Under very wet conditions Melbourne hosted a successful Welcome to Australia Walk. An event to welcome diversity in a country that is build on immigrants. The weather forecast was clear..100% likelihood that it will rain, and it did rain in a true Melbourne way. Protecting your gear in such conditions is actually not too difficult. A plastic back and some rubber bands, or even better some hair ties is enough. Have a look at this http://improvephotography.com/10390/protect-camera-rain/ website, it gives some nice ideas for keeping your camera dry. Despite the rain I was happy with the photos. The umbrellas and wet faces did add something special. For more photos look here
Like last year we will provide our photography services to the Welcome to Australia walk on the 31 st of October.
NYC the city where everything happens and Philadelphia the birth place of the USA. On a recent trip I had the opportunity to take my gear out and shoot some nice pics. Photo 1 and 2: 12 December 5pm in Phildelphia. This was taken close to the Philadelphia museum of art which gained fame when Rocky ran up the stairs in the mid 80's. It was freezing cold and I had to come back several times to capture these two images 6 Am on the Brooklyn bridge, it took only 2 minutes for a police officer to tell me that I was not allowed to use a tripod on the bridge, if I did want to use one I needed permission from the major's office. Bummer!
Australia is a true multicultural country, with 40% of people whose's parents were not born in Australia. Welcome to Australia is a nationwide initiative to celebrate diversity and welcome people to Australia. I was asked to take photos of the walk and the event. Welcome to Australia is completely run by volunteers.
A nice challenge given that hundreds of people were marching from the State Library to the Treasury Gardens in Melbourne. Yes, if there is something you really need as photographer, it will be good walking and in this case running gear. I was running from the tail to the head of the march multiple times. Photos can be found on
The world cup soccer is an excellent opportunity to capture story-telling photos. Celebration, angst, excitement, disappointment, sadness and comfort can be captured in a short amount of times. I positioned myself close to the screen where the match was shown. Yes unfortunately that meant that I did not see a lot of the matches myself, but I do have my shots and that is worth a lot
Singapore is known to be extremely clean and being hold together with stringent laws, enforcement and severe penalties when rules are not being followed. Design skyscrapers, delicious food and a mix of people from Malaysia, China and India. At times Singapore feels like an amusement park where everything is man-made and cleaners are keeping the streets extremely tidy. However in the backstreets of Singapore, poverty is certainly apparent. An excellent opportunity for some street photography.
Venus Bay is located at about 2 hours east of Melbourne and a one hour drive from Wilson Prom, which is one of the most beautiful national parks in Victoria. We stayed for 5 days and I had 5 mornings to take photos at different locations around Inverloch and Venus Bay. All mornings were rather cloudy, but I was lucky enough to see a group of Kangaroos playing with each other. It was great to see their silhouettes against the upcoming sun. I spend about half an hour observing them and taking photos. Venus Bay and Inverloch are also known for their beautiful rock formations and coast line. All these photos were made early morning between 5 and 6 am. Most of the photos were taken with a graduated filter which blocks ab
Recently I had meetings in the Melbourne and I stayed in an hotel on South Bank. I was able to get some sunset and sunrise shots. I posted a video below. If you can not see the video, try to open this page in anything but Safari, or look at
Family portraits can be relatively easy, but there are certainly some challenges especially when the shoot involves young children, who rather go kick a ball than sit still for a photo. Luckily I managed to get some nice portraits and some good family shots. See below some examples of the portraits I shot today.
Spring is in the air! On my way to pick up some chicks (baby chickens that is...) I saw this amazing visualisation of spring. I did not have a lot of time to make this shot, with the family waiting in the car to get to the place where they were selling the chicks. Just a matter of a quick snapshot. I like the picture though, simple not too complication. Really a bit of a coincidence that I saw it. It made my day.