It’s the first of December and quickly approaching is our return home to Switzerland for a well deserved holiday. I lived four years in Switzerland and during this time I went through and experienced many memorable moments; Lands were travelled, lifelong friendships were made, a new language was learnt and I married my beautiful wife. I’ve come to think of Switzerland as home. The anticipation of returning has had me thinking more about how much this beautiful country means to me and how it has shaped and changed my life.
Take a journey with me through exactly as the title suggests ‘Four Seasons in Helvetia’, starting with Spring and finishing with Winter these are photographs I’ve never shared before, I hope you enjoy the virtual tour. To all my friends and family back in Switzerland je me réjouis de vous voir tout bientôt!
Now that it has hit the shelves I can now share with you a project I worked on a little while back. Australian Singsong is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast musicians Robert Brock and legendary guitarist Phil Emmanuel. I was responsible for art Direction, design & layout as well as taking care of all of the finished photography for the project. It features images I personally photographed in the South Australian Barossa Valley, Northern New South Wales beaches and Queensland’s Scenic Rim Region.
The album production called on a number of established musicians across Australia and featured a varied array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars to the mandolin, banjo, fiddle, accordion, didjeridu and even the spoons get a listening! It was a fun project to conceptualise and work on – having a rough cut of the final recording to power along to definitely helped in transferring the atmosphere of the music into the finished art.
Below you’ll find some images of the final pressing along with some photographs that appear throughout the 8 page accompanying booklet. If you’re interested in buying a copy of the CD please get in touch and I can help organise getting one to you.
Monday evening we managed to get along to a special screening of White Silk Road, the story of three Australian snowboarders who travelled to Bamyan, in central Afghanistan, to explore the untouched peaks of the mighty Hindu Kush.
In one of the most dangerous parts of the world, they discovered incredible mountains, breathtaking landscapes, and heartwarming communities of hospitable people. A great documentary style snowboarding film worth checking out, not only for the boarding action but also to see some positives coming out of a country which has endured so much.
For more information on the film, you can visit the official website here.
Whilst staying the night in the small town of Lightpass in the Barossa Valley, I took a stroll on sundown and came across this old cemetery located at the back of a little school. With the sun setting over the distant vineyards it made for a perfect photographic opportunity.
Recently searching through my photo archives for a job I stumbled across this image of a Muslim woman I photographed back in 2007 whilst travelling around Morocco. It’s important sometimes to take a step back from something and revisit it, you gain a fresh perspective on a subject… even when it is nearly 5 years later.