Paul Cowan

Journalist turned stock and art photographer.
United Kingdom
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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
Pan-grilled pepper minute steak served with a salad of fresh leaves, tomato, cucumber and lemon with boiled new potatoes
American-style corned beef closeup, with the slices folded back
Raw boneless beef shank for slow-cooking or pressure cooking
Camels resting in a compound in central Doha, Qatar, with the main souq, Souq Waqif in the background. Logos removed.
Slices of Spanish omelet or tortilla de patatas on a white plate, garnished with mint leaves
Pont l'eveque cheese with its waxed paper wrapping resting on a board wit a slice cut from it.
A side dish of swiss chard cooked in olive oil with garlic and chili flakes and then tossed in lemon juice, with raw ingredients
The rapidly expanding park area in Central Doha, Qatar, where the desert is being turned green as part of a massive city redevelopment programme.
A herbed, boneless leg of lamb being carved, with parsley and roast potatoes on the plate and mashed parsley potatoes in the background
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 23, 2017: Mounted police patrol the main thoroughfare of Souq Waqif market in Qatar, Arabia.
Making lamb kofta barbecue skewers on a wooden board
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.
A traditional British stew, topped with parsley dumplings and garnished with rosemary.
Pieces of grilled chicken served with penne pasta in a broccoli, capsicum and garlic cheese sauce, garnished with parsley.
Homemade flour tortillas viewed close-up.
British Lincolnshire pork sausages cooked on a white plate
A winemaker's hydrometer for measuring the specific gravity of the must to determine its strength and the progress of fermentation
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
Cracking an egg.
View from above of a head of garlic over a white background with a light shadow.
Roast lamb kuzu tandir, served with bulgur pilaf and a tossed Turkish salad, all mainstays of Ottoman cuisine
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
Raw beef kidney, also called ox kidney, over a white background.
An opened red heart-shaped box of luxury chocolates
The print of a bloodied finger on a piece of white tissue - perhaps a crime scene clue?  Print is authentically imperfect. Texture of tissue is visible (but could easily be blown out if desired)
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.
A spatchcocked chicken rubbed with herbs, lemon and oil, ready for the oven
Close-up view of devilled (spicy) lambs' kidneys, in a brown sauce with chopped fresh parsley, an old-fashioned British breakfast dish.
A bowl of devilled (spicy) lambs' kidneys, in a brown sauce with chopped fresh parsley, an old-fashioned British breakfast dish.
Colourful textiles on show at one of the shops in Souq Waqif market, Doha, Qatar
A slice of lasagne verde (spinach lasagna) on a plate with a fork, seen closeup
Coffee, Arabian high-value bank notes, stuffed dates and worry beads - the essentials for doing business in the arab world
Grilled marinaded and herbed chicken breasts on a white plate.
An assortment of forest fruits, rasperries, blueberries and blackberries
Banana Island, Doha - March 14, 2018: Sunseekers enjoy a break on Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort.
A beef striploin steak, isolated on white.
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
Dittrichia viscosa, false yellowhead, woody fleabane or  sticky fleabane beside a road in Crete, Greece. It is a common late-flowering herb
Shakshouka, a popular Middle Eastern dish originating in Tunisia, made of onion, tomato, capsicum, garlic and eggs fried together with the egg added last.
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: HDR version of a  view of Qatar's towers from Doha Bay, with visible logos.
Boneless beef shank in a butcher's tray
Mid-east style barbecue chicken. Originally an Egyptian dish but now very popular in Israel and other parts of the Middle East, the chicken is marinaded in lemon and spices and served
Aphids on the stem of a chilli pepper plant seedling.
Apples and honey, symbolic of the jewish New Year
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: Tudor style buiildings in the High Street at Stratford, Shakespeare's home town.
DOHA, QATAR -jANUARY 31, 2016: A view of the towers looming over Doha Bay.
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
Yes, this is the flag of the glorious nation of Kazakhstan.
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
Two pork loin chops in a plastic butcher's tray
View of a boned leg of lamb in a butcher's net
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.
traditional Balkans moussaka, topped with breadcrumbs to prevent the bechamel sauce burning.
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: The setting sun reflects of one of the towers in Doha's high-rise commercial district
A cheeseboard, Danish blue to the front, with a selection of gourmet cheeses
HOLT, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 9, 2017: A restored locomotive working the North Norfolk railway line.
A side dish of swiss chard cooked in olive oil with garlic and chili flakes and then tossed in lemon juice, with raw ingredients
A small sextant on a 100-year-old map showing shoals and sandbanks close to shore. Symbolising dealing with hazards
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: The Tudor-style 17th Century Mercure Shakespeare Hotel in Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Grilled rib-eye beef steak served with mushroom sauce, salad and potato chips.
Traditional Cuban chicken drumsticks in black bean and tomato sauce, served with brown rice.
AL BIDDA PARK, DOHA, QATAR - March 28, 2018: A view across the newly opened park in the centre of Qatar's capital.
Colchicum autumnale, the autumn crocus (though not a genuine crocus) also known as naked ladies, flowering in October on Crete, Greece
A white-sand beach on Fregate Island, an ultra-exclusive Indian Ocean resort in the Seychelles.
A plate of petits fours cakes, close-up
A pile of mixed "black" and golden raisins over a white background with a light shadow
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 - March 14, 2018: Beach chairs and umbrellas waiting for visitors at Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort
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 - 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.
Selective focus view of colourfu rolls of felt
Sea defences between Gorleston and Hopton on the coast of Norfolk, England, with Gorleston beach and town in the distance
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
A rack with water-skiing boards and lifejackets.
Trays of all kinds of Greek breads and pastries on display at a traditional bakery in Rethymno, Crete
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
A pleasure dhow sailing in Doha Bay, Qatar, under the shadow of the city's huge towers, January 2016
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 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
AL BIDDA PARK, DOHA, QATAR - March 28, 2018: A view of barbecue stations in the newly opened park in the centre of Qatar's capital.
Fire Mask - Wooden Mask from Sri Lanka   Sri Lankan traditional Fire Devil mask. The Fire Devil, Gini Raksha, is supposed to subdue enemies and bring friendship and harmony.
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
Belgian tennis star Justine Henin in action against Alicia Molik at the Qatar Total Open, Doha, February 28, 2007, which Henin won.
Egyptian foul medammes, a staple of the country's diet, made from fava (broad) beans, tomato, onion, garlic,
Traditional Sri Lankan earthenware pottery
Meatballs with pine nuts in a spicy tomato sauce, a Syrian, Lebanese and Turkish speciality, sereved with rice in the traditional way
GORLESTON, NORFOLK,  ENGLAND - March 2019: Seajacks Scylla wind turbine installation vessel moored in Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, i n Norfolk, England
DOHA, QATAR - May 2018: Line-up of dhows in front of the towers lining Doha Bay, Qatar.
An extreme closeup view of the flowers on the black lace cultivar of the elder.
A wedge of Roquefort Marival soft blue French cheese
Musakhan, traditional Palestinian sumac chicken, on a plate with a salad and yoghurt,high angle
SANDRINGHAM HOUSE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10, 2017: A view of the house and grounds at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate.
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
Meatballs with pine nuts in a spicy tomato sauce, a Syrian, Lebanese and Turkish speciality, sereved with rice in the traditional way
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