My ultimate summer outfit

The ultimate summer outfit

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This year summer has not been really hot or sunny so far. But nevertheless, this is what I would wear all day all summer if it were: tshirt, shorts and my favorite sneakers.
I’ve been picking up some men’s shirts lately because I always like the prints better. Whenever I go shopping it is much easier to find some cute tshirts for D than for myself. I bought those black shorts while in Lithuania, but some denim shorts are fine with me as well. And it’s no secret I love my Vans, in my opinion a girl can never have too many comfy and cute sneakers ;-) .

Hope you are all having the best summer!!

 

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Photo walk through Innsbruck

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

On friday afternoon I started the weekend with a photo walk through Innsbruck. I met up with Torsten (who did an Interview with me some years ago) to talk photography and take some images.

The photo below was taken with a Canon EF 100mm/2.8 Macro Lens that I borrowed from Philipp and the others were taken with a Sigma 35mm DG 1.4 A that Torsten let me try out. I am so used to (and feeling very comfortable with) my equipment that I often forget that there are so many other good things out there ;-) .

Hope you are having a good weekend!

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

Innsbruck - Eva Thöni

 

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Not a selfie, but a self-portrait

Self-portrait Eva Thoeni - Fearless

I started a Tumblr Blog: Not-a-selfie

When I started photography over 7 years ago I was fascinated by this intriguing kind of art: self-portraiture. While taking my first attempts the word selfie was just an abbreviation and sounded way cooler than the longer version :D ! Back then, when I stretched my arms out wide and pointed my (heavy dslr) camera towards my face just for fun or the sake of documenting the moment I called it “taking a picture of myself”.

Fast forward some years and I barely dare to write the word selfie when sharing a new image with my followers on Twitter. I feel like I’m decreasing the value of my piece of art with the word I used so proudly only years ago. (You should read this article: The Un-Selfie: Taking Back the Self-Portrait). Don’t get me wrong, I love that people are putting out their faces and feelings and getting creative with their smartphone (mirror) selfies. And I know that it is hard to master a good selfie that is worth putting online ;-) . But I felt the need to make a collection (outside of my Flickr Favorites) to remind myself of the beauty and value of artistic self-portraiture. Have a look at my Tumblr Blog: Not-a-selfie

I hope you like my collection and feel free to submit your work if you want to be included in this little online gallery!

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Sitting Waiting Wishing – BW Mini-Series

Eva Thoeni - Sitting waiting wishing

A Mini-Series that I shot almost a year ago with my iPhone and shared on Instagram last summer. Looking at those images brings back all the emotions from this particular evening, feeling everything from sad and lost to laughing out loud so hard that your cheeks hurt. I love that images can mean so much to the photographer and something totally different to everyone else.
Hope you are all having a great summer, filled with memories and photos!

Sitting waiting wishing

Sitting waiting wishing

Sitting waiting wishing

 

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Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania - Trakai

Did you ever wonder what Lithuania looks like? I recently visited this scenic country (thanks again to my friend Simona for having me!) and fell in love with the views, the dunes, the woods, the food and of course the old town of Vilnius.

View over the old town of Vilnius

Beautiful Lithuania - Vilnius

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

Beautiful Lithuania

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