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I am a freelance photojournalist and itinerant story teller. A life alternative.

I have always been a photographer but in 2003 I quit my job in a professional darkroom, sold my house, gave my possessions to charity and headed to the Middle East.

The invasion of Iraq was underway and I began working on humanitarian projects with Iraqi refugees in Damascus, Syria. I made myself quite at home in the oldest city on earth, I bought an old house and began renovating it.

Then, well, then the war. I managed to survive a couple of years of it until being forced to leave, I gave the keys to the house to a Syrian refugee family and moved to Istanbul with little more than I had ten years previously.

My commercial work helps to fund my personal work, my focus now is on telling stories, the human condition, its resilience and constant ability to surprise with humility and endurance.




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Peter & Babs
Peter & Babs bought 5 coffees.

Loving the stories and pictures as always - keep this up loving it cant wait to see more....

Thanks chaps :) Will see what I can do Hope all is well with you- Appreciate the coffee-thank you

Someone bought 3 coffees.

Excellent posts about places I know almost nothing about.  I have heard of the country of Bulgaria and assume it was started by Bulgars, but that is about it.  Thanks you for the great writing.  

Thank you Robert. I am so glad I was able to offer some insight Your coment and support is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Lukas Zpira
Lukas Zpira bought 3 coffees.

Enjoy the coffee and keep doing great photos.

Thank you so much Lukas :) I will do my best. The coffee is greatly appreciated

Fola
Fola bought 3 coffees.

Love your work it's so beautiful.

Thank you so much. It really is so inspiring to wake up and read your comment, your support is really very encouraging:) Thank you

Keith Tomlinson
Keith Tomlinson bought a coffee.

I look forward to your photos and inspiring stories.  Keep up the good work John!

Cheers Keith So happy you feel inspired- Much appreciated thank you