Northern Spain

An opportunity to practice my Spanish before the next south American adventure.  Landing in A Corúna and staying for a couple of days in the fine port city, then driving across the northern coastline before heading inland to the beautiful Oviedo and the Picos De Europa.

Marrakech

 At the base of the Atlas Mountains

At the base of the Atlas Mountains

 A rooftop view from  Maison de la Photographie

A rooftop view from Maison de la Photographie

 The streets of Marrakech at night from Almas Hotel

The streets of Marrakech at night from Almas Hotel

I travelled to Morocco for a few days with the intention of checking out Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.  After a good stroll from the hotel through the Medina, I visited the superb Maison de la Photographie, showcasing fabulous portraiture of Moroccan people.   There are a lot of hustlers once you're in the Medina, you soon learn to tune it out after hearing "the square is this way, that way, closed" a million times.  Otherwise you'll have someone offering to guide you to the middle of nowhere then demanding money, the oldest trick!

My second day was spent with a brilliant guide - Youssef from Time Out Marrakech, who drove me to several palaces and palaces of interest I'd otherwise never have discovered.  Bahia palace I highly recommend, with it's stunning tile work and art.

 Bahia Palace and its magnificent tile work

Bahia Palace and its magnificent tile work

The last guided tour I had was to the base of the Atlases, visiting some Berber villages and having a good walk past waterfalls and fabulous views with our guide.

My final full day was left to my own devices, again wandering the medina, and visiting another incredible site, the Musee De Marrakech.

 

 Inside the stunning Musee De Marrakech

Inside the stunning Musee De Marrakech

South London Sessions

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New Year, new project.  A few people are lined up for their low key portrait session over the next few days.  Let the shooting commence...

I'll be shooting (or developing) in black and white, making use of DXO Film Pack with its magnificent film simulations of classics.  The portrait to the right using Fuji Neopan 1600 simulation.

Portraits

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Christmas is a time to catch up with family and friends, and also rope people in to portraits sessions  Some folk are more willing than others, and some people just love being in front of the camera!  I found the most pleasing photos I took came out best in black and white...

I'm about to embark on a project of urban portraits, so seeking to capture people in their favourite urban locations, wether that be their home, or favourite café, bar or other haunt.  Pease get in touch if you'd like to take part.

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Chile and Bolivia

I'm sitting in the Bolivian equivalent of Fawlty Towers at the plateau of La Paz, listening to the rain land, which is actually a nice change from yesterdays storm of hail and snow!

I've just spent 14 days travelling in Chile and Bolivia, including quite a few more hours in the Bolivian desert than expected, with a jeep breaking down two days in a row.  You can't really complain, it's just life out there, and it all worked out in the end!

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