Mandalay, Myanmar

From Bagan I caught a bus to Mandalay. This city with such an iconic name is not the most pedestrian friendly, and perhaps a hard place to warm to. However I did find photographic opportunity at the famous U-Bein Bridge … Continue reading

Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

I got up early and spent the morning exploring Fort Kochi as the sun slowly rose above the low rise buildings. Kids playing cricket while the temperatures were low, fresh fish on sale at the market, fishermen working the distinctive ‘Chinese nets’, richshaws spluttering around the tranquil streets.

Boys playing cricket in the early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Boys playing cricket in the early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Freshly caught fish on display on the harbourside market, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Freshly caught fish on display on the harbourside market, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man waiting by boat, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man waiting by boat, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Portrait of fisherman, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Portrait of fisherman, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Chinese nets at dawn, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Chinese nets at dawn, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Rickshaw backlit by early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Rickshaw backlit by early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Street scene, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Street scene, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man tending to parked rickshaw, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man tending to parked rickshaw, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Lathmar Holi in Nandagaon Temple, Uttar Pradesh, India: Part Three

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

On Location – Holi Festival, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India

I’m away in India at the moment, travelled here late February to cover the Holi celebrations. Here is a sneak preview of the portraits I shot over the course of the festivities in Mathura, Vrindavan and Nandagaon. Will have the … Continue reading

Photoessay on the Jeepneys of Manila, Philippines

Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines.[2] They are known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations, which have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture and art.[3] A Sarao jeepney was exhibited at the Philippine pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a national image for the Filipinos.[1][4]

Jeepneys were originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II.[5] The word jeepney is a portmanteau word – some sources consider it a combination of “jeep” and “jitney“, while other sources say “jeep” and “knee”, because the passengers sit in very close proximity to each other.[1][6] While most jeepneys are used as public utility vehicles, those used as personal vehicles have their rear doors attached with “For family use” or “Private” sign painted on them to alert commuters. Exceptions to this are jeepneys traversing expressways, where rear doors are mandatory, and at times, mechanically rigged to be controlled from the driver side. Jeepneys are used less often for commercial or institutional use.

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