Colombo, Sri Lanka. October 2022.

• 70mm • f/2.8 • 1/200 • ISO16000 •


Happy Days
Main Point, Arugam Bay. May 2022.

• 50mm • f/1.4 • 1/50 • ISO200 • Shot on a Canon 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan

Court of the People
Young protestors celebrate as news arrives on social media that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapakse has agreed to step down. Galle Face Court, Colombo. 9th July 2022. Months of public protest culminated in violent clashes between demonstrators and the authorities, and the storming of the presidential palace and several government offices. Rajapakse would flee to the Maldives four days later, accused of corruption and ineptness, and causing the biggest economic disaster in the country’s recorded history.

• 18mm • f/3.5 • 1/2500 • ISO400 •

Schoolboy, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Shot in November 2018, for Smart Media and Gateway College.
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Schoolgirl, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College, in November 2018.
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Exploring the Kandy Lake

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Anuradha Perera and Shermaine Willis, shot on assignment for Ashraff Associates and The Radh, Kandy. Sri Lanka, October 2018. The pretty, and relatively small, Kandy Lake, created in the late 19th century by flooding an expanse of paddy fields, is easily explored in a small boat hired at the promenade, a few minutes walk from the city’s major hotels.
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Primary school children in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College in October 2018.
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Snack Break

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A primary school pupil in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, enjoys his midmorning biscuits. Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College, in October 2018.
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Family Holidays to Ella

A fifth plate from the New York Times of 30th January 2019 shows my photograph of a family enjoying a stop at a small railway station on the wonderfully picturesque Colombo-Badulla rail route, now considered one of the world’s great train journeys. Family holidays by train to the “up country”, as the Central Highlands are called here, are a Sri Lankan tradition left over from a 20th century era when the middle class didn’t have as much access to personal transport as it does today. In spite of rapid improvements in living standards, many Sri Lankan families still choose the train for a touch of nostalgia. This picture was part of an assignment for the New York Times Travel‘s Frugal Traveler column, specifically for award-winning travel journalist Lucas Peterson’s piece, “An Island Nation that is Best Savored Slowly”. Pick up a copy, or check it out online, for more photos, and the full story.

Morning Coffee

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Shermaine Willis and Anuradha Perera, shot for Ashraff Associates and The Radh, Kandy. October 2018.