Tainan 39 Hour Film Contest — 2015

Tainan 39 Hour Film Contest — 2015

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in blog, Photography, Taiwan | No Comments

The fourth annual Tainan 39 Hour Film Contestival has come and gone. In four short years this Tainan festival has become one of Taiwan’s major film happenings, this year

Beitou Hot Springs for Jetstar

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in blog, Published, Taiwan, travel | No Comments

Beitou Hotsprings is a hotspring area originally developed by the Japanese. Easily accessible by MRT, it’s historical sites and hotspring scenery makes for a great daytrip. I shot these photos on assignment for Jetstar. This stream runs out of Thermal Valley (sometimes called hell Valley) and the colors make for interesting photos. The Beitou Hotsprings […]

Silkroad Magazine — Taiwan Old Brands

Silkroad Magazine — Taiwan Old Brands

A recent assignment for Silkroad taking photos of four generational shops around Taiwan turned out to be a lot of fun as all the traditional shops and subjects were interesting and photogenic. The third shop I went to was Hsiang Ren He’s traditional drum making shop now run by Wang Hsi-kun. Wang Hsi-kun is the […]

Dawes Bicycle Brochure 2015

Dawes Bicycle Brochure 2015

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in blog, Photography, Published | No Comments

Recently shot bicycles for British bike company Dawes at a bicycle factory here in Tainan for their 2015 brochure Not my usual type of photography and wouldn’t like to do this for a living (although it may be more lucrative than the editorial I usually do) but it is fun to do every once-in-a-while I […]

Renaissance — Ice cream, Bubble Milk Tea and Black Thunder

Renaissance — Ice cream, Bubble Milk Tea and Black Thunder

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in blog, Photography, Published | No Comments

An assignment to photograph popular low-priced food-and-drink treats in Taiwan for Renaissance Magazine My son doesn’t like posing for me but ice cream and bubble milk tea were wonderful incentives Family Mart Ice cream

Shennong Street, Tainan

Shennong Street, Tainan

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan, travel | 2 Comments

A recent assignment for Sept/Oct Issue of Renaissance Magazine The focus was the quaint 慢慢鳩生活木作- Dove Tail Restaurant and Workshop.

Jiali Zhen Xing Temple God Statues and Temple Art

Jiali Zhen Xing Temple God Statues and Temple Art

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in blog, Photography, Taiwan, Temple Culture | 2 Comments

Zhen Xing Temple in Tainan’s Jiali District, originally called Qing Shui Temple, was founded in 1723 and dedicated to Lord Qingshui. Early settlers to Taiwan brought with them ‘Lord Qingshui,’ — a deified monk — from their homeland, Anxi, in China’s Fujian Province. The idols were believed to have protected them in their dangerous crossing […]

Old Lin Department Store Tainan

Old Lin Department Store Tainan

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan, travel | 5 Comments

Hayashi Hyakkaten, commonly called the Lin Department Store (林百貨), is a Japanese era department store that first opened in 1932. Taiwan’s second department store (the first was Kikumoto Department Store in Taipei), re-opened in June this year (2014). I blogged about the old building before

Golden Days: The Gold Sculpture of Liu Kun Hui

Golden Days: The Gold Sculpture of Liu Kun Hui

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in blog, Photography, Taiwan | One Comment

I had the great fortune to be able to photograph Liu Kun Hui (劉坤輝), an artisan that has achieved Taiwan’s National Treasure grade status (國寶級). Liu Kun Hui is 85 years old and began his apprenticeship when he was 15.

Traditional Marionette Performance Art

Traditional Marionette Performance Art

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Photography, Taiwan, Temple Culture | One Comment

Jia Li Xi (嘉禮戲) is a traditional string-puppet performance art popular in Southern Taiwan. Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe (錦飛鳳傀儡戲劇團) from A-lian (阿蓮鄉) is

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