All posts by Edge of Focus

Straight to the point.

Ice archery is a tradition that is being kept alive through passion and dedication of the ice archers.

Migration of the Eagle Hunter.

On the migration route of Eagle hunters, crossing mountain passes, frozen rivers and ice lakes.

Court in Kirov.

A few words of English and a few words of Russian, the old man explained the ice fishermen won't catch anything.

Soviet past in Moscow’s present.

Soviet architectural design and styles vary, mainly between a form of Art Deco, also referred to as Stalinist, to raw Brutalism.

Looking back to move forward.

The strong, low, early sun breaching the streets and the relaxed nature of the people I encountered was a memory to treasure, and one, I'll never forget.

Keep us from death.

It's a hard existence, they try to keep the frost at bay with candles but it creeps ever closer. The air is cold and stale.

The Moscow Challenge.

My first encounter with real non-English speaking Russians was at the local supermarket. I managed to find the goods I wanted, then it hit me, I would have to communicate with the person on the check-out. I approached with a knot in my stomach, my brain working overtime and spinning, this was so far out of my comfort zone I'd need a space ship to get back to it.

ARCHIVE: In Conversation with Don McCullin

Originally posted on The United Nations of Photography:
Credit: Jeff Ascough I’m driving through Somerset on a grim, cold January morning to meet Don McCullin. Somerset is bleak and the trees are stripped bare of their leaves. The landscape lacks the mood and drama of McCullin’s photographs of Somerset, but still, it feels like I…

Moscow’s deep winter.

My fingers are screaming, the cold bites like a small bitey thing on a biting frenzy. The realisation hits me as I struggle to change the lens on my Canon 5d MkIV, my gloves are not working. It's -26 in the centre of Moscow.