Cool Steve

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.

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Cool Steve


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.


 

Improv photoshoot of three friends in the Hague

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.

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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.


 

A photo shoot with René Bom, the night mayor of The Hague

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
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René Bom – Night mayor of the Hague (http://www.dehaagsebom.com)

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René Bom – Night mayor of the Hague (http://www.dehaagsebom.com)

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René Bom – Night mayor of the Hague (http://www.dehaagsebom.com)


Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8 lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.


 

Smoking kills … but man, doesn’t it sometimes look cool!

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!

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Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.


 

Portrait La Lupa

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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.


 

‘Break A Leg’ – Swingmusic at the Rondell Bürkliplatz Zurich

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!


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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.


 

Photoshoot Leonardo Muzii

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to do a photo shoot with Leonardo Muzii. A professional conductor based in Basel, Switzerland. We had a pleasant late afternoon and took a number of great pictures on the roof terrace of Leonardo’s house.


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Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm & 90 mm 1.8 mm lenses, Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.


 

Road Trip with two BMW 325i E30 convertibles to Schwyz

As proud owners of a 28+ year old BMW BMW 325i E30,we decided to take a short trip with another couple, who were in possession of the same type of car. At the end of May 2017 we drove from Zurich along the Aegerisee to Schwyz. From there we drove back by the Sihlsee, Egg and Freienbach.


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Lauerzersee


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House in Schwyz


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Kantonsschule Kollegium Schwyz


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Mountain range between Schwyz and Euthal


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Last look on the Lauerzersee


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Transporting the cows from the stable to the meadow near Egg


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Right of way


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Crossing the mountain pass


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A moment of rest after a job well done


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The last stretch


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.


 

Road trip to Amsterdam

In the Pentecost weekend I made a quick trip to the Netherlands and took the opportunity to visit my favorite Dutch city: Amsterdam!


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A beacon of consumerism along the Autobahn

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The remainder of gourmet meal

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Stedelijk museum Amsterdam (‘The bathtub’)

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A look through the pothole of the bathtub

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Two cellists playing ‘Rolling in the deep’

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Artwork in the making (Herman Brood and Rembrandt)

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One of the painters

 

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Boris Kousemaker (Owner of Comic Store Lambiek) starts his weekend off with Heineken (1)

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Boris Kousemaker (Owner of Comic Store Lambiek) starts his weekend off with Heineken (2)

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Central Station – Take 1

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Central Station – Take 2


Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.