For many years, taking my camera bag on a family holiday was a wasted effort. Rarely did I have the chance to bring out the kit to capture some wonderful light. But this year was different! 

On the first day, we stepped into Beverley Minster at just the right time to witness the most wonderful play of light inside. I spent a very happy half hour watching and photographing it. The light softened the stark nature of the structure, and I could literally feel the warmth it created. 

Later on during our trip, which was one of hot days and cloudless blue skies, I tried to turn that into a (photographic) advantage by picking out details, shapes and lines of a lighthouse against the sky.


I spent one year of my Masters degree studying in Sofia, Bulgaria. That was back in 1989/1990. A historic year for me - monumental changes took place in my home country East Germany as well as in Bulgaria. Now, 28 years later, I decided it was time to return and explore Bulgaria with the camera.
A lot has changed in those 28 years, most of it for the better. It was wonderful of course to meet up with old friends, whom I hadn’t seen for decades. And capturing place and people with a camera was enriching and a great experience. I can’t wait to go back.