Rainy Night in Bangkok

Oct 21st


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Postcard from Bangkok

I arrived yesterday in Bangkok to a torrential downpour. Sometimes things look more interesting when you can't see them clearly - for example, when they are viewed through something else - be that water, plastic, netting or simply a dirty window...

Young Boy, Mumbai, India, 2013

May 4th


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Ten Tips for Stronger Portraits

I've been asked several times recently for tips and advice on shooting travel portraits of strangers, so I thought it might be an idea to post something about the subject. Here then are my ten tips for stronger travel portraits... [more after the jump]

Giotto Air Rocket Blower - a lethal explosive device?

Feb 2nd


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Photographers of the world, beware!

Security madness reigns at London Heathrow Airport! Today, I had my Giotto Air Rocket Blower - a mighty dangerous-looking dust removal accessory for camera lenses and equipment (see picture) - confiscated on passing through Heathrow Airport Security at Terminal 5 because ‘it might be mistaken for a bomb’. Read on to find out what happened.

Two Boys, Mumbai, India, 2013

Dec 24th


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Looking Back on 2013

As the year draws to a close, I have been reviewing the images I made in the last twelve months. Here are my favourite photographs from 2013. The images selected here were made in Liberia, India, China, England, Scotland, Denmark, Bahrain and the U.S.A using a range of cameras: a Nikon D700 SLR, a Nikon D800 […]

Descent into Chengdu, China

Oct 4th


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Descent into Chengdu

I arrived in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, this morning, and just wanted to share a photograph I made from the cockpit as we descended eastwards over the Hengduan Mountains into Chengdu. These mountains form the easternmost end of the Tibetan Plateau, and the highest peak – Gongga Shan – rises to over 7,500 metres (24,700 […]

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