Searching for Scenery

Over Christmas 2017, I did something I hadn’t done in years - I went away for a holiday. 

I realize how bizarre this must sound; “a professional travel photographer goes away for his first holiday in years”, but trust me, going away on holiday is completely different to traveling for work.

One key difference is that I have a family to consider whose needs and wants are substantially different from my own. For example, a holiday for my wife, Tina, implies not having to cook and also includes plenty of tanning time. For my kids, Caleb and Aliyah, nothing is better than an indoor pool and regular ice creams. This is at odds with what I enjoy, exploring off the beaten track, keeping away from mass tourism.

So to satisfy everyone’s needs, there was only one location that would work in the middle of the European winter, Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. The holiday turned out to be a brilliant mix of too much food, plenty of beach/pool time,  mid winter tanning for Tina and surprisingly, some beautiful, remote scenery for me to turn my lens towards.

For the first time since 2013, here are some images that were created solely for fun.