Family Time at the Bay
Evening at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 18mm • f/3.5 • 1/250 • ISO400 • 600D & EF-S18-200/3.5-5.6 •


The Waiting Sea
Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka.

• 24mm • f/2.8 • 1/640 • ISO100 • 600D & EF-S24/2.8• circular polariser •

December 26th 2022 marks eighteen years since the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004, when the Indian Ocean rose up and killed over 35,000 Sri Lankans in two massive waves (the second measured as high as 11m, in places). The country suffered the second highest number of deaths in the Indian Ocean (after Indonesia which, being proximate to the epicentre of the underwater quake that caused the tsunami, lost almost 200,000 dead and missing). Over half a million people were displaced in Sri Lanka, as almost 90,000 coastal homes and buildings were destroyed by the waves. Over 250,000 people are estimated to have died in minutes, in fifteen countries, from Southeast Asia to East Africa. In island nations like Sri Lanka, the sea would never be looked at quite the same again.

Baby Steps

Narigama Beach, Hikkaduwa. January 2022.

• 105mm • f/4 • 1/2000 • ISO100 • 5DMkIV & EF 24-105/f4L, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan

Riders Wanted
Whisky Point, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 200mm • f/5.6 • 1/500 • ISO100 • polariser •

Going in Over the Reef at Main Point
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 50mm • f/2.8 • 1/250 • ISO100 • Canon 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Surya Yama
Holidaymakers line Ventura Beach, as if in ritual worship of the last light of the day. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story,Eternal Bentota, ran in the November 2016 issue.

Monsoon Morning
Talalla Bay, with Kottagoda Point in the distance. Sri Lanka, July 2020.

Evening on Ventura Beach, Bentota
One of the best beaches on Sri Lanka’s west coast, Ventura isn’t much affected by seasonal weather patterns such as the monsoons, attracting tourists and day trippers with its consistently broad sandy expanses. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story, Eternal Bentota, ran in the November 2016 issue.

Transitional Time and Space
A quartering of the frame between land and sea, light and darkness. Austen and Dante. Sunset on Kosgoda Beach. December 2019.

Morning on Waikkal Beach
Pristine and empty beaches north of Negombo, on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Shot for my photo story, ‘Waterworld Waikkal‘, which ran in the December 2016 issue of Explore Sri Lanka.