The Panama Hat Weavers of Montecristi

The Panama Hat Weavers of Montecristi

Early one morning in June, a Panama hat weaver named Simon Espinal sat down to work at a wooden table in his house in Pile, an obscure village tucked away in the hills near Montecristi, in Ecuador’s steamy coastal lowlands. Selecting eight thread-like strands of...
Colours of the Caribbean – British Virgin Islands

Colours of the Caribbean – British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands – BVI in local parlance – are one of those all-too-rare spots in the Caribbean, relatively unspoiled and known best to yachtsmen and canny tax lawyers and accountants. Famed as one of the world’s last great peekaboo tax...
Skyline of Melbourne, Australia

Skyline of Melbourne, Australia

Once upon a time, many years ago, I lived in Melbourne. I worked for a newspaper there in those days РThe Melbourne Age Рand rode my bicycle in to work each day from a bayside neighbourhood called Elsternwick.  Melbourne was a quiet city in those days....
Postcards from the Edge – An English Seaside Gallery

Postcards from the Edge – An English Seaside Gallery

It’s a fine clear summery morning and I’m up with the sparrows, pedalling my bicycle along the red-and-white chequered promenade that fronts the sea here at Hastings, an old English seaside resort nestled along the Sussex coast. The tide is out and the sea...
Sydney Opera House – Gallery

Sydney Opera House – Gallery

Taking – or trying to take – novel photographs of the Sydney Opera House is a bit like trying to find new ways of taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben or the Taj Mahal or any other of the world’s great iconic structures. It ain’t...
Nikola Tesla, Belgrade – Gallery

Nikola Tesla, Belgrade – Gallery

    In January of 2016 Smithsonian sent me to Belgrade, Serbia to do a story about Nikola Tesla, the 19th century Serbia-born inventor, electrical engineer, futurist and all around genius who is best known today for his contributions during the 1880s to the...
My Bicycle and I – Gallery

My Bicycle and I – Gallery

For several years now I have been working on a collection of photographs titled My Bicycle and I in which I am not only the photographer, but the subject as well.  In each of these images the cyclist you see is me. I had no assistants or helpers or indeed anyone. I...