Posts from the category Portraiture

Bleached

This is one of those shots which just seems to work, despite the fact that it came about purely by accident. Well, mabye not by accident, but not in a planned way. It was taken in the bathroom of a conference centre near Zurich at the end of October, when I was shooting the conference […]

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Flickr Strobist meetup, ETH Hönggerberg (Zürich)

Thanks so much to everyone who turned out yesterday on the ETH campus in Zürich, for a great afternoon’s photography, teaching and learning how to effectively use off-camera flash and achieve both dramatic and interesting portraits. A surprisingly and gratifyingly high number of photographers attended – almost 20 in the group, if I remember correctly […]

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Portrait gallery updated

I had the chance to take portraits of my new team colleagues this week, for the new website we’re launching soon, so the portrait gallery here at Permanent Tourist has been updated.

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Swiss Strobist meetup on 21st September

We’re planning a day/afternoon of photography on the ETH Campus at Hönggerberg in Zürich, on Sunday 21st September. We’re planning on separating into a couple of groups, with one or more experienced strobist photographer/s with a group of people eager to learn. We’ll set up a couple of shots, explain the lighting setup and then […]

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Tea Dressing

I bought Jo this dress last weekend. It’s lovely; a modern tea dress reminiscent of years gone by. Jo’s figure and style is greatly flattered by dresses like this and where it comes and goes from fashion listings (so I’ve read: don’t think for a minute that I have any idea of women’s fashion), Jo […]

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Choo Choo

This is my favourite of the shots I took of Berner band Choo Choo this weekend. The complete set is now online at Flickr. You can also see photos by Nick and Beat at Flickr.)

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Ilona in Wollishofen

A friend who will be moving away in the not-too-distant future. I wanted to take a “proper” portrait before she leaves and shot this portrait in a graffiti-ed children’s playground in Wollishofen, after we all visited our friend Nick Yoon’s exhibition. I wanted to separate Ilona from the background, which was fairly evenly lit by […]

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Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

We were in Thun this past weekend, with a couple of friends from Zürich who’d come down for a day of “strobism” (the art of non-studio-based photography using portable flash units for illumination). As well as locations in Spiez and Gwatt, we sneaked into the dilapidated Selve area in Thun, where old factories, once converted […]

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The Final Shot, Winterthur, Switzerland

Thanks to Jo for the idea, Eke and Victor for the lighting, Bruno and Beat for the acting! "Making of" photo here. Also looks great on a darker background. Strobist info: two speedlights on full power fired by radio transmitter, one from off-camera top left, one off-camera bottom left.

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