A photoshoot with Schubert!

 was asked to do a photoshoot of the Kammerorchester Kloten with their new conductor Francois Girard Garcia last Saturday. Of course, I stayed for the concert. However, given they played the 7th symphony of Schubert, I did not feel I had a choice! It was a wonderful event, and I am looking forward to attending their next performance!


Equipment: Nikon D750 | Nikkor 20-35 2.8 |Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8


A chance encounter with Pirmin Huber

I love traveling by train in Switzerland. Not only is it fast, reliable and convenient; it also provides the opportunity for chance encounters.

Yesterday I met Pirmin Huber on a train to Zurich. Pirmin is a fantastic (bass) musician and composer. His music is a wonderful eclectic combination of jazz and folk music. At times, Pirmin’s music reminds me of Wolfert Brederode and Jan Garbarek. After he generously allowed me to take a few pictures of him, we had a nice chat about his music and his upcoming gigs.

Check him out on pirminhuber.com! I am looking forward to attending one of his concerts soon.

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Equipment: Nikon D750 – Tamron 28-75


 

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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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)

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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.


 

Photoshoot Dutch Painter Iris Duchateau

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.

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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 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.