Chess in Almaty, Kazakhstan: a photo on Guardian Cities

In October 2017 the Guardian newspaper ran a series of features from Central Asia on the Guardian Cities webpage. The article “The decline of Russian dominance is striking: readers respond from the Stans” includes one of my photographs, of some men playing chess in Almaty in Kazakhstan. … More Chess in Almaty, Kazakhstan: a photo on Guardian Cities

Interview: Talking #TRLT (The Road Less Travelled)

I recently spoke with the people behind the #TRLT Twitter chat about my travels on The Road Less Travelled. The interview can be found in the chat’s Facebook group, and is also copied below.
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Photographs from Slovenia in the book ‘Remarkable Cricket Grounds’

In 2014 I joined a cricket team from North Wales, Carmel CC, on an unusual cricket tour – to the Former Yugoslavia. Two years later, some of my photographs from our game at the Surnikovo ground in the Slovenian Alps, against Mežica CC, have been included in Brian Levison ‘s new book Remarkable Cricket Grounds. … More Photographs from Slovenia in the book ‘Remarkable Cricket Grounds’

A travel guide to Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) for The Calvert Journal

Created by Tatars, evolved by khans, tsars and Russians, and invigorated by cosmopolitan leaders over the last ten years to attract visitors from near and far; it would be passé to describe the centre of Tatarstan as a “melting pot”, were that not the meaning of Qazan, the word the Tatars chose for their town. Distant and accessible, Russian and Muslim, with spotless avenues and open spaces to complement its cultural credentials, Kazan is a treat to explore. … More A travel guide to Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) for The Calvert Journal