A display of traditional Sri Lankan masks at the Colombo National Museum. The southeast wing of the building, in which this hall is located, isn’t part of the original construction which was completed in 1876, but was added in the early 20th century. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, as part of my photo story on the museum, Katu Ge, which runs in the October 2017 issue.
An entire pork chop in a bun, with onions and mustard, at The Big Bad Wolf, Nawala, Sri Lanka. September 2017.
Shot on the west coast of Sri Lanka, on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on kiteboarding in Kalpitiya, Wind Riders, ran in the September 2017 issue.
Children dress for school in Galle. September 2016. Shot on assignment for J Walter Thompson’s The 1st Hour Project, a study of urban Sri Lankan families during the first hour of their day, from waking to departing home for school and work.
Detail of a 12th century ivory medicine horn from Anuradhapura. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, at the National Museum in Colombo. My photo story on the museum, Katu Ge, runs in the October 2017 issue.
Kitesurfers pace out and lay down their flying lines for takeoff, at Kalpitiya, on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, as part of my photo story, Wind Riders, which ran in the September 2017 issue.
Designed in the neo-renaissance Italianate style by the Ceylon Public Works Department architect, JG Smithers, the National Museum was constructed by Wapchie Marikar in 1877, after much lobbying by the Royal Asiatic Society of the then governor, Sir William Gregory. All three men contributed hugely to Sri Lanka’s British colonial heritage. Smithers also designed the All Saints Church in the Galle Fort, the Old Town Hall in Colombo and, amongst other things, converted an army barracks in the Colombo Fort into what is now the Grand Oriental Hotel. Marikar was additionally responsible for the General Post Office, the Galle Face Hotel, the Victoria Arcade, and numerous other Colombo landmarks that are heritage buildings today. Gregory ordered the creation of Lake Gregory in Nuwara Eliya, which today still supplies the town with electricity via the Blackpool hydro-power station. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on the National Museum, Katu Ge, runs in the October 2017 issue.
Shot on assignment at Kalpitiya, on the western coast of Sri Lanka, for my story Wind Riders, in the September 2017 issue of Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines.
The Colombo National Museum’s most recent exhibit; a 19th century Kandyan kasthane, which was removed to Britain in 1906. The sword was eventually bought at a Sotheby’s auction by an anonymous Russian, and returned to Sri Lanka in August this year, when President Vladimir Putin handed it over to President Maithripala Sirisena during the latter’s state visit. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on the museum, Katu Ge, runs in the October 2017 issue.