Cultural Photography. Waking up in Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, I finally got it. History and culture are entrenched in art direction and design. Where do I look for beauty in purpose, in practice, and in action? Beautiful people. In eyes of the traveller, each engagement is a moment of learning that grows into appreciation.
As an artist, having a kind of photographic memory is a great help, but nowadays, who can resist whipping out a camera from the pocket to supplement my ‘library’ of design references?
Takayama Spring Festival 2016 participant taking a contrapposto breather in between hauling a festive float weighing several tonnes.
Pretty vegetable farmer at Gokayama Village, Spring 2016. While I was enjoying some fresh vegetable soba a little later, I saw her taking a picture in my direction. Revenge photography? I probably appear in her blog captioned “Tourist eating vegetables”.
Thatcher at Gero Onsen Gassho Village, Spring 2016
Fisherman at dusk, Kawaguchi-ko, Autumn 2015
Flower lady at Shirakawa-go, Autumn 2015
Ligurian cuisine preparation step 1. Portofino, 2014
Vatican City guards, 2014
Gondoliers dueling. Venice, 2014. Can I do this job?
Keeping up with the times, Riomaggiore, 2014
Palace of Versailles garden staff, 2013. Would they rather have bread or cake?
Enthusiastic San Pedro del Pinatar fishmonger, 2013
Vesak Day at Angkor Wat, 2012. I’m a big fan.
Driver getting cosy, Banteay Srei Temple, 2012
Maori welcome, Rotorua, 2011. Nearly took my head off. And those cloud formations are real.
Palace sentry, Athens, 2008
The transporter, Hydra, a Greek Isle with no vehicles other than the donkey. Hail Hydra. 2008