Photography: It’s Not About The Tech.

If you’ve been following this blog you will have seen these photos before. Bottom line is that I should have been back in Bern yesterday but there’s too much on here. However I was reminded of Marion’s hospitality when she opened up the teo jakob shops so that I could look round and photograph them.

This leads me to why I am re-posting the shots. I had a quick look at the posts and am slightly ‘gob-struck’ by what an ageing pocket camera, the Canon IXUS 70 can come up with. Yes I know these images won’t bear full professional scrutiny but, to be able to hack round a hurriedly opened store, fire away at a range of light sources without any added lighting aids, and open this kind of thing up is quite spectacular (I think.)

I have previously shown what can be achieved with relatively (by today’s standards) low-tech gear. Yep, I would still love a Leica M9 but, it’s worth remembering it’s not all about the gear.

teo jakob Bern

As promised some more images from an afternoon’s private view of the teo jakob shops in Bern.

Many thanks to Marion Vogler for her time and enthusiasm for her subject, impressive stuff.