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.

Medellin Colombia girl, from Brighton and Sussex Photographer

Medellin, Colombia

Colombia 2012, Bogota - David Myers Photographer Brighton Sussex

Bogota

Guane 01, Colombia, Brighton Sussex headshot Photographer

Ancient walking route from Barichara to Guane

Guane 02, Colombia 2012 Brighton Sussex Photographer

Barichara

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Bogota, Colombia 2012

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Guane

Medellin Colombia 01 Brighton Sussex Photographer

Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin Colombia 2012