SUSTON magazine publication on Finnish peat

09-17-2020 A year ago I left to Finland to produce an investigativephotojournalistic story about peat. I have to admit my knowledge about the topic was tiny. That changed and within ten days of researching, documenting and interviewing people. I left the nation in shock and deep concern over the environmental situation of a nation that…

Latest Development on the Hemp Project

07-03-2020 For those who know – as well as for those who don’t – this is an update towards the project I have been working on for four years. Four years ago my journey started accelerated by one little plant: HEMP. What has happened since? When will the book be ready? What will it be…

How to become a supporter and part of the HEMP book?

06-16-2020 – Today I am presenting my HEMP book project at the 17th EIHA Hemp Conference by the nova Institut – the biggest gathering worldwide for the industrial hemp industry. If you are curious on how to become a supporter of the book, please download this PDF FILE for further details and information. To sign…

Alpine Hemp by SALEWA

06-05-2020 – Three years, since I started documenting the process within one of Europes leading sports apparel companies to produce a climbing pant made from hemp textiles. Check out the trailer to introduce the new product, which I was able to contribute with some of my worldwide hemp footage. ALPINE HEMP SALEWA

Grow your own hemp house

05-14-2020 The seventh edition of the HANF MAGAZIN just released and my reportage on the Latvian builder of a hemp house and inventor of the micro decorticator “Hurdmaster” is portrayed in it. Check out the online version for the German text and the print version for the English text.

Wanderreiten auf den Spuren von Dschinghis Khan

28-04-2020 Wanderreiter Magazin published an interview with Stonehorse Expeditions, whom I joined last year in Mongolia for a 10-day horse trekking in Gorki-Tereldsh Nationalpark. Great insight into environmental topics and sustainable tourism.

Finland’s Dirty Secret

04-21-2020 Together with The Outdoor Journal I am presenting a series on Finland’s Dirty Secret: Extracting Peat for Energy. A story about dirty environmental practice in a country that claims that it is going to be the world’s first fossil free country. Read the first article to get acquainted with the topic of peat and…

NOMADE AUF ZEIT

2020-02-21 The Outdoor Magazin is featuring my article “Nomad for a certain time” in the March issue of the print magazine. The reportage recalls a hiking trip with the Indigenous Sami people of Sweden last year during the ATTA world summit.

Stern Reportage

10-02-2020 This weeks STERN Magazin reports about the investigative photojournalistic reportage I had been working on last year in Finland. The print publication appears in German language only.

Reading Sampler & Tear Sheets

The Outdoor Journal – Finland’s Dirty Secret – Part 2: Political Controversy – May, 2020 HANF Magazin – Grow your own hemp house, May 2020 Wanderreiter Magazin – Wanderreiten auf den Spuren von Dschinghis Khan, April 2020 The Outdoor Journal – Finland’s Dirty Secret: Extracting Peat for Energy – April, 2020 Outdoor Magazin – Nomade…

No Footprint on Indigenous land

Since millennia the Sami indigenous people have lived in the northern plaines of Scandinavia and Russia, practicing reindeer husbandry and living a nomadic lifestyle. In the rise of the last century the arctic regions became important to the industries of mining and forestry, which caused a conflict of interest on the collective rights to lands,…

A Journey Without Footprints, to Sapmi and the Indigenous People of Scandinavia.

One of the stories that kept me busy last year is out and published now. The life of the Indigenous People of the North, the Sami had caught my interest already back in 2018 and since not left my mind. 2019 was the year where doors opened again and the magic world of the Sami…

Photo- Challenge with f-stop starts today

18-11-2019 Hello fellow photographers and photo-enthusiasts! Now is your chance to participate, I am collaborating with f-stop on a photo challenge. As a Pro-Ambassador for f-stop I have tested and my gear throughout years now in all conditions and can just say: AWESOME, you’ll love it, it does the job and one thing less to…

FINLANDS OPORTUNITY OF PEAT PHASE-OUT

Peat as an energy source has been used for ages in Finland,
causing massive environmental damage. A quick phase-out of fossile energy resources will lead into creation of new wildlife sanctuaries by rewilding former peat bogs.

New Book title for the mountain rescue

11-01-2019 One of my photographs from the series of Austrian Mountain Rescue made it yet onto another book cover. The Tyrolia publishing house just released the new book “Ehrensache Leben retten” from the author Walter Spitzenstätter.

Peat; The invisible kraken of modern Finland

02-09-2019 Press- release by Maren Krings Peat is on its best way of becoming the ugliest word of the year 2019 in Finland.  It involves environmental disaster, political power-games and the subsistence of roughly 2000 farmers.  More than the visible dangers of this kraken, are the invisible ones. Water pollution, caused by leaking nutrients (nitrogen…

Back to HEMP

06-26-2019 After a long silence in my news feed on the website, I am back to announce the next silence. I am back to travellers life. Not that I have really stopped the travellers lifestyle since three years, but by now it feels like a regular lifestyle to live, travel and work in and from…

3 Days left to support the Indiegogo campaign for the Hemp Book

11-21-2018 It’s been an exciting time the four weeks of crowdfunding, kind of feels like a year in itself. Please read the latest and last newsletter for more and check out my publication in The Outdoor Journal.   A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers,…

Wie läuft das Crowdfunding?

