It’s the seagulls that alert me. When there’s a swarm of them close to shore, I know what’s arriving in my home port in Lyttelton, New Zealand. They fight and cackle and I stand at my window watching fishermen off load their catch …
… or I used to.
Continue reading “Seeds of Change”
This virus has turned the world upside down.
I’m hoping, in time, we’ll be able to blame it for some really positive sustainable and environmental changes.
Continue reading “Salt Pans Vietnam”
Daily I season my meals with it
But, when food comes in packages, it’s easy to be ignorant and disconnected from its source.
Continue reading “Gardening as Art”
Viewing rice terraces in the northern mountains of Vietnam is like being in an enormous outdoor exhibition space.
I’ve printed some of my travel images on fabulous high quality Art Paper but can’t afford to print them all like that (and don’t have space to display them in my home anyway). Snapfish enabled me to produce a series of personal travel books at reasonable cost.
The individuals I photograph on my travels don’t benefit from my presence, not in an immediate sense anyway. In fact, there’s potential for harm to them if I damage their landscape or use my images inappropriately.
Three images I took at a Vietnam fishing village made me stop and ponder.
Sunday market for the Flower Hmong in North Vietnam is quite an event. I wanted to capture the colour and intense atmosphere of the mass of people. Positioning myself in one spot, I waited for something more to happen alongside two women engrossed in conversation …
Though I may take many photos on any one occasion, I edit down to a small few. How do I choose? My images need to say something so I’ll use this one to start a small series on reading photographs.