In my day it was all about Spam. A cultural icon worthy of ridicule by Monty Python in the 60s, and the name given to one of the biggest pests of the information age, this humble meat in a tin was the renowned - if rarely proudly eaten - household name when I was growing up in England in the 80s. But throughout much of the rest of the world, meat in a tin is known equally by another name: Tulip Pork Luncheon Meat ...Read More
This is the High Voltage Laboratory at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), just outside Copenhagen. Built in the early 60's, it has since been in constant use teaching the fundamentals of high voltage technology and researching and testing electric power ...Read More
This is Feintechnik, a razor blade factory in the small village of Eisfeld in Germany. A three hour drive from frankfurt, the factory has been producing razor blades since 1920 and is one of the very few highly specialised factories to do so left in Europe. In 2014 the factory was bought by Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider, founders of New York based shaving start-up Harry's, for $100 million ...Read More
On an decomissioned air-force base just outside the small town of Ängelholm on the west-coast of Sweden sits the factory of the most unlikely supercar manufacturer in the world. Forget Ferraris and Lamborghinis, Koenigsegg is in a class above, consistently setting Guinness World records for the fastest acceleration ...Read More
A quick google of the purpose built skiing resort of "Flaine" reveals one thing above all else: most people think it is extremley ugly.
Built in the 60s by one of the most respected and renowned proponents of modernist Bauhaus architecture, Marcel Breuer, the resort (much of which is listed as protected by the French Ministry of Culture) had nothing but noble intentions ...Read More
I was commissioned by Nikon to take some photographs of some car parks.
The brief was to "showcase how skilled photographers can ‘elevate the everyday’ in photography and find genuine inspiration from arguably mundane surroundings ...Read More
New Covent Garden Market is the biggest wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market in the UK. Opened in 1974, it is located in South London and provides 40% of ...Read More
Since 1976, every Playmobil character has been made in a Maltese factory – where it’s not just the figures who are happy. Not far from Malta airport, 192 new figures are born every minute – and whether they’re pirates, policemen or princesses, they’re always smiling ...Read More
I'm very proud to announce the release of my new book, The Art of Impossible: The Bang & Olufsen Design Story, published by Thames & Hudson. Coming to a bookstore near you, with 240 pages photographed and written by yours truly ...Read More
APW: Have you always been good at getting up early?
TM: Oh yeah, I always get up early. I’m an “A” person – do you know what that means?
APW: Yes, I know I am a “B” person.
In troubled times it is easy to forget what Greece has given to the world. The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece has provided us with much ...Read More
After moving house four times in one year, and lugging my 800 strong vinly record collection with me every time, I decided enough was enough. Seriously, have you ...Read More
In the old shipyard of Copenhagen a bunch of guys are on a mission to make a home-made rocket and go to space in it. Yep, really. If they do it they will make Denmark the fourth country ...Read More
If you google "Olympics Athens" you won't get hits about Greece being the birthplace of the Olympics, or about the glories of the two modern Olympics that have been held there ...Read More
This week the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN was turned back on after an upgrade that has taken two years to complete. I was recently commissioned by CERN to photograph their ...Read More
I'm no God-squadder, but I do like a good church - something to do with all that delicious symmetry and symbolism. Some crackers were built in the 60s, such as this sexy little number ...Read More
Our tour guide is doing a thumbs down and making a stinky face behind the back of the South Korean soldier that has just got on our bus. “They’re called the ‘rocks’” she had told us ...Read More
Bang & Olufsen (B&O) is the oldest consumer electronics company in the world. Founded in an attic in 1925 by two young electronics enthusiasts, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen ...Read More
In Copenhagen they are building a huge extension to the Metro. And they are building it right under my house ...Read More