I have been thinking a lot lately. I made quite a few mistakes, and I need a lifestyle change – or more correctly said: I need to get back to a lifestyle I lost many many years ago. I also reconsidered my current direction and efforts, including my Camino project idea and this blog – you can already see a totally new design and quite a few new features. I changed many things already and more changes are in plan. Let me explain…
Faces of El Camino is a unique project idea merging art, journalism and two personal dreams into one journey walked both physically, spiritually and metaphorically – and all these together created a greater dream, to walk the famous pilgrimage route of El Camino de Santiago, and document the journey in the form of photography, with special interest in the people on The Way. Pilgrims, travelers, tourists, a priest from the church of a small village, a tavern keeper, a merchant along the road, or a shepherd passing by – they are the Faces of El Camino, the people who make this journey unique, powerful and alive.
For this project, which connects my plan of walking the Camino and my dream of becoming a professional photographer now has its own dedicated project page here in my website! Go check it out!
My journey to India and Ladakh was the best thing that ever happened in my life. Not only some of my greatest dreams came true, but it opened up a whole new World for me, both physically and metaphorically. In travel, I was home – and I was free. Very often I remember it, and wish I could be there once again, traveling around , limited by nothing but my imagination.
After coming home, I had to realize that I was right: I’ve born to be a traveler. And this also means, I just cannot stay in the same place for too long without losing my freedom and happiness. I have to travel, again and again. Sometimes the journey is only within, but sooner or later I have to leave behind the lands I know for another adventure. So I decided to go on a very special journey once again. I decided to walk the El Camino de Santiago, the most famous pilgrimage route of the World.