Category: Travel

The Story of a House

Yesterday saw the launch of The Story of a House – Fables and Feasts from La Creuzette. It is the book I photographed with Francois Pistorius¬†last year in Boussac, France. It is nearly a year ago we received a message from dear Isabella Niehaus on a Friday evening that just read: “Do you want to go to France and photograph a book?” The following Tuesday we were at Louis and Hardy’s home in St Helena Bay photographing the West Coast…

FoodPhoto Festival 2015

I’ve just returned from attending the FoodPhoto Festival 2015 in Vejle, Denmark. The festival was jam packed with events comprising a 2 day conference with numerous speakers, a food photography exhibition with work from around 30 photographers from around the world, numerous workshops and networking events as well as the opportunity for portfolio reviews with editors and buyers from numerous publishers and magazines in Europe. It was a fantastic experience and so worth traveling all that way but hard to…

Tawlet

Monocle Magazine recently awarded Tawlet in Beirut an 8th place on their list of Top 50 Restaurants. I was so happy when I read the wonderful news. I visited Beirut in December last year and was privileged to spend a day at Tawlet, immersing myself in the story, the food and the people who make it all happen. Beirut is one of those cities I just can not get out of my mind and the desire to return to experience more…

Beirut

It is 5pm and I am sitting in a modern, trendy coffee shop across the road from the American University of Beirut. It is easy to think that I am anywhere in the world but the noisy, crazy traffic outside and the Arabic language being spoken around me is a definite reminder that I am in Beirut. It is winter and already dark but I am still dressed in shorts. The weather has been fantastic, beautiful days spent in this…

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