A young boy in a small village school in Bangladesh

Harpoon fishermen, Dili, Timor-Leste

A young Toraja girl at a funeral in Rantepao, Sulawesi (Indonesia)

This intimidating and sinister-looking carnival group known as Lanset Kod, symbolises Haiti’s struggle against slavery. The men are covered with a mixture of charcoal and cane syrup, and run through the crowds, spreading fear while attempting to smear their gunk over anyone who gets in their way.

A young girl we met in Oman


Two Uyghur men solve the world's problems in Kashgar, China

Reena, on her wedding day in Sikar, India

A young Turkana herder in Kenya

The handsome captain of our small sailing ship in Djibouti

Yasmina in Lotfallah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Mariel, originally from Dominican Republic, having fun in a pub in London

Hmong man in Ban Pho Lang Chang village, Laos

Devotee turning a prayer wheel in Alchi Monastery, Ladakh, India

A woman carrying water from the well in a small village in Ghana


A young child from the El Molo tribe, Lake Turkana, Kenya

Mother and child on Don Khone Island, Laos

Woman picking rice near Kantanagar, Bangladesh


Sadhu at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Usually draped in hues of saffron, their hardened faces marked with sacred ash, sadhus are considered the holiest beings in the Hindu faith, ascetics who’ve successfully let go of all attachments to society – material, familial, sexual – in pursuit of total liberation from ignorance and desires.

They are deeply revered and looked up to for guidance and blessings. Yet, having neither means of income, nor any possessions including a place to stay, they live in absolute poverty and depend entirely on the kindness and donations of strangers to get by.

And a lot of cannabis.

The Hindu god Shiva is said to have enjoyed smoking cannabis, and because of that sadhus see their use of the drug as receiving a blessing from him. While cannabis is technically illegal in Nepal, the police seem to ignore any sadhus partaking in the drug providing they do not sell it on.

Seen at Bristol Comic Con, UK

School children at Ecole A, Burkina Faso

The late, great, Stephanie

We met this family in southern Ethiopia, and they asked us to take their portrait and send it to them, which we did. I think it is a fascinating insight into cultural priorities and values that they grabbed the goats for the family picture, but not the cute little puppy: the goats convey their wealth whereas the dogs are just chattel.

One of the living history group "The Ragged Victorians" at SS Great Britain, UK

Suspicious eyes, Flores Island, Indonesia

A man from the Hadzabe tribe in Tanzania, the last full-time hunter-gatherers in Africa

An old man in Yemen

A nun at Likir Monastery, Ladakh (India)

Ablutions at Galtaji Temple, Jaipur, India

Jen and Simon

The Flaming Feathers Burlesque Dance Troupe

Surfers on The Severn Bore, UK

Mother and child, Tibet


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