Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sunny afternoon in London

We had decided to meet up at Somerset House and look at some of their current exhibitions when we were surprised by a very sunny afternoon. Quick to change our plans, we decided to sit in the yard and muse about life instead. This is one of several images that composed itself before my camera that afternoon.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Working with a waterfall. It was set in full shade with the sun coming out from behind which did not make it an easy task. Working with this reality, I concentrated on the water gushing down the stones and the relationship between the elements.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Change of Season

Back in the park at 'my' spot, I took another photo to document the change of season. And I am amazed how much I am learning with this. As the seasons are quite pronounced in London, I was always aware of the change, but had not really picked up on the subtleties and little details that get caught in a photo.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Light study

Walking in the forest, I found the sun shining onto the spider net. I was curious how much detail would come out and how the scene would work out as a photo.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A study in blue

It was a bit hazy that morning, a sight that I like to play with in my photography. The haze seems to blur the line between sea and sky. The play of colour underlines this confusion going from dark blue to light and betraying the onlooker of where the sea becomes the sky.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Window cleaning

Every now and then I cannot resist a little curiosity. I was walking along a street in the neighbourhood of Ipanema in the early morning and my attention got caught by this lady's creativity on how to get on with the job.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Different perspectives

The place we stayed in while in Rio de Janeiro had a safety net across all windows. Usually done as a safety precaution for families with small children,  I thought this was an interesting new challenge to my photography. And since it prevented me from taking photos by looking down into the streets, I soon became fascinated to work with this different perspective.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Urban wildlife

While walking in Rio de Janeiro's neighbourhood Leme, I came across the Marmoset or locally called Micos, little monkeys found along the Brazilian coast line. This species is said to have been introduced from the northern state of Bahia and have settled so successfully that biologists fear they are becoming a problem to local wildlife. In Rio they have become used to people and were utterly at ease in our presence. A couple of shots, I could not miss.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Light and shade

While back in London I'm still working through my photographic adventures in Rio de Janeiro. One of my friends invited me to visit Floresta da Tijuca, an urban forest surrounding parts of Rio de Janeiro. The light that day was amazing and I soon found myself studying the effects it created breaking through the taller trees.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Change of season

Back in London and finding the city utterly changed over the last two weeks, I went out this morning to visit 'my spot' to take note of the change. It's been two weeks since I stood at this spot in the park. There is such power and energy in Spring and I'm amazed about the sudden explosion of foliage and flowers everywhere.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Little Souvenirs

Visiting the "other" Rio de Janeiro. Part of my walks in Rio de Janeiro is a regular visit to my friend from the Projeto IBISS who work in the remote areas of the Northern part of Rio de Janeiro.

In this community IBISS are building a football pitch to give the community a space where the community can come together to play, relax and have their very own little championships.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Little Souvenirs

Rio de Janeiro is a rather seductive city and it is tempting to stay with the clichés of beautiful beaches and tropical colours.  But within most neighbourhoods the visual is defined by tall buildings standing next to each other.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Little Souvenirs

The tropical forest. I love forests and am fascinated by forests. And I find it quite a challenge to take a photo of a rainforest that reflects my admiration for nature. So I go out again and again and try to create a photo that shows the magic and soul of a forest. This is another of my attempts to create an image that shows that a forest is much more than the many plants within.