ich lebe sozial

Virtuelle Realität vs. reale Virtualität vs. virale Ritualität vs. rituelle Viralität.

Hier bin ich Ich, hier bin ich Alle. Ich bin Poesie in 140 Zeichen. Ich bin Darsteller in einem blau-weißen Rahmen. 
Ich bin Sexsymbol mit Hühnerbrust. Ich bin gestriegelte Kompetenz. Ich bin Romantik im Steckbriefformat. Ich bin Ficken ohne Anfassen. Ich bin gelinkt, genetzt, gesponnen, verwebt, verkabelt, verlebt.

Technicolor, Sepia, Retrocharme. 
Ich bin gefiltert, gepixelt, eingefärbt. 
Meine Nase ist groß, meine Nase ist klein, meine Augen sind blau, meine Augen sind braun. Ich bin dürr, ich bin muskulös. 
Ich bin Ich nur unterschiedlich.

Du kannst mich sehen, ich bin bei dir, ich bin nicht hier. 
Ich liebe, ich lebe, ich flirte, ich erfreue, ich schreie, 
ich träume, ich lache, ich leide, ich weine. 
Ich bin ein unterbrochenes Echo. Ich bin wiedergewählte Bewegungen. Ich bin abgehackte Sätze. Meine Emotionen sind abgekürzt. 
Meine Emotionen sind kleine gelbe Gesichter.

Ich lerne nicht kennen, ich lasse kennen lernen. 
Ich bin Frage- und Antwortbogen. Ich bin nichtrauchender Raucher, ich bin rauchender Nichtraucher. Ich bin ein Hundekatzemaus-Mensch. Ich bin schwul, bi, hetero. Ich habe Beziehungen bei 50%.

Ich bin unschuldig, ich bin sündig, ich bin ehrlich, ich bin falsch, ich bin eitel, ich bin locker. Ich hab mein Zuhause im Unendlichen. Ich hab mein Herz im Kabelsalat.
Ich bin Ich. Doch bin ich wer?

Ich mache die Bilder, die ihr euch macht. 
Ich lebe offen, ich lebe verschlossen. Ich bin ich und doch bin ich das nicht. Ich zeige euch alles und doch verstecke ich mich.


myself in the mirror

For original painting click here!

For original painting click here!

For original painting click here!

For original painting click here!

For original painting click here!

For original painting click here!
Hair and Make-Up : J. Schottka
Concept and Photography : J. Beck
Copyright :  J. Beck 2012

Did a little photoshoot a week ago, these are the results. Hope you guys like it as much as I do!


you are deer to me

Result of an impromtu photoshoot I did last sunday. Hope you guys like it :)

Copyright J. Beck 2012


octoberfest frenzy

A coupla weeks ago I had the idea of doing a step by step guide on how to make the perfect octoberfest hairstyle and make-up happening. And idea, that soon became reality when the team of infamous-magazine told me they loved it. So we set out and with the help of Make-Up Artist and Stylist Jolanthe Schottka we did it! Model is, well your's truly :) I do hope you like the results! For more visit Infamous Magazine!


asian foodporn

Two weeks silence have come to an end! As I'm sitting in a café at Dubai Airport waiting for my connenction flight, the bloggingfun continues. I've been to Kuala Lumpur, Koh Samui and Singapore in the last two weeks, visiting dear friends and generally taking a time-out from a coupla stressful weeks. Now, on my way back to everyday reality, I wanna share some stuff from the time in Asia with you. To be more precise: I wanna share the food! I've been literally stuffing my face with delicious Malay and Thai Cuisine around the clock and still lost 6 kg. Food that is so figure- and fashionfriendly has to be shared!


things that make me happy

Exciting times, everybody! A coupla weeks ago, the lovely Daniela from ladyblog invited me to do my own personal lovelist for their page! The result is now online!
You have realized that it has been a bit quiet here lately, and I still owe you some things I worked on in Dublin, and believe you me, they will come! But reason for my absence from blogging was the fact that I was graduating from university! I only have to do my thesis and my last project now and i'll be done for good. Hooray!
But now, first, off to Asia! Yes, you've heard right, I'm gonna fly to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow! There will be trips to Koh Samui and Singapore as well, so stay tuned, lovely readers, as I will write about it all. In due time. 'Til then, shop the sales :)


yo mama!

I don't like these weird  frozen yoghurt shop chains. You never really have nice staff, no nice possibility to sit down and, worst of all, no coffee! What I do like though is the newly opened "Yo Mama Café". Delicous Coffee, welcoming interior, lovely staff, good music and frozen yoghurt to die for! American Girl Melanie opened her Café in Eimsbuettel/Hamburg last saturday and of course I had to stop by and have a look. She had told me about her vision for the cafe months ago and I just couldn't wait to see how it turned out. And let me tell you: Frozen Goodness awaits you! No matter if you like fresh fruits or colorful candy as toppings...everythings there. The atmosphere was laid back even though it was the opening day, and the Coffee was perfect (and we all know how important good coffee is.) I do suggest you to stop by asap an try at least five different frozen yoghurt variations. Your not into that? Don't you worry, there's a huge selection of yummy, homemade cakes as well.

Yo Mama Café
Methfesselstraße 28
20257 Hamburg

Find out more on Facebook!
Yo Mama Café on FB


for your viewing pleasure

So as you all now, I've been to Dublin just now! Main reason for that was a lovely little Film Festival called "Freshly Squeezed" that some of my friends started and that I also helped organising. I cannot possibly desribe the feeling I had when I saw it all come together after 8 months of planning. When I watched the first movie called "The White Square" (which ended up winning the audience award) flickering over the big I just had a rush of utter happiness running through me.
And all this mainly thanks to my wonderful friend Piret Saar. It was her idea last year october to organize a film festival that showcases the work from filmstudents all over the world. There aren't enough opportunities for young filmmakers to show their projects to the public, and that was exactly the goal of this event.
Networking and gaining experience was another aspect of the festival. Seminars with professionals like cinematographer Peter Robertson and animator Robert Cullen provided everybody with useful information about how to get started in their fields and what to expect during their careers.

