Travel

New Digital Property Brochure for Exeter’s Forum

Design Credo have designed a new brochure for Exeter’s Forum city centre offices. Working to Exeter commercial property agencies Turner Locker Barnfield and Stratton Creber on behalf of Palace Capital the new brochure celebrates the refurbished facilities as well as the proximity to Exeter’s vibrant city centre.

Supported by new photographs by Andrew Butler the PDF has integrated links to location maps, floor plans and EPCs as well as the agents’ websites.

Click here to view the document.

2014 Calendar Time

Some time ago I posted about the exeter civil engineering photography of the Exe cycle bridge, well now the work gets an outing in the form of the D&B 2014 calendar.

The layout and outputting was done by the great team at Stormpress a huge thanks in particular to Hayleigh for doing such a good job. It was nice to be able to recommend a local supplier and pleasing that the result was of such a high standard.

I must admit when mention was initially made that the photography was going to be used to populate a calendar I wasn’t certain that we had a baker’s dozen in a similar aspect ratio. Pleasing also to see the work appearing on the Exeter Maritime Services websites.

So what would Andrew Butler like for 2014? Well, more of this photography would be nice.

Meßsucher – an exhibition of photographs by Andrew Butler

OK, at very short notice I have been asked to fill a gap on a wall. A bit of history, we used to run from an office over The Café, Topsham so it’s a bit like returning home.

The photos in the show are all taken with a modern Leica, the M9, using Leica lenses: a 28mm Summicron (Asph), a 50mm Summilux (Asph), or a (1962) 90mm Elmarit.

The Leica M9 is a small inconspicuous digital rangefinder camera, it doesn’t have autofocus, it has fairly simple centre weighted metering and it doesn’t do video. Launched in September 2009, the M9 marked the return for Leica rangefinders to what has recently become known as full frame or 35mm format. It shares a lineage that dates back to the first Leitz Camera prototype of 1913 designed by Oscar Barnack. Although a modern camera the M9 will work well with lenses from earlier ‘M’ (Meßsucher) series cameras dating back to 1954.

The 35mm format was almost an accident based on available movie film stock; in many ways it is a compromised platform for photography. However, intended as a ‘compact camera for landscape photography’ the Leica fulfils that purpose to this day.

These images – for me at least – are what photography used to be about and are also an expression of the original Leica ideal; the landscapes are both rural and urban and record travels including Topsham, Dartmoor, London, Paris, Switzerland, Lisbon and Palermo.

Opening Times

The Exhibition runs from 8th- 31st Aug 2013 at The Cafe, 76 Fore St, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0HQ ‎01392 877827

Thanks

Paul for offering the space.
Niche in Bristol and particularly Hannah for turning the images around so quickly.
David of Stable Art in Bodmin who was as ever upbeat, helpful and inspiring.
Karin for giving me the kick to do it.
Dad.

Albert Einstein House, Bern

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Teo Jakob, Bern 2013

It’s not the first time I have been here but always great to re-visit Teo Jakob in Bern.

They seem happy to have people just mooching round with a camera. I guess I may use these as backgrounds some day, who knows?

Wengen (on holiday)

On holiday in Wengen, Switzerland.

So the story to the photo below. It was the snow show on the nursery slope at Wengen last night, I had the 50 f1.4 on the D7000 so it works out at 80mm or so. This was at f2 ISO 2500 and 1/8. The skier (Ghost Riders) had lights on him.

This is actually pretty much what I was after, sometimes it is good just to see what happens.

A few other Swiss shots here

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