Chinese dumplings are consumed by many countries in Asia. For example we call it “Gyoza” in Japan. They look like raviolis. They are usually stuffed with grounded meat and some vegetables. When I first tried Mrs. Lau’s dumplings I saw … Continue reading
I am back to WordPress after a long break…! I took off last Dec for a few month to Asia. My first stop was Japan. First, I started off to Shirakawa- go, a mountain village in Gifu prefecture. It stands … Continue reading
Saskia Thode is very charismatic.
She also poses this striking look.
She and I met in some bar in Brooklyn some years ago. (such as New York moment) Her long braided blonde hair with blue eyes in black outfit immediately caught my eyes.
There is something about her I tried to capture this time.
Saskia is a sensitive but strong woman who carries Norse Mythology on her back. She is originally from the region Norse Mythology started.
She has been working on this over 110 hours.
When I saw her tattoo on her back -especially a man hanging in the center I could not help asking her questions!
She explains what she has
Saskia teaches Yoga. Her FB page is
Last week Marianna came into a studio in Brooklyn to be photographed. I started to work on “character portrait”. Try to capture personality using simple set up.
Marianna is a young talented fashion designer lives in New York. Her creativity is beyond. I found her very interesting. Sometimes she can be unpredictably mischievous. She showed up with her rabbit hair wigs. I don’t have to say this but she loves rabbit and her birthday was Easter.
I’m looking forward to May as I prepare for an upcoming trip to Lyon, France for several days! I can hear all the delicious cheeses, wines and påté calling my name. That said, for any trip I plan, I generally contact publishers to see if there is any interest in getting a photographic story about the area I plan to visit.
So here in the blogosphere, I am sending out feelers to see if anyone would be interested in having me photograph a story in Lyon. If there is, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any possible stories. Thanks!
In the last few years, I’ve found myself meeting and photographing women in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Listening to stories about their lives layered with complex histories of happiness, joy, and at times tragedy – past and present – reminds me of how we all have our stories to tell. Mine are through photographs and while their stories were shared with me in private, these beautiful women were generous enough to let me express my time with them through these portraits.
It’s a must visit spot in London. The place where all neon signs go to live, retire, find new homes – Gods Own Junkyard in Walthamstow. A never-ending collection of artist Chris Bracey’s neon signs and props from films like “Blade Runner” and “Eyes Wide Shut”, this junkyard leaves you with a lot of explore.
Outdoor kitchens. It’s not very common here in the U.S. but head over to the warmer countries of East Asia where kitchens and preparing meals outdoors is commonplace. From personal home kitchens tucked away in an outdoor alley to curbside kitchens pushing out steaming bowls of pho, it just goes to show you can make a good meal any place!
From the outdoor markets to the ruins in Angkor Wat, there was so much to see in Cambodia. Here are a few more images from that trip.