would … Continue readingThe no-fly challenge.
  • Relaunch & new concept.
    I relaunched the website with a new design and a slightly new concept. Additionally to my photography portfolio, the website will now be expanded to the fields of my research as a student of computer sciences and my work as a back-end developer. Once in a while I might as well post about my long … Continue readingRelaunch & new concept.
  • Exhibition: AC11+ goes Spain.
    A new super sized edition of the AC11 series is on it’s way to the galeria9 in Valencia, Spain. The series will be exhibited all December, opening December 9th. Edition 5 | sizes 82.5 x 55cm | 55 x 37cm.
  • Archive found | midsummer.
    The other day I was putting together a client-portfolio and found this little treasure. Since today was a bit sunny and I can sense the spring already I feel like sharing: A lovely midsummer crayfish feast in a private garden in Berlin | 2010.   All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted crime. … Continue readingArchive found | midsummer.
  • Personal Work | AC12 – completed.
    Die Stadttanne | Freie Arbeit zur Adventszeit 2012 Inspiriert von Rainer Maria Rilke Du wacher Wald, inmitten wehen Wintern hast du ein Frühlingsfühlen dir erkühnt, und leise lässest du dein Silber sintern, damit ich seh, wie deine Sehnsucht grünt. Und wie mich weiter deine Wege führen, erkenn ich kein Wohin und kein Woher und weiß: … Continue readingPersonal Work | AC12 – completed.
  • Making of | The sherry drop | AC11
    I have been asked numerous times how I captured the drop of the sherry so sharply in it’s motion – or if it’s been painted in the post-production. I am a big fan of one-shot-solutions and rather spend more time preparing the shot instead of long hours in front of the computer. Of course it … Continue readingMaking of | The sherry drop | AC11
  • Bonaparte special | Reeperbahn Festival 2012
    Artist: bonaparte.cc Location: grossefreiheit36.de Agency | client: reeperbahnfestival.com All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted crime.To avoid hassle, get in touch with me before you use my images: contact.
  • Daytripping | documenta (13)
    I went on a day trip to Kassel for the documenta 13. Of course one day is far too less to even get an overview, but that’s part of the concept this year anyway. And I like this concept. There is no need to always see everything. I marked two artists I wanted to see … Continue readingDaytripping | documenta (13)
  • Archive found | Outdoors in CA.
    The other day I went through my archive and thought it’s time to share some shots from the past years. It’s a wild mix of digital and analogue, 35mm and 16mm, colour and black and white, Pentafelx and Canon … Let’s start with California | Baja California 2009. Enjoy.   All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing … Continue readingArchive found | Outdoors in CA.
  • NZP @ BROWSE 2012
    The BROSWE FOTOFESTIVAL 2012 is rolling in. Over 80 photography exhibitions spread throughout Berlin Kreuzberg and Mitte. It’s a mix of local and international artists and you have all june to explore. Official festival opening will be 2nd of june, official duration is until the 30th of june. I am very happy I got a … Continue readingNZP @ BROWSE 2012
  • Neil Hickethier.
    Neil Hickethier studio shoot. Messing with a new look. What ya’ll thinking? Artist | client: Neil Hickethier   All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted crime. To avoid trouble just ask me before you use my images: nina★ninazimmermann.com
  • Kitsch-alarm: “The chapel”.
    “The chapel” | Spring 2012.   All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted crime. To avoid trouble just ask me before you use my images: nina★ninazimmermann.com
  • Gotta Love Rhubarb.
    Spring: Cold at night but sunny during the day. Wake up early because it’s so bright outside. Shop regionally grown fruit and vegetables at the market. Colours! Gotta love RHUBARB!!! Fresh out of the box baked into a vanilla filled streusel cake. Happy springtime everyone!   All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted … Continue readingGotta Love Rhubarb.
  • Exhibition: 24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition.
    24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition. Showcasing work of 12 artists from over two years of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School Berlin. Thank you to over 300 guests at the opening! Dates: 24-29FEB2012 | Location: Direktorenhaus Berlin View Personal Work | View 24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition   … Continue readingExhibition: 24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition.
  • 24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition.
    Vernissage of  24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition. 24FEB2012 at 19:00h | Free Live Drawing session with Betty Dynamite Direktorenhaus (1st floor) | Illustrative e.V. | Am Krögel 2 | 10179 Berlin Come an celebrate with us! Facebook event   24 | 12 | one Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition In einer einmaligen Werkshow … Continue reading24 | 12 | one – Dr. Sketchy’s Exhibition.
  • Go for it. 20XY.
    Back in Berlin, finally. Lots of thanks for 2011 and love for all of you out there. Have a good one tonight and see you in 2012!
  • Exhibition: Chess Boxing.
    The June 2011 event: London vs Berlin. I have never been to a Chess Boxing fight before. Great fun and atmosphere! So fascinating that once in a while I forgot to shoot … The event was organised by the Chess Boxing Club Berlin and the WBCO and took place in the Tape Club Berlin. If … Continue readingExhibition: Chess Boxing.
  • Dave The Chimp: The Search Continues.
    Street Artist Dave The Chimp opening at the Vivious Gallery. If you are in Hamburg you should go and check it out, especially the “Match paintings” where burning matches painted the wood. The exhibition is open until the 22OCT11. Artist: davethechimp.co.uk Location: viciousgallery.com Agency | client: reeperbahnfestival.com All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a … Continue readingDave The Chimp: The Search Continues.
  • Converse Silent Disco with Stereo MCs and the Bodi Bill DJ Team.
    The Converse Silent Disco at the Reeperbahn Festival, 23+24SEP11. Open air on the west stage of the Spielbudenplatz. Stereo MC vs. the Bodi Bill DJ Team. Great Great Great !!! Artist: stereomcs.com | bodibill.de Location: spielbudenplatz.eu Sponsor: converse.de Agency | client: reeperbahnfestival.com All images © NINAZIMMERMANN.COM. Stealing images is a prosecuted crime.To avoid hassle, get … Continue readingConverse Silent Disco with Stereo MCs and the Bodi Bill DJ Team.
  • Millerntor Gallery – Video!
    The Millerntor Gallery was another Reeperbahn Festivals ARTS program point. Realised with Viva con Agua, a variety of Street Art artists turned one of the halls of the FC St. Pauli Millerntor Stadium into an explosive Gallery. Musicians and DJs delivered the right beats for a blasting party. Every piece was up for sale and … Continue readingMillerntor Gallery – Video!
  • Reeperbahn Festival 2011 | ACTs.
    As promissed my Reeperbahn Festival ACTs 2011. Just click on the name orone of the images to see more photos of that artist. Enjoy! Artists: Yelle | Flip Grater | Fatboy | Airship | Pigeon John | Francis International Airport | Dave The Chimp | Les Jupes | Stereo MCs & the Bodi Bill DJ … Continue readingReeperbahn Festival 2011 | ACTs.
  • Reeperbahn Festival 2011.
    Just as the past five years the Reeperbahn Festival 2011 was a blast. The line up, program, audience, weather and organisation was top-notch. Although I didn’t have much time to really dip into the single show cases, I discovered two acts I definitely won’t miss the next time they are in town: French artist Charlse … Continue readingReeperbahn Festival 2011.