Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Sri Lanka with Food & Travel

In January I travelled to Sri Lanka on assignment for Food & Travel magazine, accompanied by well-known food writer Michael Raffael. We were met at the airport by our guide and a driver, and spent the next 7 days in a frantic whistle stop tour of the island.

In between exhausting 10 hour drives on twisty roads and dropping my camera in the sea, we managed to squeeze in a tour of a tea factory and a ride hot air balloon, all the while enjoying the exceptional hospitality of the Sri Lankan people. You can see a selection of pictures from the assignment on my main website or, better yet, pick up a copy of the April issue of Food & Travel at your local newsagent.

While assignments like this sound wonderful, and believe me they are great fun, don't underestimate how difficult they can be. We were on the road for 7 days with no time to recover from jet lag, spending each night in a different town with some of them separated by as much as 10 hours driving.

If you do the maths you will see that doesn't leave much time for shooting. And even at the end of the day my work was not over, as I would then have to photograph my dinner before I could eat it!

In future posts I'll talk in more detail about how some of the pictures were made.

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