11-15-2018 zur Nachlese im Interview mit dem Hanf Magazin –––––– The magazin “Hanf Magazin” got in touch with me this week to ask about the running crowdfunding, here is the interview (in German)  

Gewinnspiel Hanf Magazin

11-11-2018 The Austrian based magazine “Hanf Magazin” is featuring Maren’s story on hemp in the current issue. To support her crowdfunding project, which is still running until the 24th of November on Indiegogo, they have started a lottery to raffle off the paper edition of the book, and one of each of the Perks available. Go…

The GOOD NEWS Newsletter

11-06-2018 Aren’t we thriving for the good news in a way? Of course the bad ones are catchier, but negativity isn’t something to dwell in, hence I have started the Hemp Newsletter, that is somehow becoming the GOOD NEWS. If you want to follow up on this weeks read, please check out the newsletter under…

Hemp is making us smile – keep the message spreading!

10-30-18 The list of supporters for my campaign on Indiegogo is growing and I am grateful for all the help and support! Click here to read the latest version of the newsletter about hemp!

Crowdfunding for HEMP book is on!

  10-23-2018 Yesterday was the official start for the crowdfunding campaign that Maren Krings has started to get support for her long-term project on the hemp plant. Over the years you have probably seen many of her posts on hemp, made from a total of sixteen different countries, she visited for the investigative research on…

Hemp – A carbon sink and its rediscovery as an agricultural crop

Discover hemp’s tremendous potential to transform societies and industries — with unmatched, sustainable solutions for food, medicine, building materials and textiles — fighting and mitigating climate change. Hemp has been the world’s most forbidden plant, due to containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive substance, mostly known as Marijuana. During 70 years of prohibition most knowledge about…

PRO Ambassador for F-Stop Gear

07-24-2018 I am happy to launch in a new period with F-Stop Gear. Every couple of years the ambassador program is revised and changes made if necessary. The changes for me are a bit of a new profile on the F-Stop website as well as some updates to my work focus! Check out the F-Stop…

The news on hemp

07-05-2018 As many people know, I have been getting more and more involved in the hemp topic over the past two years. Considering all the great things this plant can do for us as people as well as for the health of our planet, I see it a greater mission to work hard on the…

The Hemp Ambassador

06-09-2018 As time goes by, my running project on the hemp plant is advancing well. I am happy to say that the second publication on this matter is about to hit the readers. Thanks to Gabriel Arthur, editor in chief of Suston magazine, the first magazine to cover the topic of sustainability got interested in…

Online Journal publication on hemp

04-07-2018 My quest on hemp has been going for almost 2 years now and first results are being produced. At the moment I am in Zürich, Switzerland at the trade fare “Criterion” with four of the players of my hemp story: Werner Schönthaler (Hempstone), Alpenpioniere, Ecopassion and Glärnisch Textil. Really the well known company “Freitag”…

Special exhibition on hemp at the “Criterion” fair in Zürich

03-20-2018 From April 5th – 8th the ambitioned trade fair “Criterion” will take place in Zürich. Act different and do better is their claim. Hence it came at no surprise that the special exhibition this year will focus on hemp. I will be presenting my current state of work on the book on hemp on Sunday April…

Exploring the North

03-09-2018 As a rolling home nomad, life has been presenting me with a lot of great opportunities and adventures in the last two years. I consider my recent journey to Scandinavia, which I am on now, as one of those adventures. A great opportunity arose to work on an in-depth reportage about the Sami people…

Checked out! . . . for the great outdoors

10-17-2017 Yet another journey is leading me into the high north! If you are curious to know why you might not be reaching me between the 18th of October and the 3rd of November, then keep posted though my Instagram and Facebook, they will spill some secrets in the meantime!    

Ausstellung verlängert

09-01-2017 Im Rahmen des 41. Kirchtags (24. September 2017) im Museum Tiroler Bauernhöfe in Kramsach, freue ich mich das die Ausstellung bis zum 09. Oktober verlängert wurde. Wer Interesse hat, die Fotoausstellung “Alpine Reflexionen” ist jeden Tag von 9.00-17.00 Uhr zu besichtigen! Due to the event of Kirchtag on the 24th of September, the photography exhibition “Alpine reflexions”…

Handicap = NO HANDICAP

07-23-2017 Today I would like to share something with everyone here, that is very special to me! Please watch the film about Maxi Jäger. The 17 year old german Maxi had a prenatal stroke and faced a hemiplegia since. One of his biggest wished was to go a via ferrata, which the BR TV documented…

Hanf – Samen für eine neue Welt

06-27-2017 Hemp seems to celebrate a certain renaissance at the moment. The ancient plant has finally been rediscovered for all the brilliant qualities it has! Without wanting to be in the middle of a hype I discovered hemp for myself a year ago in the beautiful South Tyrollean village of Tschengls… and this is where the adventure…

Winterlifestyle

05-09-2017 Looking back to a busy winter season which – regarding weather – still hasn’t come to an end. Here are some glimpses on the “Winter – Lifestyle” portfolio.

Online magazine “bergwelten” feature

05-02-2017 As the winter is showing us his claws for – hopefully – the last time, it fits well, that my story on Bernd Willinger and Norbert Span just got featured in Bergwelten-Online magazine: www.bergwelten.com/a/so-entstand-berge-unter-sternen  

Official Tirol calendar 2018

03-01-2017 It’s official now, the Tirol calendar 2018 is off into printing now. Happy to have had the chance of doing the whole calendar with my impressions throughout the year! Seit heute ist es „gedruckte Sache“, der Tirol Kalender 2018 wird ein ganzes Jahr meiner Tirol Impressionen zeigen.