Paul Cowan

Journalist turned stock and art photographer.
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DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 23, 2017: Mounted police patrol the main thoroughfare of Souq Waqif market in Qatar, Arabia.
Towers in the Dafna area of Doha, Qatar, in the evening light in January 2016.
The massive East Window of the priory in Walsingham Abbey ruins, Norfolk, England
A dinner of a Porterhouse (or T-bone) steak, with baked potato filled with mashed parsley potato topped with butter, served with sliced carrots and garnished with parsley
Pont l'eveque cheese with its waxed paper wrapping resting on a board wit a slice cut from it.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 11, 2017: Night view of the city's towers during the diplomatic crisis, with huge pictures of the emir on some.
Marlin steak cooked on a plate with tomato salsa, lemon and parsley seen from the side
Playwright William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
Shakshouka, a popular Middle Eastern dish originating in Tunisia, made of onion, tomato, capsicum, garlic and eggs fried together with the egg added last.
Making lamb kofta barbecue skewers on a wooden board
Pieces of grilled chicken served with penne pasta in a broccoli, capsicum and garlic cheese sauce, garnished with parsley.
Raw boneless beef shank for slow-cooking or pressure cooking
DOHA, QATAR - April 7, 2018: A traditional sailing dhow, complete with mast, moored  in the Museum Lagoon in Doha, Qatar
An oxtail, cut into segments and presented on a supermarket-style polystyrene tray
Four striploin steaks (also known as delmonico steak, Kansas City strip steak, shell steak, new york steak and porterhouse steak in various societies) on a white background
Roast lamb kuzu tandir, served with bulgur pilaf and a tossed Turkish salad, all mainstays of Ottoman cuisine
A traditional British stew, topped with parsley dumplings and garnished with rosemary.
GORLESTON, NORFOLK,  ENGLAND - March 2019: Seajacks Scylla wind turbine installation vessel moored in Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, i n Norfolk, England
British Lincolnshire pork sausages cooked on a white plate
A spatchcocked chicken rubbed with herbs, lemon and oil, ready for the oven
A view of Tenby bay, in West Wales, UK, shot on Velvia slide film in 2015
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: The Tudor-style 17th Century Mercure Shakespeare Hotel in Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: Tudor style buiildings in the High Street at Stratford, Shakespeare's home town.
Colourful textiles on show at one of the shops in Souq Waqif market, Doha, Qatar
Honey-glazed roasted parsnips, a traditional part of an English Christmas dinner on a plate with a serving spoon and a parsley garnish
Two pork loin chops in a plastic butcher's tray
DOHA, QATAR - May 6, 2018: A traditional wooden dhow sails in front of some of Qatar's skyscrapers in Doha Bay. Film photo with grain.
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: The setting sun reflects of one of the towers in Doha's high-rise commercial district
Close-up view of devilled (spicy) lambs' kidneys, in a brown sauce with chopped fresh parsley, an old-fashioned British breakfast dish.
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: HDR version of a  view of Qatar's towers from Doha Bay, with visible logos.
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 6, 2017: Flags and bunting with the image of  Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim in the capital's Souq Waqif demonstrate  unity during the diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Arab states
Banana Island, Doha - March 14, 2018: Sunseekers enjoy a break on Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort.
Aphids on the stem of a chilli pepper plant seedling.
An extreme closeup view of the flowers on the black lace cultivar of the elder.
An assortment of forest fruits, rasperries, blueberries and blackberries
A plate of Fettuccine all'Alfredo, pasta in a butter, cream and parmesan sauce, garnished with a sprig of basil and sprinkled with grated cheese
Lamb shoulder with herbs, red wine and vegetables in a casserole bowl, ready for braising.
Greek chickpea soup (revithia soupa) garnished with parsley. It's made with olive oil, onion, water, oregano, garlic, bay leaf, lemon juice, flour and seasonings
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 6, 2017: Mounted police pass under bunting expressing loyalty to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad in Doha's Souq Waqif market during the diplomatic crisis with neighbouring states
kidney soup served with croutons and parsley sprigs
Raw beef kidney, also called ox kidney, over a white background.
Brambles, or blackberries, growing at a field  boundary on Crete, Greece. They are often seen, overgrown, at the edge of abandoned fields
The autumn flowering Cretan cyclamen growing from a crevice in a rock in central Crete
Colchicum autumnale, the autumn crocus (though not a genuine crocus) also known as naked ladies, flowering in October on Crete, Greece
Dittrichia viscosa, false yellowhead, woody fleabane or  sticky fleabane beside a road in Crete, Greece. It is a common late-flowering herb
DOHA, QATAR - April 15, 2018: Small fishing boats flying qatari flags in the harbour with towers behind. Shows of loyalty have increased since Qatar was put under economic siege by its Arab neighbours
HOLT, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 9, 2017: A restored locomotive working the North Norfolk railway line.
An authentic plate of Cretan oven-baked chicken with potatoes and courgettes (zuccini) in a rich tomato and herb olive-oil sauce
A freshly picked bunch of black Cretan grapes against a white background.
DOHA, QATAR -jANUARY 31, 2016: A view of the towers looming over Doha Bay.
DOHA, QATAR - FEBRUARY 17, 2016: The high-rise district of Doha, seen from the recently completed Hotel Park, with and artificial hill in the foreground.
Lemons and flowers against a blurry background of other fruit.
