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

Taiwan Bradt Guidebook written by Steven Crook

Taiwan Bradt Guidebook written by Steven Crook

I just received Steven Crook’s new Taiwan Guidebook in the mail. Packed with well written interesting information, everyone living or traveling in Taiwan should have one on their bookshelves.Will be available in Page One in Taiwan.

Imperial Formosan Tea Photos

Imperial Formosan Tea Photos

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in blog, Nature, Photography, Taiwan, travel | No Comments

I spent an extremely pleasant morning in Lugu taking these tea field photos for the gorgeously designed Imperial Formosan Tea website.We arrived in the very early morning to a colorful and clear sunrise, took some photos in refreshingly dewy tea fields and drank pots of high quality teas

Soulangh Artist Zhang Ya-hui

Soulangh Artist Zhang Ya-hui

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in blog, Nature, Photography, Taiwan | No Comments

Soulangh Culture Village recently had an amazing art installation (東山想像與其物產) by Tainan artist Zhang Ya-hui. Her exhibit was a sensory extravaganza of natural materials taken from the Dongshan farming community where she was raised and

A bit about Zhentou — Taiwan’s traditional performance troupes.

A bit about Zhentou — Taiwan’s traditional performance troupes.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in blog, Photography, Taiwan, Temple Culture | No Comments

I have been involved with Soulangh Cultural Park’s renovation of their Yizhen exhibit and we recently attended a seminar presented by 林茂賢 (professor of 台灣語文學系at Taichung’s  國立台中教育大學) to bring us all up to speed on Taiwan’s traditional arts.

Renaissance Magazine Feature — (Zhongshan Hall (中山堂), Man-Le Gate (滿樂門), and the Ximen Red House (西門紅樓)

Renaissance Magazine Feature — (Zhongshan Hall (中山堂), Man-Le Gate (滿樂門), and the Ximen Red House (西門紅樓)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan, travel | No Comments

I was commissioned to photograph three renovated old buildings (Zhongshan Hall (中山堂), Man-Le Gate (滿樂門), and the Ximen Red House (西門紅樓)) in Taipei for Renaissance

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