Category : Documentary

Taipei Street Photography

Taipei – Light, Colours, People

The last time I was in Taipei I was visiting for my Tattoos of Asia project in the middle of Typhoon Meranti. Surely, there are better times to visit Taipei, I thought? Not that it was a bad trip, there were plenty of stories to tell. I just figured there must be more representative times of year to visit! So it was, in August last year, that my wife and I decided to take a week off to visit Taipei and […]

Seoul Street Photography

August – A Month of Seoul and Friendship

In this continuing series of monthly updates, here you will find Seoul in the month of August. Despite only being here for 3 weeks of the month, a lot happened and I was able to document much of what I saw. This blog will show several things that passed in front of my lens as the month went on. For the few weeks or so, I spent my time experimenting with and testing the Laowa 17mm f/4 for Fujifilm GFX. […]

Jeju Island Rock Fishing Portrait Fujifilm XF 8-16mm

Fishing with Mr Lee

While on a recent trip to Jeju Island, my good friend Wesley Chang and I stumbled upon a rocky outcrop dotted with fishermen while looking for a place to spend an underwhelming sunset before heading in for the night. I was testing the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm and I wanted to do some people photography with it, so this was a perfect situation. As I clambered over the rocks, I gradually zeroed in on my soon-to-be subject, Mr. Lee. I approached […]

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 […]

Done by 6am, this woman makes her way home, Pics of Asia Central Vietnam Tour 2019

Pics of Asia – July 2019 Central Vietnam Tour

Every year, I have the pleasure of being invited by Pics of Asia‘s Etienne Bossot to co-teach his tour cum workshop in central Vietnam. Long-term visitors might have seen my set about the chaos of the morning fishing village we begin the tour with. We started there again this year for a trial-by-fire welcome to our guests. We spent a great couple of hours photographing the fishermen and women going about there business before sitting down for a gorgeous Mi […]

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 […]