A new year in Valparaíso

Hi guys here’s a quick summer fun snap I took on new year’s day 2011. This is of a friend of a friend, Camila, playing that weird seemingly pointless bat and ball game that Europeans and South Americans are crazy about. I’m sorry but how is it a game if nobody can win? …please someone…

Down and out in Puerto Montt

Hi guys, here’s another quick post from’ Puerto Montt in southern Chile. On top of the grimy, fishing port-city vibe that I discussed in the last post, Puerto Montt is also suffering from an economic slump as a result of a contagious disease outbreak in 2008 that devastated the formerly booming salmon farming industry. It…

Reading the abstract in Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt, capital of the Chilean Lakes district, is possibly the grimiest city I’ve ever visited. It is perpetually drizzling, blanketed with sea mist, the streets are lined with a kind of dirty, greasy residue and the smell of sea-decay blows in from the fishing port that dominates the city. Yet I dug the vibe,…

Hiking into Chile’s secret valley

This post comes to you from a fabled valley hidden deep in Chile’s Northern Patagonia. After a five-hour slog through dense temperate rainforest, contending with eight-foot mud trenches and precarious river crossings, my friend Romain and I arrived at an awe-inspiring Garden of Eden: Cochamó Valley. No car has ever penetrated this valley, no road…

Abandoned in Chile!

Hi guys, here’s another post from down in Chile’s northern Patagonia. I don’t often photograph architecture but this scene just really captured my attention. I was being shown around some remote subsistence farm properties in the Relconcaví Estuary when I noticed this house. It is an abandoned settler home that is now boarded up and…

Encounters with Patagonian Fisherman

Here’s another quick post from northern Patagonia. This time from the Reloncaví estuary which sits directly south-east of Puerto Montt in the the lakes district of Chile. It is a stunningly beautiful landscape dominated by ice capped volcanoes, sheer granite cliffs, impenetrable four thousand year old rainforests and an almost entire lack of roads. Travelling…

Sailing Patagonia

Hi guys, today’s post comes from a sailing trip I had the pleasure of doing last December with ‘Sailing Patagonia‘ in Chile. Carlos Lonza invited me aboard his fine vessel named ‘Agartha’ for 5 days of cruising Patagonian fjordlands, pirate tales, ghost ship encounters and dining on Chile’s finest seafood and wine. This photograph is…