CollinsMy friend Collins came to visit me in my studio recently and I made this portrait of him. A few people have told me lately that they prefer my portraits to my landscapes and lately I’m beginning to feel the same way. It’s a whole different ballgame.Nikon D800, 85mm

Collins
My friend Collins came to visit me in my studio recently and I made this portrait of him. A few people have told me lately that they prefer my portraits to my landscapes and lately I’m beginning to feel the same way. It’s a whole different ballgame.

Nikon D800, 85mm

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, BerlinComposed of 2,711 concrete slaps on a sloping, 5-acre site in the heart of Berlin, the Holocaust Memorial certainly gives inspires reflection upon what was perhaps the most shameful episode in European history, all the more relevant given that it happened within living memory. Deigned by Peter Eisenman, the memorial at times evokes a cemetery of anonymous graves. Completed in 2004, it is not without controversy, most notably when it was revealed that the anti-graffiti substance used to coat the slabs was manufactured by a company called Degussa, a subsidiary of which had manufactured Zyklon-B - the same substance used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz - during WWII.Nikon D700, 50mm

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
Composed of 2,711 concrete slaps on a sloping, 5-acre site in the heart of Berlin, the Holocaust Memorial certainly gives inspires reflection upon what was perhaps the most shameful episode in European history, all the more relevant given that it happened within living memory. Deigned by Peter Eisenman, the memorial at times evokes a cemetery of anonymous graves. Completed in 2004, it is not without controversy, most notably when it was revealed that the anti-graffiti substance used to coat the slabs was manufactured by a company called Degussa, a subsidiary of which had manufactured Zyklon-B - the same substance used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz - during WWII.

Nikon D700, 50mm

Mezquita & Catedrál, Córdoba, SpainIn this picture, Islam meets Christianity in a wonderfully intricate and symbolic piece of architecture. Over the centuries during which the south of Spain was under Moorish rule, an elaborate mosque had developed in Córdoba. But, with the Reconquista, Córdoba fell in the 13th century and the victorious Christian Kings decided to build a cathedral within the mosque complex. It is a wonderful fusion of Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance styles that reflects not just the passage of time but also the rise and fall of civilizations.Nikon D800, 14mm-24mm

Mezquita & Catedrál, Córdoba, Spain

In this picture, Islam meets Christianity in a wonderfully intricate and symbolic piece of architecture. Over the centuries during which the south of Spain was under Moorish rule, an elaborate mosque had developed in Córdoba. But, with the Reconquista, Córdoba fell in the 13th century and the victorious Christian Kings decided to build a cathedral within the mosque complex. It is a wonderful fusion of Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance styles that reflects not just the passage of time but also the rise and fall of civilizations.

Nikon D800, 14mm-24mm

Frankfurt, GermanyI wandered into this shopping mall in Frankfurt on a dull afternoon, but still there was plenty of natural light coming through the twisting, webbed structure of the roof. The architecture immediately appealed to me and I shot this with the intention of combining maximum depth of field with maximum angle of view (14mm) and maximum dynamic range. A million people must have walked past this same spot over the years, but I wonder did anyone see it the way I did?Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Frankfurt, Germany

I wandered into this shopping mall in Frankfurt on a dull afternoon, but still there was plenty of natural light coming through the twisting, webbed structure of the roof. The architecture immediately appealed to me and I shot this with the intention of combining maximum depth of field with maximum angle of view (14mm) and maximum dynamic range. A million people must have walked past this same spot over the years, but I wonder did anyone see it the way I did?

Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Budapest, HungaryToday it is one of Europe’s most elegant cities, cut in two by the broad majestic sweep of the Danube, but until unification in 1873 Budapest was two separate cites - Buda and Pest. Viewed here from Buda Castle, the capital of Hungary is especially beautiful at the “magic hour” when natural light is fading and the city lights - particularly those on the Chain Bridge - begin to come on.Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Budapest, Hungary

Today it is one of Europe’s most elegant cities, cut in two by the broad majestic sweep of the Danube, but until unification in 1873 Budapest was two separate cites - Buda and Pest. Viewed here from Buda Castle, the capital of Hungary is especially beautiful at the “magic hour” when natural light is fading and the city lights - particularly those on the Chain Bridge - begin to come on.

Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Tulip Field, North HollandThe tulip season in Holland is as brief as it is beautiful. There are only a couple of weeks from late April to early May when the flowers are in full bloom and before they are cut for sale so last week I grabbed my camera and headed north. Many of the fields had already been cut, but every now and again I would come across fields of stunning color. And, once in a while, there was a windmill too ….Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Tulip Field, North Holland

The tulip season in Holland is as brief as it is beautiful. There are only a couple of weeks from late April to early May when the flowers are in full bloom and before they are cut for sale so last week I grabbed my camera and headed north. Many of the fields had already been cut, but every now and again I would come across fields of stunning color. And, once in a while, there was a windmill too ….

Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Queensday, Amsterdam

Queensday, Amsterdam

Manhattan, New York CityIt’s hard not to like Manhattan in New York. It is the heart of the archetypal 20th century city. But what particularly interests me, as we move deeper into the 21st century, is how it is aging. It is one of the few cities in the world that has skyscrapers dating from each of the last ten decades. Looking up in downtown Manhattan gives you a cacophony of elements competing for the sky.Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Manhattan, New York City

It’s hard not to like Manhattan in New York. It is the heart of the archetypal 20th century city. But what particularly interests me, as we move deeper into the 21st century, is how it is aging. It is one of the few cities in the world that has skyscrapers dating from each of the last ten decades. Looking up in downtown Manhattan gives you a cacophony of elements competing for the sky.

Nikon D700, 14mm-24mm

Motovun, CroatiaMotovun is a beautiful, medieval, hilltop village in the Croatian province of Istria. Though ceded to Croatia almost a century ago, many of it’s inhabitants are Italian speakers. It is a walled village and it’s location on top of a hill gives it commanding views of the surrounding valley below.Nikon D700, 24mm-70mm

Motovun, Croatia

Motovun is a beautiful, medieval, hilltop village in the Croatian province of Istria. Though ceded to Croatia almost a century ago, many of it’s inhabitants are Italian speakers. It is a walled village and it’s location on top of a hill gives it commanding views of the surrounding valley below.

Nikon D700, 24mm-70mm

Rovinj, CroatiaI do like a lot of the religious iconography that can be found in Catholic countries, particularly those venerating the Virgin Mary. In years past I would obsessively document with my camera every such icon I found, but I eventually tired of it. However, every now and again one catches my eye, and I can’t resist, like this one in Rovinj. Before I would concentrate solely on the icon, nowadays I try to give it more context.Nikon D700, 24mm-70mm

Rovinj, Croatia

I do like a lot of the religious iconography that can be found in Catholic countries, particularly those venerating the Virgin Mary. In years past I would obsessively document with my camera every such icon I found, but I eventually tired of it. However, every now and again one catches my eye, and I can’t resist, like this one in Rovinj. Before I would concentrate solely on the icon, nowadays I try to give it more context.

Nikon D700, 24mm-70mm

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