Posts about Zürich

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland. The city sits at the northern end of a large lake of the same name, and has a very international nature, thanks to a booming financial and business-centric nature.

  • The non-holiday holiday

    After some rushing around, I find myself on my own in Zurich for a couple of days. After dealing with the day job, I have the evening to myself, with no pressure and no responsibilities. Leaving work behind, I head for the old town and the anonymity of a familiar, traditional and noisy restaurant. The […]

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  • Frauenbad am Stadthausquai

    Bathing in public was forbidden to the women of Zurich until 1837. Once the ban had been lifted, the city constructed a bathing house on the river Limmat, alongside the Stadthausquai next to the city hall.

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  • Zurich scenes

    A small set of photographs from Switzerland’s largest city, taken in a classically traditional square landscape format.

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  • Dear Zurich

    A video love story for the well- and lesser-known corners of Zurich.

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  • Toni-Areal, Zurich

    I am rarely in Zurich and I prefer the countryside and mountains to cities these days. But I like to be in the midst of industrial architecture sometimes, and one of my favourite sites is the former milk processing plant in the industrial area of Pfingstweid. Mainly because of the huge corkscrew ramp leading up to […]

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  • WordCamp Switzerland 2015

    Lessons learned and presentations seen at this year’s WordPress conference in Zurich.

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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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  • Environmental portrait workshop with PICZ.ch

    It’s been a while now since I’ve led a photo workshop. But Pascal from the Photo International Club Zurich asked nicely earlier in the year and so we found a weekend which would work out for us both.

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  • Portraiture on location: course in Zurich

    Now that the weather is turning fine again, it’s time for a new photo course. I’m collaborating with the Photo International Club Zurich to run an all-day course on my usual topic – portraiture and lighting on location – on Sunday, 11th May in Zürich city.

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  • Mint choc chip at last!

    After more than twelve years in Switzerland, there are few foods or drinks which I miss from the UK. Kenco (instant) coffee is a regular buy when we’re in the UK and we also stock up on pain killer tablets when we can, as prices in Switzerland are astronomical in comparison. The biggest pleasure which […]

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  • Portrait meetup in Zurich this Sunday

    A quick reminder to those whose minds may have been on the glorious summer we’ve been having, that we are meeting in Zurich this Sunday for a day of portraiture. The theme is “Keep It Simple“: taking portraits on location with a minimum of equipment. Details A Facebook event entry is here. Please sign up if […]

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  • “Keep it simple” meetup date selected

    Thanks to all of those who have completed the Doodle poll mentioned in a previous post, the date for our next meetup has been chosen as Sunday, 25th August at the Blatterwiese park in Zurich. Members of Facebook can sign up for the event and discuss it on my Facebook page; alternatively, please feel free to leave […]

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  • Wedding portfolio update

    I’ve been prompted recently to update my wedding portfolio; in particular since I’ve begun using Flickr as an extension to the image archive for this website. I’ve added three new groups of photos over the last couple of days: from Interlaken in 2011… …from Lindau in summer 2012… …and from Zurich in December 2012.

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  • Leila Licks, MFO park photo workshop

    “Keep It Simple” portrait meetup

    It’s been a while since my last photo workshop and so it’s definitely time for another! I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year getting used to a simpler workflow and getting used to my Fuji X100 and since doing so, I’ve constantly been reminded how easier and how much more fun it […]

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  • New Street Parade gallery added

    On this grey weekend, I’ve continued with extensions to the website by adding a new gallery page for photos from Zurich’s Street Parade.

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  • The Blue Hour

    The time between sunset and complete darkness is known in photographic circles as “the blue hour”.

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  • Street Parade, Zürich (2012) – preparing for the off

    I was at the Street Parade dance festival on the streets of Zurich again this past weekend. This first set of photos shows some of the participants of the floats, as they wait patiently to take their position in the parade which leads through the centre of the city.

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  • Portraiture day at the MFO-Park

    Our workshop day this past Sunday was a great success, after the rain passed away from the MFO Park in Oerlikon some ten minutes before we started! Blazing sunshine soon warmed the area and gave us plenty of light to work with, so the day was spent mainly working with a mixture of natural sunlight […]

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  • Free lighting and portraiture day in Oerlikon

    Thanks to all of those who toook part in a Doodle survey, the dates have now been set for the first of the on-location lighting and portraiture days here in Switzerland.

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  • Free lighting and portraiture day

    After a break of almost two years, and a handful of small lighting courses both on location and in the studio, I’ve decided to organize another free day of photography and learning in the style of the Swiss Strobist days.

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