SUZE Re-releases Set 111

Another nice release by Suze on Aug. 21, 2015 of Set 111 in higher resolution. A total of 66 pics have been released each in 2400 x 1600. No new pics to add to the index but improved resolution for virtually the entire set. Here’s the preview pic:

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The full set is available at SUZE.NET

My only complaint … they posted virtually all the slides in the wrong orientation …. you’d figure by now that should not happen anymore … guess they never consulted my “Orientation Guide” ;-)

Muscroft Pics

Well you will recall that I posted a blog entry a week ago about an Aktuell Rapport magazine which had what appeared might be a new Muscroft set … the magazine finally arrived today and turns out that it had 4 new pics for Set 421.

Here’s the preview of the pages:

Aktuell Rapport (2004) No 11 Preview

Turns out this issue was filled with other goodies as well … a 5 page layout of Veronika with Adele as the “maid”.

Old Aktuell Rapport Magazine

Just like the previous blog post, I came across yet another unknown issue of the Swedish version of magazine Aktuell Rapport on ebay. I really can’t believe that no one had ever come across this magazine before seeing that this issue was from 1999!

In any case, it has by far one of the best cover appearances of Veronika that I have ever seen … the contents are nothing to sneeze at either ;-) Like all of Veronika Zemanova’s other Aktuell Rapport magazine appearances uncovered to date, this one was no different and did not disappoint … with virtually every pic inside the magazine having “never been seen before”. I guess Aktuell Rapport had always negotiated for some exclusive content.

Aktuell Rapport Nr 43 (Oct 21, 1999)

I wonder what other Aktuell Rapport issues are still out there to be uncovered :-) I know of at least one more I have yet to find a copy of (Issue No. 20 from 2004):

Aktuell Rapport No 20 (2004) - Cover

If anyone has this or any other issue, then please let me know!!!

“Aktuell Rapport” was published and is copyright of Tre-mag Sweden AB

Unknown Muscroft Set?

I found a listing for an old Aktuell magazine on ebay last week which included the preview picture below …

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Upon seeing that photo I was puzzled as I did not recognize the background from any set that I have ever seen. Upon further examinatiom of the hair style, lipstick and earrings, plus what appears to be a yellow flag in the background, I came to the conclusion that it might be a set we have never seen before by David Muscroft. David shot Veronika over a 2 day period in Algarve Portugal back in early 1999. I have examined all the photos published from those currently released Muscroft sets and cannot find a single yellow flag in any photos …. the black string necklace Veronika appears to be wearing could potentially suggest Set 421.

Of course I immediately purchased the issue … will let you know what I find inside when it arrives!!!!

Older Veronika Candids

I received an anonymous email from a fan the other day claiming that they had found a “new” candid photo of Veronika taken recently on Ibiza …. since I had no way of contacting them I figured that I would set the record straight about that photo here on the blog in hopes that they would see my response …

The photo sent was actually from Set 400 shot back in May 2009 in Cape Town and not Ibiza. Veronika had posted these on her own Blog on May 18, 2009. I have attached the pics below and Veronika’s own account of those photos from her blog ….

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Remember that I wrote in one of my latest blogs about my new camera? With it I did some test pictures on my Sunday time-out with my husband and dogs Lara, Lenka and Muffin. For the ones that did not read all my blogs I am spending some time in Cape Town, South Africa. The photos that I want to share with you, I took in the countryside around Cape Town and many are taken on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Long Beach – that is near to the village called Noordhoek, close to Cape Town. I tried to capture the feeling of freedom, space and peace, and with people, dogs and children all running freely in the harmony. Everyone there enjoyed themselves. Where in the world can you still see that?

There are two pictures of me, which my husband took just from far away so my figure is very small there, I was not wearing any make-up so I did not allow him to take anymore nearer to me – sorry!

The weather here starts to be going into winter and I finished all I wanted to achieve here so I am thinking about going back to Ibiza in Spain.
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I love the comment about the lack of make-up … what is Veronika worried about, she still looks absolutely freakin gorgeous!!!!

Whoever you were who sent me the photo … thanks anyway. Am glad you did :-)

New Veronika Candid

Well it has been a long time coming but finally a brand new (if not slightly dated) candid picture of Veronika shot of her on Ibiza on Oct. 16, 2011 by Bernd. The photo was sent to me a few months ago by Bernd who frequents Ibiza and says that she still lives on the island. The other previous found candids were also from Ibiza BTW … so am expecting all the European Veronika fans to take their vacation there this year and get lots of new candid photos of Veronika for our collection ;-)

Candid of Veronika (Oct. 16, 2012)

Candid of Veronika (Oct. 16, 2011)

The photo is copyright Bernd Buessen. Thanks again for passing along this wonderful photograph.

Timeline Quandary

Well today after approximately 7 months of toiling, I finally finished the reformatting effort of every set on the website to make each page easier to browse on a mobile device and to add some additional commentary and observations about each set. I had performed the set updates in reverse chronological sequence starting with the most recent sets first and finally completing her earliest sets just today. It is during my work this morning that I came upon this quandary about the timeline which I am having trouble to reconcile.

Like many of these early sets I am not 100% certain of exactly when any specific set was taken since most of the accounts of Veronika’s early life adventures are centered around her lost camera equipment, which we were told on Veronika’s website had happened in 1997. By her own accounts it was that event that triggered her from moving from behind the camera to in-front of it.

Well if that did not happen until 1997 then the timeline between 1993 and 1997 does not hold any water. Her earliest published magazines were from Sept. 1997. I know 100% that she worked with photographer Jana Krenova in July 1997 and in some email exchanges with photographer Roberto Rocchi, was certain that he had photographed Veronika in 1996 already. In any case assuming his memory is faulty around that first time he had worked with Veronika, for sure he worked with her again a second time in June-July 1997 since several of the photos from that photo shoot wound up being published in several magazines in the Sept/Oct 1997 time frame.

Based on her much younger appearance in several of the early sets my suspicion is that Veronika posed nude before her camera equipment was stolen if we are to believe the 1997 date for that event. There is no way that all the nude material presented in the Early Years section of the Timeline could have been shot in Jan.-July period in 1997 if we assume best case that her camera was stolen on Jan. 1, 1997.

Hoping to start a bit of a debate here to see what other folks think. Am hoping that we can solve the mystery in the absence of hearing Veronika’s side of the story directly from her ;-)

Looking forward to your posts!!!

Missing Set 446 Photos

I had posted pictures for Set 446 in the blog a while back. At the time I had mentioned that all these photos were published in one single issue of “Night Society” magazine.

However many years before I had discovered this set in the magazine, I had come across these very tiny thumbnails below in an ad for a Russian screen saver for your cellphone. These photos I have never been able to locate in any kind of higher resolution. I have added them here for reference. They are too small to be officially added to the index.

Set 446 Comments Pic 1

If anyone happens to have higher resolution versions of these thumbnail images then please let me know by posting a reply.

Enigma Mansion Finally Sells

Just saw this in the papers this weekend … Veronika and Francis’ South African Enigma Mansion finally sold this past week for R99M after 4 years of trying …. looks like final sales price was almost 1/4 of the original asking price.

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You can read the full article with all the details [HERE courtesy of NEWS24]

The article does say that Veronika continues to live in Ibiza with her twin girls.