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Alem Lisboa // Beyond Lisbon

Beyond Lisbon is a guide book project I’ve been partnering on, and our first book is a walking guide to the beautiful countryside and coast to the west and south of the city.

You really don't have to go far out of Lisbon to get off the beaten track.  Despite being so close to a large capital city the Lisbon region has so many incredible natural wonders to offer, from waterfalls to caves, wild beaches to ancient forests.

The Lisbon region is packed with natural wonders, many of which are unknown to the locals or not covered by the usual guidebooks.  Covering an area that is within an hour's drive from the centre of Lisbon, these walks provide a welcome escape from city life, which will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure and a love of nature.

The book will be available in March from all good bookstores in Portugal, and online from Chaido Editora’s website.  You can find out more about the Alem Lisboa project by visiting our site.


Photographing Burma eBook

Burma, the golden land.  

When I first started researching my trip I came across so many stunning images of the country, images of places so perfect that it didn’t seem possible they really existed.  A huge plain covered in thousands of beautiful buddhist temples shrouded in dawn mist.  An amazing teak bridge that carried monks from one side of a lake to the other as the sun rose.  A huge rock, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff and painted gold by worshipping pilgrims.  A lake, with entire communities living in villages perched on stilts above the water, and where fishermen used huge baskets and rowed their boats with their legs.  And of course the monks.  So many photographs of monks.  It was as though these places had all sprung out of the overactive imagination of some travel photographer as some fantasy ideal place to visit and photograph.  I couldn't believe that they were real!

But these places, and so many more in this incredible country are real and every bit as amazing in reality as they appear in photographs.  Burma truly is a stunning country and a wonderful place to visit.

In this ebook I’ve tried to pass on as much of what I learned while photographing this breathtaking country as possible with advice on photogenic places to visit and tips on some of the practicalities like when the locations are best photographed and how to get there.  With each of the over 120 images I’ve provided a description of where and how and, where possible, why the image was taken and what I was hoping to achieve when photographing the scene. 

While by no means a definitive guide to every location in Burma, the book nevertheless is a great starting point for any trip to Burma, and with that in mind I hope that both the images and information here will provide inspiration and some solid advice about visiting and photographing this truly wonderful country.

The book is available for download by clicking on the link to the itunes store below.