A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph one of China’s leading characters from the blogosphere, Michael Anti. Anyone familiar with this sphere will know about Michael’s writings about freedom of the press in China. Our shoot was part of the Deutsche Welle ‘BOBs’, the organisation’s blog awards focusing on ‘the world’s digital revolutionaries’ who are writing about freedom of speech in their countries across the world. The shoot consisted of setting Michael in an ‘urban’ setting, according […]
27.06.12 – I decided to upgrade my camera this week and plumped for the new Canon 5D mark III. Excited to start putting it through its paces on a new trip in the south of China next week. One other thing that might come in handy is what’s in the blue bag. When you buy camera equipment in China, they often like to throw in some freebies to sweeten the deal. Today, I was offered a Canon branded tent to […]
It’s a good week for the blog this week, as it was acknowledged by Danwei as one of the best photography blogs dedicated to covering topics related to China in 2012! Thanks to the team at Danwei for recognising the blog and the regular updates I try to do. Don’t forget to check out some of the other excellent sites that have been mentioned to get you fill of China-related news! Especially my fellow photographers and friends Janek Zdzarski and […]
Forests are an integral part of our lives and our future. But unless we can see them as more than an environmental issue, their future may be in jeopardy. See the project at https://www.un.org/esa/forests/ Here’s a new multimedia piece from the team at MediaStorm that I thought readers here would like to view. In the run up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, MediaStorm were asked to produce this video which would highlight the importance of forests and […]
17.06.12 – Assignment today took me to the north-eastern outskirts of Beijing to visit one of the city’s oddest attractions, ‘Wonderland’, an abandoned theme park. The park was left deserted when construction funding dried up, leading to the half-finished park being left to the advancing shrubbery which is now slowly taking back the land. The highlight of the park is a Disney style castle which towers above what is now mostly farmland. It’s a bizarre but interesting place which is […]
16.06.12 – It’s easy to get jaded with Beijing’s air quality. Sometimes though, we get a clear day and you suddenly remember how nice the capital can actually be. This is the north-east tower of the Forbidden City this evening. A sunset and view worth waiting for. If only it could be like this more often…
16.06.12 – Blue skies over the Forbidden City in Beijing today. A rare but welcome site!
12.06.12 – Beijing Capital International Airport, China.
11.06.12 – Street welder in downtown Beijing. China.
Happy to share the news that I have been selected as one of the 2012 Photocrati Fund Top 25 Finalists. The fund has been running for a number of years and aims to support documentary photographers around the world who are working on projects looking and social and environmental issues. “Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.” – Photocrati Judging […]