Portraits for Matthias

Matthias contacted me for a corporate headshot session. He was looking for something different to a picture in front of a white background. We started in studio with natural light, which gave us some unidirectional soft light and allowed me to photograph literally focusing on his eyes. We played around with some flash options and…

My Current Favorite Camera and Lens Combo

My favorite camera and lens combo used to be the Fuji X100s with the built in 23mm/2.0 lens. It is a stunning combo and is probably one of the most versatile setups. During our trip to Paris earlier this year, I made an interesting discovery: I really love shooting with the 35mm/1.4. Though I can’t…

The northern hemisphere is moving towards winter.

Last December and January, I spent in Germany and experienced my first snow in years. Here is one of my favourite pictures of a snow landscape close to #Monschau While this happens in the north, I look forward to Cape Town summer.#winter #summer #snow #germany

Morning Walk in Muizenberg

One of the things, my wife and myself enjoy doing, especially in summer are morning walks along the beach in Muizenberg. When we make it early enough, the walk along the water is empty and the light might be dramatic. On this morning, I decided to take the Fuji X-Pro2 and the Fuji XF 35mm/1.4…

Leandre – Modelling Shoot

This blog post is loooooong overdue. Leandre asked me for her modelling portfolio shoot way back in summer. We did the shoot in March in the vicinity of Muizenberg. All shots were done with available light and the help of reflectors and diffusers. Makeup: Kristine from Kruz 4 Makeup Contact me, if you are interested in…

July

It is July, already. Wow. Time is flying. The first half of the year, I have been travelling a bit and I thought that not travelling means that I would have more time for writing. How wrong, I was. Anyway, here I am. There is lots of catch up to do. I owe Leandre a…

Paris Impressions

My wife have been travelling to Paris last week. Here are some of my impressions.

Mall of Dubai

  After travelling through Dubai many times, I spent the first time some days in the city this month. It was mostly as I expected a Disney world for adults. There were a number of amazing feasts to look at, such as the Burj Khalifa in the background right. It is currently the tallest building in…

Hot Chilli

I photographing currently dried fruit and I thought it would be fun to take a short break and replace the dried fruit with a fresh chilli from our garden. Just for fun. Be warned, once our fruit and vegetable garden is in full production, I will be going crazy with pictures of our own vegetables…

Inspiration – Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham is an inspiration for me. Yesterday was his 87th birthday. He is still very active and photographs for the New York Times. Once a week he compiles a short video as this above about fashion, mostly in New York. There are a number of things that are worth mentioning At age 87 he…