Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Week 125: Work II.

Much the same as last week, apart from I'm back home in England now. All that time a way from home and I can relax now. The next few entries will be full of photographs from my travels so don't worry, you will see the full extent of my photography out there.

Thanks for reading.

A young soldier at Latrun, Israel.

Song listening to right now: Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Monday, 28 November 2011

Week 124: Work.

I wouldn't mind doing this for a job for the rest of my life. Photographing different cultures around the world. It's hard work, and the middle east is a completely different contrast to New York. When photographing something so different, you must turn your thinking cap round 180 degrees and almost think backwards. Sometimes it's best not to think at all, at least that way you will have a much more open and unbiased mind towards things. The wars on religion and territory are still going on here in the middle east. There is a lot of history here. I will not force my view on you, I will leave you to find your own way.


This photograph is obviously a little different from the last one.

"The evidence will show this case is about misinterpretation, misinformation and misdiagnosis from day one."

Song listening to right now: Inhale - Killswitch Engage

Week 123: A different type of pilgrimage.

So travelling around the world has been tiring and I am getting "sick and tired". Home sick and tired of travelling at such a frequent rate. However, neither of these things have put a negative spin on things. In fact they have driven me to take more photographs, to take advantage of my situation. I miss friends a lot, but I have taken this opportunity to visit as much family as possible in Israel. I have a big family so it's tiring work. Even though we may live in countries that are worlds apart, I can tell that our hearts are all in the same place.

Thank you.

This is a different type of photography than I've been used to experiencing over the past few weeks. This type of photograph is a small break from the seriousness of what I've seen recently. A playful and loving image that securely connects with me and my family. Family is pilgrimage, and I will never forget that.

Song listening to right now: Trapped Under Ice - Metallica

Friday, 11 November 2011

Week 122: Journey.

This is just part of a journey, a long road that I have been travelling down for years. This is journey is not measured in distance, it cannot be, because this journey has lead me to the beginning. The only way I can explain this is to measure this journey with time. This particular section is a pilgrimage to the start.


We followed a group of Bedouins through the desert. This trip is part of their regular routine and this particular image was taken right next to the famous Maktesh Ramon (giant erosion crater) in Israel. In fact, if I was to take this on the other side of the three figures, I would have to be floating 200 foot above the bottom of the crater.The Negev desert is huge, yet you can somehow bump into a small group of (and sometimes individual) Bedouins that are just wondering. Actually, maybe "wondering" is the wrong word, because they walk with a stride that exhuberates a sense of direction, something tells you that they know exactly where they are headed and where they will end up. I envy them.

Song listening to right now: In Flames - Pinball Map