Category : Documentary

Firecrackers Explode Around Throne - Bombing Master Handan Hualien

Taiwan – Bombing Master Handan

My first trip to Taiwan was an absolute rollercoaster. The visit only got finalised a few days before departure so the preparation was a whirlwind of planning and research about the subjects I would meet for Tattoos of Asia. My good friend, Marco Tessiore would be joining me for this journey and creating a beautiful film about our time there. It wasn’t until we landed in Taipei that the weather report confirmed that Typhoon Meranti would be hammering the island […]

A Moment in Guwahati

Guwahati was certainly not my favourite place on this trip. I’d just spent almost a month in North East exploring Nagaland and Ziro to meet the Konyak and Apatani peoples. In just a few hours on a sleeper train, the cool mountain weather and verdant rice paddies gave way to the urban grit and extreme summer heat of the largest city in Assam. It was chaotic, hot, noisy, and unforgiving in every way. After a month of peace, I simply […]

Light - Tokyo Trains

Tokyo Trains – 2020

Just before the world realised what we were up against with COVID-19, I spent a few days in Tokyo. As always, Tokyo was crowded and rushed. While it is easy to find a quiet spot to be alone in Tokyo, the same cannot be said for its railway system. The city is home to many of the world’s busiest train stations and at the top of that list is Shinjuku. Millions of passengers daily pass through that station alone as […]

Station Steps

2019-09 – Buyeo, Seoul, and Suwon

September seems like an age ago. In the 6 months since these images were taken, I’ve been going at a pace I can’t really describe in this current slow-down due to COVID-19. It was a complete blur until I got back from Myanmar a few weeks ago and I’m now just having a chance to reflect on all that’s gone by and flick through some of the images I made between all the chaos. Everything on this page was photographed […]

Circular Line Passengers - Yangon Station

Yangon Station and Circle Line, 2020

Unexpectedly finding myself with 7 days in Yangon was not something I was ready for. Having spent so much time there in the past, I had planned only to have one day to deliver my books to the various outlets a one day buffer in case flights didn’t work out. With a week in hand, I decided to revisit all the spots I had visited on my first trips to Yangon. One of my favourite experiences had been exploring the […]

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 - Garbage Collectors

2019-08 – Seoul and Friends

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 […]