Spring is in the air…..

so here’s a look back to winter in the Harz mountains….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO;

Friedrichshain – Part 3 (Street art)

Leica M9; Summieren 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Friedrichshain – Part 2 (Monochrome)

Leica M9; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Home learning…

I’m not quite sure he’s the most attentive pupil, but he’s doing his best….

Leica M9; Summicron 35; VSCO

Portugal Part 3….

This is mainly Porto

Leica M9; M9M; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

Portugal Part 2….

These were taken up the coast in Afife and the surrounding region…

Leica M9; M9M; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; VSCO

Portugal Part 1….

Casting back to the summer holidays of 2019. These were taken on two trips to Porto and to Afife including the surrounding area (even with a day trip to Spain thrown in as well) . Well worth a visit if I may say so…..

Leica M9; M9M; Summicron 35; Summilux 50; Elmar 21; VSCO

Israel Part Four (Colour) – Jerusalem

If don’t do this everyday then you make mistakes. The girl in the gallery is a young Israeli soldier, I was so nervous that I made a mess of the camera settings and basically forgot everything I know about photography so the shot wasn’t as good as I hoped for.

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

Israel Part Three (Monochrome) – Jerusalem

I did have some qualms about taking pictures at the Western Wall, however I wasn’t there on the Shabbat and no one is recognisable so I don’t think anyone will be offended…..

Leica M9M; Summilux 50; Summieren 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

Israel Part Two (Colour) – Tel Aviv

Still lucky….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

Israel Part One (Monochrome) – Tel Aviv

Lucky me once again….. I don’t travel that much these days so this was really special….

Leica M9; Leica M9M; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Elmar 21; VSCO

A Sunday afternoon in Munich….

just wandering around town…

Leica M9M; Summilux 50; Lightroom & Silver Efex Pro

Dackel Dolly….

One of the children’s favourite actresses during a reading in Sanssouci……. 

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

Brighton Beach…..

Taken on our summer hols….

Leica M2 & M6; Kodak Portra 160, 400 & T-MAX 400

Fire Starter

Hot lady….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

The Dam….

Here are a few older ones….

Olympus mju II; Kodak Ektar 100

Happy Birthday Hanna…


I hope you have a great one! These were taken on a business trip to Singapore in February……

Leica M6; Summilux 50mm; Elmar 21mm; CineStil 800 & Kodak Portra 400

Singapore Part One….

My son said “I dare you to take just film to Singapore” so I did. Here are the results…..

Leica M6; Summilux 50mm / Elmar 21mm / Summicron 35mm; CineStil / Portra 800; Reflecta ProScan 7200


…and then it was all over….

But here’s something to chase away those post-Christmas blues…..

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

’twas the night before Christmas Eve….

….so I thought I’d post this….

Leica M9; Summilux 50

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Auntie Londa….

Auntie Londa and Super Allen came visiting….. (more of him some other time)

Leica M9; Summicron 90; VSCO

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Emirates Girls….

After a rather difficult period I’m rekindling my love of photography. Returning to visit Dubai has undoubtedly helped, offering me a host of different motifs that I just couldn’t resist. Watch this space for more from this place and elsewhere….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Lightroom; VSCO

Knickers to you…..

or a visit to the Hackischen Höfe (Berlin) with a rather surreal analogue film.

Be sure to scroll through all the pictures. Strange sights, strange film, I particularly like the camel with a camera…..

Leica M6; Summicron 35mm; ADOX Color Implosion



in the Winter….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO

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The rest of Autumn….

This was taken with the old Rolleiflex and a very particular high definition film from ADOX with 12 ISO.

Rolleiflex 3.5f; Planar 75mm f3.5; ADOX Film and Kodak Portra 400


It’s been a while….

….since I last posted anything. To be honest I’ve been searching (as ever) for a little inspiration for a new project lasting 53 weeks and I can’t seem to settle on that “one” subject. It’s not for the lack of ideas it’s just that that simply I don’t want to confine myself to one type of motive or one medium or one of whatever…..

Therefore the next few posts will be of things that I’ve been shooting over the past three months. While you read these I’ll be racking my brains for that new “one” subject…..

This is late autumn in Sanssouci….

