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Laurie Cohen

With over 20 years of experience as a tour and photography guide all over the world, my passion for photography and unique tours continues..

Since childhood, my father had instilled in me a deep sense of adventure and curiosity by his own travels in far away destinations and exotic lands that were all but unknown before the age of mass produced tourism. His stories of the people of Africa, adventures in the Far East, Central & South America would be a major influence on the person i would become.

While my brother was busy climbing Mount Everest, my father would take me on countless sailing trips around the Med with our little yacht which enforced my love of the sea and the great unknown.

At the age of 17 i was travelling alone in the Far East, and this is where my career in Tourism began - giving photographic diving tours off the coast of Thailand with the wonderful Nikonos underwater camera system.

At 19 I started a Company with my brother in a small village set in an oasis in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, India. This was a great period in my life, swapping tonnes of raw silk with clay water containers from as far away as Kashmir! This enterprise created a dramatic increase in the economy for the local residents which is a feeling not easy to describe. I stayed in India for 6 years, only returning to the UK during the monsoon months.

From here my love of travel to exotic locations only increased and i would travel extensively in Africa, Central America & Papua New Guinea before making a round the world trip, which included working as a guide in white water rafting tours, shark diving tours and photography tours in some of the most amazing locations on the planet.

At some point during my travels i found i had quite an addiction to photography, and sold some of my images to various travel magazines to compliment articles in places i had been. My photography grew to become my main passion, and before long i was travelling specifically to capture images, rather than just taking photographs during trips to far-away destinations.

Since moving to Barcelona in 2000 I created "Barcelona Photography Tours" - a service designed for photo enthusiasts on short-stay in Barcelona. Our sister company "Israel Photography Tour" offer photo tours and workshops within Israel. These workshops are photo vacations around the most photogenic areas of the province of Catalunya. Please feel free to get in contact for more info on our tours and workshops.

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