Here’s another ‘street’ image I took on Koh Phi Phi Don. I was most likely wandering around the isthmus in search or food, or beer, or both. There use to be lots of shacks where you could get a good, cheap meal pretty much any time of day. Two locals walk along a trail in the early afternoon hours. Personally I’ve never been a big fan of umbrellas, neither in the rain nor the sun. I prefer hats with wide brims so that I can keep both my hands free. One challenge as a photographer though is if the brim is too stiff, I always seem to knock the hat off my head when I bring my camera to my eye. If I’m wearing a baseball or golf cap then I usually turn it back-to-front when shooting but this summer I bought a jungle hat that has a much softer brim that just pushes out of the way. In the rain I usually prefer just a hood or a hat again, or just getting wet. As I keep telling my kids, one of the functions of skin is to stop your insides dissolving in the rain!
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Richard Davis – Photographer
Richard Davis is an International Photographer based in Katy, Texas. Katy, a former rice farming community and oilfield, is now more commonly viewed as a suburb 25 miles west of Houston.
Originally from Swindon in England, from an early age Richard wanted to travel. With a degree in Geophysics, he entered the oil exploration industry which, over the next 11 years, took him to live and work in Libya, South Africa, Brunei, Libya (again), Tunisia, Dubai, and Oman.
A change of track then brought him to the United States to lead a hazardous waste remediation project and that led into an IT Management career. While in Houston he met and married his wife, Karen. Richard's IT Management career took them to Paris, France, where they lived for two years before returning to Houston in early 2000.
In addition to his library of slide and print images from around the world, Richard went fully digital in 2006 when Canon introduced the EOS 5D and has continued to extend his digital image library. He uses a range of cameras but his current favorite remains the Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
Richard takes on a broad range of subjects and his images have appeared in corporate publications, local magazines and various web sites.
Richard lives with his wife Karen, of Karen Davis Design, and their two children (and 3 fish).