Ladakh Photo Workshop - 2 September 2014

Starting on the 2nd September 2014 I  will be running a 12 day photography workshop and tour in Ladakh - Indian Himalaya. 

This remote part of North India has one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in the world, where Tibetan Buddhist culture flourishes. It offers distinctive opportunities for photographers interested in travel and landscape photography.

The workshop was designed with the photographer in mind and is for a beginner and those with some experience. It's a good mix of a cultural experience and seeing natural landscapes. It will begin at the basics of photography and how to use a DSLR camera.

The technical aspects of capturing great image will be covered along with how to develop your eye and make pictures your own. This is something Neil is very passionate about - developing your creative aspects of photography.

Come and share the adventure together in this visual journey and discover the unique landscape, light and culture of Ladakh through your own eyes.

Please see all the details here -

100-year-old negatives have been discovered in Antarctic. They where in a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives, frozen in a solid block of ice for nearly one hundred years. The Box was  one of the many supply depots Robert Falcon Scott established for his doomed Terre Nova Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913).
The hut was used next by the Ross Sea Party of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. It is believed that this party left the undeveloped negatives.
What an incredible story!

I have come across some fascinating old photographs recently. Here are some 3d photos for WWI. They where found in a  verascope camera which was owned by the French Army. Captured a moment in history in quite an astonishing way.

I'm very excited to introduce my new photographic series – When the Wave Comes from the Mountain. This project explores the formation of dangerous glacial lakes due the worlds changing climate high in the Himalaya Mountains. Please do take a look here;
This work was made in the mountain of Nepal and India in 2012. Much happened on the journey and adventure while shooting the project. It was very challenging both physically and mentally and lots of cold nights. 
The mountains of the Himalaya and completely stunning beyonds words but the mountains are not well. This region is one of the most fragile ecosystems on this planet. Therefore man made climate change is having a huge negative impact. I believe what is happening to the Himalayas is an important wake-up call to the impact of global climate change, it is for this reason that I've created this series of photographs.
The project is partly inspired by photographs taken of this region in the late 1800s by Italian mountaineer and photographer, Vittorio Sella, whose work captured a moment in history when the landscape was virtually undisturbed.
You can see some of his work here;

The legend which is Iggy Pop and his Stooges at this years Meltdown festival. Total RAW POWER!


All © Neil A White

It was such a joy to see Patti Smith and her band for the first time last week in London. There was allot of love in the house along with her punk edge and political and social awareness. Very inspiring!

© Neil A White

© Neil A White

© Neil A White

© Neil A White

I'm still in the process of putting my new project about glacier lakes in the Himalaya together. The final edit of the photographs is almost complete although I'm sure there will be some more changes to come. 

Currently writing the artist statement and introduction. As a young boy I would read the adventures of Tintin and dream of adventures in far away lands. One of these stories which always comes back to me was Tintin in Tibet. I read this story again before I went on my travels to the mountains. Now an adult I still enjoyed it and took me back to memories past and well it still filled me with a longing for adventure.

I still love the artwork by Hergé.

One on my photographs from the Lost Villages series is featured on the Verve Photo website this week. 

There is also some text about how I captured the landscape photograph. Please take a look below;

You can see the website here;

Since returning from Asia I have been very busy putting my new project together about glacier lakes in India and Nepal. 

Everything is coming along really well. All the sheets of filmed have been scanned and processed. I now have a edit which I'm still finalising. Currently I'm spending allot of time   researching and writing. 

During this time I come across some really beautiful painting during the "little ice age" in Europe. This was a period of global cooling which happened after the mediveal warm period - about 1350 to 1859. Here is a selection of my favorite paintings.

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1865

Hunters in the snow, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1565

Winterlandschap met schaatsers. Netherlands Circa 1608

Merrymakers skate on the frozen River Thames in this 1677 painting by Abraham Hondius

Hendrick Avercamp

This painting by Birman in 1826, Mer De Glace, France