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Lightning Storm, Ha Long City, Vietnam

June in Seoul, Ha Noi, and Ha Long

It’s been a couple of months since I did a monthly round-up. I’ve been in Vietnam for a good portion of that time and shooting a few additional jobs since returning. Now that I’m finally getting a little space, it’s time to share some of my favourite images from the month of June. For the first few days of the month, I was in Seoul and shooting a little between jobs before heading off to Vietnam. More recently, I’ve been […]

Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunrise

Ha Noi after 8 Years

I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t feel Hanoi the first time. It was my last stop on a South-North tour of Vietnam and I didn’t love it the way I loved everywhere else. For me, the chaos of Saigon was missing, the (almost gone) idylic peace of Hoi An Old Town was missing, the beauty of the Mekong Delta was missing, and the morning mist over the highlands of Sa Pa was completely absent. Hanoi just felt like […]

May 2019 in 65:24

May has been a crazy month for WelkinLight Photography. I’ve had only three full days off to post-process and deliver images. Everything else has been done in between sessions and on public transport as I make my way to a session. Still, I always find time to make some personal work as I move from location to location, and this post is all about the personal work I’ve made with the Fujifilm GFX 50R. The 65:24 ratio has been a […]

The chaos of Varanasi in a local market

Varanasi, as it was

“This road is incredible,” I noted to the taxi driver as we sped from the airport to Varanasi city. “I know, Modi is a great man,” he responded. The changes in the main tourist areas of India, an indeed, the country as a whole since I first visited nearly 13 years ago are astounding. Modi may not have a perfect record, but he’s spending money like never before on making sure India’s infrastructure joins the 21st century. Despite this spending […]

Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival 2019

Seoul’s Lotus Lantern Festival is held annually from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa in celebration of the coming of the Buddha. Thousands of representatives from temples and schools across the Buddhist world join a procession that lasts hours and is watched by visitors from all over the world.  It has always struck me as odd that a philosophy-cum-religion based solely on releasing yourself from the cycle of torment through letting go of attachment would hold a festival to celebrate the birth of […]

Black and White Images from Doseonsa

These images are to go with my video on why I sometimes choose to shoot black and white images in camera. Check out the video here.