August 29, 2010

At the moment I would rather plan a trip through stunning mountains in Iceland as Bec Brown from Blanket magazine did, then paint my living room. But then again, tomorrow, when I wake up, I can pretend I am someplace other - on a holiday - as I am sure it will look stunning after weeks of plaster.

August 27, 2010

Childhood memories

When I saw Deborah Parkin's images, they made my heart ache. Deborah is using a large format camera with instant film, not the easiest when it is windy and the dog is barking.... but how much fun and what a joy - her kids will have the best preserved memories to keep them company when they are old.

August 26, 2010


Ok, so I am still sick and still feeling a bit sorry for myself, so when I found Linda Sim's images in my blog folder, they simply cheered me up and inspired me. On her website Linda writes: "an exploration into the depths of the human mind, leading to an ambiguous centre, characterized by the infinite impossibility of rational assessment; by nature. no matter how well we train our brains to function via logical reasoning, we essentially still base each and every of our daily decisions on our innermost feelings and needs, which may be obscure; a language we cannot understand. the poetry of human existence is everlastingly buried just below our skin... and we may just starting to listen."

August 21, 2010

Fabulous ambigious

How much fun must Heather Rasmussen have had constructing this great project? It started with shipping container accidents images she downloaded from the internet, made her own paper constructions, only to assemble them in the same way as her found images. Found Via

August 19, 2010

Relationship of elements

After coming across Tim Simmons ambiguous landscape photographs of haunting beauty, I started to wonder how he achieved his incredible lighting.

August 18, 2010

I travel for trees

I am not good at snap shots. I tried it in Hamburg, but when I got home I deleted most of them. These images were taken around Tivoli (2 hours from Rome by bus) and this is when I realised that my travels are for trees (along with friends, sun, good wine etc). I never seem to get tired of their form, sizes or shapes and am committed to continue to capture their elegant calm.

August 17, 2010

Crash and fire-proof

I am always interested to see what interests other people and when I came upon Jeffrey Milstein's "Black Boxes" I was interested. Wish it would have been my idea. After further research I leaned that...
"It was Dr David Warren who first thought of the idea for a machine that would record the voices and instrument readings in the cockpit of an aeroplane. Dr Warren worked as a scientist at the Aeronautical Research Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia. In the 1950's a number of Comet jet-powered airliners had crashed and a cause for the disasters could not be found. David Warren thought that a recording of the pilot and other members of the flight crew, as well as instrument readings at the time of the crash, might give clues as to the cause of a crash. No one was very interested in his idea." Via

August 12, 2010

On the road

I am sure you must have noticed that I have a soft spot for images taken whilst in motion. Be it in the car, the train or the plane. I love that I never know what is around the corner and I have to be fast enough to frame it to capture it. So when I was leaving Rome, I played my game again.

August 9, 2010


I am inspired, in awe and a bit jealous. Today I discovered the work by Michelle Kloehn. She photographed her stunning "Unseen" series with her adorable 16" x 20" homemade camera.

August 5, 2010

New UYW issue out

Every time I design a new issue of UYW I don’t find time to do anything else.
Sometimes I forget to exhale, eat lunch, check the time, walk the dog, but I never forget my coffee. When everything is almost finished, there is still something left to write about. Putting two words to paper takes me almost as long as the design process. So forgive me, but I will keep writing about aspects of time, hopefully without repeating myself. To read what I came up with and see the full issue, click here.

In this issue we have
Céline Clanet
David Bram
Hollis Bennett
Katja Sonnewend
Marco Signorini
Metehan Özcan
Nathaniel Ward
Pascal Fellonneau
Sarah Roesink
Thomas Jackson