After many years and many visits into India I was asked to go to Bhutan, the mountain kingdom on the eastern end of the Himalaya. A land of happy people.
Bhutan's valleys pretty much all face south so the warm air from Bangladesh and northern India keeps the valleys lush with trees and plants which extend to a reasonably high altitude. Walking at 11,000 feet there are still rich green forests with mosses hanging off the branches.
Much of my work there has been centred around the Gangtey Valley. A huge high altitude glacial valley. To enter the valley a climb of approx 13,500ft is required with the road then dropping to about 9,000ft.
As the area is enclosed by mountains there is a strong sense of being in a different world locked away from everything else.
I have returned to this valley seven times to revisit the people here, taking long walks into the fields, walk the school run (which is about 6 miles).
These pictures will be exhibited in Aberdeen in October 2017 at the Hatch Gallery before they go to Paris.