It’s no shock to realize that I’ve been commuting to Bern by car for nearly six years. But what is a shock is that the period of changing from train travel to car travel coincides with the main rise of the smartphone. When I was commuting to Bern between 2008 and the end of 2010, getting through the rush-hour crowds…
The Lorraine quarter in Bern, not far from my office, used to be the trendy area in which to live, meet, dine and hang out. These days, a lot of the trendies seem to have moved on, but the quarter is still a nice network of little streets in which to take a stroll. Despite the huge amount of graffiti…
This year’s aim: see new places and try new things. Close to home, this means going out from home and documenting the village where I live as much as possible. Despite living here for nearly five years, the only parts of Faulensee I’ve really photographed have been the views from above the village or from home.
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I was half an hour early for an appointment at the Spiez council offices this morning, so I went for a brief stroll through the woods to the top of the vineyards while I was waiting. It was so peaceful, with fresh powdered snow slipping silently from the trees and only two or three other people there walking their dogs. A lovely…
Views from home across the lake to the Niederhorn on a winter Sunday.
Walking from my office around a variety of city streets before returning to the office is a good way to put aside the complexities of my work for a short time.
Yours truly, in action whilst photographing part of a multi-image panorama at Männlichen in Switzerland last weekend.
We could do with a comprehensive, multilingual list of Swiss localities for work projects, so after a bit of digging and a suggestion from Habi, I came across a reference on which to base the list. After tidying it and converting it to tab-separated format (for optimal use in Excel), I’ve made it publicly accessible as a Git repository.
Completely inappropriate to the season, but what the heck. A beautiful sequence of clips filmed – mainly with a drone – in and above Beatenberg, looking over the lake shores I call home. The film was made by Maximilian Eckmann whilst staying in a local holiday apartment.
The Schilthorn – topped by the Piz Gloria restaurant – is one of my favourite destinations in the Swiss Jungfrau Region. Whenever I see photos or film sequences, I can’t help becoming a little awe-struck. I still have to pinch myself from time to time, to be sure that the fact that I live within a half-hour drive of the cable car…
A hair-raising sledge run - our first of this season - in the awe-inspiring Schilttal valley above Mürren.
A goal for 2016 is to avoid putting things off when there is no good reason to do so. I’ve driven past the fire station in Bern’s Viktoria quarter on the way to and from work for five years now. Last summer, the fire brigade moved out and the erstwhile garage was converted into a bar, replete with over-sized candles, benches…
Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.
Relaxed portraits with a shallow depth-of-field at a recent company event.
First shots with two new acquisitions: a super-wide lens and an RR90 shutter release cable.
The staple of an outdoor drinks party in Switzerland - mainly in winter, but also occasionally during other seasons - is the Finnenkerze (“Finnish Candle”).
Before the proper snow arrived at the start of this year's winter season, we visited Zermatt and visited the famous, much-photographed view of the Matterhorn from Riffelsee.
The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.
This bag, which I’ve mainly used for equipment storage for the past few years, is for sale. It’s old and well-worn, but is still in good shape, with all zips in good order and (as far as I can see) no tears or damage. It comes with a small day bag, which fits inside the outer pocket. (Not photographed.) I’m…