Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

Shanghai, China

Neighborhood Demolition, Shanghai, China

It’s like a bomb went off. An entire neighborhood leveled. Homes reduced to brick and wood and rubble. But it’s the mighty fist of unstoppable Lord of Progress that has swung down, rendering this place a wasteland and uprooting thousands. Presumably He has big plans for the remodel. Looking at the wreckage, I imagine some […]


Shanghai, China

Nanpu Bridge, Shanghai, China

I thought I’d gotten away with it, the old breaking and entering thing. Up to the moment I saw the fat girl in the mini skirt. I’d just brazened my way past a bored security guard downstairs, hopped an elevator to the 22nd floor and then scurried up the dark stairwell up and onto the roof with […]


Shanghai, China

Martial Arts Group and Skyline, Shanghai, China

Another day of the new Chinese century begins. I blink awake in darkness and with scrambled time zones and dulled senses, I hit the streets. In the hours before dawn, kites dangle blinking and flashing UFO lights in the dark sky. That most Chinese of sounds, the deep throat clearing haaaaawk fills the air. It […]


Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

View of the sweeping interior of Tokyo’s International Forum Glass Hall at night. Photographed May 15, 2006 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 5 seconds at f/11. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Taipei, Taiwan

Overhead view of Chinese language road markings on street outside Taipei 101 building at night. Photographed May 9, 2006 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 70-200mm Lens. Exposure 1/4 seconds at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shiny metallic base of 88 story tall Petronas Towers at night. Photographed April 26, 2006 with a Canon EOS-5D camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens. Exposure 4 seconds at f/16. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Singapore

Sitting in the spotless white Mercedes taxi, the driver tells me, “Singapore has three seasons. Hot, Hotter and Hottest. This is the middle season.” You could have fooled me. I wander along the waterfront, then into the financial district. Imagine a place populated by the spawn of a captive breeding program mating tax accountants and […]


Shanghai, China

I emerge from the cool if urine-scented underground to sticky streets, wandering along sterile tree-lined streets in the shadow of looming office towers still in various stages of construction. I eventually find my way across (or actually under) eight lanes of traffic and take an elevator up to the tip of the Jin Mao Tower. […]


Vientiane, Laos

Setting sun silhouettes gate outside Pha That Luang Temple on summer evening Photographed March 24, 2003 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Hue, Vietnam

Mildewed stairs along pastel colored wall at Thien Mu Pagoda in late afternoon outside the city of Hue. Photographed March 21, 2003 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 45mm Tilt-Shift lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Katmandu, Nepal

Portrait of young Buddhist monk at Swayambhunath stupa in the hills overlooking the Katmandu Valley. Photographed November 28, 2001 with a Leica M-6 and 35mm f/1.4 Aspheric lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Silhouettes along the Tonlé Sap River along Sisowath Quay at dusk. Photographed November 24, 2001 with a Leica M-6 camera and 35mm f/1.4 Aspheric Lens on Kodachrome 200 slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image  


Colombo, Sri Lanka

Portrait of Asian Elephant lifting his trainer for a portrait along the western coast road near capital city of Colombo. Photographed December 8, 1997 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 20-35mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Bali, Indonesia

Blurred image of a traditional Balinese fire dance performed for tourists in Ubud. Photographed November 20, 1997 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 20-25mm Lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Manila, Philippines

Wedding, Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines, Asia

A young bride accepts congratulations before her wedding at the Catholic cathedral in Manila’s Intramuros neighborhood. Photographed February 15, 1996 with a Nikon F4 camera and 28mm f/1.4 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Legazpi, Philippines

Ms. Valentine Beauty Pageant, Legazpi, Luzon Island, Philippines, Asia

Jean Paola Yu, 9, dances with young escort at Ms. Valentine beauty pageant in the city of Legazpi on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Photographed February 14, 1996 with a Nikon F3 camera and 28mm f/1.4 lens on Fujichrome slide film.


Banaue, Luzon Island, Philippines

Rice Planting, Luzon Island, Philippines

Farmers work planting in rice terraces near Banaue on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Photographed February 11, 1996 with a Nikon F3 camera and 28mm f/1.4 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Manila, Philippines

Workers unload freshly caught fish at Manila’s Navotas Fishing Port Complex in early morning. Photographed February 6, 1996 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 20-35mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Manila, Philippines

Manila Polo Club, Manila, Philippines, Asia

Grooms scurry in to help a polo player between chukkers during a match at the Manila Polo Club in the city’s exclusive Forbes Park neighborhood. Photographed February 6, 1996 with a Nikon F3 camera and 28mm f/1.4 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Cebu Island, Philippines

Woman Smoking Cigar, Cebu City, Cebu Island, Philippines, Asia

Portrait of an elderly woman lighting up a cigar inside the Carbon Market along Cebu City’s waterfront. Photographed February 4, 1996 with a Nikon F3 camera and 28mm f/1.4 lens on Fujichrome 100 slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Bacolod, Philippines

Young Boy at Barbed Wire Fence, Bacolod, Negros Island, Philippines

Portrait of a young boy standing along the barbed wire fence of the cargo port in Bacolod, Negros Island. Photographed February 1, 1996 with a Leica M-6 and Noctilux 50mm f.1.0 on Fujichrome 100 slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image