friends and family

Hike to Steingletscher

A long-held ambition fulfilled: to hike to my favourite glacier near the Susten Pass in Switzerland.

18th August 2014 | Read more »

Happy birthday, Stinker

Today would've been my sister's fortieth birthday.

2nd July 2014 | Read more »

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.

18th August 2013 | Read more »

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…

5th July 2013 | Read more »

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.

27th June 2013 | Read more »

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…

28th May 2013 | Read more »

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 …

24th November 2012 | Read more »

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.

19th October 2012 | Read more »

AvatarDay 2012

AvatarDay 2012

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

8th October 2012 | Read more »

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.

30th September 2012 | Read more »

The Unexpected Twist

A photo shoot in a cellar cinema in Bern adds a new photo to my One Frame Movie series.

1st June 2011 | Read more »

Sarah’s blog is moving

My sister Sarah's blog is moving posthumously to a new, more permanent home.

2nd January 2011 | Read more »

Review of 2010

My year in pictures for 2010.

1st January 2011 | Read more »

Revenge

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

9th November 2010 | Read more »

Simply Yannick

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

21st October 2010 | Read more »

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.

28th September 2010 | Read more »

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.

13th September 2010 | Read more »

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.

31st August 2010 | Read more »

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.

26th August 2010 | Read more »

All Staff 2010

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

20th June 2010 | Read more »

All Staff

Black and white images from previous work trips out to Zürich, Basel and Neuchâtel.

15th June 2010 | Read more »

From whence much of it comes

From my first photographic steps to my love of travelling around the U.K. by car, my Dad is an inspiration and always has been. Happy birthday Dad!

9th June 2010 | Read more »

Suisse Majestic, Montreux – Valerie

The first set of photos from a portrait session in the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux

2nd June 2010 | Read more »

Metempsychosis

A stern portrait of a fun guy and friend at last weekend's studio meetup near Bern.

13th May 2010 | Read more »