Category: Travel

The Other Side: Under a Breton Sky

Sea, sky, clouds, an abbey and one of the world’s more desirable private houses (unless, that is, you want to go to the shops at high tide).

It can only…

The physical product

For a while, I (along with many photographers, I suspect) have been thinking about prints.

Or, rather, the lack of them.

Not so very long ago, you used to shoot 24 frames on a roll of film, pop into Boots and pop out again with a little folder of physical photos on…

Back to basics

Reed beds, blossom and a field near Chichester.  Because I still take pictures that don’t have people in them from time to time.

Indiana Jones and the Isle of Oblivion

I’m going to tell you a story.

It’s a story about boundaries.

About the boundary at the end of an empire and the boundaries that turn waters into oceans. About the boundaries…

Guatemala Lite

Note: If you haven’t seen the film Apocalypto, intend to, and don’t want me to ruin it for you, don’t read this.

“Do you have any money? I wanna spend all your money…”

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening…”

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…”

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…”

Welcome to San Francisco a month before Christmas.

"Oh, Sam."

New Zealand’s a sensible sort of a place.

Walk in with foreign mud on your boots and they don’t fine you, lock you in jail or burn them from your feet;…

Crabs, coconuts and cold-blooded murder

Imagine you were a crab.

You’d spend a lot of time scuttling sideways and waving your pincers around. You’d enjoy the odd dip in the sea and – if you were a hermit crab, at least – you’d sashay down to the mollusc graveyard to check out the latest styles.

And, every…

Tampons and dangly bits

My youth hostel in Melbourne had a sign for the men’s showers. A pictogram, it successfully spanned linguistic and cultural divides. No one could misunderstand the meaning of two round…

Notes from a small island

No one in Singapore’s reading Dan Brown’s latest.

No one in Singapore, in fact, seems to be reading any fiction at all. A thoroughly scientific survey of coffee shops on a Saturday morning reveals the most popular artistic works in the island state to be textbooks on financial regulation.