I am a professional documentary travel photographer specialising in global social issues and world events and festivals. Many of my images featured on this site has featured were published in various magazines, books and exhibited in the UK and Asia.
Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I believe that travel broadens our view of the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities and other countries and seeing the beauty, and sometimes ugliness of the world drives me to capture my experiences through photography.
Through my photography I strive to document my own personal experiences, to capture scenes and events as I see them and to share with others the beauty and diversity of the world I’ve seen. As the images of other photographers have inspired me to explore the world, I hope my own contributions will inspire others to do the same.
I feel privileged to have visited many of the most inspiring and diverse countries this world has to offer including Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, China, Cambodia and Bolivia to name but a few.
I am fortunate to have photographed some of the world’s greatest festivals and events including two Maha Kumbh Mela festivals (India), Maha Shivaratri (India & Nepal), Nadam (Mongolia) plus many others.
I keep my images simple and contemporary and use bright, vivid colours, interesting shapes and textures to bring my work to life.
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