Since 1959 the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers have carried out a flag lowering ceremony to mark the end of each day when the border gate between the two countries slams shut. Guards both from both countries … Continue reading
After covering the Holi festival in Mathura I caught a train to Delhi (an bour late as is usual in India), and flew north to Amritsar, famous for the Golden Temple and the Wagha border ceremony. The light was soft … Continue reading
After four days in Mathura covering the first days of Holi I took a bus down to Agra. I’ve been before but with it only 50km away it was hard to resist shooting the Taj Mahal again with fresh eyes; … Continue reading
Aside from photographing the Holi celebrations in Mathura, I also spent time making portraits of the shopkeepers I came across during my walks around the city. Here are a few of my favourite images..
Earlier this month I travelled to Nandagaon from Mathura to shoot the Holi celebrations that this small town is famous for. After the throwing of paint and powder at the Radha temple the Shepherds from neighbouring Barsana gather with shields … Continue reading
The Karo or Kara is a small tribe with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000. They are closely related to the Kwegu tribe. They live along the east banks of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia and practice flood … Continue reading
This is the most southerly of the tribes who live in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. In this harsh world, there are times when members of the Dassanech tribe lose their cattle and goats, and with them their livelihood. The way they … Continue reading
The Hamar people were the first tribe I encountered in the Omo Valley, after arriving in Turmi we went out the first afternoon to a Cattle jumping ceremony (previous blog post), and the following day went out at dawn and dusk to visit a couple of Hamar villages. The people have a very distinctive style, with women wearing elaborately decorated goatskin, beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands. They wear copper necklaces to signify their marital status, with the 1st wife wearing 2 copper ones and a lather long tipped one. The men and women both indulge in elaborate hairstyles – the women use red clay and butter to plait their hair, and the men wear clay caps, sometimes topped with feathers.
Before heading away on an advertising shoot to Kazakhstan I wanted to do a ‘warm up’ studio shoot. I booked Jordann for it – she has a unique and beautiful look and it was a pleasure to work with her. … Continue reading