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Visiting Anhui’s Ancient Villages

Shanghai is China’s most populous and properous city, while Mount Huangshan is China’s most well known national park. As the country is marching towards urbanization and industrialization, traditional villages have largely disappeared or changed during the last century. Located in South Anhui province, Hongcun and Xidi are rare surviving examples of those traditional villages. Designated […]

Cloudless in the Yellow (Huangshan) Mountains

The scenery of steep peaks and ancient pine trees emerging out of mist and floating above a sea of clouds is an iconic subject in Chinese representations of the landscape. Since the Tang Dynasty around the 8th century, the inspiration for these paintings is the most famous of the Chinese mountains, Mount Huangshan, or Yellow […]

Photographing the Bund in Shanghai

It could have been difficult to know where to start in largest city in the world, with a population of 24 million. However, Shanghai has a clear focal point, called the Bund, full of iconic photographic possibilities. The Bund refers to a roughly mile-long promenade along the west side of the Huangpu River, where you […]

Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

Part 6 (last) of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Although Kyaiktiyo, also known as Golden Rock, is one of most incredible sights anywhere, we offered the visit as an extension to the Myanmar photo tour because it is a more arduous journey. It started with […]

Lake Inle, Myanmar

Part 5 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 8 (cont) Nyaung Shwe is the main gateway to Lake Inle. We photographed children in two different settings there, first at a school as they were playing at recess, always a fun interaction for everyone. Inside […]

Pindaya, Myanmar

Part 4 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 7 After an early morning flight from Mandalay to Heho, we drove to Pindaya on a bumpy road out of the main tourist trail. The landscape changes as we gain elevation and travel back in time. […]

Mandalay, Myanmar

Part 3 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 4 (cont) After an early morning flight, we arrived in Mandalay. The country’s second largest city is the spiritual and cultural heart of Myanmar. On Marble Street, Mandalay‚Äôs street of stone-sculptors, men attack blocks of white […]

Bagan, Myanmar

Part 2 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 2 Bagan is known for its thousands of Buddhist monuments and temples, making it one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. After surveying the area from a temple platform, we approached friendly villagers tending […]

Yangon, Myanmar

Part 1 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Since my first visit there in 2000, I have always thought of Myanmar as the most enchanting country in South East Asia. In January 2014, I had the pleasure of leading a photo tour there. Thank you […]

Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh City project is simply “The image of the President in the City”: in each of the photographs, all made in Ho Chi Minh City, there is a depiction of Ho Chi Minh, for instance as framed portrait, poster, sculpture, bust, post stamp, post card, or book cover. The continued presence of […]