Rolleiflex 3.5F; Carl Zeiss Oberkochen Planar f3.5 75mm; Kodak Portra 400


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The Seaside…. Part Two

Lytham St. Annes – It would have been such a lovely place to live…..


The Seaside…. Part One

Back to Jenny Brown’s point to visit Muffer……

Salford Quays

It’s changed a little bit since my first visit in the 1980s…..

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Lightroom



Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho…..

it’s off to work we go, albeit in a rather spectacular neighbourhood….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO


When September comes….

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

A Walk in the forest….

with Ulrike!

Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV); Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f; Fuji Pro 400H; Epson V500

Late Summer in Eastern Germany….

Leica M9; Summilux 50mm; Summicron 35; VSCO

Behind the Facade…..

In the car park behind Germany’s most exclusive department store on a very special day…..

I think I just liked the light and the lines……

Leica M9; Summilux 50; VSCO


Daniel’s Leaving…

he’s moving on to bigger and better things…..

Leica M2; Summicron 35; Kodak T-MAX 400

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Weißsee Austria

A week in Austria – lovely place!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; VSCO

Week Twelve – The grass is always greener…..

Spring in Brandenburg….

Konica Hexar; Konica 35mm f2; Fujichrome Provia 400X

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Week Eleven – Sleepless in Seattle…

Just a short trip, hence the sleeplessness….

Leica M9; Summilux 50mm; Lightroom & NIK

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Week Nine – A Right Royal Evening….

Neues Palais during the early evening sunset…..

Leica M9; Summicron 35mm; Lightroom

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Week Seven – Winter Havel…

no snow but still pretty cold…

Fujifilm X-T1; Fujinon 10-24mm f4; Lightroom

Week 7 - Winter Havel

Week Four – Life for Rent….


Leica M9; Summicron 35; Lightroom


Week four - Life for rent

Week Three – A little ditty about…..

 Jack and Diane… Randy and Evi….

A Brandenburger winter at its best….

Konica Hexer AF; 35mm f2; Kodak T-Max 400

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Week One – Bornim

I pass this tree on those long evening walks with the beast of an animal. It is then that I take the time to ponder and reflect on the past few months.

Fujifilm X100; Fujinon 23mm f/2; Lightroom & NIK



Week 53 – Godspeed…

….with all my love!

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Week 52 – Mike…

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Week 46 – The One….

‘er Indoors!

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Week 38 – Dajana….

… again it’s the old Leica combination…..

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak Portra 400

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Week 37 – The Carrolls

…or happy families!

Leica M2

Elmar f=5cm 1:2.8

Kodak T-Max 400

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Week 31 – Theresa the bear…

or how to fund your globetrotting addiction….

I had some pretty strange jobs as a student but I never dressed as a teddy bear, not in public anyway…

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon 23mm f2
Lightroom, NIK & VSCO

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Week 27 – Just Chillin`

Dream Team! Two lads one board…..

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Lightroom & VSCO

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Week 24 – The Applicant

Just a quick shoot for a job application with a bit of a difference….

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Lightroom & NIK

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Week 22 – The Boy Wonder

This is Friedrich on the trail of Sebastião Salgado in Berlin.

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4


Week 22 - The Boy Wonder Large

Week 21 – The Coach

This is Andree, football coach extraordinaire!

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujinon 35mm f1.4


Week 21 - The Coach


Week 20 – Josef

Meet Josef!

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2



Week 19 – Ulrike & Co.

I know, I don’t post anything for months and then two in the space of two days…. well it is nearly Christmas!

Fujifilm X-T1 (ISO 6400)

Fujinon 56mm f1.2


Ulrike & Co

Week 18 – Dr. Rolf

A few years ago after a press conference we held somewhere in Asia, an article was published in one of the local leading newspapers. It was mistakenly accompanied by a picture of me with the title “Dr. Rolf”.

Well I’m here to put the record straight, meet the real Dr. Rolf!

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Lightroom & VSCO Fuji Pro 400H
Dr. Rolf

Week 16 – Cowgirl

The things parents will do for their kids…..

Fuji X-T1

Fujinon 56mm f1.2 & Fujinon 35mm f1.4

Aperture & NIK

Week 16 - Cowgirl I

….like spending a whole day of the holidays in Brandenburg’s Wild West Town El Dorado at the cold end of Autumn.

