Category - Portrait

Arequipa

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Rush

After a great five days in Cusco, I headed a little further south to Arequipa, the capital of Peru for a brief period in the mid 19th century, and still regarded by many of its inhabitants as the country’s cultural centre. Being the...

Arequipa Cops

PotD: 50 – Arequipa Cops

I took the bus from Cusco to Arequipa and spent just a couple of days here. The town is definitely on the traveller’s trail, which helps to explain the presence of several police similar to these two Arequipa cops. I think they are a...

Time out in Mendoza

Mendoza First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day...

Santiago

Aiming high in Santiago

My first visit to Santiago was when I was fifteen years old, on a family ski trip to the resorts of La Parva and then Portillo. Good skiing, great après-ski, amazing views, incredibly strong sun at that altitude that I remember burnt my exposed...

Man on a Bench

Photo of the Day: 12 – Man on a Bench

I was wandering around one of the parks in Mendoza, Argentina, and saw this gentleman sitting on a bench watching the world go by. I approached politely and he had no problem me taking his portrait. A lovely guy, from Chile originally but he...

Border guard

Photo of the Day: 10 – Border guard

How about this for a quintessential portrait of a border guard. I saw him striding over when there was a queue of us waiting to cross into Chile from Argentina, somewhere between Bariloche and Puerto Varas. He said it was okay for me to take...

Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

El Chaltén, in Patagonia

The Trek I took this image at the start of the hike called ‘Loma del Pliegue Tumbado’. It was the favourite hike of the person who checked me in at the hostel the night before and it seemed like she knew what she was talking about...

South B&B

South B&B at El Calafate

  I arrived at South B&B in El Calafate and was met at the front desk by both Javier and Andrea. They are so experienced in people coming through their doors needing advice on how to get the best out of their trip that, by the time I...

Wandering Lost in Buenos Aires

I had given myself three days in Buenos Aires before heading down south to El Calafate, just to have a little bit of time to re-orientate myself. I enjoy wandering round a city, so I’d set out early in the mornings, my Sony A7RII camera...

Stranger in the Light

Photo of the Day: 4 – Stranger in the...

Approaching a stranger and asking to take their picture is not something I have done very much of. It surprises me how often you get a ‘yes’. And those that don’t want their picture taken are happy to say no, no offence given...