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On being a Photographer

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Views [13027]

In conversation last week:   "With all due respect, I know you've been a photographer for a long time, but pretty much anyone can pick up a camera today and take a good photo."   Really?   You see I'm not a photographer.... Read more >

Tags: people, photographer, photography, travel

The famous train market of Mae Klong

THAILAND | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [4564] | Video

On the wall of my son's bedroom is a large photo spread from the Guardian newspaper of a remarkable market in Thailand that operates around and along a short but fully operational stretch of track. I have never been but will seek this out next time I'm ... Read more >

Tags: design, ingenuity, market, people, thailand, train

Beach hawkers

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [1626]

"A massage" "Sarong?" "a bracelet for your boy" "Where are you from?" "A kite mister?" "You need car?" Local street hawkers hassle you all the time trying to flog you ... Read more >

Tags: beach, children, hassle, hawkers, people

Wild figs in the mountains

ITALY | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [1585]

Surprisingly, you lose the throngs of package tourists just a few hundred metres up the main street in Amalfi as you start to climb, making the many walks around the hills here sheer joy. The small wild figs grow in so much abundance it seems that many ... Read more >

Tags: food, land, landscape, people, resources


INDONESIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [2201]

The cool afternoon breeze floats across the rice paddies, the sounds of ducks, frogs and crickets drifting into our room with it. The atmosphere is tranquil and exquisite. Perched on the far corner of a back lane-way a short distance from Ubud, the ... Read more >

Tags: bali, children, culture, decoration, family, festival, people, places to stay, temple

How would you use 1m² to feed your family?

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Jul 2006 | Views [7184] | Comments [2]

Would you set up a street stall and sell beads ? Fruit juice? Old coins or fake Louis Vuitton handbags from behind a curtain? Would you sell drugs, foreign currency, T-shirts, shaved ice, Pad Thai (fried noodles) or fake antiques? Would you ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, culture, having fun, markets, on the road, people, philosophy, responsibility, work

Dust to dust

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 21 May 2000 | Views [1567]

Yuki's father turned up with Grandmother in a beautifully wrapped box casually tucked under one arm. We had all flew down south to some military airport near Pusan for the funeral the next day, and startedby visiting Grandmothers original village ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations, ceremony, culture, culture, death, funeral, impermanent, people, tradition

Macchu Picchu

PERU | Saturday, 27 Feb 1999 | Views [3123]

Soaking in the hot springs, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Andes, with Machu Picchu shrouded in cloud and gentle rain falling on may face, I contemplate that we very nearly didn't come. Tourist sites with their naieve Americans and loud, arrogant, ... Read more >

Tags: hot springs, people, ruins, temple

La Paz

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 7 Jan 1999 | Views [1107]

Spewing clouds of black diesel into the thin crisp air, the orange train lumbered and creaked through cloud-fringed mountains. We rolled past fluffy Alpacas looking so cute and innocent before they are shorn, tended by wild sunburnt mountain people ... Read more >

Tags: altitude, children, football, la paz, people, soccer

Homeless in San Francisco

USA | Saturday, 21 Nov 1998 | Views [1238] | Comments [2]

The homeless are always a sight in this richest of countries. Today was Thanksgiving when most Americans go home to families, turkey and cranberry sauce. The shops are all closed and the city empty ... making the homeless more conspicuous than ever.... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, democracy, freedom, homeless, people, society, wealth

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