Mallorca Without Borders

Albert, a photographer and film maker friend of mine came into the office one day in spring and asked me: “Paolo, I was supposed to cover the expedition of 15 volunteer doctors and nurses to the Gambia in October but I can’t make it. Would you like to go instead?” I said yes right away… Continue reading Mallorca Without Borders


AN INSIGHT I first developed an interest in Sri Lanka while sipping beer in Munich with my friend Malte, when he suggested that I should read Naomi Klein’s ‘The Shock Doctrine’.  Malte told me he could not believe what happened in Sri Lanka after the tsunami of 2004. An estimated 40000 people lost their lives in Sri Lanka… Continue reading SRI LANKA

THAILAND – Bangkok

Stop-over of 3 days here before flying to Colombo. The night shots were taken in backstreets around Sukhumvit.

USA – Hawaii

Since I had to cross the Pacific I also paid a visit to my friends Peter and Suzy who kindly coped with me for a few days 🙂 Here are some shots from the Big Island, or Hawaii. I had to see Mauna Kea (some claim it’s the highest mountain on the planet if measured from… Continue reading USA – Hawaii

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I have started off this round trip in South America, hoping to have more chances to push through a couple of personal projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon and in Honduras. Unfortunately it didn’t work out, at least not this time. So Bogotá turned up to be the first stop of some sort of “my long way round” to… Continue reading COLOMBIA – Bogotá

New York City 2014

I was here briefly for the opening of the International Photography awards. It’s always overwhelming to see your work on display 🙂 And… I had to take a few shots around Manhattan


WINNER of “Competitive Events” –  INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2014  (link) Batusangkar, Indonesia The pacu jawi(cow race) originated in the Minankabau region of West Sumatra. It is held on rice fields as a celebration or auspice of good harvests and possibly increase the value of well performing cows and bulls. Jockeys also bite the animals’ tail to increase speed.… Continue reading INDONESIA – Pacu Jawi

INDONESIA – Mentawai

The Mentawai people have their own language, traditional law and religion (animism). Their society is based on equality, there’s no hereditary title and there are no subordinate roles. Their origins were unknown to me before receiving info in the comments below. The elder shamans normally gather to discuss issues concerning more than one family or village… Continue reading INDONESIA – Mentawai

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