based in North Yorkshire, UK
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As a photographer, I have a particular interest in different landscapes and the way they are shaped by human activity. Working closely with...
Next week is all about R O S E S ! These are some of the many beautiful scented roses grown at the Real Flower Company in Hampshire (UK). Once the British growing season is over scented garden roses, herbs and foliage are harvested at their Fairtrade sister farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya and supplied to their florist shops. Tomorrow I will be heading to Kenya to visit this very special rose farm, leaders in the field of scented rose production in Kenya and accredited with the highest levels in social and environmental standards.
One of my favourite stories from Laos published in the March edition of the Southeast Asia Globe.
21 year old, Phinanong Luesasinh has become Lao PDR’s first locally trained woman pilot. Of the 120 applicants for pilot training with humanitarian aviation organisation PACTEC she rose to be one of the top six trainees and on 20 December 2016 became a proud owner of a commercial pilot's licence.
‘At first my parents – who run a food stall at a central market - didn’t want to allow me to undertake pilot training as they thought it was too dangerous for a girl but even though it is challenging, I wanted to follow my dream and show the Lao people that women can do anything – that they can do technical work and be pilots.’
Phinanong will now fly with Lao Skyway, a private airline flying domestic routes to the capital’s north in mountainous terrain.
PACTEC is a humanitarian NGO registered in Switzerland providing expertise in aviation, communication and learning technologies to non-governmental and humanitarian organisations and government agencies worldwide.
A topical story this week as Obama pledges to double the US commitment to UXO clearance to $90mil over three years - rather sad not be in Vientiane this week for the first visit of any (sitting) US president.
Published this week on hk01: http://www.hk01.com/01影像/40258/-國際影像-老撾婦女勇拆越戰地雷-為小孩換一片安全踏足的土地
To see this story in English please check out my project page on Visura.
When I am on the road, I am always looking out for beautiful everyday objects and food in the markets and villages. These dried fish from the Nam Lo, a small tributary of the Mekong were for sale at a roadside stall by the river in Bolikhamxay province, Lao PDR.
Since living in Laos I’ve been pretty strict with myself to focus on the big ‘project’ but occasionally my itchy feet have got the better of me and I’ve gone on short expeditions for a few days or a week or two to meet people and explore places in other Asian countries. These may or may not become larger projects later but in the meantime I've added Bhutan and Vietnam and there’s a few more explorations planned for the coming months.