Posts Tagged ‘canon’

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Calcutta is Kolkata… and I am Happy

So here’s a short history lesson for all the Americans. Calcutta is properly known these days as Kolkata and has been since 2001. While the city’s name has always been pronounced Kolkata in Bengali, the anglicised form of Calcutta was the official name until 2001, when it  was changed to Kolkata in order to match the Bengali pronunciation. I speak to Indians almost […]

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Impressions of India

I’ve been mulling this over for a few days. People have been asking about my trip to India and up until now I’ve not formulated a very good response. There is no simple answer that seems to do it justice. First of all it was entirely too short. I basically got a brief taste, an appetizer if […]

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Generations

Still moving forward and getting caught up here. I mentioned last time that I had some things coming up over the next few months. The first is a 10-page documentary feature in China Photography Magazine entitled “Generations”. More than 6 years in the making, Generations follows 5 different families located across China. In a string of candid interviews we learn something about each family’s history, their […]


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Evolution

I love that word Evolution. To change, to grow, to evolve. Idealy we should continuously be moving forward, growing and learning. That’s easier said than done of course because try as we might, sometimes we just stall out. We hit a wall creatively and can’t seem to get around it. Writer’s block is a term most of […]

New Zealand Landscapes Time-lapse – An Amazing 6 Minutes

New Zealand Landscapes Time-lapse – An Amazing 6 Minutes

Shot with a Canon 5DII, various Canon lenses, and a Dynamic Perception 6′ Stage Zero motorized dolly, photographer Bevan Percival compiled this amazing time-lapse of landscapes across New Zealand. Bevan  talked about this work, saying, “It represents hours and hours of dedication to the art. I’m driven by chasing fleeting moments of damatic light on beautiful landscapes […]

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Life on the Streets – Liuzhou

Fickle doesn’t quite describe the Liuzhou winter of 2012/13. A week ago it was zero. The last two days it’s been in the mid 70’s. I am not complaining. Photographer Stephen Patterson and his lovely wife Tina made a pit-stop here in Liuzhou on the way to their Thailand Spring Festival getaway. We had an […]


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10 Minutes – The Butchers of Guizhong Cai Shi – 桂中菜市 (Guizhong Night Market)

Lily and I took a quick walk over to the Guizhong Night Market last night to play around with the new 5D Mark III. I got distracted (imagine that) and we didn’t get there until after nine and of course by then most of the merchants had packed it in for the night. In the […]

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Back to Work…

I am slowly getting back to work and doing all I can to get caught up with everything and everybody. Easier said than done of course but I am doing my best. I thought I should at least post something to the blog since it’s been months. I went back to the hospital yesterday for […]

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Postcards from China IV – Yereth Jansen

Today’s installment of Postcards from China features Dutch photographer Yereth Jansen. After working in web development for a number of years he was able to turn his passion for photography into his main profession. Focussing on fine art, portraits and fashion, Yereth is a storyteller who writes with light. He thinks pictures should speak for […]


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Dunhuang – Three Days on the Silk Road

I was recently able to spend a few days in the Dunhuang area of Gansu Province. It was an amazing whirlwind of an adventure that came together on a whim after a casual remark made by our friend Zach. It didn’t take long to decide that if I could somehow underwrite at least part of the […]

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Oh the places you’ll go… Yunnan Nights I

Without a doubt one of the things we enjoyed most about our time in Yunnan was the weather. It was very reminiscent of my years spent in the mountains of Colorado and a truly welcome respite from 7 summers spent in the overbearing heat and humidity of Guangxi Province. Almost every day the rain would stop […]

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Oh the people you’ll meet… Saving Face(s) in Yunnan.

Hi friends. After a few weeks of traveling around Yunnan Province we are back home safe and sound here in Liuzhou. The plan now is to spend a couple of days decompressing before getting back into the thick of things. We both have a lot on our plates so I’m afraid this vacation will very […]


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Postcards from China III – John Horstman

Today’s postcard comes from Dr. John Horstman, a native of Queensland, Australia. After graduating from the University of Queensland with a degree in Veterinary Science he practiced veterinary medicine in the Barossa Valley of South Australia, in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. He moved on to retail management in the pet industry and then […]

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Seeing Red in China

I’ve been thinking about doing some color-themed posts for a while now and figure there is absolutely no other choice but to start with red as it is by far, the most dominant color in China. Red is associated with happiness and good fortune and is symbolic of fire and power to ward off evil […]

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Stoned in Liuzhou

My adopted hometown of Liuzhou is not a really well-known Chinese city. Still, like most places it is known for a few things. There is the local delicacy Luosifen, a pungent, spicy noodle dish in a snail stock that I have yet to fully embrace. I’ve tried. Then there are the famous coffins of Liuzhou. […]


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Home Sweet Home

Hi there, I’m back from my quick trip to Shanghai. I’d gone up to see an orthopedic surgeon about the torn ligaments in my shoulder. I went because, call me crazy, I am more than hesitant to have any major surgery done here in Liuzhou. Unfortunately the doctors in Shanghai unanimously confirmed the need for […]

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Hot Mama

Hi there, I’m back in the saddle here as my medically induced vacation officially came to an end yesterday. I’d postponed a cosmetics shoot twice over the last couple of months and the agency was losing patience with the aging, decrepit laowai who for no obvious reason or benefit charges twice as much as any of […]

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The Math Teacher

Lily’s friend Su Mei is a middle school math teacher. They’ve worked together nearly 20 years. Su Mei turned 40 last week and has a 15 year old son. Now I know I am getting old and I’ll be the first to admit my memory is not what it used to be, but I am […]


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Yangshuo Winter

Last week Lily and I were able to take make a quick weekend trip to Yangshuo with a few friends. A world renowned travel destination, Yangshuo is an unapologetic tourist trap bordered by stunning karst mountains on one side and the Li River on the other. Sometimes a tourist trap is just what the doctor ordered. […]

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500KM City Music Festival – Kunming Rocks

Howdy folks… been a while. After weeks of going back and forth with a gaggle of different editors about which images to include in an upcoming photo essay, I’m finally able to post some shots from the 500KM City Music Festival. The two-day event took place September 10 and 11 in Kunming with Sunday’s headliner […]

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10 Minutes – 李水旺 (Li Shui Wang)

I met Li Shui Wang earlier this month in Kunming. He was sitting on a bench in a small park intently watching me as I struggled with two lenses, a camera and a bag while attempting to change said lenses. Mr. Li, recognizing my dilemma, invited me over to share his bench. He immediately started […]


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10 Days in Kunming – Perspiration Free

Welcome to the land of no humidity… That was the first thing I noticed about Kunming… the weather. During the 10 days I was there the temps topped out each day out in the mid to low 20’s with lots of sunshine and no humidity. It was nearly perfect. I had gone to Yunnan to […]

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731 Collision Music Festival

The 731 Collision Music Festival took place last night in Liuzhou. 6 bands and a couple of DJ’s later, I walked out of The People’s Square Arts Center equal parts surprised (pleasantly), alarmed, and I guess I’ll say encouraged somehow. A couple of slight, aging security guards in makeshift uniforms manned the doors with a […]

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Yangshuo Weekend

Yangshou is a picturesque tourist trap of a small town located in Guangxi Province about two hours south of Guilin. I’ve been a few times now and despite the touristy thing it still works for me on many levels. The scenery is the big draw. The rivers flowing though Avatar-looking karst mountains have enticed artists […]