I'm lucky enough to travel a lot but I also aim to understand a place in some depth. So I like to find out about the local history, sociology, wildlife and local arts. I prepare for a trip by looking up photos of the famous sights, they're usually a good guide both about the local visual interest and also a warning of what has already been done or over-done.
I try to use the tools of modern photojournalism and photography to communicate how I feel about a place. You’ll see that I have used Portrait, Street, Interior, Historical, Abstract, Landscape, Historical, Wildlife, Phone-camera and Selfie genres at different times for specific effects.
Wine glasses and white tablecloths set out on tables in the main street of Gumpoldskirchen, Audis and the occasional Ferrari and Maserati parked discretely nearby. Traditional folk singer and fiddle on a small stage. A modern-day and Austrian scene out of Breughel or a set for Die Meistersinger. Next night, the rock band turn up and it all changes. A baccanale with cracking bass and drums, mighty brass and a singer whipping the crowd on to their feet on the cobbled streets: Skolka play Gumpoldskirchen Weinfest.
Col de Manse (1268 m.)
Forte Albertino - Forte di Vinadio
Crossing the Alps by a route from Corps on the Route Napoléon to Cuneo in Piemonte and on to Toscana is now a journey without frontiers but it wasn’t always so.