The spirit of Saturnalia

December 17th, 2014 - 09:00
The spirit of Saturnalia (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

The festivals at this time of the year all have one thing in common: To celebrate the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year, to celebrate the end of the dark time and to welcome back the light. Happy Saturnalia!

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Recently published work

December 16th, 2014 - 15:10
Recently published work by Wolf Kettler Photographer

Recently published book covers and editorial work.

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The only way to wear a lace scarf

December 12th, 2014 - 08:51
How to wear a lace scarf (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

The 1920s, the roaring twenties: Social and political change, riches and ruin, jazz and gin, and emancipated women with bobbed hair. For me, this photograph is very 1920s flapper and it is probably the only way to wear a lace scarf.

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December 10th, 2014 - 14:05
Katie (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

Something for a cold December day: Model Katie Green is wearing a black corset in this intimate portrait from our recent photo session.

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Dependable Luna

December 8th, 2014 - 11:08
Dependable Luna (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

Luna’s entrance for this month’s full moon performance. Luna was gorgeous as she rose over the brow of the hill that I can see from my window, her body ripe and heavy and her demeanour seductive and yet dependable.

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Gruß vom Krampus

December 5th, 2014 - 08:46
Krampus (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

As we progress on the wheel of the year and approach the darkest night, traditions are varied and complex but they all centre around this theme. Read about a tradition from Austria and surrounding areas, which involves an old, bearded man giving sweets to little children and his sidekick beating them senseless – and how my interpretation of the theme is altogether more stimulating.

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Portraits of men

December 3rd, 2014 - 08:07
Male portraiture (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

You already know my model as the knight of Newton Shrineswood. Here is another photograph from my shoot with model Sam Traynor.

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Nostalgia for a Friday

November 28th, 2014 - 08:37
Nostalgia for a Friday (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

Another image from my photo session with model Tamyka, makeup artist Elle Hitchens and a vintage Exacta camera.

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The camera always lies

November 26th, 2014 - 12:56
The camera always lies (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

They say that the camera never lies but of course it does. Doesn’t my model Emilie play the role of the posh, bored and arrogant woman well?

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Nonviolent hostilities

November 25th, 2014 - 08:51
Young female wearing gas mask by Wolf Kettler Photographer

In an article entitled “Could the world return to the 1980s?” and published on its website today, the BBC finally ponders what we all have been wondering about for several months: Whether the world is flirting with a new Cold War order. My recent portrait of a young female poses this very question.

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My future (a proposal)

October 23rd, 2014 - 11:25
Old man resting (c) Wolf Kettler Photographer

I ‘found’ this gentleman in the midday heat of a Greek summer in 1984. It is not clear whether the old man is the householder or a passing vagrant. Looking at the photograph now, thirty years later, I think that this might be me in a few years’ time.

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Wolf and the liberal waitress

September 5th, 2014 - 09:54
Wolf and the liberal waitress. Photograph (c) Wolf Kettler.

Whilst some hospitable institutions may display a menu on the door, this establishment lets you sample the kind of dress that you can expect on their staff.

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Are you okay with cats?

June 6th, 2014 - 06:59
Kaspar takes a rest after an unsuccessful attempt to go to sleep in my visitor’s briefcase. Photograph by Wolf Kettler.

I always thought that life was hard for a photographer with cats but never realised that it could be equally challenging for somebody trying to sell a wood-burning stove. Read what Kaspar did to make my visitor grow two shades paler.

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So nice to come home to

May 2nd, 2014 - 07:43
So nice to come home to. © Wolf Kettler.

What could be nicer to come home to than a cosily lit up sitting room with a handsome cat waiting for you?

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April 11th, 2014 - 12:34

Living in a multi-cat household brings its own challenges. How do you divide your attentions, for instance? After I had photographed Domino yesterday another resident made me feel bad that I had ignored her brothers Camillo and Kaspar on their birthday. I could see my callous shortcomings instantly.

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Narcissus and the green moth

April 10th, 2014 - 13:51
"There", purred Domino. "I am ready." Photographs by Wolf Kettler.

On the realisation of our insignificance in the big scheme, the emotional needs of a green moth, Domino’s jealousy and where Narcissus lives these days.

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Pothole poetry

March 31st, 2014 - 10:36
Pothole poetry

My recent blog post about the mysterious pothole repairs inspired a dear friend and neighbour, Andy Fawthrop, to write a poem.

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