Asphalt Dining – or how I drove 5000km through Europe to cook a beautiful dish

Last year me and my friend Chef Reuven Schockner went on a roadtrip to Malaga, Spain for an Event with Mercedes-Benz. We took the opportunity to film the whole trip and also show the dish Reuven had come up with for this trip. Inspired by everything that a trip like this lets you experience. From Düsseldorf to Paris to Bordeaux to Bilbao to Madrid to Malaga and back.

Travel photography – To the North-cape and back (part one)

This is one of those trips. Probably a once in a lifetime thing. Especially in this shape and form. Mercedes-Benz organized another fantastic roadtrip and this one went a little beyond everything we have done so far. What I have done so far for sure. The main trip was planned to promote the the GLE and take a group of around 22 Journalists, Bloggers, Instagramers from Kitzbühel in Austria to the North-cape. an at least 4000km Journey. The group was a fantastic mix of people from all over the world. Russia to South Africa, Italy, France and so on.

Car Photography – Mercedes-Benz CLA

Photos: Me. Text: Fabian Mechtel Mercedes shrinked the CLS. And as more good news they added a some curves, bulges and lots of chrome. As a result the – so called – CLA is even better looking than ist bigger brother. Even if the back is again not particularly good looking. But there will be a Shooting Brake version of the CLA, so that will be fixed too. Despite that issue the guys at Mercedes are very excited about their new model. Not only because of the style, but because of its sportiness. Even if the CLA is based on…

travel photography – kitzbühel – taking a few hours off

a few weeks back we went to shoot for a client in kitzbühel, austria, and as we were finished earlier than we thought, we took the time to hike up the kitzbühler horn on our departure day. what a great idea…

.:leweb – a little recap…

as some of you might have noticed I was in paris the whole past week attending the leweb 09 conference and let me tell you it was a blast. I’ll get into details in a bit, but first I have to say that I fell in love with this city. no idea why paris never clicked with me before… and it actually doesn’t really matter because it did now. obviously not everything is gold that shines and for example I still don’t like the fact that you have to wait or search for a cab for at least 30-45 minutes…

.:venice photo workshop – arrival day

here I am sitting in my hotel and relaxing a little bit before going for our meet and greet and dinner for the workshop. after getting up quite early, my girlfriend took me to the airport and I made it to the plane just in time. the flight was one hour short and without any excitement (luckily, as I am quite scared of flying). I met up with a fellow german photographer, wolf busch, who also is attending the workshop and we went on hour commute to the city. funny enough joe mcnally was right infront of us! if you…