I was last on the tiny island of Burano 12 years ago, still working with film; a Hasselblad Xpan and Nikon F80, both loaded with Fuji Velvia ISO 50 or 100. Now it is such a different photographic landscape, working with digital means I could begin my pictures at ISO 400 to cope with the overcast conditions, and then as it brightened up, get back to an optimum ISO of 64-100. Back when I was shooting exclusively on film I would have been constrained to either carrying a tripod everywhere, or having to work at uncomfortably wide apertures. Nowadays a visit to somewhere as unique and colourful as Burano is more of an Instagram shoot than anything else, for most young visitors. The buildings were originally painted in such a variety of colours to help their fishermen find their way home on the regular foggy days encountered in this part of the Adriatic Sea.
I visited the Estonian capital city of Tallinn last year for a few days, here are my best photographs of this rising Baltic destination…
8 Days in this divine part of the world, enjoying the fine food and beautiful architecture. Here are a selection of my favorite images the first few days exploring Naples, a city often overlooked in favour of its more illustrious … Continue reading
Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Rotterdam was a modest town in the shadow of Dordrecht, Delft and Schiedam. The dam in the river Rotte, from which the city took its name was built around 1270. The railway links … Continue reading
I travelled down to Seville during Easter to document the Semana Santa processions which take place every year in the Andalucian capital. Here are a few of my favourites, will also add a curated selection to the Projects gallery on … Continue reading
I spent five days in Berlin last month, a city that has been on my list for a long time. After the devastation caused by Allied bombing during the second world war, much of the city was rebuilt with a … Continue reading