Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Memories of Me

Okay, this is pretty damned cringe-making, but here are a huge number of photos of me. (Why??!!) Basically, I've gone through the last ten or so years of my life, as documented in this space, and put together a great-ish hits collection (in reverse order). Or, at any rate, the ones that grabbed me at the moment I was flipping through them.

You can click the arrows, or use your arrow keys, to flip through. The captions provide a little context – and the date is generally a link to the dispatch the picture came from, if you want more of the same.

Oh – I've provided you a nice soundtrack to enjoy while you peruse my vanity: a masterful, melancholy, longing track, called "Blindfold", by the second best band in the history of the universe, Curve. Get the Flash Player to hear this rockn' track.

Me and Anna in New York, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-08-29'>September 2010</a> Hero Walk, 26 Miles across Wiltshire in support of Help for Heroes, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-06-29'>June 2010</a> <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-06-28'>Ditto</a>, with the Indomitable <a target='_blank' href='http://www.timcorrigan.com/'>Tim Corrigan</a> At the Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-05-09'>May 2010</a> With Alex, at the BMW Museum, Munich, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-05-08'>May 2010</a> With Anna in Kensington Gardens, a lovely day in <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-04-18'>April 2010</a> The Picasso projections on the National Gallery, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-02-14'>February 2010</a> Anna going out to conquer the universe, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-02-14'>February 2010</a> Us back in Kensington Gardens, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2010-02-14'>February 2010</a> The back flap of <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2009-04-21'>the Czech edition of my first book</a> Freak snowstorm, Kensington, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2009-02-02'>February 2010</a> Me on the lower foothills of Glen Nevis (the tallest peak in the British Isles), Scotland, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-16'>September 2008</a> Tim Corrigan on our ascent of Ben Nevis, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-16'>September 2008</a> The summit of Ben Nevis (usual visibility), <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-16'>September 2008</a> The descent from Ben Nevis, the cloud cover breaking for a few seconds, revealing: Glen Nevis, Scotland, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-16'>September 2008</a> On the West Highland Way, coming into Kingshouse, Scotland, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-12'>September 2008</a> Ascending Ben Lomond, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-09'>September 2008</a> Dusk and mist over Loch Lomond, Scotland, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-08'>September 2008</a> Sunset over Loch Lomond, Scotland, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-09-08'>September 2008</a> Me macking with my French phrase book, Paris, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-05-22'>May 2008</a> Anna looking tres chic at the same cafe on the Place de la Concord, Paris <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2008-05-22'>May 2008</a> Trick shot walking through our neighbourhood, Kensington, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2007-05-12'>May 2007</a> Author photo from <a target='blank' href='http://www.pandoras-sisters.com/'>my second book</a>. Everyone hates this shot. Embracing the suck, coast of Cornwall, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-27'>September 2006</a> Shooting myself, Cornwall Coast path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-21'>September 2006</a> Cornwall Coast path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-19'>September 2006</a> Me and Nicole and Paul, Cornwall Coast, outside of St. Ives, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-17'>September 2006</a> Someone shooting me, Cornwall Coast Path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-15'>September 2006</a> Charles and Meyoung, creeping down below, Cornwall Coast Path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-15'>September 2006</a> Meeyoung, Cornwall Coast Path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-12'>September 2006</a> Meeyoung, Charles, and Tim, Cornwall Coast Path, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-09-12'>September 2006</a> Me and Alex, my awesome local, the Anglesea Arms, South Kensington, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-08-24'>August 2006</a> Celina, the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-08-24'>August 2006</a> Me and Alex, one of the gardens of Brussells, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-06-22'>June 2006</a> Swans, dusk, Kensington Gardens, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-05-29'>May 2006</a> A reading during the launch of my first book, Pan Books, Chelsea, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-04-07'>April 2006</a> Me and Sara, at the big launch party for the first six books on Macmillan's new imprint, Macmillan complex, Kings Cross, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-04-06'>April 2006</a> Author photo from <a target='blank' href='http://www.the-manuscript.com/'>my first book</a> London March for Free Expression (in response to the Danish cartoon jihad), Trafalgar Square, London <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-03-25'>March 2006</a> The Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-11-13'>November 2005</a> Celina, old town of Bilbao, Spain, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-11-13'>November 2005</a> Me and Meeyoung, the Black Friar pub, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-11-10'>November 2006</a> Henry, Julia, Rael, me, Yu Kyoung and Jaeri, my 36th birthday bash, outside the Tate Modern, South Bank, London, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2006-10-28'>October 2006</a> Mark and Darby, The Wainwright Pub, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, end of the <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/life/roam/c2c.html'>Coast to Coast walk</a> Mark Pitely, outside Osmotherley, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-22'>May 2005</a> Mark and Darby, Valley of Swaledale, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-19'>May 2005</a> Mark Pitely, Nine Standards, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-18'>May 2005</a> Me and Darby, top of Loft Beck, Cumbria, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-13'>May 2005</a> Me at the bottom of Loft Beck, Cumbria, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-13'>May 2005</a> Me and Darby, Ennerdale Water, Coast-to-Coast Walk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2005-05-13'>May 2005</a> The Koutoubia Minaret, Marrakech, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-31'>March 2004</a> Me and Ali, Todra Gorge, central Morocco, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-31'>March 2004</a> Me and Ali, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-31'>March 2004</a> Marrakech, dusk, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-31'>March 2004</a> Me, heading up into the Rif Mountains, with Skeet, northern Morocco, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-21'>March 2004</a> The Medina, Chefchaouen, northern Morroco, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2004-03-21'>March 2004</a> Elephants and Rainbow, Amboseli, Kenya, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-18'>December 2002</a> The Peacable Kingdom, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-17'>December 2002</a> Regent in Repose, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-17'>December 2002</a> My hire bike, Zanzibar, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-12'>December 2002</a> Sunset, Zanzibar, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-12'>December 2002</a> On the ferry ramp, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-12-06'>December 2002</a> On the banks of the Zambezi River, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-11-26'>November 2002</a> Elephant Portrait, Chobe, Botswana, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-11-21'>November 2002</a> Me, seriously happy, sunset, Spitzkoppe, Namibia <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-11-12'>November 2002</a> Me and the fearsome Paul Lentinello, up top, Spitzkoppe, Namibia, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-11-12'>November 2002</a> Me, shirtless, Namib desert, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-11-12'>November 2002</a> Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/razorsedge/index.php?story=2002-10-31'>October 2002</a> Our balcony, Santorini, Cyclades, Greek Islands, <a target='_blank' href='/life/roam/oldworld/civilization/20.html'>April 2001</a> Cycling around Seattle, June 1999 Me and SNaFu, Antigua, Guatemala, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/life/roam/south/journals/0817.html'>August 1998</a> Top of the Pyramid in El Mundo Perdido, Tikal ruins, Guatemala, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/life/roam/south/journals/0815.html'>August 1998</a> Palenque ruins, Mexico, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/life/roam/south/journals/0811.html'>August 1998</a> Me, Sara, Danielle, and Erin – our mother's wedding, June 1996 Me and Pops, pal'ing around, Beaufort SC, <a target='_blank' href='http://michaelfuchs.org/schtuff/pix/family/'>circa 1975 I'm guessing</a>

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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