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Iran Travel Photography – Opening yourself up to a place and trusting in its people is an art.

March 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Iran - Photographing the People What a year! After being on the move constantly up until the end of August shooting Asia Photo Workshops in Kashmir, Bhutan, India, and Singapore I finally scheduled some downtime for a few days in September. I really needed to take a moment to focus on myself and enjoy some solitude. But just two days into my break...
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Bhutan Travel Photography Adventures: The Start of a Love Affair

August 15, 2017  •  2 Comments
Bhutan: The Start of a Love Affair For the last few years I've been making frequent expeditions to the wonderful Himalayan country of Bhutan. Sometimes to run photography workshops and tours, others purely to work on my own photographic projects. For anyone considering embarking upon their own Bhutan photography tour, or putting together a Bhutan t...
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10 Reasons Why I Love Being an Independent Photographer in Singapore

August 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes, when I'm on my travels, I get asked what it's like to work as a professional photographer in Singapore. Often foreigners have heard about Singapore's famously strict laws regarding chewing gum, toilet flushing and are worried that street photography might be viewed as similarly deviant behaviour. Given the increasingly zealous rules gov...
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Bhutan's Masked Cham Dancers

July 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Bhutan's Masked Cham Dancers. In between leading photography tours in Bhutan and Kashmir, I'm often on the road shooting my own projects or researching new territories for travel photography workshops. Bhutan is one of the countries that I've spent the greatest amount of time in over the last few years; traveling extensively across many different...
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Photographing the Nomads of Kashmir Part 2: Journey of Return

July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Last week I wrote of the Bakarwal nomads and how, during one of my early Kashmir photo tours, I first met them on their spring migration to more verdant highland pastures. Although a fuller account of Bakarwal traditions and their cosmos will have to wait until a later post, suffice to say that Bakarwal culture is deeply spiritual and based upon a...
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