A big ask! - Eine große Frage!

Dear All

I am running in the Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race on the 22. June in support of Medicine Sans Frontier, who are working in some of the more exclusive Holiday destinations like Yemem, Afganistan and Syria. The race is 30 km with 1970m total elevation. I am doing the hard bit, and all that I ask of you ist that you just donate whatever you can to help a good cause and people who aren't as lucky as we are.

I know that you will do the right thing as that is why I am friends with you all.

Thanks

Hallo zusammen

Ich nehme am 22. Juni am Mayrhofen Ultraks Mountain Race teil, um Ärtze Onne Grenzen zu unterstützen, die in einigen der exklusiveren Urlaubsregionen wie Yemem, Afganistan und Syrien tätig sind. Das Rennen ist 30 km lang mit einer Gesamthöhe von 1970 m. Ich mache den harten Teil, und alles, was ich von Ihnen verlange, ist, dass Sie einfach alles spenden, was Sie können, um einer guten Sache und Menschen zu helfen, die nicht so viel Glück haben wie wir.

Ich weiß, dass Sie das Richtige tun werden, denn deshalb bin ich mit Ihnen allen befreundet.

Vielen Dank

Gavin

click this link here https://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.at/node/13767?cfd=aoe2y

Practice makes perfect....

Another rainy day in the mountains, and I decide to do a bit of tidying up out the front, which quickly develops into a skateboard practice session and photo shoot!

Furry Faces

Over the past 4 weeks we have had 5 new additions to the household. Our younger cat, Luna, was ‘knocked up’ by one of the local toms and gave birth to 5 little ones.

I have nearly always had cats but to see the birth and help the raising of them from birth has been an experience that I have enjoyed sharing with the boys. Although now we are at 4 weeks they are becoming more inquisitive and boisterous (watch out for the curtains!).

Anyway let me introduce you to (in order of appearance) Little Luna, Tabby, White Nose, Little Hugo (after the alleged father), and Blacky. All the names are temporary and just for identification purposes as most of them will be finding new homes soon.

Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Well its time for the world famous Mayrhofen Easter Egg Hunt!

Lots of kids of turned up for a mad dash through the Waldfestplatz in Mayrhofen, to grab some chocolate and sweeties, The weather was stunning, if not a bit fresh but perfect for a good egg hunt!

Thanks go to everyone who came along and contributed, Mayrhofen Gemeinde for their generous donation and of course to my beautiful wife, who so tirelessly organises this event.

#easteregghunt #mayrhofen #waldfestplatz #chocolateforbreakfast

Weddings of all sizes

When we think of weddings we normally think about grandeous events with hundreds of guests and exotic buffets, but that is not always the case and there are actually a lot of people that just prefer it to be small and private.  

We sometimes forget that the wedding is about two people who are in love and wish to show that to each other, with each other. Don’t get me wrong I love a big wedding and all the bells and whistles that go with it, but I also love being at these intimate weddings and being allowed to be part of something so  personal to the couple.

The photographic aspect can be challenging as you only have a limitiert number of subjects, but I embrace that challenge and I see my craft and skill improve because of it.  

#standesamt #hochzeit #mayrhofen #wedding #kleinundfein 

Snowbombing Road Trip 20th Anniversary Edition

It’s that time of the year and the circus rolls back in to town. Yes that’s right, snowbombing is back and this is their 20th year! So we headed in to the town to see the road trip come in, heralding the start of a week of craziness, fun and frivolity!  

#snowbombing #roadtrip #mayrhofen #borninthe90s #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Ski Race Day

As the winter draws to a close I can finally get some time to post some shots from the slopes.  

The other week I was contacted to shoot a ski race for a group from the UK in what was for most of them their first ever ski race. I was impressed with how well they all did as I was forced to think back to when I was a beginner (yes, it was that long ago!) and how it was those first few days on skis, such a strange feeling. 

They were a fun group and it was a pleasure to photograph them and give them some mementos of their holiday.

#skirace #mayrhofen #penken #somuessenbergsein #schischule3000

Monochrom Oktober 2018

Oops, forgot to post this and just found it lurking in the depths of the Blog.

Anyway please enjoy what was monochrom Oktober in 2018

#monochrom #blackandwhite