Monday, 25 June 2012

Eyes of War

Martin Roemers' "Eyes of War" contains extraordinary photographic portraits of people, who have lost their sight through armed conflict. I was also involved with this project, and was responsible for the English translation of the victims' life stories, which range from triumph over adversity to utter dispair. What I'm most proud of here is helping to communicate these experiences to a wider audience and hopefully generations to come.

Photo: Martin Roemers

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Far Away and Long Ago...

...these prehistoric figures walking, dancing, running and tumbling off the walls of the Mestekawi-Foggini Caves in a distant corner of Egyptian desert near the Libyan border.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Dressing for the Occasion

Taking travel photographs means dressing for the occasion. In other words: keeping warm, cool, dry or whatever the terrain demands. Generally speaking, it's best to leave the Louboutins at home...

PS Here I am dressed at the height of photographic fashion for the wet and windy West of Ireland.

Photo: Bertje Hogervorst

Monday, 4 June 2012

Warrior Queen

Once in the ancient city of Palmyra (Syria) there ruled a warrior queen called Zenobia, who rebelled against the Romans and captured lands as far to the west as Egypt and also in Asia Minor to the north. Now Palmyra - like the rest of Syria - is facing an uncertain future as the country descends slowly but surely into civil war.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography