I draw and write about what inspires me most: urban environments. Cities have a twisted fate, standing for social promises just as they embody civilization’s biggest threats. This paradox keeps growing throughout the process we call our human, technical, social, whatnot evolution. The best way for me to savor today’s urban existence is to record it, putting words and pictures together. Multifaceted as urban life itself are the outcomes of my projects, connecting illustrations, graphic design and journalistic writing, comics and academic research likewise.


There is a German saying for people who do a lot of things in parallel: to dance on multiple weddings, auf mehreren Hochzeiten tanzen. This is how my workflow often feels like. However, there is a glue to those parallel “dancing steps” I perform in different communication areas. Visual storytelling is the key to compelling narrations, it has become a driving force since my architectural studies. Translating research and personal observations into comic strips helped me to understand human interactions and to compare cultural patterns in distant places. Mixing entertaining graphics into journalistic research allows me to depict even conflicting perspectives, be it around the corner in Marzahn-NordWest at the periphery of Berlin or in distant places like Mexico City.


Images provide immediate understanding, sequences of images are even smarter, putting the reader’s mind in motion. Comic panels point out actions and meanings, the story itself happens in our minds as we see and connect them. Used as a tool for documentation and analysis, sequential narration helps to unveil everyday life patterns and hidden realities that could easily pass unnoticed with heavier media equipment. To take mental notes and some quick, casual snapshots is what I need to approach urban realities from Brazil to Mexico, Russia to Japan. I want my experiences to resonate in coming encounters, thoughts and projects. Here on this blog is where I’m going to share them with you.


10 responses to “About”

  1. Thank you for following my photography/lyric essay blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.

    To help you launch your travels, I thought you might enjoy a few “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 250 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)

    Maiden Mild” (Poland)

    “Dear Daddy.” Alcoholic: The Dark Side. (Your Town)

    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you safe travels.


  2. Nice stuff!

    I look foreword to following your progress.

    I stayed in Berlin for a month back in the early 2000’s — adored it. I was with a friend who lived in an apartment where the wall used to be. They let me use a bicycle, so I cycled everywhere. It’s such a lovely city. I think one of my favorite places was the Cinema Museum (forgot the the name).

  3. Really enjoyed reading/seeing how you are creating and envisioning visual storytelling. It’s something I see as critical to many domains, including public health, which mostly has not realized the power of this form (http://iwonderandwander.rudyfoto.com/2014/06/29/the-10th-man-zombie-apocalypses-and-incorporating-contrarian-views/). I hope you keep pushing this in new directions. Excellent and provocative work.

  4. Wishing you an explosion of creativity this coming new year!

    1. Thank you so much, I wish you exactly the same (^-^)! Let’s find the necessary courage and inspiration to pursue what we like.

  5. Beautifully produced, and excellent use of your urban inspirations. You have my attention. Photography has dominated my life in recent tears but I am determined to get back to my own illustrator roots.

    By the way, thanks for taking a look at the Hammer Home Street Photography Project.

    1. Thank you! I’m interested in street photography showing less, telling more, and you catched my attention the way you manage to do this: using intense contrasts that create graphic quality and depth of feeling.

  6. Wow! Thanks for the recent like on my site. There is much to inspire me here. What a great Saturday it has been already.

    1. Happy to read this ;)! Your scrabble on the rocks really made me smile, thank you for cheering me up!

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