Post AAF Exhibition

What can I say, I got a really good response to my work. It was good fun but hard work standing up all day and chatting to people. Today I am taking it easy and catching up on a few things. Had some other good news yesterday. The owners of the gallery AcquestArte, who I collaborate with, are creating an art hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Each room will have works by an individual artists that guests can buy. They are going to create a guest room dedicated to my photography. I’m rather happy about that 🙂

Getting ready for my next exhibition

So next stop is AAF in Milan. Really looking forward to it. Deciding which of my pictures to take and generally planning ahead. This is going to be big as about 10,000 visitors are expected and there is going to be a lot of media coverage. If you are close by then keep the first weekend in February free. It is going to be a great show.

How frustrating

It is simply not practical to have my camera with me all the time but today I was sooooooooooo frustrated. As I was walking home along the lake there were 3 falcons so close to me taking fish, literally scimming the surface. I have been trying to get a decent shot of them for ages and the one time they are really close is when I don’t have my camera with me. How frustrating is that. However, I will get the shot one day. There are some herons near here and it too me a few months to get the shot I wanted. It’s not so much Zen and the art of motorcycling as Zen and the art of photography

First post

I decided that I would use a blog to promote my photography. I have sold some of my work and an important business magazine here in Switzerland has requested use of some of my work also, so it got me to wondering how I can sell some more.However, photography for me is not so much about making money as being able to express myself and give my view of the world. I find it very relaxing as well, because when you are looking first for the picture, then thinking about how you will frame the shot, then looking through the view-finder before pressing the shutter. The concentration is total and for a brief instant most of the world disappears as your vision is consumed by the image you want to create. In this age of instant digital gratification it is so easy to ‘snap’ away but the greater satisfaction comes from slowing down and really thinking about what you are doing.

I’m quite a philosophical guy and I watch very closely what happens in the world and so I will being writing some of my musings from time to time. Writing really does help define the thought process.

The above photo that I took of the stunning ceiling of the Vittorio Emmanuele Gallery in Milan works really wel in black and white. The sheer amount of architectural detail is incredible and that lofty glass and iron ceiling really has to be seen in the flesh to be appreciated.