The new Insight Vacations brochure 2019
A recent assignment for Insight Vacations took me back to the land of colour.
I've been busy shooting in various countries for new brochures for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. Here's some some of the pages from the new Luxury Gold brochure and website.
A shot of mine in this months Travel + Leisure. I experimented with a handheld long exposure technique. Here's some more shots from the same series.
The online magazine Maptia has published my story 'Hidden Afghanistan'
Maptia is an independent, nonprofit platform for inspiring individuals who document and capture the world with raw beauty and honesty. The organisation’s aim is to support their work and to bring them together to create a lasting record of life on Earth, one that connects us to each other and helps us to face our biggest challenges.
The world's tallest palm trees exist in only one valley in the world; the Corcora valley in Colombia. In order to get close to the palms there’s a short and beautiful hike up the valley. When I first hopped out of the jeep and started to walk, the sky was blue and I could see the huge trees from a distance. They’re not so impressive from far away, they actually look small and spindly. As I walked up the valley the clouds rolled in and the trees disappeared into the mist. I was worried I wouldn’t get a shot at all but as I got among the palms the low cloud made them even more impressive. The giant Wax palms are so tall the tops of the trees were disappearing completely into the mist. Except for the gentle swaying and creaking of the impossibly tall trees, there’s a stillness and a quietness in the Cocora valley. It’s a truly atmospheric place.
The best 3-day trek in Nepal? Probably.
Trekking in Nepal is usually associated with big peaks, icy terrain and high altitude. The big names of Everest and Annapurna draw huge numbers every year, but there are other opportunities to get away from the busy tea houses and cold nights to explore Nepal’s lower topography, which widely gets missed.
Nepal’s mid-hills offer some of the most culturally rich and richly intact trekking regions in the Himalayas. Hillsides sculpted with terraces for growing rice, wheat and barley. Overgrown trails winding through forests, past chortens and beneath waterfalls. Traditional little villages perched on mountainsides and jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan range that stretch from one end of the country to the other. This is the real Nepal, and people are missing it.
If you're interested in trekking to Pikey Peak, Lost Earth Adventures can help you.
An article about ultra running in The Independent Magazine last weekend features a shoot I did with Lizzy Hawker in Nepal while she completed her record breaking non-stop run from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
Two images go into the new Jagged Globe brochure for 2016. The first image from 2009 is of some retired Gurkas in the village of Barpak in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The second is a picture from 2011 of me perched near the top of the Dung Dung La; a pass on the Hidden Valleys trek in Ladakh in India.
Action Asia (a magazine based in Hong Kong) have run an outdoor photography special for the July/August issue. The cover features a shot of me taking photos beside Gosainkund lake in the Langtang region of Nepal last year. The Langtang valley was completely devastated by landslides triggered by the earthquake in April.