Paul Cowan

Journalist turned stock and art photographer.
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Towers in the Dafna area of Doha, Qatar, in the evening light in January 2016.
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 23, 2017: Mounted police patrol the main thoroughfare of Souq Waqif market in Qatar, Arabia.
The massive East Window of the priory in Walsingham Abbey ruins, Norfolk, England
Pan-grilled pepper minute steak served with a salad of fresh leaves, tomato, cucumber and lemon with boiled new potatoes
Raw boneless beef shank for slow-cooking or pressure cooking
American-style corned beef closeup, with the slices folded back
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
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
British Lincolnshire pork sausages cooked on a white plate
The rapidly expanding park area in Central Doha, Qatar, where the desert is being turned green as part of a massive city redevelopment programme.
Playwright William Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
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.
Marlin steak cooked on a plate with tomato salsa, lemon and parsley seen from the side
A traditional British stew, topped with parsley dumplings and garnished with rosemary.
DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 11, 2017: Night view of the city's towers during the diplomatic crisis, with huge pictures of the emir on some.
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
Raw beef kidney, also called ox kidney, over a white background.
Roast lamb kuzu tandir, served with bulgur pilaf and a tossed Turkish salad, all mainstays of Ottoman cuisine
A spatchcocked chicken rubbed with herbs, lemon and oil, ready for the oven
DOHA, QATAR - April 7, 2018: A traditional sailing dhow, complete with mast, moored  in the Museum Lagoon in Doha, Qatar
Dittrichia viscosa, false yellowhead, woody fleabane or  sticky fleabane beside a road in Crete, Greece. It is a common late-flowering herb
An oxtail, cut into segments and presented on a supermarket-style polystyrene tray
Shakshouka, a popular Middle Eastern dish originating in Tunisia, made of onion, tomato, capsicum, garlic and eggs fried together with the egg added last.
View from above of a head of garlic over a white background with a light shadow.
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.
Close-up view 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
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: HDR version of a  view of Qatar's towers from Doha Bay, with visible logos.
Grilled marinaded and herbed chicken breasts on a white plate.
Two pork loin chops in a plastic butcher's tray
Coffee, Arabian high-value bank notes, stuffed dates and worry beads - the essentials for doing business in the arab world
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: Tudor style buiildings in the High Street at Stratford, Shakespeare's home town.
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.
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.
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
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
A beef striploin steak, isolated on white.
A turkey basted with oil and herbs and roasted in the oven, served with boiled brussels sprouts and baked glazed sweet potato chunks.
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
Honey-glazed roasted parsnips, a traditional part of an English Christmas dinner on a plate with a serving spoon and a parsley garnish
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: The Tudor-style 17th Century Mercure Shakespeare Hotel in Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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
View of a boned leg of lamb in a butcher's net
DOHA, QATAR -jANUARY 31, 2016: A view of the towers looming over Doha Bay.
HOLT, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 9, 2017: A restored locomotive working the North Norfolk railway line.
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.
Yes, this is the flag of the glorious nation of Kazakhstan.
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 view of Tenby bay, in West Wales, UK, shot on Velvia slide film in 2015
DOHA, QATAR - January 31, 2016: The setting sun reflects of one of the towers in Doha's high-rise commercial district
GORLESTON, NORFOLK,  ENGLAND - March 2019: Seajacks Scylla wind turbine installation vessel moored in Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, i n Norfolk, England
DOHA, Qatar - March 14, 2018: Beach chairs and umbrellas waiting for visitors at Qatar's luxury Banana Island resort
Traditional Cuban chicken drumsticks in black bean and tomato sauce, served with brown rice.
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.
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 - 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
Lamb shoulder with herbs, red wine and vegetables in a casserole bowl, ready for braising.
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
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
Sea defences between Gorleston and Hopton on the coast of Norfolk, England, with Gorleston beach and town in the distance
kidney soup served with croutons and parsley sprigs
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.
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
DOHA, QATAR - May 2018: Line-up of dhows in front of the towers lining Doha Bay, Qatar.
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.
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
A rack with water-skiing boards and lifejackets.
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
SANDRINGHAM HOUSE, NORFOLK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10, 2017: A view of the house and grounds at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate.
Trays of all kinds of Greek breads and pastries on display at a traditional bakery in Rethymno, Crete
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - August 6, 2018: The Jester, a sculpture by James Butler RA, depicting the Fool in Shakespeare's plays, particularly Touchstone, in As You Like It
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
DOHA, QATAR - May 2018: visitors throng a popular coffee shop in Souq Waqif, the main tourist bazaar in the Qatari capital
A wedge of Roquefort Marival soft blue French cheese
DOHA, QATAR - April 16, 2018:  A traditional dhow anchored  in Doha Bay in front of the city's skyscrapers.
A pleasure dhow sailing in Doha Bay, Qatar, under the shadow of the city's huge towers, January 2016
Plakias Bay and its beach on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete
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
Lemons and flowers against a blurry background of other fruit.
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".
Traditional Sri Lankan earthenware pottery
DOHA, QATAR - APRIL 9, 2017: The Centre for the Propagation of Islam with its spiral minaret and a full Moon at sunset.
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.
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.
Banana Island, Doha - March 14, 2018: The beach cafe on Qatar's Banana Island beach resort
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.
The entrance to a traditional greek house with blue gates and a whitewashed wall, and colourful plants to welcome visitors
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