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
After a wonderful time watching wildlife in Uda Walawe National Park we hired a driver to take us south to the beach. We chose Talalla for its quiet, idyllic reputation, and because we didn’t have much choice since Sri Lanka … Continue reading
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
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.
After the tranquil joys of Kerala we caught a night train from Aluva up to Goa. Because we had left ticket booking to the last minute the train berth’s were 3rd class, and aisle, still it makes the destination all … Continue reading
“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ― Van Morrison
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…
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