Last week I was shooting a video for ASK, which stands for ‘All Special Kids’. It is a charity organization that does excellent work. ASK provides resources for parents, schools and specialists, in order to help them to support children with learning differences and special educational needs in Switzerland.
Whilst working on the video I had the opportunity to take take a couple of pictures of Steve, the great guy who was leading the camp.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens. Recorded in RAW, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
When I was taking pictures in the centre of the Hague, I got talking to a guy about the Olympus OMD EM10 (mark I) camera I was using. He had two friends with him and together we decided to do an improv photoshoot.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in JPEG, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Today I had the pleasure to meet René Bom. René is colourful person AKA the ‘night mayor’ of The Hague and AKA ‘de Haagse Bom’ (the bomb of the Hague). Being born and raised in the Hague, I was honoured to meet this dignitary and to do a photo shoot with him.
A couple of interesting details about René’s outfit for readers who did not have the privilege to be born the Hague:
- Green is one of the prominent colours of the escutcheon of the city of the Hague (the other is yellow)
- The stork in the letter O on René’s shirt refers to the stork in the escutcheon of the city of the Hague – the same stork can be seen on one of the rings René is wearing
- The number 070 on René’s shirt refers to the telephone digits identifying the city of the Hague
Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8 lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
A couple of weeks ago I did an impromptu photoshoot with Dutch painter Iris Duchateau when we met each other in Normandy (France). Iris was originally a violin player who took up painting later in her career. I absolutely love her work – check it out on www.irisduchateau.nl.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
I was asked to shoot the formal Group Portrait of Troop 625 of the Boyscouts of America in Zug (Switzerland). A great troop with great leaders!
Pictures taken with a Nikon D750 camera, Nikon SB600 Flash and Tamron 28-75 2.8 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Earlier this week I was doing a photoshoot in Zurich and got talking to someone who was very interested in what I was doing.
In the course of our conversation I asked him if he would be ok if I took a picture of him. He happily obliged and wanted to put out his cigarette. I asked him to keep smoking though, because I always wanted to replicate the fantastic black & white pictures of James Dean and Steve McQueen whilst they were smoking.
I hope you like the result. Let me know!
Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Whilst I was doing a photoshoot around Bellevue in Zurich, I more or less literally bumped into La Lupa, a well-known Swiss singer and performer. She was immediately willing to pose for me for a portrait. Check her out! Her website is http://www.la-lupa.ch.
Picture taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Thursday evening June 22 I attended a wonderful concert of ‘Break a Leg!’. A group of musicians consisting of Ursula Ledergerber, vocals, Urs Keller, guitar and vocals, Heinz Krapf, bass and Stefan Rüfenacht on saxes, melodica and cornet.
The concert took place at the Rondell the Bürkliplatz in Zurich. The band played a number of classic jazz-swing songs, including one of my favorites: Lullaby of Birdland.
The audience could not sit still, but immediately enthusiastically started to dance, and kept doing so as long as the musicians kept on playing.
I had a wonderful great evening and am looking forward to seeing them again soon!
Pictures taken with a Nikon D750 camera, Nikkor 20-35 2.8 mm and Tamron 28-75 2.8 mm lenses. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.