I feel very fortunate to be out in Australia at the moment to photograph a friends wedding. The weather is beautiful and I hear the location is perfect so I am looking forward to the big day this weekend. On the way out I flew with Qatar Airways and decided to stop over for a couple of days to break up the journey and to see somewhere new and a bit different. Here’s a couple of shots from my day and a half there:
So after the most incredible wedding in Australia last week, we went on a camping trip to Lake Towerrinning which is a beautiful spot about 3 hours drive south east of Perth. We got to spend the whole weekend enjoying the sun (and a couple of storms) and wake boarding. I have just arrived home in the UK and am still aching. One of the best things was the night sky there. It really is in the middle of nowhere so there was no light pollution. I went for a wander round some of the eerie landscapes by myself after a couple of ciders and managed to terrify myself (theres no shortage of huge spiders and snakes out there in the bush and I was walking through thick grass and trees). I found a lake full of these ghostly looking dead trees. With the stars reflecting in the clear water it looked incredible and I sat there taking photos for quite a while.
43 days, 19 countries and 9058 miles from the UK to Mongolia. The Mongol Rally lived up to every expectation I had of it. Adrenaline, incredible scenery, some of the friendliest people I have ever met, bad stomachs, worse roads, blazing hot days, freezing cold nights, the clearest starry skies I have ever seen. I could spend all day describing this trip, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so here are some of mine.
I could write an essay about this wedding but I promise I won’t go on too much! I should start by thanking Alex Beckett who I often work with for bringing me along as his second photographer. I know the word ‘epic’ is often overused, and I am guilty of this myself, but I can’t think of any other way to describe the day.
One of the most rewarding parts of travelling is being able to meet so many people from different cultures all over the world. One thing I have learnt is that we aren’t so different. People laugh at the same things, cry at the same things and have similar aspirations and difficulties. We are, after all, the same species.
Whilst I was away travelling I didnt have a professional camera or really know alot about how to take portraits but I loved taking them. Going up and asking if you can take someones photo is a great way to meet locals and learn a little about their culture. I also found that alot of people really enjoyed posing for me.
Heres a few of my favourites, as well as some animals shots, from all over the world.
Whether it be from a plane, skyscraper, volcano or mountain, you see a lot of impressive views whilst travelling. I certainly saw a lot of views whilst in transit on my travels. In the 2 years I was out of the country I took 42 separate flights, 30 overnight buses and countless taxis, boats, trains, tuk- tuks and motorcycle rides. I flew over huge oceans, beautiful tropical archipelagos, fiery active volcanoes and sweltering jungles. Below are a few photos ‘from above’
Whilst theres not so much wedding work over the winter season I have decided to post series of some of my travel photos.
I was looking through some of my shots the other day and realised I have a lot of silhouette shots. Silhouetted photos are easy to take and I’m not under any illusion that you need to be a talented photographer to take them. Their simplicity can make them have impact though and I enjoy them. Here’s a few of my favourites. (captions at very bottom)