On The Road


“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” Anthony Bourdain

“The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a fucking tourist.” Guillermo del Toro

PK280416EX240768-35 All images were made using an Olympus MjuII and a Nikon F100 with 50mm 1.4G and 28mm 1.8G. Film is Kodak Portra 160 and Fuji Pro 400H… you’ll have to guess, because I’m not sure which is which, at the moment. Developed and scanned at UK Film LabPK280416EX240767-10 PK280416EX240768-27 PK280416EX240768-33 PK280416EX240766-25 PK280416EX240766-32 PK280416EX240767-33 PK280416EX240767-34 PK280416EX240768-31


  1. Dawn Gratton

    You’ve filled me with wanderlust for a few years, Phil, your images take me places like no others do. An amazing life.


  2. Sonya

    How can a small handful of images sum-up one journey?… but yet they do. This is a skill very few photojournalist possess – you got it in heaps!


    • Sonya

      I don’t think that’s true – I believe we’re all born to travel, but that inherent gene, the one that goes back 10,000 years, is nurtured out of some of us. Go to college, get a job, get a house, get married, settle-down…


  3. Beautiful landscapes and portraits.
    Travel enriches the soul and expand the mind and I must say, in old(er) age, I miss it very much.
    Imagine living surrounded by water in the 6th image.

    Love the light in these images. Would be an interesting project to capture the light in different parts of the world. I remember being very aware of it in the 1970s when I was in central Italy in particular. Seemed such a warm light, whereas Norway (where I’ve never been) is so cool. Or maybe it’s the film you’ve used and the developing.


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