My name is Holger Bartels (Mahadev Singh Khalsa) and I live in Erfurt, Germany. Since I am in the age of 16, photography and contemplative art are for me a way of life – including martial arts, yoga and meditation. Read more about my integral Yoga-Practice on www.mahadeva.info
“The moment it clicks, we are becoming a little bit more real – in our shared memory.”
Things I die for
A magic-knot-moment with Francesca Munari at the stairs to MPibPC Goettingen, classical Indian music, the Santal culture of West Bengal, Martin Kämpchen and Boro Baski, “Dida”, “Didi”, blackbelt-kiai with Syndey Leijenhorst and Morio Higaonna, Marin Mountain Bikes, S-WORKS, Bach, Goethe and Johannes-Passion, Gustav Holst and the Planets, The Princes Bride, my old colleagues from the MPibPC Goettingen esp. Conny Paz, Danial and Atanas Rachev, Fabian Meyer and the whole graphics-group; Dep. for Cellular Logistics and so many from the NMR II, Dep. Jaeckle, Dep. Jovin and others. Sharmishtha Dattagupta, Apple Macintosh and the whole biography of Steve Jobs, Princess Fiona and the Donkey, Poo and the Furious Five, Yogi Bhajan’s RE MAN-Espresso, the Golden Temple and Sikh Culture, Guru Dev Singh and Sat Nam Rasayan, a Red-Mantra-Flag at Bankfurt, Bollywood, the JUB and JANUN, the people of Bodhgaya, Tjong Kit Sién and his Tuishŏu, Barefoot Yoga, Ireland, Boulder Co., Dustin O’ Halloran, Konny Kaufmann, the Benedicts from Einsiedeln, Master Haku and Chihiro, PhaseOne, #sonyalpha, #minolta, @heuselmelanie, @ana.hata.medicine and the way of thinking by Jochen Junker, Harald Walach and the Ring of Diamond, Charlotte Zenner, The air of Tel Aviv with Anika Weinsdörfer and Adi Bar. Guru Rinpoche and Tibetan Buddhism: esp. how a single tibetan buddhist ceremony in Bodhgaya at the Mahabodhi-Temple inspired instantly me to follow my dreams. JuZI Göttingen, π and Ω, Dogon and Dogen, Eduard Henschel and the Bicycle Repairman with the long EK ONG KAR, my Mother, my Brother, my Stepfather, a good Chai or Coffee, Zen-Culture, Alissa Everett, Lisa Kristine, Muriel Sobirey, Sri Kaleshwar, Sai Baba and the wife of Rama Krishna from Kolkata, Minor White, the Genesis by Sebastiao Saldago, the work of Sebastian Jünemann and CADUS e.V., the Hospice St. Martin in Erfurt – Germany, @bewegeninhetbos with Julia Mulder and her heart like gold in a place from nowhere, Yves Klein and the Bauhaus Culture, Arvo Pärt, David Sylvian and his Poem “The Secret of the Beehive”, Vinciny and Buttercup, “Camera is constant”, Kristin Sacher and Jaël Lohri Zulaufs Family from Mahadevi, Katerle Garfield, Orson’s Farm and Asrael, Friends of Caritas Erfurt, Yonda Yvonne, Dãna Coaching, Rue Royale, Thich Nhat Hanh, Forbidden Love with Oxygene Part IV by George Michael, the Secret Number Perry Air of my Suitcase, “Hohes C”, the rats of total chaos and the love between Jesus Christ and Maria Magdalena.