Runner's World in Holland recently published a shot of Lizzy Hawker running in the Alps.
Strolling through the streets of Cartagena while on holiday was not the day I thought I would shoot an image which would go on to become a National Geographic cover. I glimpsed this woman on a street corner selling fresh fruit and knew straight away I wanted to photograph her. We spent some time chatting while she cut me some mango. I then asked if she would mind me taking her portrait. I only had the chance to take eight pictures before the genuine smiles faded away. The first shot is the one that was chosen. It was selected for the cover of National Geographic for the whole of Latin America.
At 4,634m Monte Rosa (pink mountain) is the second highest mountain in the Alps (after Mont Blanc).
Endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker who is a 5-time winner of The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc is about to launch a new 150km ultra marathon around Monte Rosa. At the beginning of September I spent two days on the route near Zermatt to capture the atmosphere of this new race.
A beautiful 150km mountain ultra marathon encircling Monte Rosa. From the village of Grächen high on an alp above the Matter Vispa, a tributary of the Rhone, to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, into Italy, and returning on high wild trails, a host of 4000m summits will be your companions. http://www.ultratourmonterosa.com
The Lake District
The Last Resort in Nepal goes into this months 'Himalayas Magazine'. The opening image is also being used on flyers and posters all over Nepal, you can see them all here. The magazine is available in the UK from WHSmith and throughout Nepal and India. You can also download a PDF of this article here.
The Inside back cover of this months Himalayas Magazine features a photograph I took of a woman in Dolpa last year. Dolpa is an extremely remote and richly traditional region of Nepal.
This month sees a 17-page article from a trip to Dolpa last year go into Himalayas Magazine. Dolpa is an extremely remote and richly traditional region of Nepal. The article follows the trek chronologically starting with a hair-raising flight into Juphal, the trek to Phoksundo lake and then to the remote Kagmara valley over the Kagmara La. The story has been beautifully written by Annie Leeson, who together with Luke Everson were with me for the duration. Huge thanks to you both and also to Jane Poretsis at Himalayas Magazine for giving this feature such extensive coverage. Get yourself a copy in the UK at WHSmith and throughout Nepal and Asia. You can download a PDF of the article here.
This image – which I took in November while on assignment for The North Face in Nepal – has gone into the March/April 'Hot Shots' section of Action Asia.
NSI (Nick Simons Institute) is an organisation working in Nepal with a mission to train and support rural health care workers. They work in direct collaboration with a growing number of hospitals throughout the country. NSI really is making a difference in a country that really does need the help. It’s a compelling story and one that needs to be told with pictures as well as words. They invited me to travel to remote hospitals throughout Nepal to capture some of moments that tell these stories. It's been a fascinating journey for me to work with NSI during the last four years and see first-hand what it means to be a rural healthcare worker in Nepal. NSI are exhibiting a selection of these images in Kathmandu in March. Here's a sample of the exhibition.