A photo I took in the Democratic Republic of Congo was given an Honourable Mention in the Professional Photojournalism category in the International Colour Awards. The International Colour Awards is the "leading global award honouring excellence in colour photography. Now in its 14th year, this celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual contest and online gala awards, streaming the world's most watched photo
While driving down dusty African roads or weaving through the busy streets of small towns of Asia, I regularly pass by incredible street scenes that I wish I could stop and photograph. These scenes are fleeting glimpses that show the regular life of the local population as they buy produce at a market, wait patiently on their bicycle taxi for a customer, deal with the local authorities, fix motorcycle tires, prepare their food and sit in their stores and stare out the store f
Time is a valuable commodity in life, it’s something we can’t get back once it’s gone and, in most cases, we are always looking for ways to get more of it. When I started taking photos professionally, I didn’t make the connection between time and the quality of my photos, nor did I see time as something that enhanced my creativity. Time was a concept that I related to other things like long plane rides, traffic jams and shift work. When taking photos, I always need more time!
Ayerawaddy River, Myanmar. Nikon D850, Nikkor 24-120 f4 I captured a photo at sunset while riding on a riverboat in Myanmar. It was well past the magic moment of the sunset, but there were still deep-dark colours in the sky. We were heading to a spot where the river was met by two other sections of the river and the water was choppy. I was pushing my camera settings to compensate for the darkness and I thought that most of the images I was taking would be too dark and grainy.