The entrance to a traditional greek house with blue gates and a whitewashed wall, and colourful plants to welcome visitors
RETHYMNO, Crete, Greece - Msy 27, 2008: A traditional periptero, or roadside news and goods stall, in the Cretan city of Rethymno.
RETHYMNO, Crete, Greece - MAy 29, 2008: Bottles of raki, or tsikouthia, the traditional Cretan spirit, on sale in Rethymno
GALATAS, GREECE - October 25, 2012: A traditional periptero Greek cigarette, news and drinks stand in Galatas village, opposite Poros, in the Argo-Saronic gulf
POROS, GREECE - October 25, 2012: The war memorial and bell tower on the Greek Aegean island of Poros, in the Argo-Saronic Gulf
Traditional Cuban chicken drumsticks in black bean and tomato sauce, served with brown rice.
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 6, 2017: National flags  with images of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim strung across the ceiling the  in Souq Waqif market during the crisis between Qatar and neighbouring Arab states
DOHA, Qatar - March 14, 2018: Beach chairs and umbrellas waiting for visitors at Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort
DOHA, QATAR - FEBRUARY 5, 2018: Giant images of Emir Tamim  al-Thani adorn skyscrapers in the Qatari capital . On Feb 2 the Defence Minister said the UAE and Saudi Arabia had planned to invade in 2017
Selective focus view of colourfu rolls of felt
AL BIDDA PARK, DOHA, QATAR - March 28, 2018: A view across the newly opened park in the centre of Qatar's capital.
A small sextant on a 100-year-old map showing shoals and sandbanks close to shore. Symbolising dealing with hazards
DOHA, QATAR - May 2018: visitors throng a popular coffee shop in Souq Waqif, the main tourist bazaar in the Qatari capital
Sea defences between Gorleston and Hopton on the coast of Norfolk, England, with Gorleston beach and town in the distance
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 6, 2017: Mounted police continue their leisurely patrols of the capital's Souq Waqif market during the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and neighbouring Arab states
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 26, 2017: Commercial Bank of Qatar's skyscraper shows support for Emir, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, during the crisis between the emirate and neighbouring states.
An ancient packhorse and cart bridge over the Burry Pill stream, in Cheriton Valley, Gower, Wales, which was recorded in a survey in the reign of Elizabeth I as "Stone Bridge".
DOHA, QATAR - April 16, 2018:  A traditional dhow anchored  in Doha Bay in front of the city's skyscrapers.
MESAIEED, QATAR - FEBRUARY 16, 2018: Local children enjoy a weekend camel ride at the Sealine resort area of Qatar.
A dinner of fish and chips (or french fries) served with a salad of garden-fresh lettuce, rocket and tomato and a piece of lemon
Plakias Bay and its beach on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete
DOHA, QATAR - APRIL 9, 2017: The Centre for the Propagation of Islam with its spiral minaret and a full Moon at sunset.
Banana Island, Doha - March 14, 2018: The beach cafe on Qatar's Banana Island beach resort
DOHA, Qatar - March 14, 2018: Beach chairs and umbrellas waiting for visitors at Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort
Trays of all kinds of Greek breads and pastries on display at a traditional bakery in Rethymno, Crete
A wedge of Roquefort Marival soft blue French cheese
SANDRINGHAM HOUSE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10, 2017: A view of the house and grounds at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate.
Cold sliced pork dinner with salad, potatoes and boiled egg
Roast pork slices with baby new potatoes a leafy salad and hard-boiled eggs
High angle view of cold roast pork slice dinner with salad leaves, chives, egg and boiled new potatoes
Boneless beef shank in a butcher's tray
A bowl of devilled (spicy) lambs' kidneys, in a brown sauce with chopped fresh parsley, an old-fashioned British breakfast dish.
A pleasure dhow sailing in Doha Bay, Qatar, under the shadow of the city's huge towers, January 2016
Deep focus view of elderflowers
DOHA, QATAR - April 16, 2018: Various traditional wooden boats fly the Qatari flag in front of  the country's landmark Museum of Islamic Art
DOHA, QATAR - JULY 6, 2017: Flags and bunting show loyalty to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad in the capital's Souq Waqif market during the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and neighbouring states
Spaghetti al pomodoro, one of the simplest Italian rustic dishes with the pasta tossed in a sauce of tomato, basil, garlic and a little sugar and oil.
DOHA, QATAR - July 15, 2017: The Emiri Diwan palace in central Doha. Sheikh Tamim, Qatar's Emir, met the foreign minister of France, in the Qatari capital today to discuss the GCC crisis.
SANDRINGHAM HOUSE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10, 2017: A view of the house and grounds at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate.
Traditional Sri Lankan earthenware pottery
A field of ripe barley ready for harvest in Norfolk, England.
DOHA, QATAR - May 2018: Line-up of dhows in front of the towers lining Doha Bay, Qatar.
DOHA, QATAR - May 6, 2018: A traditional jalibut sailing dhow, with its distinctive vertical prow, anchored in the museum lagoon. Photo shot on film.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 4, 2017:  View over Doha Bay. The Emir's image is plastered over a tower on the left because of the GCC crisis.
A tree heavily laden with lemons on a rainy day.
A lock gate on the canal in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Lamb shoulder with herbs, red wine and vegetables in a casserole bowl, ready for braising.
Greek chickpea soup (revithia soupa) garnished with parsley. It's made with olive oil, onion, water, oregano, garlic, bay leaf, lemon juice, flour and seasonings
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