I left the UK in 2001 after the press worked dried up completely due to 9/11. All the stories were in Afghanistan, and the press agencies in the UK suffered because of it. That was my chance to get out and leave all the digital gear behind and start photography again.
During my time in Costa Rica all I had was a Leica and a fixed 35 mm lens, I used black and white film and kept it simple. And got back to using what I had, which was nothing else than a rangefinder with no deadlines. I had the luxury to document what I found interesting.
This set of images from Holy Week (Semana Santa) was taken during the Easter Catholic celebrations that shuts the entire country down for a week. Costa Rica has a very strong Catholic tradition, but it felt like I was stepping back in time to an ancient, timeless world.