Sound Postcard 09 // Becoming a Champion

Four years ago, in the run up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, we got the chance to work on a short documentary written and directed by Chris Burgess about female amateur boxing in Sri Lanka. Our two main subjects, Anusha Kodituwakku and Nilmini Jayasinghe - ranked 9th and 17th in the world - remain to this day amongst the nicest and most determined people I have ever met. We followed them up to the Sri Lankan ABA National Championships, which they won comfortably in their respective categories. These are the sounds of that day.

And to keep you entertained, here are some fantastic pictures that Lee Bazalguete from Colombo Design Studios took on the day.

PS - Since the making of this documentary Anusha and Nilmini have both retired from amateur boxing and become successful boxing coaches. They are currently training the next generation of Sri Lankan boxers for the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Sound Postcard 02 // Sri Lanka

Autumn has well and truly arrived to Ireland. The wet and windy weather's left me feeling nostalgic for warmer climes- namely Sri Lanka where I lived for a year. It's the most amazing country; so varied, full of history, noisy with a wealth of smell and sound.

This is a little snippet of a journey I took a couple of years ago. I found it in the archives and it brought back a lot of good memories.

Hope it's a cracking week for everyone :)