But now to the main stars of this festival: the movies! I have to say, I still cannot believe that the movies we showed were actually all works of students! They were so perfectly well executed, that they all looked like they were done by professionals. No matter if Drama, Experimental, Documentry or Animation, everybody really did their best. At the end though, only two movies could win, one that got chosen by the audience, and one that got chosen by our jury. If you want to know more about them, you should check out the Freshly Squeezed Homepage. Btw: If you click in the about us section, you can see everybody involved, including yours truly ;)

To wrap it up: It all went so well that it's been already decided to put it on again next year, even bigger and better. If you are interested in showing your movie or volunteering to organize it with us all, you can find all the information, again, on the Freshly Squeezed Homepage. :)
Robert Cullen talking animatedly about animation at the Freshly Squeezed Film Festival


how to be a bad blogger

no time for blogging, but time for a pint, of course
So here we are: It's Mid-July and I still haven't blogged anything this month. Shame on me! But as I told you a coupla weeks ago: I was travelling like a mad-woman. First Nuremberg, Berlin twice and Dublin last week. And between all this one did have to work and study a little bit. A bit more to be precise, as I am just about to graduate university and writing for Infamous Magazine obviously can't be ignored either. But enough with the lame excuses! I solemnly swear that I will make it up to you the next coupla days.
Dublin proved, yet again, to be hot ground for art, music, design, and well, culture in general. I met some great people while being over there, some of which I had the pleasure to interview for this blog. You shall read the results of those lovely little meet-cutes here soon. I will start, however, with an entry about a fantastic little Film Festival in Dublin, that I did help set up and which was also reason of me flying over there now. Stay tuned my friends, as a proper blog-entry about it will follow veeery soon! Till then...have a pint. x J.


trier walls

Great moments: If your Dad and you both start photographing Streetart. I did so in Berlin, he did so in Trier. Those are his finds. Blogworthy, absolutely.  <3


Here it is: The proof, that wonderful Natalia Tena is more than just a witch with crazy coloured hair.
Love it! <3


dress for soccer success

Russian or Fan of the Russian Team? Read more here!

German or Fan of the German Team? Read more here!
Maybe you are like me. Maybe you are not the biggest football fan. But maybe you still like all those big Sports-Events cause it gives you exciting new styling possibilities. If that's the case, you'll love the new series on Infamous Mag. I wrote a little something for you about how to dress properly for the different nationalities of the tournament. Hope you like it! There will be more in the next coupla days!


stylemoment nuremberg

If you guys read the blog carefully, you know that I have been in the lovely city of Nuremberg last weekend. I did stay with my dear friend Vanessa, who, in my humble opinion, is one of the most stylish people I have ever met. To prove my point, I took a picture of her while we were waiting for the subway. Sexy yet laid back, if you ask me (and i'm fully aware that you didn't). Oh and I fell in love with her jumper! If anyone has one spare, you know how to reach me. ;)

Vanessa is wearing: Jumper: River Island, ca. € 16 // Skirt: H&M, ca €15 // Shoes: New Look, ca € 13 // Bag: Vintage, bought in Birmingham// Jacket: Cos, ca € 90

By the way, I'm not the only one who thinks her style rocks! Beginning of this year, Vanessa has been photographed for a streetstyle story for the german citymagazine "Prinz". Doesn't she look smashing?


Hey dear friends! InfamousMagazine got a brilliant review in the new Conley's Magazine!
We are very happy to see that all you out there really seem to like it! Thanks so much!


worldwandering // i lost my heart in...

Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin // taken in March 2012
The next weeks are going to be exciting! I'm off to Nuremberg/Bavaria tomorrow, Berlin in two weeks, Dublin in five weeks, and then off to Malaysia and Singapore! Some trips have to do with a bit of business, all have to do with pleasure. It's gonna be an exciting mix of art, fashion, music, film and food. And the love for all of it. Stay tuned.


A Therapy

If you want to know more about this masterpiece, read my article on Infamous-magazine.com!

Wenn du mehr über dieses kleine Meisterwerk wissen willst, schau einfach mal auf Infamous-magazine.com und les dir meinen kleinen Artikel durch :)


cut it out!

All pictures taken from style.com 
Oh I have to apologize to you all. I have been a bad bad blogger lately. But so many things have been happening, I just didn't find the time to sit down and wirte an entry in the quality I want and that I think you deserve. But here I am again, and I hope you are not to cross with me.

For months now I have been obsessed with these beautiful laser cut-out Dresses Giles Deacon showed in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Well I am obviously aware that we moved on to Fall/Winter 2012 already, but as I still am utterly in love with them I decided I had to write something about them nevertheless.

When I first saw the show last year, I immediately had to think of Björk. Giles Deacons inspiration being swans (among others), he showed headpieces that where remarkably similar to the icelandic singers iconic swan dress which she wore 2001 to the 73rd annual academy awards.

But then, said laser cut-out dresses. And all I could think of was Bovey Lee. The Hongkong-born artist is a master of the traditional chinese art of paper-cutting. Sounds simple enough, but what this woman does is beyond imagination. Bovey Lee hand cuts chinese rice paper in a way so delicate and intricate, that it blew me away the first time I saw it and still does whenever I check her homepage to see if she did something new. Her work reflects her own life experiences, headlines and current events (e.g Tsunami) and just shows, that art truly does inspire great fashion.

All pictures taken from boveylee.com

All pictures taken from www.boveylee.com