Sri Lanka

The beginning of November saw us on assignment in the tropical island of Sri Lanka.

The trip started well with very, very comfy club sleeper seats to Chennai, India. A day of wondering around the streets, shopping, eating and having my picture taken riding a tiger in front of the Taj Mahal with Bollywood actors saw us back in the air and touching down in Colombo in the wee hours of the morning. No time to get settled as we are up early and on the streets of Colombo to start work.

Over the next three weeks we travelled up to the central regions of Sri Lanka to photograph the cultural and religious regions of the Island and meeting one of the sweetest Monks ever. We then headed south to the heavily damaged but still stunning south east and west coasts. Once on the coast motorbikes were employed as our preferred method of transport. May not sound like much but trust me its more exciting/dangerous than you would think, as anyone who has been to Sri Lanka will know. When you have a bus overtaking on a blind corner and heading straight for you, you do start to think maybe this wasn’t the best mode of transport. As most of our major journeys we made getting to shoots early morning in the dark and coming back home after the golden hours, again in the dark it seems even dafter. The advantages were great though; we could move about easily, quickly and access areas otherwise out of reach to us.

I could go on forever but if I have done my job even remotely well the images should do the speaking for me.

Hope you like………..

Roger Ford Wow! These images are incredible! Seriously awesome. The one of the boy (?) diving off the cliff into the rocky waters made me actually say “wow” out loud. Luckily I’m by myself! Ditto with the fishermen shots. Great stuff!December 15, 2010 – 4:02 pm

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