Kyra Garske (1980)

About me
I was born in East-Berlin, grew up in the north-east of Germany, worked in Paris (France), studied in Darmstadt and Hamburg and worked for a couple of months in Kiev (Ukraine).

I finally arrived in Hamburg in 2003. This habour-city in the north of Germany makes me feel like I belong, for the first time.

I studied visual communication with photography and philosophy as my major subjects and graduated in 2008. Besides my university education, I’ve always traveled to many different places in the world and and this also took part in my studies. Visual impressions, acoustic sounds and atmosphere have always been my first passions.

I’ve lived in different places in Hamburg, in Ohlsdorf (up in the north) in an international student residence with 14 people in a shared flat, then I moved for one year to snooty Winterhude (middle) and at now I am living in alternative Altona-Altstadt (west) with my three flatmates in a building that’s a hundred years old. Between the scenic Schanze, the partying St. Pauli and the familiar Ottensen, I live beside Turkish markets and € 1-stores, small, fancy designer offices and traditional Hamburgian pubs.

Why Hamburg?
An internship in a small graphic agency brought me to Hamburg, but I fell in love with the city and stayed. Hamburg is vibrant and different – you can always find everything between snobs and punks, glamour and snotty, luxury mansions to alternative squats, old sailors in a pub talking about old stories to spoiled kids with their nanny, noble theatres in the city center to secret electro parties at the harbour, the rich (in history) soccer club HSV to the alternative rich (in hearts) soccer club FC St. Pauli, a pulsing quarter to one-horse town, pastel colored polo shirts to colorful Turkish bazaar traders, scenic coolness to laid-back attitudes, sushi bars to fishbread, new to old, Holsten beer to Astra beer,… to …

Come here and take a breath of diversity!

Where else can you find me online?
Personal website

Check out the interview with me on the Spotted by Local’s blog

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