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.
Many of my trips are inspired by a location I’ve seen and become captivated by, this trip to the Balkan region of south east Europe was more a case of putting a pin in a map, visiting a part of … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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