Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Diamond Beach, Klungkung, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

From Gili Air we jumped on a ferry to the island of Nusa Penida which sits a couple of miles south-east of Bali. It is a beautiful place, less visited than its neighbour Nusa Lembongan (where the majority of hotels … Continue reading

Ghana, West Africa

Canopy Walkway through tropical rainforest in Kakum National Park, Ghana, Africa

I was recently commissioned by B-Inspired Magazine (the in-flight title of Brussels Airlines) to shoot a story they put together on Ghana, being a part of the world I’d never visited before I was intrigued and stayed on after the … Continue reading

Rural life in Hsipaw, Northern Myanmar

After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.

Workers at a Noodle Factory, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Into Bolivia – Copacabana, Lake Titicaca: Ch’alla and Jetties at dusk

 

So, finally into Bolivia – its only a few hours from Puno, Peru to Copacabana (the Brazilian one was named after this town on the shores of Lake Titicaca), Bolivia. You go over a land border in which you get your exit visa stamped into your passport on the Peruvian side and then walk 20 yards to the Bolivian side to get a Bolivian entry visa stamped in (I forgot to ask for a longer 60 day one so will probably have to pay a small fine when I leave Bolivia as will have slightly overstayed the 30 day visa granted).

After checking into my hotel and failing to get a decent internet connection I headed into town and starting getting amongst it. This is the Bolivian weekly ritual of blessing ones vehicles (known as Ch’alla) in which families bring their car up to the Plaza in front of the Cathedral to decorate their drive with flowers, ribbons and douse it in alcohol (plenty of which is usually left over).

In a few days the Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria would begin, I was here to shoot it but until it began I could content myself photographing the Jetties, Ch’alla and paying a visit to the beautiful Isla del Sol…

Weekly ritual of blessing vehicles known as 'Ch'alla' outside the Cathedral, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Weekly ritual of blessing vehicles known as ‘Ch’alla’ outside the Cathedral, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Traditional Bolivian dish of Trout with chips and rice, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Traditional Bolivian dish of Trout with chips and rice, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Table football tables, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Table football tables, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Copacabana Beach in the late afternoon, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Copacabana Beach in the late afternoon, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Jetty on Cobacabana Beach at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Jetty on Cobacabana Beach at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Lone boat in water, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Lone boat in water, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

View from Cerro Calvario of Copacabana at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

View from Cerro Calvario of Copacabana at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

View from Cerro Calvario of Copacabana at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

View from Cerro Calvario of Copacabana at dusk, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Dia uno – Lima, Peru 10-01-2014

Day one in Lima, fog lingers over the city throughout the morning. During my first exploration I find little in the Miraflores area of interest. A visit to Huaca Pucllana provides distraction for an hour but this is a modern, … Continue reading