After a long day in the Alps with temperatures well above 30 degrees the best one can do is to cool down in a secluded mountain lake in the late afternoon.
There are certainly many hair-raising moments in life, but this is not one of them. If anything, I would consider this as a hairplay moment.
This might be a mix of "hello darkness my old friend" and "stairways to heaven". Two songs I can't stand listening to but keep popping up in my mind every now and then for some unexplainable reason.
This is what you get when you use Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise, to cover behind a book cover.
Sometimes strange things just seem to take place right in front of you and before you know it, there is an image that makes you wonder about the story behind it.
When you feel like taking a picture of an important person in the moment who lives about 2000 km away from you, you can either teleport yourself to that location or simply take a teleportrait.
I tend to shoot a lot at night when things have calmed down and most people change from their daytime self to their spare-time self. I like to play with the available light that often sets the mood to let it direct the shot I am about to take.
They say that “When one door closes another door opens” and while that is mostly true, although not happening by chance but rather by the fact that a closed door makes us act instead of going on with the status quo, the original quote by Alexander Graham Bell actually reads “When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
I have recently started a new project called Uglytecture.com. I find it fascinating how one can find the most beautiful buildings right next to something that is somewhat painful to look at. Often those ugly buildings are only seen because they feel disturbing to the eye, rather than appealing and inspiring like the Hotel De Ville. My task is to find whatever beauty there might be in the Uglytecture that can be found in so many places around the world.
I think it is interesting how the choice of a format influences the language of a picture. Having bought a new camera recently, gave me the opportunity to play around with different aspect ratios and although I was excited about the look of it I quickly understood that it doesn't resonate with my work as well as the square format does. So maybe it is something I can consider for a specific project in the future.