Earlier this year I was contacted by Flydoscope Magazine to be a tourist in my “home town”… its always fun to pretend to be a foreigner (well, I kind-of am a foreigner) in a city that I know so well, a travel photographer in Lisbon for the first time. Its a challenge, actually, to see a place you know well with fresh eyes but I really enjoyed this assignment and in this digital era it´s always a thrill to see my work in print, and even more exciting that it was the cover story. Bonus points, the editor who commissioned…
Some work I did a while back for Pistola e Corazon, in Lisbon. Photos by me and illustration overlays by Marta Fea, the creative genius and co-owner of this amazing taco joint… best tacos in the city! Food Photographer Lisbon
Back in Portugal, these are a few photos of Lisbon from several different trips to the city, many of them outtakes from other assignments and some just from wandering the streets… Lisbon has a very particular light that is hard to describe but wonderful to photograph. SaveSave SaveSave
From Faial we hopped on a ferry across to Pico, named for the volcanic mountain peak that dominates the skyline and is visible from almost everywhere on the island, as well as from the neighbouring Faial and São Jorge. Pico is famous for her mountain (obviously) and also for her wine. We were ill equipped to climb mountains so made up for it by drinking a lot of wine instead. Pico is known for her wines and it is mind-blowing that the first people here even managed to get vines to grow in this harsh, windy climate and volcanic terrain….
A few months ago I spent the day in Lisbon shooting the LX Factory for Transavia´s onboard publication, Enjoy! Magazine. You can see the online edition HERE or onboard Transavia over the next few months.
Last summer we took a trip to the Azores islands, more specifically the central group that consists of Faial, Pico and São Jorge. These volcanic islands are absolutely spectacular and still relatively undiscovered… and hopefully they stay that way. Faial is a stopping point on most transatlantic sailboat voyages so in spite of it being a tiny island lost in the middle of the ocean, the vibe here is super international, with the sailing crowd from all over the world in town, fixing boats, topping up supplies and just generally taking advantage of a few days on land. SaveSave
Towards the end of last year I travelled out to Évora to shoot the Albergaria do Calvario, a boutique hotel inside the walls of the old town, in the historic heart of the city. These are some of my favourite images and you can see more on their website HERE. SaveSave SaveSave
Last year we visited one of my closest friends in Brighton and spent a few days exploring the town and surrounding countryside. I must admit that living in the UK has never been something that appeals to me so I haven´t spent much time on this rainy island… I have a penchant for countries with inefficient politicians and great weather… but Brighton´s quirky open-mindedness and colourful houses really captured a place in my heart. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
From the Ionian Islands we ferried back to the mainland and drove north to Igoumenitsa, a port city with several ferry lines running across to the south of Italy. The crossing was overnight and took about 10 hours which was perfect as we slept through most of it anyway. The noise of the engines and the waves crashing on the hull were reminiscent of our cruise ship days and even the smell in the crew area was the same, a particular mix of grease, sweat and stale cigarette smoke that is hard to define but very particular to ships. Once…
From Kefalonia we hopped onto another ferry to Ithaki, a tiny unassuming island that turned out to be the highlight of Greece, maybe even the highlight of the entire trip? Hard to say… but it´s up there in our top 5 favourite places. We arrived in mid September, so the tourist season was well and truly over, but the weather was still great and we had the place more or less to ourselves. I´m sure that in August the vibe would have been quite different, but during the time we were there, the island was sleepy and laid-back. Locals just…