Eclipse of the Sun - The first photographs of a total solar eclipse


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

During 1841-42, William and Frederick Langenheim inaugurated a daguerreotype studio in Philadelphia. Renowned for their technical prowess, these former journalists weren't the city's first photographers but certainly rose to prominence as its most celebrated. On May 26, 1854, the Langenheim brothers captured eight consecutive daguerreotypes of the first total solar eclipse visible in North America since the birth of photography.

Kaput: This is a German loanword that has been adopted into English. It means "broken" or "no longer functioning." It is often used to describe something that is no longer working or is beyond repair.

Kitsch: Kitsch refers to art, objects, or design that is considered in poor taste, overly sentimental, or gaudy. It is often characterised by its low artistic value and a shallow or excessive focus on superficial aesthetics.


Galoppo Sport™ - Editorial
February 2024 - Vienna, Austria

We visited Footballer, Law Student and Model Valentina Kumer in Vienna to talk life, work, sports and everything in between.

Wandering Aimlessly

STEALING HORSES™ - Editorial Photo Story

Author & Photographer: Juliette Aimee
Model: Charlotte Woerdman

Location: Joubertina, South Africa, situated along the tranquil Langkloof.

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Flaws & Humanity & Football & The 90s

Kaput Kitsch™ - Editorial

Regarding a photo of Blur singer Damon Albarn & Oasis legend Liam Gallagher on the football pitch for the Soccer Six Charity Football Tournament. The two protagonists are leaning into each other, a sense of ‘about to fight / trash talk’ - but somehow in a friendly way. 

Date: 12 May 1996
Location: Mile End Stadium, London, United Kingdom

Image: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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Kaput Kitsch™ - Editorial

In a world flooded with instant messages, memes, and fleeting likes, there's something timeless and profound about the humble postage stamp. These colourful, mini art-pieces are not just postage currency; they're tokens of human connection, and stories waiting to be told.

Picture this: a stamp, no bigger than a thumbnail, embarks on a journey carrying not just letters but the essence of relationships. It's a tiny envoy of emotions, travelling miles and borders to deliver a piece of someone's heart and thoughts. And in this age of digital speed, stamps are like the ‘send-button’ from a slower era.

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Erin Brockovich - more relevant than ever!

Kaput Kitsch™ - Editorial

Last night, I watched the movie "Erin Brockovich" for the first time, more than two decades after its debut. It inspired me to write about three key takeaways that I believe could not be more relevant in 2023. Over two decades later, this film (or rather, this story) resonates remarkably in an era marked by climate change, economic uncertainties, and a complex web of global challenges.
Ohhh...and we are truly in love with Julia Roberts' 2000s style in this film. <3

Image: Universal Images Group North America LLC / Alamy Stock Photo

Dolphins - Social harmony

Kaput Kitsch™ - Editorial

Celebrating the Bonds of Love and Cooperation: A seven point guide for humans.

One - Social Bonds:
Dolphins within a pod often form strong social bonds. These bonds are vital for their survival and are characterized by cooperation, mutual grooming, and playful interactions. Strong bonds can lead to increased protection and support within the group.

Two - Communication:
Communication is a cornerstone of dolphin social behavior. They use a diverse range of vocalizations, including clicks, whistles, and body movements, to communicate with one another. These vocalizations serve various purposes, from maintaining contact within the pod to expressing emotions and coordinating activities.



Kaput Kitsch™ - Short Story

On this rugged coast, my dear friend and I found ourselves in a complex world. We'd been friends for years, our bond deepening over time. We often sought solace on this wild beach, where seagulls cried and clouds gathered like whispered secrets. As we walked along the shore, our conversations flowed in the salty breeze, and I couldn't help but feel a warmth in my heart whenever our hands brushed. Uncertainty was my constant companion, the line between friendship and something deeper becoming increasingly blurred. Seagulls soared above, their cries echoing our unspoken questions. We both hesitated to discuss our feelings, fearing we might upset our delicate balance. The approaching storm clouds mirrored our emotional turmoil, a tempest of longing and confusion.

The beach, vast and timeless, bore witness to our silent struggles. Seagulls' cries served as the soundtrack to our intricate dance. Hand in hand, we ventured on, the sands shifting beneath us, mirroring the uncertainty within our hearts. Amid the world’s twilight, our love found subtle beginnings. Together, we explored this earth, two souls bound in an enigmatic dance, unsure if we'd ever part ways.


Kaput Kitsch™ - Short Story

A group of seagulls flew overhead, cawing, as though they were excited at the scene below, at the girls embracing each other in the salty water.