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Samantha is a recording artist & writer based in Nürnberg, Germany (by way of California).

Michael's New Book is a Needed Snapshot of Today's Changing Planet

Michael's New Book is a Needed Snapshot of Today's Changing Planet

I use the hashtag #proudfrau a lot but this is certainly worthwhile of it. My husband Michael has just written and published his first book. And it is gorgeous! Meine Reisen an die Enden der Welt ("My Journey to the End of the World") published by Frederking & Thaler (an imprint with National Geographic and one of my personal favorites, Yann Arthus-Berthrand's Earth From Above) is a culmination of his lifelong goal of photographing all 193 countries in the world.

Coupling his beautiful portraiture, landscape and wildlife photography with personal stories and travel tips, the book is a sweeping overview from a man who has jounreyed for most of his life to the world's lost and precious places, from the South Orkney Islands (where only 150 people in human history have set foot) to Ethiopia's Omo Valley. Set in context of ecological, technological, political, and cultural shifts, it is a much-welcomed snapshot of today's changing planet from the perspective of a man who has, quite literally, seen it all. It is truly fascinating, and I must reflect on how amazing it is I (and Sia!) have accompanied him on many of these pursuits.

The book is currently in German, but who wouldn't want a photo book, auf Deutsch, on their coffee table? I hope you enjoy it.

 Michael Runkel with his book   "Meine Reisen an die Enden der Welt"

Michael Runkel with his book "Meine Reisen an die Enden der Welt"

Looking at Photo Book
Little Girls looks at photo book with penguins
My Husband Just Photographed Every Country in the World

My Husband Just Photographed Every Country in the World

What it's Like Living in the Epicenter of German Christmas Season

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