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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.

MICHELE L SEFTON bought 2 coffees.

Keep sharing. We will keep enjoying, learning, and appreciating. 😊 Stay safe!

Thank you so much Michele :) x

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Kayl bought 10 coffees.

with thanks and because there is both beauty and melancholy in fallen leaves. Like a lot of your photography and writing.

Thank you so much :) This means a great deal to me. I had not considered my writing laced with melancholy, I will ponder this thought.

Timi Townsend
Timi Townsend bought 3 coffees.

Truly interesting post. I would like to know more about the concept of slow photography.

Thank you Timi Its been in my mind for some time and is beginning to get some traction so I will be sharing more thoughts and experiments in the near future. I really appreciate the support :)

Carolyn bought a coffee.

Fascinating!Interestingly, I recently finished a book wherein Hawkhurst was mentioned. I can't tell you how often this kind of thing happens to me.

Carolyn, I really can imagine. Serendipity is a wonderful thing. Tell me what book you were reading that mentions Hawkhurst? I have so many happy memories from there. Thank you so much :)