Burano, Venetian Lagoon, Italy

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.

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Front door, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional fans for sale, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional fans for sale, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflections of house in canal water, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflections of house in canal water, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Cushions with Venetian design on display, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional Italian cakes on display at bakery, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Traditional Italian cakes on display at bakery, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Reflection of colourful building, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facade of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Canal, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Exterior facades of colourful buildings, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

'Blue House', Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

‘Blue House’, Burano, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

The Balkans – Bosnia & Hercegovina Travel Photography

Stari Most Bridge at night, Mostar, Bosnia & Hercegovina

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

Naples, Italy

Vespa Moped, Naples, Italy, Europe

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

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

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

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