Entries from September 2013

Keep It Simple workshop

The idea behind the workshop I ran in Zurich a few weeks ago was to get away from lugging around loads of lighting gear and heavy camera equipment. I hadn’t done an extensive portrait session with my Fujifilm X100 and I arranged this workshop so that I and other users of smaller cameras could give… (Read More)

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The perils of a non-independent web

Jeremy Keith highlights the dangers of placing your valuable data and creative efforts in the hands of larger companies, out of your control.

Everybody likes a pretty castle

Visiting the ridiculously picturesque castle and vineyards at Aigle, in the Rhone valley.

After Sieff

Black-and-white memories of a dodgy hotel in the back streets of Paris in the 1990s.

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Unexpected locations

Brooke Shaden is a wonderfully creative photographer, whose images make me wish that I had the opportunity to spend more time on creating and editing more theatrical images. But I can’t complain; my time is, after all, spent on pursuing other passions and fascinating goals. One of the problems I came across when shooting for… (Read More)

Nineties flashback

An early autumn rainy Sunday drove me down to the cellar today, for a long-awaited clear-out. Amongst the piles of stuff now split between a much tidier cellar and a car half-filled with rubbish to be taken to the recycling centre, a big box full of old music cassettes came to the fore, which I’ve… (Read More)

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Long Time

Some people with whom I was at school were friends for many years thereafter, and some drifted into the distance as time moved on. (Some more quickly than others, thank goodness.) Thanks to the rise of services like Facebook, some have popped up again many years later and I’m glad to be in touch with… (Read More)

Gasterntal, Kandersteg

After so many years of driving up random little tracks and small roads in the Bernese Oberland, it’s rare to come across somewhere I’ve not been before. So when we decided to take a spontaneous trip out on Sunday, and found a little yellow line on the map leading south into the mountains from Kandersteg,… (Read More)