Television tower number one

I like being up high. When we were in Stuttgart at the beginning of October, I could therefore hardly turn up the chance to visit the restaurant at the top of the world’s first concrete television tower. I am a little scared of heights when on man-made structures, but I managed to overcome a wobbly-knees… (Read More)

The end of the movie

After three years of intermittent work, several rounds of shopping and a great many rounds of battery recharging, my One Frame Movie series came to an end last Sunday with what I feel to be one of my best results. Here are my thoughts on the results of the series, and how I’m taking what I’ve learned into future photographic work.

Keep Calm and Fit In

I was recently interviewed for the website expatarrivals.com and asked for my thoughts on life as a foreigner in Switzerland. Here’s the transcript of the emailed interview.

Studio training course in Bern

I ran a course earlier in the year on the subject of portraiture and lighting, which was very well received by the attendees and which I really enjoyed organizing. I’ve been planning to run a similar photo course for a while now, and have decided that the next event will take place on the weekend… (Read More)

Porsche Zentrum, Stuttgart

Jo and I split our journey to Franconia in southern Germany with a stop-over in Stuttgart. As we’d time to kill whilst there, we looked up some of the sights in advance and decided to stop off briefly at one of the centres of German engineering: the Porsche district. Alongside the obligatorily huge showroom of… (Read More)

The thronging crowd

As I wrote earlier in the week, I was honoured to be allowed to show 20 of my photos from the One Frame Movie series at the 50th anniversary show of Pix Mix in Bern this week. I hadn’t quite anticipated the number of people who would be attending and during the break, I quickly… (Read More)

Presentation this Wednesday in Bern

I was delighted to be accepted for the 50th edition of the monthly Pix Mix event after applying some weeks ago. As a result of this turn of luck, I will be presenting 20 images from my series One Frame Movie from 20:20 this Wednesday evening at the Dampfzentrale in Bern. I’d love to see… (Read More)

On death

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is… (Read More)