My good friend Johan recently moved from Gothenburg, Sweden to Berlin, Germany. I wanted to give him a proper farewell and give myself the best chance to emotionally process the loss of him moving. So, according to the proper virus distancing rules we met up on a cold and windy March day in 2021, walked […]
I started taking pictures in Berkeley, CA. during the summer of 1980, with a Nikomat FT2 and a 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor given by my father (I still have both). He had the habit of systematically buying a few fresh rolls for every shoot (mostly birds and reptiles) so, when I stayed with him, there was a […]
I made my first experiences as a street photographer in New York in the 1990s. During this time I learned a lot about New York and photography. The conclusions I drew for myself about photographic approaches have been confirmed over the years, and I’d like to share them with you. This is how it all […]
It was in the backwaters of France that I decided to do the research right here for my Master’s in anthropology. Almost every morning, the sun crept over the forested hills at seven but was quickly pushed away by dark clouds, which brought rain the entire day until sunset, where our perennial star showed the […]
Bobby Troup and his wife Cynthia Hare sang the feeling of crossing one of America’s longest roads, way-way back in 1946 with the line, “Get your kicks, on Route 66.” Later that year Nat King Cole would record the song and contribute to making this dusty road — running more than 2000 miles all the […]
Agfa Scala 200X is a black and white transparency film, well known in its day for being the only option for generating slides in monochrome. Even back when it was readily available it was still hard to find a lab that could process it. I had never shot with it because of the high price […]
On an early grey wet and gloomy Friday morning I walk through Cape Town’s Thibault Square in search of Riviera Salon. With the weather hanging heavy and dark over the city and over myself, I feel a bitter weariness pulling at me and I know the story I’m most likely about to hear is certainly […]
A friend of mine gave me some 4×5 film a while back. It was originally purchased by her dad in 1979, who at the time was a professional photographer. He used mainly 120 medium format and 4×5 film for his work in that era, but did a ton of aerial work on a Fairchild K-20. […]
Have you ever broken photographic film? Broken as in snapped it in half and then opened the back of the camera to see what no photographer wants to see: naked undeveloped exposed film? Fret not you have not lost everything. In this post, I made the mistake of opening the camera thinking the film was […]
Across one weekend in early June, I attended and documented two Black Lives Matter protests here in the UK. As a white man, I might not be able to fully understand what black people specifically have gone through as a result of decades of systemic racism but I can listen and learn from their experiences […]
When I told EM we’d bought tickets for our yearly trip to New York he suggested to visit and interview Tony Vaccaro. I never heard that name before so I looked him up. His bio reads, “Born on the 22nd of December 1922”. We had email contact with his daughter-in-law and since EM himself did […]
A WORLD OF ITS OWN. A GLIMPSE BEYOND THE APPARENT. SHOT ON ILFORD HP5, EI. 3200 PER USUAL, THE ATTENTION IN A THEATER IS FOCUSED ON SOME KIND OF HUMAN ACTION – ACTING – WITH THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE VERY BASE FOR IT ALL COVERED IN BLACK VELVET AND PAINT, SEALED OFF AND HIDDEN […]
While studying art in college I found the sport of Muaythai, the National Sport of Thailand. I started practicing to get my self in shape and being a college kid eating terrible, as well as destroying my body with cigarettes and alcohol, I knew it was a change I needed. If my time was not […]
I wrote this text at the end of spring in 2018, but for some reason, I postponed publishing it anywhere.
The three strikes mentality is such a cliché these days. It’s now used as a yardstick for punishment. Whether baseball or criminal offenses.
Over the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to visit Cincinnati and experience the people of The Queen City.
I’m very privileged to be able to call photography my job, all be it part-time. I have a small home studio and I’ve shot wedding and family work for several years now.
With his kind permission, for the third year I’m posting one of Craig Pindell’s Never Forget series of photographs and some of his words in remembrance of the attack on New York’s World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.
On the 6th of July, 1980, Bob Marley played the now historic concert at Dalymount Park on Dublin’s north side, at that time the home of the soccer club Bohemians.
I asked my self this question very recently: can one photo make a difference?