News From The Twitterverse

So recently I’ve been seeing lots of views on my website coming from Twitter. After the Malta Tourism Authority had let me know that they’ll be posting some of my pictures via Facebook a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to be seeing these mysterious referrals coming from Twitter, but somehow thought it might be »VisitMalta«.

So I entered the Twitterverse (for good) and am happy to see that the 16.7K followers of the Malta Tourism Authority get to view my photos. Such an honour!

Jupp, so this means you can officially find me on Twitter now too via @PacePhotographs. Enjoy!

Best

J. Pace

This Year’s Musical Highlight

 

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As some of you know I’ve loved Jamie Cullum’s music for the better part of ten years now (you’ll find my favourite song here), and recently a musical wish of mine was fulfilled when we went to see him live in concert.

And I must say I’m even more of a fan now than I’ve ever been before. I had already expected that his recorded voice is as great as it would sound in real life (not like many artist’s voices which are better on record than in reality). But of course nothing beats live performance and the energy that comes across when the actual singer is performing (and improvising) his or her songs.

I loved the new twists he gave the songs and the spur-of-the-moment feeling the concert had. I later learned that Jamie doesn’t use a setlist, which confirms my feeling. The band was great in accompanying him and featured some great musicians (my favourite was bass player Loz Garratt). I was also super excited to hear that he’s currently working on a new album.

Unfortunately I wasn’t permitted to bring »my« camera (I specially called the festival host to ask what kind of camera gear is permitted, haha), so I had to stick with a compact camera – luckily one with optical zoom! For days after the concert all I heard playing in my mind was his music. So here are a couple of photographic results, I hope you like them.

Best

J. Pace

 

Here’s some music by Loz Garratt, perhaps to become one of my new favourites…

Portfolio With Photos of Malta

 

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Some of you might have guessed by my recent Facebook posts with photos of the strawberry moon that I’m up to something – here comes my latest portfolio with photos taken in Malta.

In just a couple of days I took over 600 photos, but here’s a pick of my favourite scenes. Later this year I’ll be adding more, but for now I think this is plenty.

When driving around Malta one doesn’t really have to go to a museum or special sites recommended by a guide (book or human), because the entire island is worth seeing. Almost all the photos I took are of places which are open to everyone. Some are taken from a harbour cruise boat. But besides those few photos the rest is taken in the streets and the countryside.

I adore the sand coloured buildings which make up most of the towns looks. I love the little roads winding through Mdina – Malta’s former capital, the silent city. Old buildings reflect the sunlight on the outside and are dark and cool when you enter and the salty air always smells of the sea.

I hope you enjoy my photos.
Go to my album Malta to view the whole collection.

Best

J. Pace

New Portfolio Showing The People of Japan

 

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Japanese people are amongst the kindest and most hospitable nations I have ever encountered. Their patience should set an example for many others. I enjoyed their strong connection to tradition and the openness they show to modern developments a lot on my visits to Japan. Surely there are exceptions as there are with most things. However, I haven’t encountered anyone unpleasant and am grateful for the hospitality I’ve experienced.

During my visits to different cities and regions I was captivated by the beauty in the many different faces I saw. My new portfolio is dedicated to those faces, the different expressions and the many facets of beauty I tried to capture.

So please continue to the portfolio People of Japan

I hope you enjoy it!

Best

J. Pace

 

The First Step is The Hardest

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After working on creating my website uninterruptedly for the last couple of days, I’ve finally made it. So now I can begin welcoming you, my first visitors, to the site. As mentioned in the section “why photography?”, taking photos is a passion of mine. I take delight in experimenting, gaining experience and enjoying the results.

This website will primarily be dedicated to my photos. However, I will occasionally add a blog post on related topics. Feel free to comment, ask questions, share and like my page, pin pictures on Pinterest and, of course, simply enjoy.

I hope my pictures can inspire one or two and maybe be helpful too!

Best regards

J. Pace