Category: Photography


Aug
18
2014
Mt Huashan, China Richard Pendavingh 18.08.14

Huashan is a mountain located  about 120 kilometres east of Xi'an- China's old capital.  It's home to some very dicey walking tracks, a really spectacular set of cable cars, a tea house perched on a cliff face and a photo studio with some genuine occupational health and safety issues.

Aug
12
2014
Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Chengdu & the Chinese Dream Richard Pendavingh 12.08.14

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

Dec
08
2013
Longtail boats at the shoreline of Tonsai bay.
Climbing in Ton Sai, Thailand Richard Pendavingh 08.12.13

When I first decided to visit Ton Sai ten or so years ago I discovered getting there was a little tricky.

Dec
03
2013
Diving with Sharks Richard Pendavingh 03.12.13

On South Africa's western cape we visited the coastal towns of Kalkbaai, Hermanus and Gaansbai.

Dec
02
2013
Africa’s Charismatic Megafauna Richard Pendavingh 02.12.13

In South Africa, the saying goes, 'wildlife must pay its way'. It's not enough to be endangered you have to generate revenue to be conserved.

Nov
18
2013
Sani Pass, Lesotho Richard Pendavingh 18.11.13

Sani Pass is a stretch of road on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. The stretch of road between the South African border post and the summit is one of the most treacherous roads I've ever come across.

Nov
08
2013
A view from Uçhisar castle.
Byzantine Bunkers Richard Pendavingh 08.11.13

Across Europe and Russia you can find the remains of bunkers and air-raid shelters- a legacy of the Second World War and the Cold War that followed. In Cappadocia, in central Turkey, you can find much older and much more extensive underground shelters.

Oct
31
2013
A panorama of the cliffs over Çavuşin in Cappadocia
The Refugees of Çavuşin Richard Pendavingh 31.10.13

On a cliff overlooking the small town of Cavusin a Turkish flag flies amidst the ruins of a village.

Jun
02
2013
Taksim Square Protests, Part II Richard Pendavingh 02.06.13

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

Jun
02
2013
Retaking Gezi Park Richard Pendavingh 02.06.13

Photos I took of today's anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

May
13
2013
ICC Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

Some images of Berlin's International Congress Centre designed by Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in 1979.

May
13
2013
Spreepark Cat
Spreepark, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

A series of images of the abandoned East German 'Spreepark' taken in May this year.

May
11
2013
View of Teufelsberg
Teufelsberg, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 11.05.13

There's something grimly poetic about Teufelsberg- the Devil's Mountain.

May
06
2013
Pergamon altar frieze
Pergamon Museum, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 06.05.13

Some images of Berlin's controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

Apr
30
2013
Olympiastadion
Olympiastadion, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 30.04.13

Photos taken at Berlin's Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.

Apr
24
2013
Tito’s Memorials Richard Pendavingh 24.04.13

A collection of haunting Soviet-era war memorials in the mountains of former Yugoslavia taken by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers.

Apr
24
2013
Paris catacombs
Paris’ Suburban Underground Richard Pendavingh 24.04.13

All the skyscrapers in Paris are concentrated in a region several miles from the city centre in an area known as La Defence.

Apr
23
2013
Instrument boxes in Notre Dame.
Parisian Relics Richard Pendavingh 23.04.13

Images taken inside Notre Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Sulpice in Paris.

Apr
22
2013
Miru Kim Richard Pendavingh 22.04.13

Some amazing self-portraits by Korean/American artist Miru Kim.

Apr
14
2013
Roofing in Russia Richard Pendavingh 14.04.13

A small selection of dizzying photos taken by Russian teenagers in the upper reaches of the Moscow skyline.

Apr
13
2013
Bastille Protestors
Storming the Bastille Richard Pendavingh 13.04.13

On any given sunday there are angry Parisians at the Place De la Bastille railing against the government for one reason or another.