September 15, 2013

Last week I received the exciting news that I was one of three nominees for blog of the year in the Lead Awards. These are for photography and design in print and online media for the whole of Germany. And I’m very pleased to say that What Ali Wore won gold!

I asked Ali on Wednesday if he would join me on the trip to Hamburg. He initially declined as he was worried about falling behind on his work at the shop. And because he likes to be in bed by 9pm. However he changed his mind at the eleventh hour and so we set off on the train together on Friday afternoon. 

When they announced that we’d won, Ali joined me on stage to accept the award, bowing and tipping his hat all the way to the stage. He definitely got the loudest applause of the night!

September 11, 2013
Perhaps Ali had an inkling of what a grey and miserable day it was going to be in Berlin today. I think it’s safe to say that summer is over for another year. 

Perhaps Ali had an inkling of what a grey and miserable day it was going to be in Berlin today. I think it’s safe to say that summer is over for another year. 

September 10, 2013
People tend to get going on the later side in the neighbourhood where I work, meaning there is usually no one competing for the frame with Ali as he is on his way out for the day. Last Friday he was in a bit of a hurry so I took some shots quickly. It was a nice surprise to look at the photos after and see the young fellow watching Ali have his photo taken. 

People tend to get going on the later side in the neighbourhood where I work, meaning there is usually no one competing for the frame with Ali as he is on his way out for the day. Last Friday he was in a bit of a hurry so I took some shots quickly. It was a nice surprise to look at the photos after and see the young fellow watching Ali have his photo taken. 

August 30, 2013
Very much enjoying the hand on the hip here. Also another addition to the monochromatic outfit collection. It’s the first time we’ve seen Ali in so much camel! 

Very much enjoying the hand on the hip here. Also another addition to the monochromatic outfit collection. It’s the first time we’ve seen Ali in so much camel! 

August 29, 2013
Ali brings me a piece of fruit (usually an apple) and some lollies pretty much every morning, always in a small plastic bag. Today however he bought me a banana wrapped in a piece of paper towel. 

Ali brings me a piece of fruit (usually an apple) and some lollies pretty much every morning, always in a small plastic bag. Today however he bought me a banana wrapped in a piece of paper towel. 

August 24, 2013
It was a beautiful sunny day in Berlin today. Here’s Ali on his way out to do the grocery shopping.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Berlin today. Here’s Ali on his way out to do the grocery shopping.

August 21, 2013
Someone was feeling theatrical today! 
I visited Ali at his work and he bought me a falafel for lunch. We had a nice moment back in the shop where for the first time we actually told each other our last names. For some reason that hadn’t come up before! 

Someone was feeling theatrical today! 

I visited Ali at his work and he bought me a falafel for lunch. We had a nice moment back in the shop where for the first time we actually told each other our last names. For some reason that hadn’t come up before! 

August 17, 2013
Ali stopped by the cafe this afternoon on his way out to watch the football at a local bar. Initially I thought I wouldn’t photograph this outfit, as I already have a couple of photographs of him in this suit. However when I did suggest we take a photo, (Ali never asks me to) he jumped at the chance to pose in front of the customers at the cafe. And I think the depth of the lean is a good indicator of his enthusiasm!

Ali stopped by the cafe this afternoon on his way out to watch the football at a local bar. Initially I thought I wouldn’t photograph this outfit, as I already have a couple of photographs of him in this suit. However when I did suggest we take a photo, (Ali never asks me to) he jumped at the chance to pose in front of the customers at the cafe. And I think the depth of the lean is a good indicator of his enthusiasm!

August 16, 2013
Another vest and graphic tie combination today. 

Another vest and graphic tie combination today. 

August 12, 2013
A Rather Jazzy Tie!

A Rather Jazzy Tie!