Traditional Marionette Performance Art

Traditional Marionette Performance Art

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Photography, Taiwan, Temple Culture | No Comments

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

Travel in Taiwan — Backpack Bus Trips — Southwest Coast

Travel in Taiwan — Backpack Bus Trips — Southwest Coast

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan, travel, travel | No Comments

Land of Salt, Sugar, and Shrines Taking a Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus to the Southwest Coast Steve, Nicky, Oscar and I hopped on a tourist shuttle bus and toured Taiwan’s Southwest Coast for Travel in Taiwan’s Backpack Bus Tour. The Garlic Sugar factory was interesting and photogenic, Nankunshen Temple pleased, as always, but the highlight […]

Rennaissance Magazine — Cheap Treats in Taiwan

Rennaissance Magazine — Cheap Treats in Taiwan

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan | No Comments

A recent assignment for Renaissance Magazine for an article on bubble milk tea, Family Mart ice cream cones and Black Thunder candy.

Native Beauty — Taiwan’s Aboriginals — Discover Magazine

Native Beauty — Taiwan’s Aboriginals — Discover Magazine

My photos, mostly of Namasia, accompanied Steven Crook’s article for Thai Air’s inflight magazine Discover. The above photo was taken a stone’s throw from our house in Takanua, Namasia. Eight Eight Waterfall, a waterfall created by a landslide during Typhoon Morakot in 2008, is obscured by mist. This photo of a Hla’alua headman is one […]

Tainan May Jam 2014 — Friday

Tainan May Jam 2014 — Friday

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in blog, Photography, Taiwan | No Comments

Tainan May Jam put on some awesome shows this year. Friday began with an interesting group wearing

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