France Cycling RnR

I decided to to take a break from being a photographer and so just spent the best part of June cycling through France with Christine, from the north coast at St Malo to Bergerac in the Dordogne – about 1200km of eating Goat’s cheese, bread and flies, and camping by rivers. Countless mosquito bites, coffees and beautiful countryside. It was fab to be away in the fresh air without always looking at my watch and rushing around, and getting some serious miles in my legs…..

Hey! And the French were lovely even though my French is more School-Infant than School-Boy.

I took my excellent little Lumix GH2 with the 14mm and 20 mm lenses – nice and light and great quality.

Now back in Brighton to tons of photography work the next couple of months with some great portraits, headshot work and commercial jobs booked in. Already my tan is fading!

France - best Brighton Sussex portrait headshots photographersAnother boring village in the dordogne

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Berlin – Photography

Just had a great week in one of my favourite cities, Berlin, which was in the throngs of a superb heatwave. My visit coincided with Mayday – and the famous Kreuzberg ‘anti-everything/smash the system Demo’ – hardcore! Berlin’s such a vibrant, full-on place and as a photographer from little-old Brighton I always love just wandering the streets, snapping away.

The first photo is of the start of the Kreuzberg Demo

Berlin Kreutzberg Mayday demo - Brighton sussex photographersThis photo is on the old city-centre Templehof airport runway – which is now an enormous vast park!

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Seed-Bomb-Britain in Brighton

I had great fun hosting three cyclists who are travelling the UK by bicycle spreading the word about perma-culture, and ‘seed-bombing’ various public spaces. I was worried they’d be a bit ‘earnest’ when I replied to their email about a place to stay in Brighton, but they were fab, funny and full of energy. Here are Ela, Laura and Wei as they left this morning on their way to Chichester.

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Some more Photos from Colombia

Thought I would share some of the photos from my recent Colombia trip. Colombia was an amazing country, with stupendous landscapes, wonderfully friendly people and fab food. And a huge armed police/army presence which definitely made you feel totally safe. Here is a small selection, with some other great photos on an earlier post.

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Botero Sculpture in Medellin

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Small Town Colombia

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Candelaria district, Bogota

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On the old road to Guane from Barichara

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Christine trying to look cool on a great downhill bike

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Medellin, Colombia

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Typical landscape in Colombia