Travel

The inspiration for my travel portraits came from the French philanthropic millionaire, Albert Kahn, and the photographer Albert Watson. I attended the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajastan, India, where I erected a white portable background in the street and invited flambouyantly dressed festival goers who were passing by to pose for me. The resulting images isolated my subjects from their environment, giving the impression of a studio shoot, which would have been impossible to achieve whilst maintaining their integrity as genuine pedestrians, untouched by the make-up and styling associated with such shoots. Two young boys helped me by asking people in the crowd if they would like a free portrait. The warm, carnival-like atmosphere made it hard for me to refuse anyone that wanted to participate. Everyone I photographed was given a polaroid image as a gift. These photographs have a very special place in my heart and still today have never been sold for my profit. If the resourses were available I would travel the world with my backgrounds photographing every race on the planet, but sadly my lottery numbers have not come up yet.

Travel

The inspiration for my travel portraits came from the French philanthropic millionaire, Albert Kahn, and the photographer Albert Watson. I attended the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajastan, India, where I erected a white portable background in the street and invited flambouyantly dressed festival goers who were passing by to pose for me. The resulting images isolated my subjects from their environment, giving the impression of a studio shoot, which would have been impossible to achieve whilst maintaining their integrity as genuine pedestrians, untouched by the make-up and styling associated with such shoots. Two young boys helped me by asking people in the crowd if they would like a free portrait. The warm, carnival-like atmosphere made it hard for me to refuse anyone that wanted to participate. Everyone I photographed was given a polaroid image as a gift. These photographs have a very special place in my heart and still today have never been sold for my profit. If the resourses were available I would travel the world with my backgrounds photographing every race on the planet, but sadly my lottery numbers have not come up yet.