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A balloon on the river Thames with St Paul's in the background

Being in the moment

Mindfulness is one of the most simple, natural, and valuable mental and spiritual practices. It can be done at any time and in any situation you find yourself in. It has a long list of benefits, including reducing anxiety, boosting focus and concentration, and enhancing self-awareness. It’s so simple that it takes only a short […]

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Cut it out

In my house there’s this light switch that doesn’t do anything. Every so often, I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday, I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said ‘cut it out’. Steven Wright

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Image of leaves lit up by sunlight, cover of book by Mark Davies

Natural Enlightenment

An Alternative Approach to Spiritual Awakening Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery that transcends the confines of religious dogma and esoteric methodologies? In this new and captivating book, available on Amazon, you will discover a new path to spiritual awakening. Through simple yet profound insights, you will learn to cultivate the

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Pedro, carrying fuel for the fire

A simple life

Pedro is a 74-year-old Ixil Mayan Indian living in a village high in the Cuchumatanes mountains of Guatemala. I met him while on a photography assignment in 2019. His warmth and charm and the generosity of his family will stay with me for a long time. When we met, he was on his way back

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Sunset over a valley, Wyoming

A dream

In the dream, I was wandering through a town with my camera, taking street photos. I have this thing for using the sun to highlight people’s features, exciting faces and costumes captured as they move in and out of the light in an urban landscape built over centuries of human history. The looks I try

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Looking through a cab driver's window.

Learning how to look

All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice. Elliott Erwitt. My journey into photography began in the early 80s with a Kodak Instamatic 110. It was light, compact and could easily fit in my coat pocket. It went everywhere with me. It wasn’t a great camera, but that didn’t matter

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Self-portrait from car, road trip USA

Why I photograph

I began exploring photography in the early 1980s, alongside painting and ceramics, but after dropping out of art school, I moved to London to study Humanities and fell into a career in web development. Twenty years or so later, I discovered my passion for photography during my travels around India. The turning point was my involvement in the Street Photography Now Project in 2011,

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