Entries from June 2008

Newspaper publishing in today’s online world

I joined a newspaper company in 2001 to help maintain and develop a newspaper CMS system, which the development manager began creating on his own in 1994. In the past seven years, we’ve brought in web browser interfaces, RSS feeds, AJAX data handling, online publishing tools which allow the output to be sent direct to… (Read More)


A man, tired, carries his daughter onto the train as she rests her head on his shoulder and sucks her thumb. The train picks up speed and the man stands, resting from the waist on a suitably padded bench, with the girl half asleep and his back to the adjacent window. With each sideways rocking… (Read More)

Cailler Factory on a Sunday

Roy and Pat, Castle Gardens, Spiez, Switzerland

Jo’s parents Roy and Pat in the castle gardens at Spiez last night.

Laub from Tomlishorn, Pilatus, Switzerland

With Alpnachsee, Vierwaldstättersee and Stans in the distance. A risky photo: to get the right angle, I needed to climb through the fence and sit on the edge of the rocky cliff face.

Positano, Italy


A portrait of a work colleague during her cigarette break outside our offices earlier today.

Azure Seas, Positano, Italy

The village of Positano from the road from our hotel. You can purchase the full sized copy of this image at iStockPhoto.com.

There’s more to life than photography

There are times, now and again, when I wonder what the point is in taking photographs. I mean, there’s all the expense of buying equipment and maintaining it, there are all the hours spent editing and refining the images until they’re just right. Then, what to do with them? Post them on Flickr. Make a… (Read More)

Kemmeriboden, Switzerland

At the end of a valley on the northern side of the mountain range across the lake from home, this hamlet is famed across Switzerland and beyond for its meringues.