I am excited to announce that I now have a website dedicated solely to Photo Escapes Films, the film production company that I set up recently with John Alexander. We focus primarily on cinematic travel shorts, and are currently in the process of try to get our ‘Photo Escapes’ series commissioned. The idea of our Photo Escapes series is that we create behind the scenes films about travel photography, offering tips on how to improve, but also offering information and the places we go and the people we meet. All the while, we aim to make our films as visually beautiful as possible (apart from John’s face…no amount of make up can do anything about that!).
Our most recent release is a three part series from Kerala in India. This was my second time in India, and I am completely hooked! Kerala offered up wonderfully friendly locals, endless delicious food (quail egg curry being my favourite) and a variety of fantastic photography opportunities; the misty Munnar hills, enthusiastic tea pickers, and angry monkeys! Here are the three videos, and a few of the photos that feature in the films.
We spent time photographing the Chinese fishing nets in Kochi, before heading further down the coast to Varkala. There, we befriended and photographed the local fishermen on Kappil Beach, watching in awe as they brought in 2km long fishing nets. Our final stop was the stunning mountain scenery around Munnar, where we ditched our luggage and travelled by scooter, giving us the freedom to get stuck into some landscape photography.
Traditional Chinese fishing nets at sunrise, Fort Kochi
Indian street scene outside a temple, Fort Kochi
Traditional Chinese fishing nets at dawn, Fort Kochi
Fishermen at Kappil Beach, Varkala
Tea pickers on a tea estate in the plantations near Munnar in the Western Ghats Mountains, Kerala, India
Waterfall in the Western Ghats Mountains, Munnar
Sri Subramaniya Swamy Hindu Temple in Munnar
Portrait taken on the train from Varkala to Munnar
Old twisted tree roots
Sorting ginger at a market in Fort Kochi
Street scene, Fort Kochi
Munnar, Western Ghats Mountains, Kerala