The lockdown has left the city centre of Dublin very peaceful the past couple of months. This made me notice a hidden world – the world of urban wildlife and plants. We live right next to the park of Dublin City Council and on top of their parking garages they have let wildflowers and grass […]
One of my favourite places for a walk during the Coronavirus lockdown was Portobello. It is a very charming old neighbourhood with old brick houses with beautiful gardens, which were all covered in blossom in spring. It is also very quiet with almost no traffic (not like traffic has been an issue the past months […]
Within just one week, I received the scans of 3 films spanning from early March to last Friday. And all of a sudden I have a lot of catching up to do, as it is almost summer and I still haven’t posted my pictures from early spring. All these images were taken either right before […]
Coronavirus or not, nature doesn’t care. We have been very lucky in Dublin with the warm and sunny spring. The city was covered in blossom and these are some images I captured on film.
These are some images taken from inside and near my apartment. Living in the city centre, has been quite a privilege, because pretty much all the places that I like to go to were within my 2 km radius. I know that this is a difficult time for many people, but there is an aspect […]
Witness and stand back from Nature, that is the first step to the soul’s freedom. Sri Aurobindo These days we are all craving for open spaces. Looking at large expanses of sea water would certainly be a great therapy for most of us sitting at home every day. Looking back on pictures taken this year, […]
The second day of our stay on Inishmore was incredibly stormy. The rain had started the previous evening and the strong gusts of wind could be heard howling through the night. We had luckily booked a B&B right next to two of the three functioning pubs, so we visited one of them for lunch and […]
It has been a strange winter, with a lot of reflection and some challenges. I had a lot on my mind and for some reason I completely forgot to update the blog. After the holidays and up to the end of February I only shot and developed one film. I have a huge backlog of […]
I must go to Nature disarmed of perspective and stretch myself like a large transparent canvas upon her in the hope that, my submission being perfect, the imprint of a beautiful and useful truth would be taken. John Updike, The Centaur It is more and more difficult to keep beautiful nature untarnished by people, who […]
Ireland is like no other place under heaven. George Bernard Shaw Ireland has a certain warmth and vibrancy, which one would not expect from a country where the sky is almost always grey. I have always admired the brave mix of colours which can be found from people’s gardens, to front doors, to pub interiors. […]
Dublin at nightfall is like a movie set. I love photography which resembles cinematic stills and Dublin is the perfect setting for taking such pictures. Here are some attempts that I made in very low light that surprisingly didn’t come out blurred even though all the shots are handheld.
The sun is setting in a burnt orange sky; the cliffs are black silhouettes; the sea, liquid silver. Laura Treacy Bentley, The Silver Tattoo My summer in Ireland was great as I got to experience a lot of new places with typical countryside charm. Kilmore Quay in county Wexford didn’t go far from the postcards in […]