Back in 2009 (I think!), I had a new 21mm CV lens to try out on my Leica MP. Up to that point, I had nothing wider than 28mm and had often felt the need for something a little more expansive, so bought the tiny 21mm M-mount lens.
At the very beginning of shooting Russians and Royals, the area surrounding the royal palace was largely deserted (aside from one mentally troubled gentleman living in a tent within the perimeter). Young boys would play football and cricket on what used to be parade grounds and gardens, drawn from predominantly Hazara and Pashtun communities half […]
The Russian Cultural Centre possessed an incredible aura, by virtue of its brutal history (it was used as a strong point during the civil war) and due to the many ‘podari’ (addicts) that took up residence in the bombed-out structure. Just glancing at the forbidding structure, characterised by shell-shattered concrete and bullet-riddled perimeter fencing would […]
This image is part of the Russians and Royals documentary photography series. As was so often the case, I arrived at the Darulaman (or ‘King’s) Palace without an agenda. I would enjoy strolling around the grounds watching the youngest children play, while the older boys practiced their cricket, or football. It was a location that changed substantially […]