In 2010 I made a five-month trip from Sydney to Beijing. During my travels, I met so many great artists and designers that I knew that as soon as I returned home to Germany illustration would be my new path.

I worked on watercolor drawings and portraits, but something was missing and it would take me months to find my personal style. I was looking for a fast and bold way to bring the images and thoughts out of my head.

So I started a series of illustrations called "Mindshots" inspired by my daily life. The title was born from the ideas that often pop out while working, talking, watching a movie, hanging out with friends or while being bored in the doctor's waiting room. Some are socially critical, while others are just plain ridiculous.

My very first Mindshot creation was a bird wearing an oxygen mask. I had this image in my mind for months after visiting these huge cities with intense smog on my trip. After a few years, dozens of illustrations and positive feedback on my Instagram, I decided to make a book that included my 50 best Mindshots.

Last year I visited a book fair in Frankfurt with a rough draft of the book in my bag and now I am happy to say it is available on Amazon. Hope you enjoy!

More info: Instagram | amazon.com | maivisto.de | Behance

#1 Love: On – Brain: Off

Love: On – Brain: Off

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Jaguarundi 5 months ago

Every.Damn.Time.

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#2 Let's Leave

Let's Leave

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Abe 5 months ago

if only this exixts

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#3 Can't Say No

Can't Say No

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Abe 5 months ago

thtas me

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#4 R.I.P.

R.I.P.

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Night Owl 5 months ago (edited)

Yes, there's no real privacy with a working smartphone

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#5 Exploitation

Exploitation

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MJ 5 months ago

You know there's something wrong with the world, when governments sell springwater to companies to bottle for profit, instead of providing it to their citizens...

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#6 Pessimism

Pessimism

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Jessica Parkos 5 months ago

This one really resonates with me.

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#7 Stock Market Manipulation

Stock Market Manipulation

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JMQ 5 months ago

Corporate lies and business pyramids

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#8 Exploitation Of Labour

Exploitation Of Labour

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MJ 5 months ago

You can work yourself to death, but corporate will never make enough profit...

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#9 Self-Isolation

Self-Isolation

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Abe 5 months ago

peace at last

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#10 Freedom Of The Press

Freedom Of The Press

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SnowyLynx 5 months ago

So true

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#11 Empty Words

Empty Words

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BusLady 5 months ago

Don't fall for it!

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#12 Always Online

Always Online

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SnowyLynx 5 months ago

Yes

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#13 Overtime

Overtime

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MJ 5 months ago

You can work yourself to death, but corporate will never make enough profit...

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#14 Chill-Out Music

Chill-Out Music

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Danny Boi 5 months ago

This one is significantly less depressing

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#15 Missing

Missing

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BusLady 5 months ago (edited)

Bessie wants to know where all her milk is going.

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#16 Collective Guilt

Collective Guilt

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JMQ 5 months ago

This is very deep. You can never blame one person for war, a massacre, murder etc. It takes many to take lives.

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#17 Steps To Success

Steps To Success

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JMQ 5 months ago

Rising up by bringing others down.

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#18 Just Killing Some Time

Just Killing Some Time

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Night Owl 5 months ago

I want that game

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#19 Begging For Likes

Begging For Likes

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MJ 5 months ago

Everyone's looking for approval...

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#20 Lemmings

Lemmings

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Night Owl 5 months ago

That with lemmings and suicide is a myth; the documentary where the story originated was manipulated: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/white-wilderness/ http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=56

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#21 "You Are Fired!"

"You Are Fired!"

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BusLady 5 months ago

After all I've sacrificed for this company...... Thump!!

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#22 Politicians

Politicians

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SnowyLynx 5 months ago

This is so true though

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#23 Cyber Mobbing

Cyber Mobbing

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Grumble O'Pug 5 months ago

It happens here

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#24 Free Your Mind

Free Your Mind

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BusLady 5 months ago

Keep an open mind?

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#25 Burnout

Burnout

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MJ 5 months ago

Don't even think about it, or you're #17...

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#26 New Current

New Current

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Γεώργιος Γιολδάσης 5 months ago

Does any one believe that in some point we will actually cash out ''likes'', somehow.

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#27 Peace Is A Balancing Act

Peace Is A Balancing Act

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JMQ 5 months ago

This one is very well thought-out. With a world on the brink of war, I feel it is a lot like this picture.

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#28 Always On The Hunt

Always On The Hunt

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Night Owl 5 months ago (edited)

So which pokemon is the ring? :D

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#29 Alcoholism

Alcoholism

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Jaguarundi 5 months ago

"One is too many and one hundred is not enough".

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#30 Exploitation

Exploitation

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JMQ 5 months ago

Sucking our planet dry

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#31 Exploitation

Exploitation

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TheBlackPanda 5 months ago

Africa: the origin of the human species. Exploited and damaged. Probably never to recover.

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#32 "Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn"

"Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn"

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Night Owl 5 months ago

And too many of them have too much power.

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#33 Hard Earned Money

Hard Earned Money

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JMQ 5 months ago

It feels so much better when you earned them fairly.

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#34 Post With Care

Post With Care

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Shaylynne Gosnell 4 months ago

with care

#35 Sharp Mind

Sharp Mind

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