A Bit About John Wreford

A photographer on the loose around the Middle East.

The posts regarding Damascus are mostly from my diary and was unable to post while in Syria where I lived for ten years.

All the images on this blog are mine, please don’t just steal them, it bothers me.

Clicking the image below will direct you to my website where you will see more of my work and the bio page that will grass up more of my chequered past.

I am currently based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Your support for my work is much appreciatedΒ  Buy Me a Coffee πŸ™‚


254 thoughts on “A Bit About John Wreford

  1. Alec Harper

    Interesting photos and narrative… so sad to see the wonderful area being systematically destroyed. Wish I could continue exploring along the N. African coastline, the magnificent Roman ruins, other historical sites. Cheers

    1. Thanks Alec
      Lets hope things improve soon.
      Fascinating part of the world to explore
      (Sorry I have just discovered a load of comments I have not relied too-apologies for the slow response)

      1. i read some more of your stories: the siwa one was very good, and the reference to the Horreya bar in Cairo was intriguing. What a place that is, or was! I take it you live in Istanbul now. Once I get a vaccine shot, I might go there in the Spring to take a look at some of famous mosques. I will drop you a line in a month or two or three, inshallah, to let you know of my plans, and perhaps we will end up finally meeting up. I no longer post in leavingamerika.com, but continue to describe my work on islamic patterns in zakrafa.design. cheers, ali

  2. Thanks for liking (and so, most probably, reading) my writing on my sis’ passing. I appreciate it much since only another person online ever liked it in fourteen months. Thanks dearly whoever you are ❀ ✨

  3. Hi,
    I found a link to this blog on Cheryl Bolens article about Jane Digby and of course it fascinated me – I live in Amman, having strong ties to Istanbul, too. So now I came to check out some of your wonderful pictures – I definitely cannot compete but maybe I can still learn some …

  4. Maja Pesic

    I love your blog. One can find out a lot about the Middle East and also about you! I am happily spending my free time at work reading the experiences you have gone through, thus ‘travelling’ through the areas that you have visited, through your eyes.
    Thank you for beautiful photos and words. πŸ’•πŸ’•

  5. Hello Sir. Thank you for your recent visit on my blog and for liking my post. It’s great that you did since I discovered your amazing blog. I love your pictures! πŸ™‚

    1. It was my pleasure and its a pleasure to have you visit my humble pages.
      Thank you so much and keep in tocuh Sunny πŸ™‚
      (Sorry I have just discovered a load of comments I have not relied too-apologies)

  6. Hello, thanks for looking at my blog. So good to see someone who wants to communicate and not sell me stuff. Looking forward to reading some of your blogs and looking at your photos. I am an amateur photographer so love learning from professionals like you and seeing your work.

    1. Thank you Anna
      Its a fascinating part of the world I think you will agree.
      Am glad you enjoyed Jordan-somewhere I am hoping to get back to soon-meanwhile if you scroll through the post index there are a couple from Jordan πŸ™‚
      Take care

      1. Thanks John. Will definitely check out your Jordan posts. I am sure your amazing photography will enhance his magical place even more!

    1. Thank you Tom
      Hopefully I will have the chance to explore more in the future .
      (So very sorry for not having replied sooner-I have just discovered a load of comments I had not replied too! )

      1. Thank you Jennifer
        I hope you are enjoying the trails of Wisconsin
        (So very sorry for not having replied sooner-I have just discovered a load of comments I had not replied too! )

  7. Pingback: Abandoned in Syria… John Wreford photographer | How my heart sings

    1. Thank you so much Ruth
      I hope you have been able to enjoy adventures and go where you want
      (So very sorry for not having replied sooner-I have just discovered a load of comments I had not replied too! )

      John x

      1. You are catching up, I see! And thanks so much for visiting my site (you have used my book title in your reply). I haven’t been traveling much these days of the pandemic, but rejuvenating some older stories that were on my previous website and after. Your stories of the middle east are fascinating.

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