PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER
PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER

Let’s get lost.

May my trails be crooked, winding and wild. May they lead to the most amazing view. May they rise into and above the clouds.

Monte Baldo

MONTE BALDO

ITALY

It feels good to be lost
in the right direction.
Being on mountains always fascinates me. Nature is so obvious here. Air so fresh. Thoughts so pure. Challenge yourself and go out, your body will thank you later for it.
Those are the moments noone can take from you.

Loose Gravel

You got to be willing to walk into a storm. Go hard in life. Go after it. If you crash and burn, you learned. And if it works out… you’ll have the greatest adventure of your life.


Islandhopping

It’s an everlasting exchange of being homesick and restless and that I wanna pack my seven things and start going into new adventures. After travelling a lot I wanna go back where my roots are, I miss the fresh air, mountains and rivers, the silence in nature. I miss the darkness in nights, the fog in early mornings dawn, I miss going to swim in hidden forest lakes and miss to ride bicycle with headphones through the night while being drunk and careless. And after a while, when my mind feels fresh and clarified I wanna travel and spend time in harsh and new environment that gives me totally different visions of life and experiences.


Powderpeaks

I had indeed a climate shock and a hard time breathing on the peaks. But the view is fantastic and was worth every single step we made. This feeling when you are on the top of snowy white mountains – stunning. Give it a try if you ever have the chance. Pack your board and go rip‘ some powderhills. Cheers to my best dudes in tstone, who made this possible.


A hidden paradise

It’s been a while since i shared some travel stories on my blog. But after my creative interlude i want to welcome you with a video, i took recently in siargao. This beautiful, small island is located in the eastern part of the philippines. My close friends probably know already about my plan, setting up a kitesurf resort together with my brothers. Finding the right spot to get started turned out to be more difficult as expected. Together with one of my brothers and two of our filipino friends, who are familiar there, we checked out that fascinating piece on earth..


Streaming in Spain

Assigned in Spain. Producing live streams. Fifalicious. Leogang to Marbella. Hogmemorable. I really have a good time being part of a great team. Special thanks to Hogmore and Livemotion.


Travelmania

The railways in Thailand are simply good. They carry one pretty fast and cheap across the country. A really small extra charge gets you a seat in a comfortable sleeping wagon where they even supply food to the bed. The trip from Bangkok to the south to Surat Thani is 12 hours through lush rain forests along hundreds of miles of coastline and countless islands. The last stop is the gathering place for travelers over country in order to reach all the tourist spots. Getting lost is impossible anyway in this country. You can find buses, tuck tuks, minivans, jeeps and trains all day and night long. Crowded with backpackers who brood over their „Lonely Planet“ and bother me with their same-sounding, meaningless stories.

Advice: Leave the travel guide at home and put your footsteps beside the beaten tracks.


Bangkok

I wanted to visit Thailand without prejudices and get to know it my way. I arrived together with my younger brother Simon and friend Matthias in the City of Angels. Considering that we neither were aware of if we can enter the country with no return ticket nor had an accommodation booked and not even knew „Thank you“ (Khop Khun khap) in „thai“, everything worked out pretty easy. From the airport we took the Skytrain to downtown and found immediately a cheap hostel. Bangkok’s nightlife is not less lively than during the day and somehow we ended up in one of those spooky ping pong shows. The city is flooded with temples. The probably most famous one is called Wat Arun.

Advice: Tuk tuks in Bangkok are much more expensive than taxis. Even without taxameter.


Redlight

Unfortunately there are lots of downsides in Manila too, above all prostitution. The metropolis is a melting pot for sex tourists and sugar daddies. Suppressing the fact what losers they actually are at home, they spoil here as molochbarons innocent, desperate filipinas their human dignity, in order to brag about the obnoxiousness to their probably similar messed environment. Left behind are disillusioned facades. These unprincipled, bloated, self-regarding, mangy sacks, who shamelessly and wantonly with their disembodied, soulless purchases squeese through the of poverty flooded roads and draw on a third world country as it would be an Eat-all-you-can buffet!

No Freedom until we are equal, damn right i support it.


JONAS MERLIN

PHOTOGRAPHER
AND
FILMMAKER.

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