Beitou Hot Springs for Jetstar

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 […]

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.

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Travel in Taiwan — Food Journey

Travel in Taiwan — Food Journey

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in blog, Photography, Published, Taiwan, travel | No Comments

Steven Crook, Oscar Sun, Nickey Liu and myself were recently sent on assignment to a clam farm in Tainan. The weather forecast was for rain but we were blessed with beautiful sunshine all day. The clam ponds and farmers were interesting and Oscar and I borrowed some waders and

Mazu Pilgrimage — Renaissance

Mazu Pilgrimage — Renaissance

Mazu Pilgrimage for Transasia inflight magazine, Renaissance. Massive celebrations marking the beginning of annual Mazu pilgrimage are held at Jenn Lann Temple in Dajia, Taichung , both the starting and ending point of Taiwan’s largest annual pilgrimage. Preceding Mazu’s birthday, the huge procession departs Jenn Lan Temple late at night to begin their nine-day tour. More […]

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