During my feature on Marseille in HQ Magazine, Cécile Koch (see photo below) took a regal picture of me. She doesn't call herself a photographer, nor a writer, and still she manages to make the papers from time to time. Hidden talents? I myself am proud as a peacock of this photo! Therefore I am glad to present it in my new blog. If anyone is interested in the journalist capacities of Cécile, I'd be glad to send them one of her texts! Who will be the next photographer remains to be seen.
I travel a lot for work and I meet lots of people, especially in the meetings industry. And each time I think by myself: 'Damn, if only I could make everyone part of this moment or this conversation.' I can't write everything down in my magazines, that would bankrupt my little publishing company immediately… I was thinking: making my own blog would enable my readers to respond to my statements and conceptions. And I could show my favourite snapshots in an instant. Diane Pernet's blog 'A Shaded View on Fashion' served as an exemplar to me. The real breakthrough came late last year, when I was tempted to play Socrates with two colleagues. We agreed to ask each other questions for 15 minutes but not give any answers. It was an astonishing moment. 'I have to tell this story to everyone', I thought. And now I can! I still owe you this story.