A willingness to be photographed shows happiness
The majority of my travels are in developing countries where I photograph conflicts and the consequences of war, such as refugees. Often, people do not want to be photographed and, in some cases, are even aggressive. But not in Nicaragua.
A travel photographer has to be good at everything
Architecture, nature, landscapes or people, all are important if you want to document a destination and do it justice. So a travel photographer has to be a good all-rounder.
When photographing, always look behind you
Festivals are a photographer’s dream, combining color, movement, culture, history and people into an opportunity to capture beautiful travel images.
Clear your mind of other distractions
I was walking through Panama City's Casco Viejo when I saw this "Red Devil" bus struggling to turn a corner, while the kids inside were keen to buy candy apples from a street vendor.
A photo without a human being is a dull one
My golden rule is that a photo without a human being is dull.
We don’t just ride bulls around here
The last thing you might expect to see in Costa Rica is cowboys but the sabaneros or “plainsmen” are exactly that.
Cradle of the Revolution remembers its past
“The guys were lying down behind the barricades and a woman started shouting at us,” says Francisco Roiz. “She was cursing us and asking us if we were waiting for everyone to be killed."
Getting hooked on sport fishing – or not
We’ve all read Hemingway, so I expected my biggest problem when sport fishing would be battling a giant fish to exhaustion. The reality brought a completely different set of problems.
Every paradise has its serpent
The glory of Lake Nicaragua reveals itself on an early morning boat ride.
Puerto Rico’s state of flux
Even after most of Latin America had become independent, Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, remained a rich colony of Spain, trading in sugar, coffee and tobacco. The island was finally handed over to the U.S. in 1898 after the Spanish-American War and has been in flux ever since.