Welcome to the site of travel photographer Mathew Lodge. Mathew’s vivid and colorful travel photos have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers including National GeographicFrommers’ Guides, The Telegraph and The Guardian. Prints of his photographs decorate wineries, restaurants, hotels and private homes world-wide, including Olive Garden restaurants across the US.

Mathew’s main specialization is travel photographs of Tuscany in Italy, Paris and Eastern France, the UK (England and Scotland) and his home town of San Francisco and Barcelona in Spain.

This site contains a selection of Mathew’s photographs in the Portfolio section and the full set of stock images is available for commercial licensing. If you want to purchase any photograph then you can do so here. Contact Mathew for commercial image licensing for electronic and print publishing, or if you prefer visit my page at Alamy Images.

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Edinburgh photograph used in British national newspapers

This photograph of Old College at the University of Edinburgh has proved to be a favorite of British national newspapers including The Times and Telegraph.

Knights childrens’ book uses William Marshall photo

Knights (Warriors Around the World) uses this photo I took in Temple Church, London of William Marshall. Marshall was one of the most remarkable knights in British history and served four kings. He was instrumental in getting King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 and played a major role in preventing civil war afterwards.

Updated mobile wireless blog post

I’ve just revised one of the most popular blog posts on the site, around how to use your cell phone in Europe. It’s been updated with the latest information on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile plans and the latest smartphones. The good news is that now it’s cheaper and easier than ever to use your phone in Europe.

BBC History Magazine Lindow Man image

The January 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine carries an article on The gruesome remains of prehistoric murder victims uncovered in Europe’s bogs and is illustrated with a photo I took of 2000-year-old Lindow man, found in a peat bog in Cheshire and now in the British Museum. “The man’s death was carefully orchestrated to extract the maximum pain, terror and public drama”, the article notes.

Recent blog posts

The story behind the picture: Villa Vignamaggio

Every great photograph tells a story, but I often find it interesting to read the story behind the photograph — and hence this occasional series of posts. This time it is the turn of Villa Vignamaggio that has frequently appeared in books and magazine …

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Going wireless in Europe: what you need to know about cell phones and tablets

Advanced mobile phone usage in Lucca, Italy Part 1 of 2 articles: the second covers cellular data in Europe Last updated: October 2017 To many Americans, staying in touch with a cell phone or tablet while in Europe can seem difficult and expensive. But …

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The simple five-step guide to renting a Villa in Italy or France

Renting a villa in Italy, France or Spain isn’t just for millionaires. Perhaps surprisingly, villa rental can be more reasonable than staying in a hotel, especially if you’re a family a larger group (though being a millionaire does help if you want to …

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