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

Landscape photography in County Antrim, Northern Ireland – Feb 2017

The Dark Hedges, Breagah Road, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Earlier this year I took  a commission across the Irish Sea in Northern Ireland, and being this was a part of the world I’d always wanted to photograph; I spent a few days after the job to shoot some personal … Continue reading

Hpa-an, Southern Myanmar

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

The final week of my Burmese adventure was spent in this little visited region in the South East of Myanmar, not far from the Thai border. This was a bucolic landscape of Karst hills, cave temples and misty mornings, and … 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

Seville

Exterior of 'Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla' (The Bullring), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of ‘Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla’ (The Bullring), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of 'Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla' (The Bullring), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of ‘Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla’ (The Bullring), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Facade or ornamental fountain, Jardines de Catalina de Rivera, Seville, Spain

Facade or ornamental fountain, Jardines de Catalina de Rivera, Seville, Spain

Detail of traditionally decorated rooftop, Seville, Spain

Detail of traditionally decorated rooftop, Seville, Spain

Detail of traditional tilework on wall, Seville, Spain

Detail of traditional tilework on wall, Seville, Spain

Intricately carved wooden ceiling atof The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Intricately carved wooden ceiling atof The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior detail of The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior detail of The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior detail of The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior detail of The Royal Alcázar (Palace) of Seville, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Baños de María de Padilla, Alcázar de Sevilla (Royal Palace of Seville), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Baños de María de Padilla, Alcázar de Sevilla (Royal Palace of Seville), Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Wall mural in old town of Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Wall mural in old town of Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España at night, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Exterior of Plaza de España at night, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of traditional Spanish delicatessen, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of traditional Spanish delicatessen, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

People sitting outside restaurants, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

People sitting outside restaurants, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of 'Las Teresas' restaurant, Seville, Andalucia, Spain

Interior of ‘Las Teresas’ restaurant, Seville, Andalucia, Spain