Picture Monkey
Frame One.
The first frame I ever shot using a Leica back in the summer of 2006.

Frame One.

The first frame I ever shot using a Leica back in the summer of 2006.

Lilies.

Still life images exposed onto Polaroid Type 55 film back when I was in college in 2005.

Die Schweiz mit Kodachrome.

It has been well over a year since I posted anything, so I dug out these transparencies, taken on the first & last three rolls of Kodachrome I ever had, while in Switzerland for my best friend’s wedding.

Palestinians love their children too.
A Palestinian child clings to his mother as she takes a class for young girls during a summer camp in the West Bank village of Wad Rahal near Bethlehem on 13/07/2010.

Palestinians love their children too.

A Palestinian child clings to his mother as she takes a class for young girls during a summer camp in the West Bank village of Wad Rahal near Bethlehem on 13/07/2010.

Normalisation or an act of resistance?
Palestinians & foreigners watch the 2010 World Cup Final between Spain & Holland as it is projected onto Israel’s controversial Separation barrier at a restaurant near Rachel’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on 11/07/2010.

Normalisation or an act of resistance?

Palestinians & foreigners watch the 2010 World Cup Final between Spain & Holland as it is projected onto Israel’s controversial Separation barrier at a restaurant near Rachel’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on 11/07/2010.

Life isn’t all bad…

Palestinians from the village of Wad Rahal visit Ein Fara in the Nahal Prat Nature Reserve in the West Bank near Jericho on 05/07/2010. Despite being located in the West Bank, access to the reserve is controlled by the Israel Nature & Parks Authority & visitors must pay a fee & submit to an I.D. Check by an armed Israeli park ranger before entry.

Someone clearly wasn’t paying attention during tear gas 101…
Israeli soldiers take cover after they succumb to the effects of their own CS gas grenade used in an attempt to disperse protesters during a demonstration against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem on 04/07/2010. Following this incident a Palestinian Medic approached the soldiers & offered them medical aid to treat the effects of the gas, which they refused.

Someone clearly wasn’t paying attention during tear gas 101…

Israeli soldiers take cover after they succumb to the effects of their own CS gas grenade used in an attempt to disperse protesters during a demonstration against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem on 04/07/2010. Following this incident a Palestinian Medic approached the soldiers & offered them medical aid to treat the effects of the gas, which they refused.

"A weapon must always be handled so that it points in such a direction that there is no danger if a round is accidentally fired." - Normal Safety Precautions for the safe handling of weapons.


Israeli border police officers move upwind after a Negligent Discharge results in one of their own CS gas canisters discharging amongst the patrol following a demonstration by Palestinians against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah on 02/07/2010.

This kid ended up asleep on my shoulder a few minutes later.
A young Palestinian child peers out of a service taxi window at the projected route of Israel’s controversial separation barrier between the Israeli settlement of Efrat (Efrata) & the Palestinian village of Wad Rahal while en route to the city of Bethlehem on 28/06/2010.

This kid ended up asleep on my shoulder a few minutes later.

A young Palestinian child peers out of a service taxi window at the projected route of Israel’s controversial separation barrier between the Israeli settlement of Efrat (Efrata) & the Palestinian village of Wad Rahal while en route to the city of Bethlehem on 28/06/2010.

The confluence.
A Palestinian labourer walks alongside the goats of a shepherd in the Palestinian village of Khallet an Nu’man near Jerusalem & Bethlehem on 24/06/2010. The village traditionally acted as a conduit for local shepherds moving flocks between grazing lands & more recently for Palestinian labourers from across the West Bank working on the construction of the nearby Israeli settlement of Har Homa. While part of the West Bank, the village of Khallet an Nu’man has been cut off from the nearby Palestinian village of Al Khas & the city of Bethlehem by Israel’s controversial separation barrier.

The confluence.

A Palestinian labourer walks alongside the goats of a shepherd in the Palestinian village of Khallet an Nu’man near Jerusalem & Bethlehem on 24/06/2010. The village traditionally acted as a conduit for local shepherds moving flocks between grazing lands & more recently for Palestinian labourers from across the West Bank working on the construction of the nearby Israeli settlement of Har Homa. While part of the West Bank, the village of Khallet an Nu’man has been cut off from the nearby Palestinian village of Al Khas & the city of Bethlehem by Israel’s controversial separation barrier.