Posts about friends and family

Remember when…?

Sometimes I remember to take a photo just so that I can look at it one day in the future and say, “do you remember when we used to do this?” One day, this photo will be twenty years ago.

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Selective lighting magic

What makes a picture is often the main subject. But a little attention to detail can also work wonders and turn a nice picture into a really nice picture. Walking in the park with friends last autumn, towards the end of a couple of hours shooting portraits, the lighter patches between the trees caught my […]

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Dan and Lili get married

Friends Dan and Lil were recently married in the glorious surroundings of the Giessbach Hotel. I was delighted to be able to take wedding photos for them. Here’s a small selection of my favourites from the day. More details of my wedding photography are over here.

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Jura

Jura

My friends Yannick and Lea made another film last summer of an extended journey around the Jura mountains, on the northern edge of Switzerland and into France. It’s quite delightful and rounded off wonderfully by the music they’ve used, which they composed and produced themselves. I am envious of their talent, it must be said.

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Backstage at AvatarDay 4

Barbara Hess organized the fourth in an annual series of studio days for this afternoon in Bern, Switzerland, to which anyone could come along and get a free portrait photo taken for their online profile pages. I took my X100 along for the afternoon and took photos “behind the scenes”, whilst Barbara and George Eberle did all the hard work. […]

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Learning how to light

Having been in the position of a new student, and wanting desperately to improve my technique, it makes me truly happy when I can pass on some knowledge to another photographer.

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AvatarDay 2012

AvatarDay 2012

The date is out for AvatarDay 2012 in Bern, when you can get a free portrait taken by Barbara Hess.

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The Weather Project

Visiting Olafur Eliasson’s “The Weather Project” with family, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. The figures in the top of the picture are reflected in the mirror-like ceiling of the vast turbine hall.

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Revenge

One of my favourite pictures of the year, which was shot at the end of a studio session a couple of weeks ago.

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Simply Yannick

A portrait of a friend and work colleague, shot for a work project earlier this week.

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Zum Wohl

As a British person abroad, there are several aspects of Swiss culture which take a little getting used to. One of them is making eye contact when chinking glasses with someone.

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Alice and Chris

Jo and I travelled to Scotland over the weekend to attend the wedding of Jo’s friend Alice to her RAF sweetheart Chris.

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Out of the blue

Jo posed for me in the stairwell to an underground car park during last Sunday’s Swiss Strobist practical day, whilst I fiddled with the camera white balance to create an unusual effect.

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All new Choo Choo

When Bern band Choo Choo were looking for a photographer for some new shots in June of this year, I was happy to step in and work with an art director to shoot the raw images for their website and new promotional material.

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All Staff 2010

Photos from a Burson-Marsteller company trip to canton Thurgau in north eastern Switzerland.

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