Breakfast in Pettah #9
A potential customer checks his resources before ordering breakfast from a stall on New Moor Street, in Hulftsdorp. October 2022.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/2000 • ISO200 • R6 & RF 35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan


“You Owe Me a Maalu Paang!”*
Dramatics on New Moor Street, Hultsfdorp. October 2022.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/1600 • ISO200 • R6 & RF 35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

*fish bun.

International Relations
Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. January 2022. Shot on assignment for Panos Pictures and The Global Fund.

*shot on a Canon EOS 5DMkIV & EF 24-105/f4L, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Faces at the Bar #25
Rare, Park Street, Colombo. December 2015.

Bannermen #3

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Children parade in their house colours at an athletics meet in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College, in September 2018. I really like the colour processing of the 7DMkII and the EF100-400/4.5-5.6L lens combo; and it really shows it off in this photo, representing both bright colours and skin tone so beautifully, even at long range and a high shutter speed.

Hewisi Pooja, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy #3

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thammettama drummer plays during a musical ceremony on the lower floor of the temple’s main shrine. The twin thammettama are traditional Sri Lankan drums, played with curved sticks called kadippuwa in Sinhalese. Hewisi is a form of religious music once reserved for use by Kandyan royal decree. Today, hewisi is still used almost exclusively in Buddhist ceremonies, and is seen as an offering in itself. Shot on assignment for The New York Times; specifically for Lucas Peterson’s travel piece, An Island Nation that is Best Savored Slowly“, which ran in the Frugal Traveler column on 30th January 2019.

Pre-Performance Butterflies

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Primary school choir at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College. December 2018.

“Ralahamita Lace?”

Lace Vendor, Maharagama, Sri Lanka by Son of the Morning Light on
Maharagama textile bazaar, Sri Lanka. April 2018.