Reflections

This section is a compendium of areas where some of the editorial pieces have been inspired by images. Albert Einstein once said that imagination is more important than knowledge. A broad interest in matters beyond ones immediate interests is not only the engine to mental agility but also the breeding ground for innovation and advancement.

 

4th of July, 2013

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.  Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the...

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The Art of Watchmaking

Watchmaking is an art. There have been many attempts to define the elusive concept of Fine Watchmaking.  The “Fine Watchmaking“ denomination embraces a centuries-old, living history, a rich and specific culture, a professional ethic, the enduring expertise of the...

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Canon 1Dx – finally here

  WAITING FOR GODOT  Today, the friendly man from UPS (not a marketing slogan - he is actually a really nice chap) rang our door bell and handed over the much awaited package from B&H. Finally! Several years ago I bought the Canon 1D Mark II N and used it...

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Best Friends Forever

A sunny afternoon somewhere at the Chesapeake Bay. The smell of freshly brewed coffee is filling the air and I retreat with a cup and book to my favorite Adirondack chair overlooking the water. Irrespectively how silently I try to leave the house, it only takes...

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In eigener Sache

A growing selection of my photographs is now shown on Artflakes.com. The site displays and sells the work of artists, photographers, designers and archives. It is their mission to help all individualists of this world to stop buying standardised goods off the peg. At...

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Shadow of Words

When I saw on the ground the shadow of the letters which form Jaume Plensa's sculpture "Nomade", I remembered the German proverb "Papier ist geduldig", which translates into "Paper is endlessly patient". I guess the modern version should read "Magnetic cobalt alloy...

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James Nachtwey: Inferno

 This is the first post of a new section called "Bibliography" where I will comment predominantly on books from other photographers.   Author: James Nachtwey Title: INFERNO Publisher: Phaidon Press   y...

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The Written Word

Expression    Association follows impression and experience.   [dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #ff6f00;"] V [/dropcap]isiting the Bastion Saint-Jaume in Antibes at the Côte d'Azur, I was impressed by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa's work "Nomade". It...

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Connecting Dots

Connections Date: 04/25/2011 Focal Length: 35 mm, multiple exposures at different focal points Exposure: 1/25 sec at f/3.5,  ISO 100 s I am sitting in an uncomfortable but overpriced airplane seat rushing...

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At the Heart of Swiss Watchmaking

Montblanc Montre S.A. was established in Le Locle, the heart of the Swiss watch industry, to maintain Montblanc's philosophy of master craftsmanship and the satisfy the high quality expectations made on Meisterstück watches. I visited the manufacture in 2010 and I...

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Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu

HAPPY NEW YEAR あけましておめでとうございます Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu The year 2010 will be remembered as a transition year as we dismissed the notion of permanent economic distress. After the trauma of 2008 and 2009, we began to rebuild our economy. Let's recap: On October 12,...

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Half a World Away

lived for many years in Japan before I moved back to the United States. In the beginning, there appeared to be more differences between our cultures than similarities. Everything seemed foreign, most made...

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