Honorable mentions in Global Travel Photo Contest 2011

Quick news flash here guys. The three images above all just received honorable mentions in Planet Magazine‘s 3rd anual ‘Global Travel Photo Contest 2011’. You can see these images amongst a bunch of other mostly really good travel photos at the contest gallery, definitely worth a quick look. Tip: click on the gallery button when…

Night soccer on Ipanema beach

Here’s another gritty urban night soccer scene coming to you from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, though this time from the adjacent Ipanema beach rather than Copacabana. I love the action in this shot, these guys were just having a kick around, nothing organised, but they went all out to every contest, was awesome to watch.…

Help!! I’m stuck in a Tourist Trap!

Ever felt like a sweaty head of cattle herded into an overcrowded corral full of stressed, thirsty animals with no way out and little to do but consume the feed provided and take out your frustration on other unfortunate beasts in the same predicament? If you answered yes then likely you too have fallen straight…

Night soccer on Copacabana beach

Quite possibly one of my favourite things about Rio de Janeiro is the awesome beach culture. From dawn till dusk the beaches are positively alive with action. Hawkers roam, beach bars abound, volleyball and soccer nuts send sand flying while swimmers, runners, bladers, boarders and surfers all also find their space. Am I forgetting anything?…

Mark of excellence award received

Occassionally I make a few forays into the shady world of online photography competitions. Often they appear to be thinly veiled money making schemes or fronts by companies to cheaply acquire imagery for marketing purposes. However, would I complain if I were to win a few thousand dollars in cash as a result of entering?…

Salvador Beach Boys

Hey guys here’s another post coming to you from Bahia in Northern Brazil. I took this photo down on the beach at Porto de Barra in Salvador. It is a seriously hectic urban beach on a Sunday, packed with families kicking back drinking beer, eating moqueca, listening to music through old school ghetto blasters and…

Dancing in the street!

Hi guys here’s a quick post again from Boipeba in Brazil. My friend Izalice (who features in the right portrait in the diptych from my last post) is a talented professional dancer. While giving me a last minute tour of Boipeba, Iza spontaneously broke out into some ‘Forró’ (a traditional northeastern Brazilian dance influenced by…