Photo album Portraiture

The Castle on the Hill

A portrait I photographed a couple of years ago, with the intention of combining it with an evening view of the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, was this one of Sara; a result I’m particularly pleased with. The shot of the waterfall and river was photographed around two weeks earlier than the shot of Sara in […]

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Tate Stranger

It’s rare that I take impromptu portaits of strangers these days, but I was inspired by a visit to the Tate Modern gallery in London enough to ask this employee to pose for me.

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Tate Stranger

It’s rare that I take impromptu portaits of strangers these days, but I was inspired by a visit to the Tate Modern gallery in London enough to ask this employee to pose for me.

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Jo, Swiss Strobist workshop, Zurich

After a break of almost two years, and a handful of small lighting courses both on location and in the studio, I’ve decided to organize more free days of photography and learning in the style of the Swiss Strobist days. The day will allow participants to work in groups together with models, to try out […]

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Choo Choo

From a photoshoot in summer 2010; concept by Sam Divers.

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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 […]

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Drive for portrait photography

I love taking portraits of people; whether I know them or not. I do it because of my passion for the image, not for financial gain, and I really wish more people would volunteer to let me photograph them. (Including you, your friend, your family or anyone you know.) Here’s why.

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Manuel

Standing in today during the second of two studio lighting introductions. Strobist info: one gridded, snooted Elinchrom spot to the face; two Elinchrom softboxes (subject left and right) illuminating the background, with a little spill onto the subjects’s flanks, arms and legs. Facial rim lighting reflected from the white seamless background.

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Sick leave

Self-portrait at home, after a week off sick with a long-lasting cold. Strobist info: snooted SB900 high camera right. Would you like me to take your portrait? Details of pricing and examples of my work are on my website.

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Habi

habi.gna.ch. Lighting setup shot here.

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Studio Day December 2010

Back in the studio near Bern this past weekend, as a very early Christmas present to myself. Here, using a medium octabox directly behind the camera to fake a similar effect to ring flash (as you can see by viewing the reflection in Jo’s eyes in the larger version.)

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Choo Choo in the Studio

A series of darker photos in the studio with friends from Choo Choo last weekend were inspired in no small part by the portrait work of Swiss photographer Marco Grob.

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Choo Choo in the Studio

A series of darker photos in the studio with friends from Choo Choo last weekend were inspired in no small part by the portrait work of Swiss photographer Marco Grob.

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Choo Choo in the Studio

A series of darker photos in the studio with friends from Choo Choo last weekend were inspired in no small part by the portrait work of Swiss photographer Marco Grob.

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