Having completed the 1,400km Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国遍路) earlier this year, writing a daily journal while on the trail, I have now collated 100 of my favourite images into a book which hopefully captures some of the essence of what makes Shikoku so special. Read more
If you enjoyed the visual and musical tour-de-forces of Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka in the 80’s and 90’s then you will undoubtedly be looking forward to the upcoming Samsara which is being released next month (directed by Ron Fricke).
SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.
While most people who visit Hong Kong rarely venture outside the central hub of the city focused around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon there is considerably more to be found to the north in the New Territories. Two weeks ago I took a trip to Hong Kong Wetland Park (香港濕地公園) for a chance to explore a different side of the metropolis. Read more
Last weekend I visited The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) garden at Wisley in Surrey, south of London, which is one of the three most visited paid gardens in the UK (alongside Kew Gardens). It probably wouldn’t have been somewhere I’d visit usually but the opportunity arose and it was nice to get some fresh air and enjoy the newly opened “Butterflies in the Glasshouse” event. Read more