Netflix Ripley, Atrani in black and white
2nd May 2024

Netflix’s “Ripley” isn’t just a show: it’s a visual feast in gorgeous monochrome. I am sure that by now, you have watched it or at least know about it from the many discussions online. The director’s choice to film in black-and-white seems to have divided opinions, as it seems to be the case with everything these days. But to me, the absence of colour creates a world of stark contrasts, highlighting the...

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Solar Eclipse Gallery
9th April 2024

As promised in the previous post, here is my Total Solar Eclipse photo gallery featuring the best photos I could find online. I wish even just one of these photos was mine. But I could not travel for the event, and the UK was not blessed with the spectacle (it was also raining yesterday). I did capture the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse though: it’s here. The Gallery The cover image is...

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Total Solar Eclipse
8th April 2024

Experience nature’s greatest sight — a total solar eclipse! On April 8, 2024, the moon’s shadow will cross Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This spectacular total solar eclipse will amaze many millions of people. Will you be there? LIVE UPDATES: Canton Becker, the author of a super-useful Google Calendar add-on for Astrophotographers, has made a map to superimpose the eclipse path with weather predictions. Keep an eye on the current conditions...

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Photographing the World episode 2
3rd December 2023

I have finally managed to assemble the hours and hours of footage filmed in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the surrounding area. Finding my way through it, along the narrow alleyways of the open-air markets, on the way to the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. The “Photographing The World” Series continues, and we now wander in Fatih, through the Grand Bazaar and the huge markets area! The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is...

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Packing for a photography trip, image created by Midjourney
25th August 2023

Packing for a photography trip is never easy. It may be more straightforward if it’s only for a weekend rather than a few months. But it’s still a matter of making the right choices. Now it’s the Summer holidays season and I’m doing lots of packing and unpacking myself. For example, this weekend is a bank holiday here in the UK, and I’ll be visiting places. So, I thought it would be...

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Istanbul Travel Guide and Photo Zine preview on devices
21st March 2023

My Istanbul travel guide and photo zine is finally out! I know I announced this long ago, when I published the first episode of the relative YouTube series. But it’s out now, and it looks gorgeous! There are more than 130 high-resolution photos spread over 150 pages in a big magazine format. All the photos come with their shooting info, so you are able to see the settings for each of them:...

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World Travel Market London 2022 photo tour
10th November 2022

World Travel Market London just closed the door on its 43rd edition. It is one of the most significant events in the Travel industry, and it is always stimulating to wander around and talk with travel professionals. There are tour operators, national and local tourism boards, tech companies, etc., all under one roof for 3 days of talks, networking and fun. The last time I visited the World Travel Market was pre-pandemic....

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Street Photography in Istanbul | Photographing the world Episode 1 Youtube
21st September 2022

The new “Photographing The World” Series starts here, and we kick off with Street Photography in Istanbul! This video was long due, but I came back from Istanbul with 6+ hours of footage and almost 1Tb of photos… All over the place. I was to give you a full-length docu-vlog of about 20-25 minutes. But then I thought a small pill format would have been much more palatable (pun intended). So here...

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tips to photograph strangers | street photography Istanbul
14th April 2022

If you follow my Stories on Instagram, you know that I just returned from my trip to Istanbul… And I immediately felt the need to publish these tips for photographing strangers! This trip was a game-changer for my Street Photography, and here I’m sharing all I did to capture street portraits. In these past days in Istanbul, my Street Photography was pulled to a completely different place. This beautiful city has had...

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Hoya Sparkle filters used at night in London
7th March 2022

Have you ever heard of the HOYA Sparkle filters before? Me neither. But it looks like this is about to change as Hoya is investing more in marketing to push these. Since I moved to my new studio, quite a few agencies have approached me, offering collaborations. Among them is the professional video, photo and broadcast supplier Holdan who distributes Hoya, as well as Samyang and others. I already use some Hoya...

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Day to night walk in London street photography Fujifilm low light sunset
14th December 2021

Welcome back to another cinematic vlog in the streets, this time for a day to night walk in London. Aside of going out for photography, to me walking is kind of a therapeutical exercise: whenever I feel down or lacking inspiration I just hit the streets. It clears my mind. And if I'm looking for inspiration this clicks briefly after I start taking photos...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II in Florence vlog
25th October 2021

This is now Episode 5 of my Fujifilm GFX 50S II In Florence mini-series… And this time is a good ol’ vlog. :) If you haven’t watched the rest, here’s the playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PcVN… In this episode, I take an unbeaten path with the GFX 50S II in Florence to reach a gorgeous viewpoint. So I walk the road on the hills that surround the city and reach Forte Belvedere. Most tourists...

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