Monat: Juni 2018


I was ignoring photography for the first 37 years of my life. In 2017 I started collecting minimalistic snapshots of colorful urban and natural landscapes. Now I can’t live without this obsession. Follow my pastelmania on

Some of my photos are available as framed prints at WeFoFo

Potrero Hill, San Francisco, 2018
San Francisco, 2018
Berlin, 2018
San Francisco, 2018
South Africa, 2017


San Francisco, 2018
Berlin, 2018


Berlin, 2018
Baltic Sea, 2018
Venice, 2018

Talks & Public Speaking

Lectures, workshops, talks:
I share insights on independent publishing, creativity, campaigning, and storytelling. Drop me a line if you wanna learn more.

Gigs so far at University of the Arts Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, University of Leipzig, Social Media Week Berlin, Creative City Berlin, Hering Schuppener Digital, 365 sherpas, Ministry for Employment, Social Welfare, Family, Integration of the state of Hamburg, Syrian Cultural Index.

Photo © Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin


Founder and director of THE WINE. Bespoke wine delivery, shop, bar. Collaborations with Kitchensurfing, Kinfolk, Freunde von Freunden among others. (2010-2015 )

Various stories covering topics like Mezcal, Craft Beer, Parisian Food Scene, Food in Sicily etc.

I’m a co-creator of the upcoming video snapshot series BEATS ‚N EATS with DJ & Producer Kevin Knapp.


A Syrious Look

Co-Founder / Publisher of „A Syrious Look – A Magazine about Cultural Displacement“   an English language print magazine I co-created with Mohammad Abou Laban and Ziad Adwan in 2016, covering arts and culture in exile

Photo: Saskia Kyas

Praise for „A Syrious Look“:

„Serious and Syrian.“
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

„A Berlin, les artists syriens retrouvent le gout de la création.“
Le Figaro, Paris

„Berlin, capital of Syrian cultural diaspora.“
Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

„A Syrious Look – about the big issues of the cultural superstructure.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

„Beautiful layout arouses curiosity…“
SRF Radio, Basle


Co-Founder / Publisher / Managing Director  of ROSEGARDEN Magazine. A german language cultural print magazine I co-founded with Maren Heltsche, May-Britt Frank-Grosse and Bertram Sturm. (2013 – 2018)

Praise for „ROSEGARDEN“:

„Magazines like ROSEGARDEN show us the strengths of paper.“
Süddeutsche Zeitung

„The interviews in ROSEGARDEN are always just so…cool.“ Blog

„Exciting: Bold photos on matt paper.“


Independent consultant for storytelling, communication strategies, content creation, campaigning.

Amnesty International, WWF, Kiron, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Kevin Knapp, Rights Direct, fördern und wohnen Hamburg, 365sherpas, Hering Schuppener Digital, Stories Unlimited, among others.

Over the last 20 years I worked on projects with:
METRO, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, SPD, CDU, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Auswärtiges Amt, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin, Bayer AG, Hermes Group, Philipp Morris, Novartis, among others.


I’m a Berlin based publisher, wordsmith, and consultant.
I believe in the power of stories.

Independent consultant for communication strategies , storytelling, content creation, and campaigning in the field of political, social, and cultural issues.

Co-Founder and managing director of ROSEGARDEN Magazine.
Co-Founder of A Syrious Look – A magazine about Cultural Displacement.

Lectures and public speaking on independent publishing, creativity, campaigning, and storytelling at University of the Arts Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, University of Leipzig, Social Media Week Berlin, Creative City Berlin, and various organizations.

I’m obsessed with everything you can eat or drink. That obsession made me become a wine importer for a few years and I’m constantly writing about food as our most important cultural heritage.  More here…

Founding member of KOMBÜSE – an association specialized in communication consulting for social entrepreneurs.

From 2010 – 2015: Owner of THE WINE – a Berlin based bespoke wine service.

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