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Claudia Leisinger

(Nov 2012)

Isla, Oisin and Ness


Last week I visited my friend Ness and her two amazing children Isla and Oisin to take some photos. Unfortunately John was working otherwise the family would have been complete.




I had such a great time running around, being shown favourite treasures and most of all playing with the hose in the summer heat.










Portrait of Peter Leisinger 2010

This is my father in Salzburg where his latest exhibition took place. He creates sculptures out of wood with a chainsaw.


This exhibition was different in that he created this one long line/caravan made of many sculptures (horses, people ...) winding through the whole three story house (Berchtoldvillla).


Along this line or procession other sculptures stand and witness the caravan. There are cafe scenes, a woman hanging out the washing on the top of her house, birds hanging from the ceiling, people watching ....





The caravan travels up the stairs, through the rooms and once they even have to cross water until ...


... everything come to a halt at the border point.







Story of the Bee and the Poppy





This is a very simple story of a bee and the poppy flower in my garden and my fantastic new 50mm 1.4 lens. We will have to leave this garden behind very soon because we are moving and so I indulged in it while the sun is out.




Early morning walk

The other night Harper could not sleep and so I couldn't either. Some time around 4:30 I was done chasing the elusive. i got up and took Harper for a walk so she would finally fall asleep in her buggy. The sun was coming up and there was this mist in the air, the birds were singing like mad in our garden and it was just beautiful.










And then with Harper sound asleep we walked to Brockwell Park...










...and then she woke up and we went home for breakfast.


ARTURO & THE AMAZING FLYING PIGMENT teaser trailer




So here it is, finally ready, dvd's are burnt, trailer here for you to watch - and next week the first viewings in Salzburg. Let us know what you think.

Can't wait to announce a screening date here in London.


Sleeping







Help with choosing an exhibition poster


Taeglich neue Karawanen
(New Caravans Everyday)


My father has an exhibition in Salzburg opening on the 11th of June, where we will also show our short film "Arturo & The Amazing Flying Pigment"! yeah, can't wait to hear what people think of it.

But first we have to decide which of these shots shall be on the invitation and the poster for the exhibition. Your comments are very appreciated.

And let me know if you would like to come to the exhibition opening.


Homework for Jan



Jan on the sofa trying to escape from homework. Horrible dictations. I hated them too.




Karawane in Sils i.E


Karawane
by Peter Leisinger

Looking back on the past month I am amazed. We have had the biggest change in our lives - the birth of Harper and she has totally taken over but somehow we still manage to travel around and do quite a bit of work and that makes me very happy. Harper is a brilliant traveler.

Two weeks ago we left for Switzerland to record the German voices and mix the sound for our film. While Leigh worked in Bern together with Fabian Gutscher (Sounddesign) on the sound I took photos for my father for a coming book.

This sculpture is called Karawane is currently in Sils im Engadin.

A work trip to Paris



My birthday + a job in Paris + an 8-week old daughter + a wonderful husband = An amazing and unforgettable trip to Paris.

Here a photo taken with my phone while traveling in the Eurostar.

Getting our heads around it ...



We have been parents for 7 weeks now and it feels like months, no years. Time flies like never before, actually it feels more like time has taken on another meaning entirely. It has become even more precious - of course I am talking about the time we spend with her while she is awake, but also the little time that is left in the day to hastily do the very top two things on a ever growing list. As always when one goes through a big change in life, people give you advice, warnings and share their experience with you. Here I have to say, everything anybody has told me is true - for at least a fraction of a second, precisely because becoming a parent is as complex and fluid as life itself.






Getting to know and looking after Harper has overridden everything. But what amazes me most is that even though the days are filled with essentially the same tasks - feeding, sleeping, changing nappies, bathing, going out - each day feels quite different and very eventful. It is amazing how much she has already learned and wonderful to see how she discovers the world.








Going out with her is like attending a summer garden party. People constantly come up to us to chat and smile at her. There is an entirely new world I've seen but not paid much attention to and obviously was not part of it until now - the parents. Now I see them everywhere and I have noticed that I have become invisible to other sections of our society like teenagers and young professionals. My world right now could not be further apart from theirs.


As adventures go, this one feels pretty big and challenging; but also enormously rewarding.