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

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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!

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Metempsychosis

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

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Studio fun

I return to the studio this weekend, to use full studio lighting for the first time in many years and share experience and ideas with a number of colleagues from the Swiss Strobist group.

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Rest in Peace

It was with a heavy heart that I had to let everyone know on Friday evening that after marrying her sweetheart Neil in a beautiful ceremony earlier in the afternoon, my younger sister Sarah, who had been suffering with cancer since last year, succumbed after contracting pneumonia last week and passed away shortly before 6 […]

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Sven

Sometimes, an image stands alone, with no need for description.

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Open air studio

After trying out the lighting technique I mentioned yesterday, of a large diffused light source right above the subject, I wanted to apply the technique to an outdoor location. When we set up the shots under cover in Interlaken (but outside), the first problem was that there were no suitably white walls to hand. If you ever find yourself in this situation, there’s an easy solution: simply expose your shot for the person you’re photographing and then over-expose the background of the shot by at least three stops.

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The eye of the beholder

I learned an important lesson in portrait photography last weekend: that of how ready the subject is to see themselves in an honest and detailed image, when they may be seeing themselves this way for the first time.

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Back in the studio

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio and taken high contrast black and white portraits, so Jo helped me this evening to practice.

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Windswept

I dragged my family across a small island off the south coast of Pembrokeshire in South Wales in the rain to see a lighthouse. What a wretch I am.

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SprainTV – The Movie

Another in my series of One Frame Movie photographs, of Bernese video podcaster Manuel “Sprain” Reinhard.

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