Myanmar – Mergui Archipelago 01

Donnerstag, 22. März 2018


The TV series “Grenzenlos – Die Welt entdecken” featuring “Myanmar, the Land of 1000 Pagodas” will be aired on Saturday, March 31 at 7PM on SAT1. Here you can meet Ken Schluchtmann on board of SY Meltemi, a modern catamaran from, exploring the Mergui Archipelago along Burma’s southern coast. It’s seven years Ken travels to this country which only recently opened to tourism and since then he is capturing the ongoing change with dedicated photo reportages.
He met the Moken, one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia who have made the sea their home. In Myanmar there live approximately 3,000 Moken on the 800 island of the Mergui Archipelago of overwhelming beauty but yet one of the least touristic places in South-East Asia because of the long closure of Myanmar’s frontiers.


The Travel Episodes – Myanmar – Golden Times

Freitag, 07. Juli 2017

The Travel Episodes Burma

Myanmar from the North to the South. This time author Martin Schacht and photographer Ken Schluchtmann take the train to travel from Yangoon to the Golden Rock and Hpa An. The train is one of the last places where Myanmar preserves its “old” charme and old that is just five years ago when there were the first steps towards a normalisation of the country.

As in the previous episodes published in 2016, the text written by Martin is illustrated with Ken’s personal take on the beautiful landscape and amazing people, now enriched by short videos to get a better understanding of the overall atmosphere you can find in this picturesque places.

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Hotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2017


The green paradise of Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok

A photographer is never truly out of duty, even when on holiday. This is the case of Ken Schluchtmann who has been to Bangkok before heading to Myanmar where he is completing his photographic research with a special attention to the fast changes in Birmanian society and traditions.

During his stay at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park he caught the occasion to immortalize the hotel’s spectacular lush garden with over 32.000 square meters of tropical vegetation created on what was in the past a bus parking area.

It might be the last chance we have to see this green oasis in the heart of Bangkok because one of the first 5-star-hotels of the city, founded 36 years ago by the prominent Nai Lert Family, the first Thai developer who built his fortune in the first half of the 20th century, has closed. Once a very popular deluxe hotel which the interiors have been renovated in the early 2000’s by the architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown it has faced difficult times after the owners switched from the Hilton to the Swissotel chain, becoming just another victim of the ever changing tourism market.

Ken Schluchtmann shares with us his personal vision of a peaceful green oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the inviting free-form pool, the well thought little rivers for a unique experience of relax we hope will survive the uncertain present.


Road to Mandalay

Samstag, 14. Februar 2015


Myanmar (former Burma) is one of the most rapidly changing countrys towards modernity in Asia in the world.
It is a coloured nation with more than 100 ethnic groups living here. Ken Schluchtmann travelled there together with the German author Martin Schacht who is specialised in this area of the world immortalizing, not only the landscape and the architecture but also its inhabitants.
On their last trip some weeks ago they travelled to the North, crossed the famous Gokteik viaduct by train and then went by boat for three days from Bhamom on the river Aeyarwaddy which is called “The road to Mandalay”, to the cultural capital of Myanmar.
A first glance of this journey is to be seen on “Travel episodes” by the German publisher Piper.

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Donnerstag, 22. August 2013

090602_15_31_36 are proud that their pictures are published on ten pages in the actual GEO SPECIAL NORWEGEN. They image the article about the norwegian nationalroutes and their viewpoints all over the country.


BMW 3 Series, Portugal

Montag, 17. September 2012


The North Panoramix

Donnerstag, 06. Oktober 2011


Shanghai Moments 02

Montag, 18. Juli 2011


Shanghai Moments 01

Montag, 11. Juli 2011


1m below zero

Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011


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Bangkok City Walk 01

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011


Bangkok City Walk 02

Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011


Shanghai City Rush

Mittwoch, 08. September 2010


Olympos Lodge, Cirali Turkey

Sonntag, 11. Juli 2010


20 years ago the owner Ziya Simsek created a small lodge surrounded by a park right beside the sea. It is situated in a small bay in the Olympos Naationalpark 70km south of Antalya, Turkey.

The skulptor and designer Detlef Schulz fitted the complete area including the rooms, restaurant, park and beach with handmade furniture and sculptures.

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Sage Hospital – Senegal

Samstag, 17. April 2010


The Sage Hospital is located in the Senegal 80km south of Dakar.

Initiated by two stewardesses members and friends of the Sage Club Berlin and founded the non-profit association Sage Hospital e.V. in 2003. They declared to support the hospital for 10 years.

Now the house is reconditioned for the second time and equiped with an ambulance, needed technik and consumer goods. The team of Dr. Amie Labou and 6 nurses care for about 700 patients per month. Beside this they especialliy care for babys and children. So there are born about 60 babys ervery year.

To generate money for this project the Sage Club in cooperation with and Manteuffel Entertainment yearly organised charity events like partys, open-air & classical concerts and art exhibitons in Berlin and Hamburg. Further a lot of private people spend money and equipment for the project.

Only by the assistance of many people a permanent success and thus an assistance for local humans is possible.

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Intermezzo at the Mont Blanc

Montag, 15. März 2010


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Destroyed Detroit

Samstag, 30. Januar 2010


In 1943 and 1967 there were heavy race riots in Detroit. Mainly they were caused by financial differences between black and white, missing apartments and the brutality of the police. About 77 people were killed and more than 2000 houses were burned down. In the end the fights became so hard that the army had to intervene.
When Detroit got it’s first black major in 1970 nearly all white citizens left the district and moved behind the 8th mile. They left a broken city which looks like a ghost town in many areas. The mostly black people who still stayed in the departments round the inner city had no jobs and no perspectives. The drug scene became one of the biggest in the USA and the criminality is extremely high.
1977 the Ford Motor Company built the Renaissance Center and tried to revitalise the city. But not at least because of the actual crisis spring in Detroit seems far away.

Pictures in cooperation with Christian von Manteuffel.

Volkswagen T5, Norway

Dienstag, 25. August 2009


Tokyo City Walk – Part 01

Montag, 29. Oktober 2007


Tokyo City Walk – Part 02

Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2007



Samstag, 25. August 2007


Tahtali Aerial Cableway, Olympos National Park

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2007


BMW x5, Valencia

Freitag, 16. Februar 2007


Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Hardangervidda National Park

Freitag, 11. August 2006


Isola Pantelleria

Freitag, 04. August 2006


Arctic Circle

Sonntag, 15. Juni 2003