Woman in Manila

2015: A Year In Photographs

2015 was a cornucopia of photographic opportunities. I visited places I never thought I’d see (Myanmar, Mumbai) and revisited places I’ll never tire of photographing (Stanley Park.) I hope you enjoy a sampling of my favourite shots of 2015. Happy new year, everyone.  

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fancy dressed man walking

Manila Street Scenes

Manila has proven to be one of the most interesting places I’ve had the privilege of photographing. I have already written about the historic Intramuros district and the outgoing (and photogenic) people who live and work there. We had another chance to walk within Manila’s old walls and photograph its people. I hope you enjoy these photographs.  

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Streets of Saigon

… if you don’t like their driving, you can stay off the sidewalk. Traveling by ship is an endlessly luxurious way of getting around, but one of its few drawbacks, especially here in Asia, is that the cruise ship ports can be an awfully long way from the action. This week, for our visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, it was close to two hours’ drive, […]

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A Year In Photographs

It has been a very good year. From wandering the moody shorelines of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, to cruising Norway’s fjords, touring Berlin and Prague, and exploring Australia and the South Pacific, I can say that I have covered more kilometres this year than ever before. Here are my favourite images from this year. These first two were featured in my post, A Foggy Sunday Morning […]

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This is Luganville

Living in the present, with the rusting memories of World War II. (I’m pleased to present the photos of Tom Ediger here; I think these portraits are some of his finest work. I hope you enjoy them.) Greetings from Vanuatu, a string of exquisite tropical islands in the far southwest Pacific. You may not recognize the name; the isles were originally dubbed the New Hebrides […]

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Prague

Prague: Still Hip, Still Beautiful

… just not the way you expect it. Once upon a time, Prague was the hippest travel destination on the planet. It was the early 1990s, and the Eastern Bloc was reawakening. Kafka’s gorgeous city was coming to life, and any would-be Bohemian worth his salt was making his way there to be part of it. I recall my envy at hearing stories of young writers […]

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town crier, london

Losing My Travel Mojo In London

In retrospect, I was setting myself up for a bit of a letdown. I first visited London when I was fresh out of school. At that time, I was only planning to spend a few days there, and then hop on a bus to take a drunken camping tour to Morocco. As it happened, the trip was postponed and I ended up spending two weeks […]

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girl eating

Paris and the Ethics of Street Photography

Sometimes people ask me what kind of photographer I am. “The talented kind ” I want to reply, but somehow I don’t think that’s what they are asking. I have been a wildlife photographer, a scenic photographer, a travel photographer, a portrait photographer and, for a short time, a wedding photographer. (I actually love wedding photography; it’s the weddings themselves that wear you down.) Nothing […]

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Blue morning glory

Walking Buenos Aires: Beautiful Birds and Barrios

Nature and culture in one of South America’s great cities, Buenos Aires I am a very enthusiastic walker. I take tremendous joy in getting around at my own speed, under my own power, on my own terms. And I consider myself doubly blessed to have found someone to share my travels with, who shares not only my passion for perambulation, but my lengthy inseam, too. We […]

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From St. Petersburg, With Love (And Reservations)

Visiting St. Petersburg by cruise ship feels like a bit of a tease: so much to see, so very little time. All cruising is like that, of course, and you learn to make the most of the time you have. But the Russians add a layer of complexity to the issue: you’re not allowed to explore Peter’s great city on your own. That is, not […]

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