Archive for February, 2013

Tearsheet – Eating Pests

Friday, February 15th, 2013

 

Here’s a recent tearsheet for the German Magazine, Effilee of an article that I wrote and photographed about a particular response to non-native invasive (alien) species – Muntjac Deer, Grey Squirrel and American Crayfish… the German headline has it best – something like, “Who is a stranger here is eaten”. Less sensationally, the piece explores the environmental fallout of introduced species and a discussion about both ‘speciesism’ and, the realization that we now live in an age that may come to be known as the Anthrocene.

Many thanks to the very excellent Crayfish Bob, Fergus Drennan (aka Fergus the Forager) and Mike Robinson

 

 

 

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A very Indian intimacy

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

 

Appropriately on Valentine’s Day, the New York Times carries a piece today about the changing landscape of romance and especially kissing in Indian society. During my project about documenting Delhi’s green spaces, I photographed many couples seeking intimacy in public places unable to do so at home. Here are a couple of images from the series Public Spaces, Private Lives. A fuller set ran on the Camera Obscura blog in 2009 with a little interview about the work.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

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India – New Delhi – A couple hold hands in the park at India Gate. Public displays of affection are rare in a conservative city like Delhi. The parks and open spaces however are often full of romantic couples away from the prying eyes of traditional families

 

 

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India – New Delhi – A couple in the grounds of the Purana Qila share an intimate moment

 

The girl at the Mosque

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A third image from Cairo

 

Egypt - Cairo - A young woman wearing a headscarf in the courtyard of the Ibn Tulun Mosque

Egypt – Cairo – A young woman wearing a headscarf in the courtyard of the Ibn Tulun Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boy with the facepack

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Amazing what you find walking the streets of Cairo (my new favourite city I think)…

 

 

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Egypt – Cairo – A young man smokes a shisha pipe outside an ahwa (coffeehouse) whilst wearing a facepack to look his best for his wedding later that evening

 

Football in the City of the Dead

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Wandering in Cairo on assignment…

 

Egypt - Cairo - Boys play football in an alleyway in the Northern Cemetery known as the City of the Dead

Egypt – Cairo – Boys play football in an alleyway in the Northern Cemetery known as the City of the Dead