India 2013 by Bicycle

Just returned yesterday to Brighton from 5 weeks cycling along the coast of Kerala in Southern India. It was just me and Christine, our trusty Thorn Bicycles and my brilliant Panasonic Lumix GH2.

An amazing journey, outrageously hot and humid and fabulously friendly people. Here are just a few shots to give you a taste.

Now back to lots of new photo commissions, studio portraits and some really exciting times ahead.

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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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David Myers France cycling Brighton spotlight headshot actor wedding photographersI practised breathing in and tightening my stomach muscles

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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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Colombia – from Brighton Photographer David Myers

I mentioned that I only just got back from a month in Colombia and thought I’d post a couple of photographs from the trip. I work as a photographer mainly in Brighton and Sussex but each year I like to travel somewhere for a few weeks and this year I chose Colombia. It has a bad reputation for kidnapping and murder but I found only lovely people, beautiful landscapes, great food and some great subjects for my photography.

Of course there were heavily armed militia on every street corner – one morning while we had a coffee and pastry at cafe in Medellin a private security guard stood next to us with a beautifully polished sawn-off shot-gun – so perhaps there is a level of risk in the country that was kept in check by the good-guys-with-da-guns….

I usually schlepp my Nikon D700 with me even for long distance cycling trips but for Colombia (and to be stealth like) the photos were taken with the lightweight (and incredible) Panasonic GH2 with either a 14-140, 25 or 14mm Lumix lens.

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Medellin, Colombia

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Ancient walking route from Barichara to Guane

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Bogota, Colombia 2012

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Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin Colombia 2012