Semana Santa in Seville

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

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Bolivia

From the 2nd to 5th of February every year the quiet lakeside town of Copacabana comes alive with thousands of pilgrims and revellers, celebrating the patron saint of Bolivia; The Virgin of Candelaria. I was lucky enough to be there two years ago and here are a few of my favourite pictures.

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Musicians, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Musicians, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancer in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Musicians, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Musicians, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional costume, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Festival reveller, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Festival reveller, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress having a break, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress having a break, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dancers in traditional dress, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Sweets & Shrines – Day of the Dead, Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico

This time two year ago I was in the Michoacán province of Mexico, photographing the details and ceremonies of the Day of the Dead festivities. Held every year on the 1st of November, Dia de los Muertos is a time for families and friends to come together and remember the dead. We hired a guide to take out during the night and visit the graveyards where families gathered for graveside vigils. I felt a little uncomfortable poking a camera into peoples faces but it was fascinating to see, most of the pictures below are of the Dia de los Muertos paraphernalia I came across during the trip, its a topic I’d like to revisit again sometime, perhaps concentrating on portraits of the younger generation all dressed up.

Dia de los Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Altar, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Altar, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de Muertos Souvenirs, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Costumes, Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Costumes, Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Pelota Phurépecha aka Wuarukua (Fire Hockey), Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Jarácuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Tzurumutaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Tzurumutaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Tzurumutaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Tzurumutaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

La Santa Muerte Altar, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Decorations, Uricho, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos Decorations, Uricho, Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Catrina Dolls. Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

Catrina Dolls. Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

Catrina Dolls. Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

Catrina Dolls. Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

Girl dressed as a Catrina, Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

Girl dressed as a Catrina, Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, Capula, Michoacán, Mexico

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

Miner’s Carnival – Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Processions during The Miners Carnival, Cerro Rico, Potosi, Southern Altiplano, Bolivia

Mid February, a few weeks before the main Carnaval, Potosi hosts the miner’s carnival. This involves processions down from Cerro Rico to the town, lots of drinking, and lots of water fights. I got a taxi first thing in the … Continue reading

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Bolivia

Nowadays I try and plan my trips to coincide with local festivals. This was partly ignited a few years ago in Guatemala when by chance on visiting a nearby village I happened to be there for their annual fiesta. It … Continue reading