April 2022

Tale 01:
of reinventing myself

Hamburg, Germany

I know how to do a lot of things.
Just none of them really well.

Me. All the time.

Things are changing. 

 

For the last few years, since I quit my job in an ad agency (best decision ever!), I have been trying to find my voice as a human being, as an artist.

 

Some people know me as a musician. But that’s really only half the truth. I am more than the sad songs I write. Some people know me as a filmmaker and editor. But that’s only half the truth. I am more than the images I create for others. Some people know me as a traveler. But that’s only half the truth. I have many homes in this world.

 

Some people know me as a photographer, some as a designer, some as a strategist, some as a marketer, some as an artist. But that’s only half the truth.

 

The real truth is that I am all of it, and none of it at the same time. For a long time that’s been a source of insecurity. Especially when meeting new people.

„So what do you do?“ Good question, kind of hard to explain.. a little bit of everything?

 

Only recently, and through a lot of trial and error while traveling, I have found a way to answer that question with confidence and a sense of truth and honesty. It’s as simple as „I am a creative, right now I am working on ____“ or even „I am an artist, right now I am working a lot with _____“.

Some people understand. Some don’t. And that is okay. To some people I will always be only one thing because that is what we are brought up to see as “normal”. But I never really cared about “normal” anyways.

Deep inside I have known who I am for a long time. I am finally able to dig deep enough to access that knowledge and use it to build a presence both on- and offline where I don’t feel constrained by expectations both by myself and society.

 

This blog / website will become an attempt to share a more complete version of myself, my work, my art. CHASING TALES is a personal journey, a mantra, a rule to live by, a promise to capture and create meaningful moments through different forms of art.

 

CHASING TALES is me. And I am CHASING TALES.

 

I am sure there will be times when I need to step back again and reflect and reevaluate. But it feels like it’s the closest i have ever been to representing my whole self in one project.

 

Thanks for sticking with me. I can’t wait to take you on this journey with me. Let’s chase some tales together.

 

 

Love, Heiko

 

PS.: I will share a bunch of photos and stories from my recent travels to Colombia soon! The photos here are from Bogotá, during one of the craziest thunderstorms I have ever witnessed. 

 

PPS.: Me and a bunch of wild cats from Hamburg founded the PINK ALLIGATOR COLLECTIVE.The collective serves as a platform and infrastructure for creative collective projects and there´s an enormous amount of crazy cool stuff coming up. So stay tuned. :*