Gyor

GYOR Once across the fairly uneventful Austrian-Hungarian border, now considered a bonus 20-minute cigarette stop as police sweep the carriages, we briefly stop at Gyor, a picturesque collection of traditional Hungarian architecture co-existing with totalitarian...

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Urban Whispers In Budapest

URBAN WHISPERS Budapest The walk from the Duna to Arany Janos only takes five minutes; slipping over tram lines we pass a holocaust memorial turned dog park, a 24/7 parking lot, a busy donut cafe, and one of the worst-kept secrets in the city - Zellas Bistro. Staring...

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Huangyaguan Changcheng

Maurice is first to slip under the main gate, deftly ducking and rolling under the China-red wrought iron gate, and with an almighty creak unbolts the locked blockade from inside. The monolithic gateway gently swings outwards, leaving just enough space for us to slide through before locking it tight once again…

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Gusshaustrasse

Gusshaustrasse Location shoot in central Vienna, utilising a rather attractive stairwell... As with most of my portrait images, the post tends to subtract rather than add, retaining hues and tones that lend themselves to the overall look, ensuring the subject retains...

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Flashgun vs Shotgun

FLASHGUN VS SHOTGUN What started with an innocent purchase on the outskirts of Kashgar's bustling cattle market, ended with a full-frontal shotgun submission in the farthest reaches of China’s western borderlands. Growing up, I watched the Moomins on television, read...

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The Great Wall

THE GREAT WALL Grey mists and a stiff breeze usher in a welcome morning, eye-lids rocking open to swirling cloud overhead, a rolling, tumbling viscous soup caressing the wooded landscape. The dense valley tree line acts as a natural filter, slowing the smothering...

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Urban Whispers In Vienna

URBAN WHISPERS Vienna Text soon. 'Urban Whispers is an ongoing project to document some of the more eye-catching arrangements of urban art where ever I end up spending the night. I'm primarily interested in how graffiti interacts with its environment but also capture...

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Bespoke photo-walk around Vienna

A Photo Walk Around Vienna Recently I had a great days' photo-walk around Vienna with two prosumer 'toggers from Columbus, Ohio. They knew their way around a camera and needed a guide to show them around the city centre, taking in some of the better angles and spots...

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Jeffery L Peterson

Jeffery L PetersonPortfolio photoshoot. - More Portrait - I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This virtual...

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Viennese Ballet with Joumana

BALLET @ JOUMANAOriental dancer, Katerina Joumana, trains hard for the forthcoming season of ballet classes in central vienna. Children and adults from all walks of life arrive early for lessons from some of the best teachers in Austria, if not the world. - More...

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The Tool Bag

THE TOOL BAG Written 2015 & reviewed 2017 TLDR I talk about the products I actually use, they don't sponsor me and I get no money from them.Gear isn't everything, but let's get real, you need stuff to shoot with.35mm f1.4 lens is arguably the most versatile in my kit....

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Urban Whispers In Brighton

URBAN WHISPERS Brighton Text soon. 'Urban Whispers is an ongoing project to document some of the more eye-catching arrangements of urban art where ever I end up spending the night. I'm primarily interested in how graffiti interacts with its environment but also...

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The Romanian Redeye

The Romanian RedeyeTwo uniformed police officers slouch at the other end of the ruby-red interior first-class carriage, tapping screens diligently they half-listen to four Hungarian ticket officers telling stories of ticket-touts and stowaways. They all laugh politely...

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Vienna Pride 2017

Vienna Pride 2017I recently had the privilege of walking the Vienna Pride march with over 130 diplomats representing 30 counties right here in Vienna. It was the first time in Vienna Pride history that diplomats congregated en-mass with the procession and the public...

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Travel Photography – Part 3 – Respect

CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER Part 3 Learn to respect local laws, then learn when to bend themStupid Stupid Stupid Don’t be ignorant. Different countries have different rules regarding what you can and can’t do as you travel, let alone shoot. It is...

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Tammy Hayano

Tammy Hayano Founder of Hanuman Yoga Retreat - Hatha Yoga, JourneyDance™, QiGong/Tai Chi, Inner Dance Energy School, TRE, Laughter Yoga, Biodynamic Craniosacral and more.   - More Portrait - I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the...

