Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paris Photo 2010

I visited Paris Photo this weekend- and it was, as expected, as busy as ever, with plenty of excellent photography and a book signing session with Martin Parr! Here are some flavours of Paris.. 
Louvre at night
The Eiffel Tower

Jardin des Tuileries

Monday, November 01, 2010

Allminds workshop in London.

Magician Christopher Howell (
Portrait shoot of Christopher Howell
I gave a workshop in London last week with the school Allminds ( We had a great day, visited Photofusion in Brixton and got the opportunity to photograph Magician Christopher Howell! (

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Emma & James in Zermatt.

The other weekend, Emma and James got married in Zermatt. What a setting, the weather was fantastic and the location was perfect with a beautiful view of the Swiss Alps and Matterhorn as a backdrop. 

Monday, July 05, 2010

Eterna Watch Factory

The other day I worked with Keith Strandberg ( who is a Senior Editor of Watch Journal. We visited Eterna Watch Factory ( in Grenchen Switzerland. It was a really nice experience to see how some very exclusive watches are being made. It takes two months to put together some of these watches!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bosnia, Srebrenica visit

WHA ( is an NGO created by students at Webster University in Geneva. I teach at Webster and was invited to come along on a trip to visit Srebrenica. The Srebrenica Genocide left more then 8500 people dead in July 1995. We went to visit several people who survived this dreadful period and experienced how people are dealing with living in this deeply divided community. 
Picture description:
1. A boy sitting in the shade (it was hot, around 40C) outside the "Trauma Center" in Sarajevo. 2.  Names of the dead at the Potocari Memorial Center outside Srebrenicia. 3. Hajra Catic has bought a small pasta factory that she hopes can generate an opportunity to some young people in Srebrenicia. Hopefully, they can get the funds necessary to start production. 4. Kiyoko, one of our students, in the gymnasium at the local primary school. 5. a local stray dog that I met several times...(!). The last three pictures shows residential houses with their various marks from the war and some of the surrounding burial sites. The last picture also shows the local orthodox church as well as the two mosque's.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Last week I went to Oslo and visited several prisons together with Keith Strandberg ( who is a senior editor of Corrections Forum, a US prison magazine. It was a very interesting visit coordinated by the Norwegian justice Department. Amongst the prisons we visited were Halden Prison and Bastoy prison. Norway practises a philosophy of education in order to improve the chances of people not recommitting crimes, a philosophy that proves to work pretty well when reading the statistics..
Keith Strandberg talking to the Prison Director studying the plan of Halden Prison
High Security cell
Prisoner music studio
The wall
Vegetation is used to create a nice atmosphere
Prisoners can have family staying over for weekends. Particularly families living far away uses this possibility
The entrance of the prison
Bastoy prison is a farm like facility on an island in the Oslo fjord
The prison has got no walls and public access via a ferry
High court in Oslo

Monday, May 03, 2010

National Geographic Workshop, New York City

Brooklyn Bridge
Highline park
New York, on Top of the Rock
China Town
I participated in a workshop in New York with David Alan Harvey last weekend. This was certainly a great experience with plenty of useful hints on "working a photograph". To start with, let the picture come to you...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nestlé AGM 2010

I photographed Nestlé's AGM the other day and some unexpected visitors entered.. For a photographer, it was a pretty "colourful" event..

Friday, February 05, 2010

Enfants du Monde, Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

I photographed the launch of the UNESCO Education for All - Global Monitoring Report. The conference was in Bern and the discussion certainly was interesting. Carlo Santarelli, Secrétaire général of Enfants du Monde and The Director of the SDC (the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), Martin Dahinden opened the conference. Kevin Watkins (UNESCO Paris) presented the report.

Aga Khan, January 2010

Anish Kapoor

I worked with the The Aga Khan Development Network a few weeks ago. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was being discussed and I was there to photograph parts of the selection process. A lot of very interesting people were there, amongst them, His Highness the Aga Khan, Anish Kapoor, Lord Norman Foster, Glenn Lowry and Jean Novel.
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