That is he, my husband Peter Bach, Jr.! He loves writing – and he loves writing much – and that is the photo which he likes best.
To come up with this detail upfront: Yes, he has written the biography about Bach for children, his debut feature. However, is second book already was ... a coloring book. More specifically? A Bach coloring Book. So take the hint in the headline regarding he is an author not too seriously.
However: He doesn't hide and so you will get more pictures of him down the page, like he is looking today.
Actually we do different things in our common hobby, the subject Bach. He is the writer of the two of us, and he creates websites and music calendars, he wrote a book and invented a Bach coloring book. Plus, he comes up with a new idea every 10 minutes. At least it feels like that for me.
He learned how to take photos, and he has a diploma with that. Shortly after becoming a professional photographer, he started to work together with his dad. They both specialize in explaining things to a broad public. So, his father started to present vacation destinations to Germans, areas such as South Tirol, Bavaria and the Black Forrest in Southern Germany. Later on he started – as the very first person in Germany – to present companies via a combination of slides and audiotape. You might know such thing as commercials and presentation videos. And that is, what Peter is still doing today. Not with slides of course and there is no audiotape around anymore. When this text was written, Peter's father still was around. However, not in Peter's company anymore. At that time he was 93 and he was part of the common company until age 83. That was 2016. He died 2017 and if you are interested, there's more about him ... after your click here.
A photo matching our Johann Sebastian Bach mission and the "Bach On Bach" project, which are many websites, for instance "Johann Sebastian Bach for Children". A third one is about the origin village of the Bach family of musicians. This is Wechmar – not Weimar – in Thuringia, Germany. The name of this website is "Bach in Wechmar".
Here could decide for a shortcut to his most important project website, which is "Bach on Bach". However: Please come back after your visit.
And for him that means in particular: He takes photos from the most impossible angles. He lies down on the floor, sits around in the dirt and sometimes even outshines acrobats. And he only takes the camera out of his pocket when the sun is shining. Convince yourself. Here are a few photos of him. Which ... of course I took.
Peter, taking photos of the Bachhaus with the Bach Museum in Eisenach ...
... Peter taking photos of the artist in Paris, France, who paints Bach for our Bach mission after a famous Bach portrait ...
... plus Peter, taking a photo of his famous namesake: JohannSebastian Bach in Mühlhausen, Thuringia, Germany.
Taking photos still today is his favorite part inside our common passion. There is one monument in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany. It's a modern one, stainless steel, real different. It's on the side of the old town square. Can you imagine, he took photos of that one monument for 45 minutes. Plus he would never ever take a photo without sunshine. Yup, that is he and that is why part of our relationship for me means ... waiting.
Peter and his sister Petra-Ines. Together they are the authors of the little Bach biography for children. She painted all these dreamlike illustrations of young and later older Johann Sebastian Bach and of the two BFF Veit and Balthazar. Learn more about that book, that is no "little" biography at all with a click here.
The "Johann Sebastian Bach Mission": the Owner of the publishing house and the author, more precisely, the publishing company starter and the novice author: Renate und Peter Bach jr. (... from left to right, and I am not serious now).
Each page on the websites of our "Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Mission" ends with a music calendar by Peter. Here it is the most experimental of the 99 music calendars, namely an exciting composer's calendar.
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