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Katerina Joumana

KATERINA JOUMANAKaterina Joumana has been a staple of the oriental dance scene in central Europe for some time now; a ballet prodigy at an early age, Katerina combined these classical steps with a traditional form of oriental belly dance and began her career...

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Tuol Sleng

TUOL SLENG Tropical green foliage does little to hide the stark horror of a decaying concrete prison built by the bloody hands of Pol Pot and his Red Army. You can hear the screams echo still. Wandering the levels, one finds cells divided floor to ceiling by brick and...

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Kep

KEP Scents of oak filter through the morning stream of sunlight, wisps of white wood smoke twirling and dancing to the heartbeat of another day in Kep's busy crab shacks.Not particularly interested in joining in the morning dance, I opt to sit as far away from the...

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Shooting with a broken lens

Shooting with a broken lens The problem with taking you prized camera gear ‘on location’, is that sometimes, if you’re not careful (like me), you can do some serious damage to your ability to shoot. Last week I hit the slopes in the Austrian Alps, hoping to snap some...

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A Hidden Pack

A Hidden Pack A piercing howl shatters my early afternoon serenity as a monstrous alpha-male emerges from the grey-green undergrowth, a tangled curtain clinging to one of the many derelict concrete structures littering the coastline. Snarling, sharp ivory flashes in...

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Stuck In The Mud

Stuck In The Mud With Bear and Ralph Somewhere on the outskirts of the Cambodian jungle I crossed a desolate railtrack, two black-iron beams nestled in to the green foliage adorning the forest floor. That was hours ago. The civilization of the twin iron-girders seems...

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Angkor Wat

Magnificence encapsulated by hand-worked stoneColonnades corral the time-beaten fascia of Cambodia's most revered treasure, the faces of all-powerful Hindu gods now weathered away leaving raw stone and scaffolding in their wake. Thousands of pale white eyes look...

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Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun Topping 60 and things get a little dicey as I traverse the mountain road to Bokor national park. It's not the speed however that upsets my balance, more so my limited attention span. In a split second, I'm riding shotgun, watching the grey tarmac and...

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Karina

Karina Portrait photo shoot     -  More Portrait - I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This virtual place is...

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The end of an era

The end of an era The D700 has finally been retired, a once glistening artifact it jumped out its golden box and took the world by storm. This particular copy took on China with the virtue of a Lion but filled with sand, pollution and over half a million images the...

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The Westin Hotels and Resorts

The Westin Hotels and ResortsFacilities imagemart for locally distributed advertising & marketing campaigns. Some samples of the day's shoot include the gym, pool, nail bar, spa, and restaurant. Starwood produce their own assets for global distribution, so this small...

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Wendy Lee

Wendy Lee Wendy is a true inspiration. Her story weaves in and out of tragedy, loss and bad fortune since childhood, yet she forges a new path at each turn, pushing the boundaries in both her personal and professional life. -  More Portrait - I've worked and lived...

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Trinity Yang

Trinity YangTrinity deserves a medal. That is all. -  More Portrait - I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This...

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Emma Lee Moss

Emma Lee Moss Emma Lee Moss, also known by her stage name Emmy The Great. Photoshoot for the China Daily European Edition.     -  More Commercial - I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a...

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TA Events Airsoft Military Simulation

Airsoft Military Simulation Fully rigged and on patrol we clear building after building, recent signs of the enemy litter the concrete structures, smoldering embers, empty Red Bull tins, smokes and rounds left after intense firefights, but no Charlie to be seen....

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Salt to Amman

From Salt to Amman by foot. Accidently.The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; a country universally known for Petra (the rose-stoned capital of the Nabateans) and the third Indiana Jones movie. Seasoned travelers out there will also associate Lawrence of Arabia, the Hijaz...

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Camel Spiders at night

Camel Spiders at NightThree donkeys were eyyorring on the mountain side of the Wadi, inspiring for 10 minutes, and just plain annoying for the rest of the day. Scouring ancient Bronze Age field systems for pottery shards, flint, and anything else the winter floods...

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