Tattoos, Family Portraits & Smoke

Meet Ingrid & Grisha Mutschler, the organizers of Linas Tattoo Convention.

Family portrait: Ingrid & Grisha Mutschler

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Three Generations | Family Portrait

Three generations. The photos were shot in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

Three generations. The photos were shot in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

These photos were shot during a six-year span, back in the days when life was still good: in 2008, 2009 and 2014. Two portraits and one self-portrait. The guy on the top and the guy at the bottom unfortunately never met, but they both met the guy in the middle.

Blood is Thicker Than Water

The theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week is «Gone, But Not Forgotten». Just for the record: I didn’t take any of these shots. They’re scans from my family albums.

For me this was an unusual post in this blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Today, my sister and myself are the only ones that are still kicking and screaming.
Requiescat in pace for the rest of them.

shtreimel, שטרײַמל and a Jewish family

This spring I spent a few weeks in Israel where I, among other things, did a photo shoot (you’ll find one of the photos in the link section at the bottom of the post). When I was there Kathryn at vastlycurious.com asked me about the shtreimel. I’d figured that I’d use the answer I wrote her as a separate post, so here’s the explanations on this famous Jewish fur hat. The fur hat is called a shtreimel, which is a Yiddish word: שטרײַמל.

I met this lovely Jewish family in Jerusalem.

I met this lovely Jewish family in Jerusalem.

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