Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Fukushima: Say no to Nuclear Power.

For years I have been opposed to Nuclear Power. I have studied Nuclear Fission and a variety of energy sources from Brown Coal to Wind Power. I understand the benefits and problems associated with each power source and can surmise that the future should not contain Nuclear Power. Firstly, we have a little possibility to destroy the nuclear waste as the it takes thousands of years to break down to safe levels. Secondly, whilst most modern reactors are built to strict standards we still have seen two great nuclear disasters in the last 30 years; one being Chernobyl and the other Fukushima. 

I understand that nuclear can be clean and does not omit the level of pollution like coal yet, I do not beleive an energy source which has only viable resources for the next 100 years, is an option. Why must we use the most precarious techniques to extract energy?

I made a video on Chernobyl some years ago documenting the results of the nuclear fallout. Unfortunately due to copyright I cannot feature it however, I had a wonderful link to the work of Robert Knoth whom photographed Chernobyl survivors and a VICE You Tube documentary on Fukushima.



As Katherin Hamnett said;


http://www.katharinehamnett.com/

http://www.robertknoth.com/

Friday, 13 June 2014

A week in May: Photography Playground Olympus OM-D Playground Berlin and...

Recently, I plucked up the courage to start vlogging. There is no schedule and it will be random but I thought it would be fun for my friends and family to see what I am up to when I live away from home. I hope you enjoy and please leave a comment with what you would like to see in the future!



Sunday, 1 June 2014

Photography Playground OM-D Olympus Berlin

Recently M und ich went to the Olympus Photography Playground OM-D. Basically it is a series of installations that have been set-up to be 'photographable' and provide interacrive and unusual subjects to photograph. 

The crux and crucial element of this is you hand over your valuable passport for a Olympus Pen Camera! You have the use of the camera for 1.5 hours and can photograph all the installations as well as the odd pipe or exhaust fan! 

After your time is up you return the camera, they pop the SD-card in a slip for your to keep (yes you keep all the photos and score a new SD-card!) and give you back your valuable passport .

It's an amazing concept and was extremly popular (we waited about 35 minutes). You can't really complain when you are given a brand new camera to play with and walk away with some fun photos of the day. 

My only critique was simply that I prefer the usability of a standard DSLR as I find the OM-D or Pen ranges are less focused on the photography market and more on the masses. For an average photographer and family, these cameras will take some really lovely photographs but for the pro they control your images just a little too much for my liking. 

Nonetheless I hope to see this wonderful concept back in Berlin in 2015! 









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Friday, 23 May 2014

Thank God It's Friday! DSTM: Don't Shoot the Messenger

DSTM is a beautiful fashion house with the Berlin Boutique sitting pretty off Torstrasse. I am in love with their silhouettes and textures. The combination of silks with leather adds a hard edged aesthetic to the soft colour palette. The prices are moderate considering the construction and materials.

Well worth a visiting when you are in Berlin!

Boutique and showroom

DSTM
Zehdenickerstr. 25
10119 Berlin
Germany

info@dont-shoot-the-messengers.com

+49 (0)30 49203750

facebook

www.lenewblack.com/dstm





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