Photographing Pau

Pau is a university town that sits high up in a valley. Le Gave de Pau, a wide mountain river, sweeps in the bottom of the valley below. It can turn into a raging torrent when the snow melts off the Pyrenees. It was one of those places where we arrived with no expectations. What […]

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Travel Exhaustion

It was 5am and I was sat upright in bed looking like an extra out of a zombie apocalypse movie. My friend was trying to stuff the last of her things into her oversized rucksack somewhere nearby in the dark room. We were in beautiful Sarajevo, where we’d already spent an amazing two days wandering […]

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Red is beautiful in Russia

Before I visited the country and did some investigating, I had always assumed that the colour red was related with Russia so strongly because of the Bolshevik revolution. Indeed the colour red was important at the time; the colour of Communism, the colour of the blood of the workers who rose up. Red was the […]

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Orthodox Churches and me

The places in the world I have travelled to so far have often brought me into contact with Eastern Orthodox Christianity; namely, their churches. The first time I had ever seen an Orthodox church was the Cathedral of St Sava in Belgrade, and it was an impressive introduction to their architecture. Although I’m not a religious […]

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Stumbling across a gem in Greenwich

I went to Greenwich just to meet friends and lie in the park. It was a Sunday, the weather forecast had promised some bursts of sunshine, the people I was meeting up with were hungover: it seemed like a good day to lie back and look at the sky. From the very start I was […]

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