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New Vanuatu Book underway…..(just waiting for these ##$$%!!! travel restrictions to be lifted).

I’ve embarked on another coffee-table book – the fourth in my South Pacific gift book series – anticipating travel restrictions caused by this wretched virus will be lifted shortly……(I know, wishful thinking)

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Queensland Road Trip (for photographers)

I’ve just travelled five thousand kilometres – from Brisbane to Cairns and back over 21 days – and I’m thinking I’ve only just scratched the surface of what there is to photograph in Queensland. Ribbons of white beaches, pristine barrier reef islands, towering rainforests with fan-leaf canopies, some pretty special waterfalls, and more than a...

WHEN THE JOURNEY IS THE GOAL – TUSCANY ON A MOTORBIKE

It’s 10 0’clock on a clear, sunny morning and I’m weaving through the picturesque Italian countryside of Tuscany, a landscape sprinkled with fairytale hamlets and a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves about three hours north of Rome. The soaring notes of El Divo’s Nella Fantasia are playing through my headphones and the engine of my 700cc BMW is humming effortlessly beneath me. I’m in a t-shirt and jeans travelling with five other riders including our Italian tour guide, Enrico Rubaldo Fulvio Grassi.

VENICE – WITHOUT A CAMERA

It’s a curse that as a professional travel photographer I feel compelled to leave my camera gear behind when I’m on holiday so I can have a genuine break from my job.

And it’s not surprising that the gods who peer down on me from Venice’s grand basilicas appear to mock me as I wander, having born eternal witness to the stupidity of the notion.

I-PHONE IN ROME

….then, as if dining directly in front of the Pantheon on a balmy night in Rome was not enough, came the soaring notes of a lone Opera singer (even the buskers here have style!!).

Samoa’s Highlights

. “You sound like you’ve been here before, what would you recommend?” asked the couple I shared the half hour shuttle ride from the Faleolo International Airport to Apia.  Although I’d not been to Samoa for five years, this was actually my 10th photo assignment so I felt reasonably well equipped to make at least a...

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