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Welcome to this modest showcase for John Sandell's creative and travel photography, and for a selection of writing and design work. Some of it is current, some looks back a over a number of years. That awkward word “creative” is used here, for want of anything better, to mean photos made for their own sakes; pictures which might have some meaning, or might end up on a photographic exhibition wall. Art? Probably not!

Photography was initially just an interest for me, then became a serious hobby, and finally turned into a part of my working life in one way or another. I like to combine it with some form of written narrative – the largest section of this site documents a five-week European rail tour of twenty towns and cities in Austria, Germany, the Czech Rebublic and Poland, and is made up of more than 1,300 images and 40,000 words of text.

But single images are important for me too. I do my best to get them right in-camera and to optimise them with Photoshop and other software afterwards. Most images on this site are available hi-res for commercial or editorial use; some are now available as prints.