The landscape and elements scream for attention in Bagan, home to more than 10,000 Buddhist temples lying in various states of repair amid lush vegetation by the Irrawaddy river in central Myanmar. Weather is a big factor in any travel and photography. And I got lucky, and unlucky, during my second trip to this amazing place.
The two young visitors walked beside the concrete wall, taking a close look at the fading graffiti from an era before their time. Beyond were more modern and colourful buildings and the hum of traffic and the dinging of trams and bicycle bells. But on this side they looked incredulous as they tried to imagine living behind this relic.
My brother-in-law says he likes to take pictures of buildings, whereas his wife, my sister, takes pictures of people. I take pictures of people in front of buildings. I was reminded of this difference in photography approaches during my trip to the Art Deco-rich city of Napier in New Zealand.
As if Sydney wasn’t photogenic enough, the harbour city puts on a festival of light, music and ideas each year called Vivid. The highlight for many is the light show beamed on to the sails of the Sydney Opera House each night of the festival, held from late May to early June. But I wanted to know how best to […]
Photography is all about light: chasing it, and sometimes trying to hide from it. Sometimes you arrive at a spot or moment that you want to capture, only to find the light not playing along. What can you do?
It’s all about space. And distance. It is where the horizon plays a key role, but where everyone has a part once there. It talks of a sense of belonging and a connection between people and the environment – in this case a vast, flat land in the West Australian outback. Inner Australia, by renowned English sculptor Antony Gormley, consists […]
It was on a recent short trip to Bali that I was pleased I lived by a valuable maxim: never have your camera too far away when travelling. I was being driven from the south of the island to the inland town of Ubud, when traffic on the single-lane road came to a halt outside a village. A police officer […]
It was now or never. We needed to get a clean shot quickly, before the “snipers” moved in. Sure enough, as the monks waited patiently in a window frame amid the ancient Angkor Wat temple, the pair’s bright orange robes began to attract several nearby tourists like a lamp drawing in moths.