Week 16 - Cowgirl II

(It really is well worth a visit by the way!)

Week 9 – Eva

I don’t know if you happened to notice, but I’ve been a little bit busy lately…..

Here’s Eva to make up for things!

Canon 5D

Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80

Aperture, NIK and VSCO (Kodak Portra 160C)

Week 9 - Eva I Week 9 - Eva II


Week 8 – How to sell an aeroplane in the 21st Century…..

Here are few pictures of some Eastern European girls I met at the air show in Friedrichshafen. I know I’m fishing for cheap hits but beggars can’t be choosers……

Fuji X-Pro1

Fujinon 25mm f 1.4

Aperture & NIK

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I think the guy in the background really distracts from this shot….. but decide for yourselves. 😉

Week 8 - Sexy Girls... III

Week 7 – A Man and his Dog….

… on Thuringia’s green pastures.

Fuji X-Pro 1
Fujinon 35mm f1.4
Fujifilm X100
Fujinon 23mm f2
Aperture and NIK
VSCO (Kodak Portra 400)

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Week 6 – Svenja (Part II)

I had another opportunity to shoot Svenja (can I actually say that without getting into trouble?) a couple of weeks ago. Some were taken with the Edge 80 which is a marvelous  lens, even if it is a bit of a b*gg#r to focus manually without “Liveview”.

You can see more of Svenja here!

Canon 5D

Canon 50mm f1.4 & Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80

Aperture and NIK

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Week 5 – Girl i’th’ Wood…..

…. I was going to call this week’s post “Little red riding hood”, but she’s not wearing anything red, there’s no hood, there are wolves in Brandenburg but not here, and finally I’m not sure Ulrike would have appreciated the connotations of the fairy tale.

Fuji X-Pro 1
Fujinon 35mm f1.4
Aperture and NIK
VSCO (Fujicolor PRO 400H)


Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV)
Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f
Kodak Portra 400
Epson V500

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Week 4 – Tom….

…. you’ve met before.

Fuji X-Pro 1
Fujinon 35mm f1.4
Aperture and NIK

VSCO (Kodak TRI – X 400)

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Week 2 – Hassan….

It’s always good to get home for a few days, especially when you get to meet up friends you’ve not seen for a long time.

Thanks for the lovely evening and of course the excellent food!

Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Funjinon 35mm f1.4

Aperture and NIK

Week 2 - The Visionary

Week 52 – Pegasus and Stuff…..

We’re on the home straight…..but there’ll be more to come, albeit somewhat differentiated.

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm 
Aperture and NIK
VSCO – Kodak Portra 160

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Week 51 – Meet the Family….

….or gotcha. I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I don’t really like to post pictures of my family on t’internet. But I thought I’d make an exception here.

Canon 5D
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80
Aperture and NIK

Week 51 - Family Triptitch

Week 50 – Experimenting….

…. and practicing. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time, and when the opportunity arose I snapped it up. The Lensbaby “Edge 80” certainly is very different from anything I’ve ever used before and it should help my diminished creativity for the coming 53 weeks….. (There’s a hint in there somewhere)

Anyway I’d better get practicing…..

Canon 5D
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80
Aperture and NIK

Week 50 - Experimenting IWeek 50 - Experimenting II

Week 49 – The Day After….

….. New Year’s Eve and a vain attempt to walk off what has been consumed over the festive period.

Canon 5D
Canon 24-105  f4
Aperture and NIK
Week 49 - The Day After I
 Week 49 - The Day After II

Week 48 – Berlin’s Skyline….

….or a view from a furniture store, nice isn’t it?

What do you do after the stress of Christmas has finally passed, that’s right you go shopping….

Fujifilm X100
Fujinon f2 23mm 
Aperture and NIK
VSCO – Kodak Portra 160
Week 48 - Berlin's Skyline I
 Week 48 - Berlin's Skyline II

Week 47 – Winter Wanderings…..

There’s no snow, it’s warm, windy and wet. It’s like being back in England at Christmas.

Canon 5D
Canon 24-105  f4
Aperture and NIK
Week 47 - Winter Wanderings I
 Week 47 - Winter Wanderings II Week 47 - Winter Wanderings III Week 47 - Winter Wanderings IV