'Being usually weighed down with a ton of camera equipment in the course of my daily work as a photojournalist, I tend to shy away from carrying my DSLR kit when taking pictures purely for pleasure. I’m more than happy to rely on my iPhone and a couple of Apps I have on it, namely Hipstamatic and Contrast. The pictures you see here were all shot that way, with no further post-processing (aside from what the Apps automatically provide). It’s very different in terms of aesthetic and approach to how I normally work, and it’s an ideal way to recharge my creative energies.'

Darrin Zammit Lupi was born in Malta in 1968. He started his photography career with The Malta Independent in 1992, but decided to turn freelance shortly afterwards. After a year’s studying and training in the UK, he undertook foreign assignments in Albania and war-torn former Yugoslavia, winning the BPC Award to Journalists 1993 for his Albanian work.
He joined Times of Malta in late 1996 and became a Reuters stringer in 1997, and has since been a regular winner at the Malta Journalism Awards for Press Photography and Sports Photography. The Societies in the UK named him Media and Documentary Photographer of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
In recent years, he covered the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, issues related to the Millennium Development Goals in various parts of Africa, the conflict in Libya, and several other national and international assignments.
His work for Reuters has been published in newspapers, magazines and books worldwide. He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London.
In 2014, he published his book about boat migration called Isle Landers. Its accompanying exhibition has been held in Malta, France and Australia.