travel photography portugal

Kerry and Tara’s Portugal roadtrip – Day 1 – Ericeira to Praia da Galé.

It seems like another lifetime ago, but really it was only a few months back, in August, that one of my closest friends came over from the UK for a week. Tara and I haven’t been friends since we were little kids, we were both almost finished with university when we first met, and since then we have spent more time on opposite sides of the world than actually being in Cape Town at the same time… me on ships for 5 years and then in Portugal, Tara moving between Germany, Cape Town and now Brighton… and yet in spite…

Cape Town calling…

We’re off south again, to spend some time with friends and family, catch up on the tan and shoot a wedding in Ceres, our first South African wedding, and what better spot than in that mystical valley from the back of a juice box! For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s ok, you’re not alone… Cape Town, here I come!!

Its all about the light

Back in the day when I was studying History of Art as one of my high-school subjects we studied Van Gogh (who is still one of my favourites) and followed the evolution of his painting style from the very beginning in Holland until his death years later in France. One thing that struck me during those classes was the fact that Van Gogh made such a big deal about the quality of the light in the south of France, in comparison to the light in Holland. It was something that I didn’t understand at the time… I figured that the…

After the storm

I always make a point of going to Foz do Lizandro after heavy weather because between the flooded river and the rough seas there’s always a treasure of abandoned things washed up on the beach. It never fails to amuse and enthrall me the things I find half buried in the rain-soaked sand… once I found a mango, perfect and un-bruised. I took it home and ate it. It was delicious. Another time I found a pumpkin… we had roast chicken with pumpkin that night, and soup for several days… I didn’t tell my husband where the pumpkin came from…

A (late) spring blog post…

As is typical of me I never seem to keep up with current trends and am either way ahead of my time or rocking the retro vibe (insert sarcasm here). So this is therefore my too-cool-for-school justification for my late homage to spring… heck, were practically in summer already, but late is fashionable, or so they say, so here it is! Spring has arrived in Ericeira.

Looking Back: adventures, road trips and my last roll of film…

I love these photos for too many reasons to fully explain. The memories they carry make me nostalgic for the “old days” but also make me laugh at how silly and inexperienced we were, and how much dumb stuff we got up to… In 2006, home from my second contract as a cruise ship photographer, my good friend Tara and I decided to go on a “Thelma and Louise” road trip… except we didn’t plan on killing anyone, blowing up petrol trucks or driving off a cliff at the end… but I digress. We borrowed my dad’s 4 wheel drive…