A chance encounter with the DVZO at Zurich HB

Two weeks ago I was on my way back from a photoshoot, when I saw a steam train at the Central Station Zurich. It turned out to be a train from the DVZO, om operation run by a group of enthusiasts in their spare time.

After taking a couple of pictures of the train and the volunteers, I met a couple of other (cool looking) people I did some improve shooting with. All in all a great end of a busy shooting day!


Nikon D750 | Nikon 50 mm 1.8G


A chance encounter with Harold A. Cueva Vasquez

Yesterday I bumped into Peruvian painter Harold C. Cueva Vasquez on the streets of Winterthur. We had had a lovely chat, and he invited me to take some pictures of him in his atelier in ‘Haus zum Bilder’ (www.inzwischen.ch) as well.

You can visit his exposition in Kulturort Uferzone, Theiligerstrasse 59, 8484 Theilingen (www.ufer-zone.ch) until June 16, 2019. On June 2, 2019, he will paint there live!

Harold’s own website is http://artecuevas.ch/. Check it out!

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Panasonic Lumix G81 | Panasonic 12-60 3.5-5.6


Joshua

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‘I make a lot of mistakes, but you only live once’  Joshua (@joshhamster.ch) told me when I asked him about the text on his t-shirt, which read ‘I am not perfect but I am limited edition’. He told me his sister worked in a camera store. When he told me which one, I told him this was the best camera store in Switzerland and that I bought a lot of lenses there.


Inspired by the fantastic Human From New-York project by Brandon Stanton, I plan to publish a series of posts based on this format on www.humansofswitzerland.com.


 

Get on Board with the Gospelchor Thalwil

Last Sunday the Gospelchor Thalwil, conducted by Felix Bachmann, delivered a fantastic performance of their ‘Get On Board’ program in the Reformed Church of Thalwil. They gave the audience a wonderful evening, with no less than 18 gospel songs (excluding the encores!).

Thank you Gospelchor Thalwil and the Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche Thalwil for giving us such a wonderful evening.

If you missed it, there is another opportunity to attend “Get on Board” on Sunday February 3, 2019 in Altendorf/SZ, in the Pfarrkirche St. Michael, at 17:00hrs.


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


 

#WeRemember – International Holocaust Memorial Day

Several organizations in the US and Europe support the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in their global campaign to encourage people to speak out on social media and raise awareness about the Holocaust. This campaign asks people to hold up a sign with the words “We Remember,” and to post it on social media with the hashtag #WeRemember.

One of these organizations supporting this initiative is Christen an der Seite Israels Schweiz. Today, Philip van den Berg, President of Christen an der Seite Israels Schweiz, organized a very special remembrance event with Pf. Cornelis Kant (Theologian and Director ‘Christians for Israel International) and Holocaust survivors Shlomo Graber and Carl J. Flesh in Zurich.

During this event, I took photos of people who supported the #WeRemember campaign. Their pictures were shared on social media and can also be found below.


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Equipment: Nikon D750 – Tamron 28-75


Russian Orthodox Epiphany Celebration Lake Zurich

Last Saturday, January 6, I was party to a very special event at Lake Zurich. The Russian Orthodox church in Zurich was celebrating Epiphany. Epiphany marks two events in the life of Jesus Christ: the visit of the Magi to Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem, and the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

Inspired by this event, members of the Russian Orthodox church traditionally celebrate this by submersion into lakes or rivers blessed by Orthodox priests. Last Saturday members of the Russian Orthodox congregation in Zurich decided to use Lake Zurich for this purpose.

It was a beautiful service; even though I am a convinced protestant, I felt completely included.

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Equipment: Nikon D750 – Tamron 28-75


 

 

Christmas Lighting Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

The Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich (Switzerland) is one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. Every year iconic lighting is installed for the Christmas period. Here are some pictures I took when it was raining, to capture the reflection of the lights on the wet streets. Again I was very grateful that my Nikon D750 and Tamron 35 1.8 lens are weatherproof…christmas lights bahnhofstrasse-2christmas lights bahnhofstrasse-4christmas lights bahnhofstrasse-6christmas lights bahnhofstrasse-8