Documentary Photography in Fiji for Time Magazine
I travelled to Fiji Islands on a Time Magazine assignment to document a story on squatters settlements and crowded living experienced by the countries poor.
The town of Rabaul was a provincial capital located on the northern end of the Island of New Britain which is part of Papua New Guinea (PNG). New Britain is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago and was formed mainly from volcanic activity which is still active to this day in Rabaul. The town of Rabaul was destroyed when the neighboring volcano erupted in 1994. The township was moved across the bay to Kokopo but there are still residents eking out an existence, living in shanties in the old town that is regularly blanketed with ash from the restless Tavurvur volcano.
I made the photo above with Nikon camera equipment while on assignment in Papua New Guinea. I was documenting a story on law enforcement and I was able to gain access to the notorious jail at Boroko, in the capital Port Moresby, for some photography.
One of my TIME magazine assignments to Solomon Islands in the South Pacific was a story on child vulnerability. I was working with writer Rory Callinan and we both made the two-hour flight from Brisbane, Australia to the capital Honiara. The following day we flew out to Sehge in Marovo Lagoon in the remote Western Province.