Our PonderingTime artist Bernhard Schlafke has challenged his friend Thomas Kalscheid to an unusual battle. It’s called picture, or photography.
Thomas Kalscheid has been photographing for many years. He is a passionate Hamburg resident by choice. The known amateurish beginnings are far back. Early on, the photographic results showed his eye for detail and atmosphere. Perfection in the use of technology, as well as the composition of images and the transport of situational moods are the hallmarks of Thomas Kalscheid’s works, making him a welcome photographer in the concert hall, in front, on and behind the stage.
For years I have been receiving the results of his work in a reflective way, especially since we are connected to jazz and rock music not only by pictorial design but also by passion.
You can see the consequences of this connection here…
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Photo: B.B. King, 12.01.1994, Siegen, (12,2‘ x 16,2‘ )
“You should hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see an excellent painting and, if possible, speak some sensible words.”
Johann W. von Goethe
As an artist Bernhard Schlafke travels in many fields. At PonderingTime he presents his pictures from the most diverse directions as a painter. A passion which he has been pursuing for decades now and which he passed on to others in the KreAktivWerkstatt in Dülmen, Westafalia, Germany, for example, of which he is also the founder. Incidentally, this activity is also a project within the framework of open-youth-work-support, in his home country.