Photos from the collection self-portrait

Rathaus, Baden

This room in the town hall in Baden, Switzerland, has been used as a meeting place and council chamber since the thirteenth century and has been the city’s registry office since 1876.

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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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New lighting toy

I added a Helios 5 in 1 diffuser/reflector to my kit this week, and made a series of test shots today. There’s a technical (lighting-geeky) review on my website. This photo was shot with one flashgun and the diffuser.

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Week 33 of 52

The last rays of sunshine on a Sunday evening, signalling the imminent end of the weekend.

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Week 31 of 52

View larger and read a blog post about this photo at permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/08/summer-afternoon-at-…

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Week 30 of 52

One SB-26 through a white umbrella, high camera left. On-camera popup flash as a trigger, at -2EV to create catchlight in my eye. For less geeky information, here’s a blog post about it.

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Week 25 of 52

On a lunchtime fitness walk around the back streets of residential Bern with Agatha Christie in my ears. Blogged here: permanenttourist.ch/2009/06/one-little-soldier-marching-a…

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Week 23 of 52

Me and Marc Quinn. His exhibition piece at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel consists of four casts of his own head from between 1991 and 2006, each formed using 9 litres of his own frozen blood. They look like quite revolting ice lollies in a way, with each of them varying in density and texture. […]

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Week 16 of 52

In bed with Joe McNally. Strobist info: read the book! :-) (Shot with ambient light only. This photo was taken in time for week 16, I just forgot to post it until today!)

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Week 15 of 52

After a long weekend of walking (and several years’ service), my trusty walking shoes are in dire need of replacement or repair…

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Untitled

Single strobe off camera low right at 1/16 power with 1/2 CTO gel (yes, I finally bought some gels). Two shots merged in Photoshop.

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Week 13 of 52

A complete accident which worked out well. Slightly out of focus, misaligned, and the second flash didn’t fire because I was blocking the optical sensor. I like it, though. Strobist info: 1 speedlight on 1/16 power off-camera left (high). Background illuminated by feathered spill from the single light. Sepia toning and vignette courtesy of Adobe […]

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Week 11 of 52

One of a set of street photographs I took between Spiez and Bern this morning, on my way to work. Many of the shots were grabbed from waist height or with only minimal framing. View the complete set here: permanenttourist.ch/photo/galleries/documentary/commuting/

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Week 2 of 52

The first "proper" set-up self portrait I’ve taken in absolutely ages. I have to practice and I anticipate that this "52 weeks" project will be a good self-training exercise in portraiture.

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