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Faces in far away places

March 23, 2017

Over many years I have captured some amazing portraits of amazing people – with the focus on the people and not on my photography skills. I think the biggest challenge of a travel photographer or travel journalist is to bring home the heart of a country – the faces of its people. It is always a question of posed portraits versus natural candid portraits. Which brings us to the question: Should you first get permission from your subject or should you first fire off the shutter to get a natural candid picture and then ask (or confirm) permission. My approach, generally but not [MORE...]

Pakistan’s Hunza Valley

October 9, 2014

Pakistan’s Hunza Valley lies south of the China border along the Hunza River Located in the far north of Pakistan, the Hunza Valley lies in the Gilgit–Baltistan region just south-southwest of the China border and southeast of the Afghan Wakhan Corridor.  Stretched along the Hunza River at an elevation of 2,500 m on average, the valley is flanked by a few spectacular peaks higher than 6,000 metre, including Rakaposhi (7,788 m), Hunza Peak (6,270 m), Passu Peak (7,478 m), Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak) (6,000 m), Diran Peak (7,266 m), and Ultar Sar (7,388 m). The valley is dotted [MORE...]

Unspoilt Greenland

September 24, 2014

Welcome to Kulusuk, Greenland. This lonely village on the southeast coast of Greenland had a population of about 350 in 1998 but only about 300 remained in 2013.  The population has decreased by 23% relative to the 1990 levels, and by over 19% relative to the 2000 levels. Where have the people gone?   The decline is due to emigration, as natural growth is positive. Winters are harsh, long and dark, with the levels ice and snow up to gigantic levels. The east coast is also significantly windier than the west coast, in particular the persistent northeasterly winds from the Greenland [MORE...]

Black and white

September 1, 2014

There is something about black and white (B&W) photographs that is really special and I'm not sure what it is. While it no longer is the art of B&W photography and darkroom creativity, but rather i'll do more over the next few weeks and post them right here. [MORE...]

Fabulous Paris at night

August 29, 2014

Paris, France…. Arc De Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower… Oh so many well known sites to visit in Paris. Just when you thought you have been to Paris enough times, when another opportunity arises to visit Paris you just could not resist! Right? It is such a great city just to wander around and enjoy the fascinating world renown sites, the historical buildings, the peaceful parks, and of course the darn good French cuisine. I went once again back to Paris in the autumn (November) of 2013 just to rediscover this lovely city. Visiting Paris in late autumn is arguably not the [MORE...]