Smithsonian Publication: Is All Still Quiet on the Western Front?

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Smithsonian Magazine published my photographs of the Western Front in the October issue with an comprehensive article written by William Vollmann. A selection of my images can be seen below. The colour photos were taken with a Leica M, and the black and white photos were taken with a large-format analogue view camera. You can read the full article and view all the images on the Smithsonian website


Vauquois’ trenches are notable for their authentic preservation. The stalemate there led to tunneling and “mine warfare,” forever altering the landscape.


The WWI bunker of Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany, in the Argonne forest of France.


A memorial at Vimy Ridge, near Arras, the site of Canada’s most consequential battle, is etched with the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers killed in France.


This 26-ton British Mark IV tank, nicknamed “Deborah,” took part in the Battle of Cambrai, history’s first mass armored assault. Deborah was struck on the battle’s first day, killing four of its eight-man crew. It was excavated from a Cambrai battlefield in 1998, and in 2017 became the centerpiece of a new museum.


A French WWI re-enactor at an air show near the Marne battlefields.