Blind Faith
A blind woman prays at the main altar of St Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena. 21st April 2021. Lucia of Syracuse, venerated by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox churches as St Lucy, is the patron saint of the blind. In medieval accounts, Lucia’s eyes were gouged out before her execution during the 4th century Diocletianic Persecution, but that they were seen to be miraculously restored before her burial. Probably the best known of the Virgin Martyrs, she is one of only eight women commemorated in the Roman Catholic Canon of the Mass. St Lucia’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Colombo, and is said to be Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest parish cathedral. Construction began in 1872, but work was halted or delayed periodically for lack of funds and, though the cathedral began serving mass in 1881, it wasn’t until 1902 that the building was declared complete.

• 16mm • f/2.8 • 1/160 • ISO1600 •  5DMkIV & EF16-35/2.8L courtesy Canon/Metropolitan


The Crevices of Wolfendhal Street
Hulftsdorp, Colombo. October 2022.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/1000 • ISO400 • R6, with RF35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan

Sun, Moon, and Tree
Dawn at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 50mm • f/4 • 1/60 • ISO100 • tripod mounted • Shot on a Canon EOS 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

The View is Always Fairer from the Far Side of the Beach
Late afternoon encounters at Main Point. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 200mm • f/5.6 • 1/60 • ISO400 • polariser •

Catching the Moon
Dawn at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 50mm • f/4 • 1.3 • ISO100 • Canon 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Lunch Set Menu
The 500g ‘alagoduwa’, which we had traded a handful of Goldleafs for, was later steamed for lunch, accompanied by fried rice, salad, and chips. Weligama, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 18mm • f/3.5 • 1/400 • ISO100 • polariser •

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Night Kadé, Arugam Bay
Sri Lanka, May 2022.

• 50mm • f/1.4 • 1/100 • ISO400 • Shot on a Canon EOS 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan

Trans woman, De Saram Place, Maradana. January 2022. Shot on assignment for Panos Pictures and The Global Fund.

*shot on a Canon EOS 5DMkIV & EF 50/1.4, courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

The Rite of Penance
Whether in an act of devotion or contrition, a young woman walks the 50m aisle of St Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena, on her knees. April 2021.

5DMkIV & EF 16-35mm/2.8L courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.