Tags archives: travel

Copenhagen on the Cheap

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Before my friend and I decided to visit Copenhagen, Denmark we looked into costs and decided we could just about manage a four day trip. "I'm literally packing pasta", my friend said, "because the blog I read said you couldn't get a sandwich for less than £20". A colleague at work told me alcohol was ridiculously expensive, and if we wanted to drink we ough[...]

Photographer Interview: Marco Fava

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Marco Fava's photographs document the human traces left behind on Italy's natural and industrial landscape. Tell us a little about yourself and your work. I live in Piacenza, a small city in north Italy and I work as a freelance architect. I became interested in photography many years ago, but it wasn't until my university studies that my approach to ph[...]

Travelling Mother and Daughter: Interview with Isabelle Von Coels

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German-born Isabelle (Isi) Von Coels was twenty six years old when her daughter, Kim, was born, and throughout Kim’s childhood, Isi travelled as a single mum to South America, Australia and other places around the world. Kim recently had her own child, Xahli, and spends time between Isi's home in Portugal, New Zealand and Glastonbury, UK. Now Isi is a grandm[...]

Photographer Interview: Ioana Cîrlig

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Ioana Cîrlig is a twenty seven year-old Romanian photographer, whose images document the country's landscape and its people; haunted by the remnants of industrialisation. Firstly, tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I studied Cinematography in Bucharest and worked for a few years as a staff photographer for a newspaper before deciding to ded[...]

Advice for an Aspiring Hiker

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Hiking is great, the fresh air, the exercise, the freedom, the escape from the hectic pace of modern life. A long distance hike can help slow your mind down, giving you some space to think, time to sort through the million ideas buzzing round your brain, time away from the constant beep of emails, texts, facebook and all the other distractions we have grown [...]

Getting Started, Getting Here

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"That's it," I said, sitting back and looking round at my friends. "That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to live in the woods". It was the early autumn of 2012, three of us sat in my friend's room having just watched 'Into the Wild'. The other two agreed enthusiastically. Phrases like "it would be great", "totally amazing" and "me too!" were thrown aroun[...]

A Photographic Journal: Hitchhiking Europe

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I became lost trying to define myself as a photographer as my priorities changed resulting in a shift from fashion-photography I had been dedicatedly pursuing prior. In February 2013 I was sat in the passenger seat of a car in Lithuania when I discovered an image of soviet architecture through the car windscreen. Two months later I was stood at the side of[...]

Photographer Interview: Francesca Beltran

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What’s your story?  Describe your practise in a nutshell. In a nutshell, I have always been obsessed with music and traveling, and my work is the result of my attempt to incorporate these two passions into my professional life. Photography has always been my way to capture the world around me and to express myself creatively but it took me a while to look a[...]

A Photographic Journal: Tainan

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During my time in Taiwan I spent as much time as possible exploring with my Hasselblad. It was the first time I had taken my camera out properly since quitting fashion photography and it gave me a reason to truley explore this new, bizarre country, more thoroughly than I would have done otherwise. A lot of these images were taken during Taoist rituals and c[...]

A Photographic Journal: An American Roadtrip

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"Our road trip started in Banning, CA where we chased cars down the freeway to Las Vegas, NV and watched the sun rise from our hotel balcony after a trippy night in “the city of sin”. We all wore matching Hawaiian shirts and I won eighty bucks from a dollar in a slot machine. From Vegas we drove through the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon, AZ and stayed in t[...]

Thames Town: An English Ghost Town in Shanghai

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Green-lit in the Shanghai government’s 2001 ‘One City, Nine Towns’ program, and completed in 2006 with a capacity for around 10,000 permanent residents, the town stands now, eight years later, as a largely forgotten failed experiment. It’s quite a trek from the centre - it can take up to two hours by metro and taxi - but for a unique experience of bemusement[...]

A Photographic Journal: Beit Hakerem

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The neighborhood's name was based on the verse in Nehemiah 3:14 ''the Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Rekab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place." Beit Hakerem was the first Jewish neighbourhood to be built in south-west Jerusalem and was at the time separated from the rest o[...]

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