1 Lomnice - Macedonia
An ethnic Albanian village in predominantly Slavic Macedonia reachable only by footpath. The people gathered together and formed this tableau with no prompting. I hope the wars did not harm them.
|2 Shepherds - Kosovo|
Serbian peasants in predominantly ethnic Albanian Kosovo. We had just crossed the snow covered, wolf populated mountains from Macedonia, these were the first people we met on the Kosovo side.
|3 Footballers - Kosovo|
There were no cameras available to the people of these villages. People would pose with much dignity. I sent a copy of the photo to them when I returned to London.
|4 Trees - Kosovo|
Taken from an active railway line across the Kosovo plain. This was the best way to walk from A to B, and used by villagers as a daily route: best to keep an ear out for the express though.
|6 Planina Huts - Montenegro|
On the planina pastures huts were maintained for shepherds to stay in whilst they tended their flocks. For the long winter this land is snow covered and inaccessible.
|7 Vesna - Montenegro|
A couple of teenage girls were chatting to us in a mountain village in Montenegro. The gaze of Vesna seemed to cut through time itself.
|8 The Road to Rore - Bosnia|
A road across the polje limestone plains of Bosnia. Traffic free.
|9 Forestry Workers - Montenegro|
After crossing the mountains from Kosovo, these were the first people we met in Montenegro, working high up in the mountain forest. We shared food, then they showed us the path down to the valley.
|10 Ibrahim & Family|
We stayed with this family on the Kosovo in their very basic and welcoming compound.
|11 Lake Ohrid - Macedonia|
The lakes of Ohrid and Prespa on the border of Albania, Greece and Macedonia are magical places.
|12 Father & Son - Slovenia|
The further north I travelled through Yugoslavia the more western and affluent it became.
|13 Crowd of Schoolkids - Kosovo|
Foreigners walking through communist Yugolsavia were not common. We stopped for some bread and cheese for lunch and this crowd formed around us, wanting to see, wanting to ask. Exhilarating.
|14 Maronista - Macedonia|
We would find ourselves walking with local folk living their lives. If someone wanted to stop, talk, drink, eat we would always do so.
|15 Three Girls - Macedonia|
It is best to meet excitement with openess. There was no place for suspicion on a walk like this.
16 Gypsy Children - Amfissa, Pindos Mountains
Despite the cold, the rain and the poverty these children brought us nothing but joy.
|18 Man on Donkey|
This proud man was keen to be photographed on his donkey on the way to the next village.
|19 The Only Way Across|
To get north from the village of Agrafa we had to take this path, crossing the river on a [very] temporary bridge.
|20 Costas' Grandchildren|
Lovely kids, watching our every movement, even if they had to stand it the rain to do so.
|21 House - Karpenissi|
Coming into the town of Karpenissi after 10 long days of lonely winter valleys I spotted this house of symmetry.
|22 Man With Goat|
How to carry a live goat to where you want it to go.
|23 Shepherds in the Pindos|
High in the isolated mountains, with villages deserted until June, shepherds such as these two men were often our only companions in Greece for days at a time.
|24 Forest Worker - Provence|
Wisdom and kindness
|25 German Refugee - Languedoc|
Finding home all too much, this man was heading away
|26 Boy - Galicia|
We walked hot-foot from Santiago to the Pyrenees on the Camino de Santiago. This boy lived in the granite solidity of Galicia.
|27 Woman with Knife - Galicia|
She talked with us, gave us fruit then posed serenely.
|28 Pilgrims on the Camino|
The Camino was neither signed nor busy in 1984. This was a group of pilgrim priests on the hot dry plain.
|29 Cross - Montes de Leon|
|30 Children - León|
|31 Mule - Burgos|
|32 Woman - Bosnia|
|33 The Pyrenees|
|34 Sheep - Basque Pyrenees|
|35 Morning Mist - Sud Tyrol|