Kashmir Expedition

Heading out in November on an expedition to photograph Kashmir Monastery’s in Winter. 

At this time of year with inhospitable conditions there are very few travellers, due to the snow and -25 degree temps. I’ll be heading out to shoot remote villages and Monastery’s that at this time of year are lit up in the darkness with butter lamps and candles.

Really hoping to capture spectacular winter images like this one (not mine) of this amazing and remote area;


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Thank you to The Times of India for using my image in its feature on Kochi.


Glasvegas celebrated their 10 year anniversary of the magnificent debut album by headlining a sold out ABC in Glasgow on 6th May 2018.

I was the band photographer for the gig, and recorded the night with a series of shots from backstage. Here are some of the images from the night;

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Los Angeles

Spent a few weeks shooting in Los Angeles, California in July. Here are a selection of the images from the trip;

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‘Jesus Saves’ 

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‘Muscle Beach’

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‘Ballerina Clown’ 

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‘Beverly Hills’ 

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‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’ 

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‘Ferris Wheel’

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‘California Dreaming’ 

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‘Under the Boardwalk’ 

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In the press this week…..

Thanks to the following publications for using my photography in the last week including a nice feature using my image from Prague in The Huffington Post. Click on the link below to check it out;

The Wire magazine also used my image of Indian Farmers in their article this week, and you can check that one out by clicking on the image below


Also I really appreciate my photography from Iceland being used by the Drifter Planet website, and by the travel site for Mykonos island in Greece, who used my photograph for their feature on the best photographs of Mykonos. 

Finally a big thanks to Viaggio Fotografico magazine and website in Italy, who used my images of Shohan the Mongolian Golden Eagle Hunter, as the main images for their feature on Mongolia Festival Aquile in September and October

Amnesty International

Its a big honour to have had two of my images selected to go into the 2018 Amnesty International Calendar


They will be publishing the two images below shot in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia

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I’ll publish the link to the Calendar when its available later in the year.

Inverse Magazine

A big thanks for Inverse Science Magazine for using my image as its lead image for this article on Global Warming 

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Thanks to the magazine and website Poker for using my image for the feature on The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas 2017


Dogadergisi Magazine

Thanks to Turkish magazine Dogadergisi for publishing an article inspired by many of my Mongolia images.  Click on the magazine cover below to enjoy the article


Iceland in Winter

In February 2017, I ventured up to Iceland for the first time. Rather strange as this is one of the places easily accessible from Glasgow International Airport with its daily two hour flight courtesy of Iceland Air.

After spending a somewhat forgettable night in the touristy capital Reykjavik, it was into the 4x4 hire car, equipped with winter tyres and off I went to explore the south eastern corner around Vik and Hofn.

Apparently 7 out of 10 tourists who visit this amazing island never venture outside a one hour radius from the capital Reykjavik which is a real shame. Personally I thought the landscape changed dramatically, and much for the better, once I had driven two to three hours away from the city. Suddenly the roads became quieter, fuel stations become rare and the landscape started to become insane and other worldly. No wonder so many science fiction movies have been filmed here, were the Director is trying to convince you that its another planet. When you look at the crazy, almost impossible shape of the mountains, the barren zones of retreating glaciers, the black sand and massive waterfalls, you do indeed start to think you have left Planet Earth behind.

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My first couple of days was around Vik, shooting the black sand beaches of the area. The Black Basalt columns and the rock formation of Reynisdrangar. Local legend says they were formed from Trolls who were turned to stone luring ships to be wrecked on the shore. My days here had the bleakest of weather and as the massive waves raged in from the Atlantic it was a lonely and desolate place. It was easy to imagine this feezing isolated beach inhabited by Trolls of days gone by. I really wanted my images from here to capture the bleak and forbidding nature I experienced here. Hopefully that comes across in my shots.

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The weather cleared and brightened as I made the crazy drive to the cliff tops of Dyrholaey with its proud lighthouse and arch in the cliffs. The views east to Reynisdrangar and west across the Glacial Barren Zone was breathtaking.

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After a few days of wild, windy and rainy weather the temperatures plummeted over night as I journeyed east toward the Glacier Lagoon of Jokulsarlon. Dawn broke over breathtaking snow covered lands with the sky every conceivable colour from pinks to black as weather patters rolled in from the Atlantic. This was the Iceland I had come to see and it did not disappoint. Truly breathtaking. The Glacier lagoon is amazing, but for me the real photographic place was across the road on Diamond Beach. Once the icebergs leave the lagoon they travel out to sea through a small channel where they meet the raging Atlantic Ocean for the first time. Some of them are broken and pounded by the huge waves and get smashed into the black sand beach which has become known as Diamond Beach. Here icebergs glint like Diamonds against the black sand, and at dawn or sunset the colours are incredible and a photographers dream.

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My journey continued toward Hofn, across snow covered barren zones, with Glaciers, Mountains and Waterfalls at every turn. The snow got extremely bad, maybe 2 feet deep and the snow ploughs trying to keep the road open seemed to stop. My 4x4 started to lose traction out here and it was difficult to keep moving, and I decided that the far south eastern corner of Iceland, my planned final destination would have to wait for another day. So I turned and retraced my steps to Reykjavik, which turned into a long 9 hour, slow drive in deep snow. I will certainly return to Iceland in the winter as I want to shoot the Stokksness peninsula. However I felt that time and the snow on this trip was turning against me, so it will need to remain a challenge for another day.

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