Here are some photographs taken on one of my trips to Pakistan. There will be black and white images, as well as colour, in my forthcoming book Travels with My Hat.
Travels with My Hat is a memoir of my adventures as a travel writer in Africa, South Asia and the Arab world. Beautifully designed, it is lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps and includes poignant correspondence with my mother who had never left Australia.
When I would think, well this is what I've come for and the physical and psychological demands of the effort to get here, are now worth it...
When I first set foot in Morocco as a young backpacker in the 1960s, I was captivated by the ever changing desert and mountain scenery, its colourful peoples and fascinating souqs. My book Collins Independent Travellers Guide to Morocco was published in 1990.
Some 1.3 billion people in the world lack access to clean water. Women and children spend an estimated 200 million hours a day hauling water, often over great distances from the source. Here Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa, one of the driest places on earth.
Thousands of images covering travel, culture and religions can be found in Christine Osborne Pictures and the World Religions Photo Library
Wonderful photos – I like the B&W. What easy lives we all lead now. I liked the leitmotif of hard work
Thank you. The rural poor do work hard and after the terrible floods of 2010-11, it is sad to read that this year’s monsoon
has inundated many areas with resultant loss of human and animal life, and the destruction of crops.
I’ve travelled extensively in India but never to Pakistan, so find your photos especially interesting to view. I love seeing photography that shows people and places and like the fact you seem to have captured people at ease, in their natural surroundings
Thank you Stuart. It becomes harder to achieve “natural photographs” with everyone now holding up a mobile phone to snap away. But I doubt that much has changed in Pakistan which, due to its reputation, sees next to no tourists. It is one of the most photogenic countries I have visited on my travels. My book which is heavily illustrated is still on sale on Amazon “An Insight and Guide to Pakistan”.