Posts about in the media

  • The President’s photographer

    A four-part National Geographic documentary on Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s official photographer.

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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the first non-pilot episode of Star Trek. We saw Star Trek Beyond at the cinema yesterday and it was touching when we saw subtle tributes in the film and in the credits. The film makers wove Leonard Nimoy’s passing into the story through the death in absentia of “Ambassador […]

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  • The evil of Hans Landa

    The evil of Hans Landa

    Christoph Walz’s masterpiece performance as a subtly menacing and monstrous S.S. officer in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, from 2009.

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  • Silent Mulder

    We’re loving the long-awaited new series of The X-Files. Just the right balance of humour and sci-fi, with much of the over-done conspiracy of the latter seasons having been suppressed or explained away in the interim. Scully’s emotional regret at having her son adopted is heart-felt and touching. But why isn’t Mulder, the father, commenting when she talks […]

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  • They didn’t think that the kid had a bomb

    They didn’t think that the kid had a bomb

    They didn’t think that the kid had a bomb. They didn’t evacuate the school, like you do when there’s a bomb. They didn’t call the bomb squad, like you do when there’s a bomb. They didn’t get as far away from him as possible, like you do when there’s a bomb. They put him and […]

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  • The Leviathan

    The Leviathan

    Read more about this short film.

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  • Science fiction, scary monsters and a know-it-all attitude

    Science fiction, scary monsters and a know-it-all attitude

    Doctor Who has been sending chills up my spine since I was a teenager. And the trailer for the next series looks as if it may be great. Although I agree with Thomas Capon: give the Daleks a rest, for goodness sake!

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  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    A lovely idea from Graubünden Tourism. Set up an interactive video advertisement in Zürich’s main station, showing what a beautiful part of the Alps you could end up in by just getting on a train. Then invite passers-by to join you by printing them a free ticket on the spot. (And wait for the initiative to spread across […]

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  • Secret Britain

    Secret Britain

    A new BBC travel programme seeks out lesser-known spots in the British Isles, starting this evening.

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  • Facebook Messenger privacy concerns

    If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

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  • Rear Window Timelapse

    Rear Window Timelapse

    Compiled time-lapse sequence of the courtyard view from Hitchcock film “Rear Window”.

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  • Misunderstood

    Misunderstood

    Just because we have a device in our hands, don’t assume that we’re not taking part. Merry Christmas.

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  • Your 2013

    Your 2013

    It’s wasn’t just me who released a review of 2013 this week: Google has too. Their Zeitgeist film of 2013 shows what the world was looking for online this year.

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  • A Perfect Day

    A Perfect Day

    I like it when there is a lot of contrast between subjects in an image or film, or conflicting imagery vs. mood. Such as in the case of this recent advert for the Playstation games console, in which “participants” in “games” sing about how much they’re enjoying the experience.

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  • Portillo in Switzerland

    Fans of Switzerland and train travel in the Alps shouldn’t miss a recent episode of Great Continental Railway Journeys by the BBC.

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  • Goodbye Chris

    Goodbye Chris

    Chris Moyles hosts his last radio show on BBC Radio 1 after 15 years with the station.

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  • On death

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is […]

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  • Writing for Best Western

    I am now writing articles and sharing my photos on the new Best of Switzerland blog, set up and run by international hotel chain Best Western.

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  • Avalanches on demand

    A clip from BBC series Human Planet, showing avalanche control of the mountains near Grindelwald in Switzerland.

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  • Interview in Czech photo blog Odcloneno

    I was contacted a while back by the editor of Czech photo blog Odcloněno, Michal Fanta: Michal asked to interview me and use some of my photos on the blog. The interview was published this morning; here’s the English transcript. Many thanks to Michal for the exposure and, as he’s mentioned; please do get in touch if you’d like to volunteer for this year’s continuation of the One Frame Movie series.

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  • Motor racing in the old city of Bern

    I watched the trailer for the fifth version of driving simulation software Gran Turismo with great interest, when I saw that there are segments of the film containing computer-generated sections of the historic city of Bern.

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