Japan is great. I was very lucky to go there for work many years ago. More than any other country I have been to, it is like landing on an alien planet. Almost nothing is familiar, the entire country seems to move at a different pace and in a different way to the rest of […]
These photos were taken on an end-of-rainy season trip to a local market for local people this year in Siem Reap in Cambodia. The Old Market is a great mixture of colourful stalls, merchandise and characters. All images are subject to copyright.
The design of everyday objects that surround us on our streets and therefore in our lives make such a huge difference to my mood when I visit a new city. Something that we all spend a lot of time looking at are of course the indicators for when we can and should not, cross the […]
Wonderful time-lapse footage from the International Space Station. There is so much to see here, my favourite at about the 1:20 mark, where you can see the top of thunderstorms, with hundreds of little mini lightening strikes dotting the skies.
A picture tells the story of a thousand words. This one is incredibly poignant. It was taken and sent around on twitter by an al Jazeera reporter called Gregg Carlstrom (who is well worth following on twitter by the way). The VIP rows, waiting for the arriving VIPs are in front of the US army […]
There are many pools that I have seen (or not seen) that I want to swim in. These and these are great examples. I have also written here before about a fabulous HSBC outdoor ad for Climate Change. Now an installation in a Japanese gallery has taken the idea of a fake pool to a […]
Ladies and gentlemen, this is officially the most expensive photo. Ever. The Andreas Gursky photo has just been sold by auction at Christie’s for the eye-watering sum of USD 4,338,000 presumably to an anonymous buyer who likes rivers. Click here to see the Christie’s page for the auction lot. Admittedly it is a very BIG photograph, which […]
There is really not much to say about this awesome short film. Beautiful to watch again and again. . . Full credits here where you can also find full credits. What is particularly impressive is that the entire film (preumably both sides of it!) was filmed entirely using this… a Nokia N8 mobile phone.
Timelapse video of two contrasting cities: Tokyo and Paris. First up a film made from the top of the Tokyo Tower Special Observatory . And Paris during the Bastille day celebrations:
I scuba dive a bit, not much. But I appreciate 100% vis when I see it. According to this CNN piece on unusual scuba diving locations, the water at the Silfra fissure in Iceland’s Thingvellier National Park is so clear, that people sometimes suffer from vertigo while diving. You can also drink the water while diving […]