The bund, Shanghai
Another shot from the Pettah market in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
What caught my eyes here was both the stare of the woman and the Che Guevara stamp on the tuk tuk. Especially because I was there during the ten days before the general election of 8th January 2015.
Check out my reportage "Serendipity" HERE.
Dingirimanike - 79 years old - is the grandmother of a family of artisans who lives in the surroundings of Kandy, Sri Lanka. They manufacture ornaments for the religious festivals (the most famous is the Kandy Perahera festival) and they transmit the skills from generation to generation.
Check out my "Serendipity" project in Sri Lanka HERE.
A portrait of Dingirimanike can be found in my life-time project WRINKLES.
I got into this unusual scene while walking the streets of Kandy in Sri Lanka. I found it very funny and I took the shot.
After taking the shot I went to the other side to check out what they were looking at.
Do you want to know it, right?
Well, I think that leaving it to your fantasy is much better !
Check out my project "Serendipity" about the 10 days before the general election held on 8th January 2015 in Sri Lanka HERE
Sri Lankan police service is the civilian national police force of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and it counts with approximately 85.000 agents.
The role of the police force became crucial during the years of the internal conflicts and many police officers were killed in the line of duty against terrorist attacks.
The officers in this image were overlooking the area of Galle Face Beach in Colombo at the sunset hour, when many people go to see the sun going down into the ocean and to eat at the kiosks on the beach.
Check out my project "Serendipity" about the 10 days before the historical general elections held in Sri Lanka on 8th January 2015 HERE
Shoreditch is one of my preferred spot in London. Permeated by hipster culture, in Shoreditch empty walls are future murals. The neighbourhood’s industrial warehouses and dingy side streets offer plenty of potential space waiting to be reimagined. Old brick warehouses have transformed into interactive art galleries, countless buildings have served as Banksy’s canvases and, walking down the streets of the area, you will meet a lot of characters.
Street photography is a very simple concept. It is the random meeting of form and content, caught by the photographer in a way that tells a compelling story in a compelling way. It is my way to let someone who is looking to my work to smell and feel the street.
In a sense, it is the mirror or the window thru which I see the world around me.
Check out my lifetime street photography project URBAN BEAUTY.
Mostar is a Bosnian city that suffered greatly during the inter-ethnic wars from 1992 to 1995 that resulted from the collapse of Yugoslavia.
Initially a Serbian force shelled the city from the eastern hills killing thousands and forcing even more from their homes. Croats and Muslims combined to expel the Serbs but shortly afterwards became adversaries. The Croat forces took over the western bank expelling Muslims and the city became divided along the river.
The Stari Most bridge was a favoured target for Croat artillery based in the western hills, and on November 9 1993 a direct hit collapsed the bridge into the river.
The Dayton Agreement established a unified city corporation, which concentrated on rebuilding the city centre and culminated in the reopening of the new Stari Most bridge in July 2004.
Walking the streets of Central Hong Kong any given Sunday you will notice thousands of foreign domestic helpers gathering with families and friends.
They recreate a sort of home atmosphere on the streets with umbrellas and cardboards and they meet to eat, chat and dance on the sidewalks.
Police force defending the building of the Milan Stock Exchange during a protest. The famous middle finger by Cattelan sticks out in the background.
Incidentally, an elephant from the elephant parade was benefiting from the protection of the police.
The elephant parade is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1991 and, in the shadow of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, it is home to a lioness caught in a snare and lion confiscated from illegal lion breeders, injured raptors, poisoned vultures, Porsche the cheetah, wild dogs and many more.
Alongside the education of locals through facilitated tours of the centre, Moholoholo is the only facility in southern Africa to have successfully bred the endangered crowned eagle. They have also successfully trappend and relocated 10-15 leopards per year over the last years - some have been relocated as far as Malawi! Offering this relocation option has prevented local farmers from killing leopards they perceive to be a problem.
In fact, Moholoholo is often the first port of call for neighbouring landowners and local farmers when animals are causing problems on the land or are found needing treatment.
Tivoli is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and - with 4M million visitors in 2012 - it is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling.
If you walk in Times Square - New York - you will probably find cowgirls or cowboys playing guitar naked and posing for pictures with tourists.
Behind this show there is a real business fight between a veteran cowgirl stripper - Sandy Kane - and cowboy Robert Burke who owns the naked cowboy trademark. In 2013 Sandy Kane sent Burke a cease-and-desist letter to try stopping him from using cowgirl “imposters” in his act.
Burke charges $5,000 per year or $500 per month for others to join his lucrative busking franchise. Astonishingly, he is said to be worth over $2 million, but has not filed a trademark for the cowgirl character.
This image is part of the project Serendipity, an emotional journey in Sri Lanka during the 10 days before one of the major events of the recent history of the country: the presidential election held on 8 January 2015.
This image represents in a compelling way the attitude and willingness of the Sri Lankan people to move forward after all the major difficulties they went thru in the last 30 years (25 years of cruel war and the tsunami in 2004).
Check out the whole project here.
Young travellers resting outside Dubrovnik's walls.
Every Saturday and Sunday at People's Park in Shanghai parents go hunting for spouses for their daughters. The "prey" have the most desirable car, house and a good salary and they advertise their own daughters with pictures and describing their qualities.
On October 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) celebrated the 110th anniversary of the New York City subway system with two days of opportunities for the public to take the train as generations of customers have done in the past.
The first subway line, which connected City Hall with Harlem, opened on Oct. 27, 1904. That four-track line ran under Park Avenue South to Grand Central, across 42nd Street to Times Square, and up Broadway to 145th Street.