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24 February

China’s Invisible Artist – Liu Bolin

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I’ve been a fan Chinese artist Liu Bolin for some time now. Every once in a while, I come across one of his images and they always bring a smile to my face. Take a look at the image above and you will see why. Liu paints himself, to blend in with the background he […]

14 February

Photo of the Week | The Walking Painting

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This week’s image comes from my first ever trip to China, back in the autumn of 2005. I had just finished an internship at Magnum in their London offices and I decided to go to Beijing, to start to photograph some stories I had been forming in my mind during my internship. One of the […]

12 February

POYi 2011 – Favourite Image…so far

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Sometimes, you’ll hear a photographer say, “I wish I had taken that”. It’s not meant as a negative comment but as a genuine sign of respect to another photographer for the quality of picture they have taken. I had one of those moments today whilst perusing the winners (so far) of the POYi 2011 contest. […]

11 February

Africa Through A Lens

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Came across a very interesting article on the BBC website this morning titled “Africa through a Lens”, that I wanted to share with you and spread the message about. According to the article… “Thousands of old photographs from across Africa – as seen by British colonial staff stationed there – have been digitised by The […]

7 February

Photo of the Week | Chinese New Year

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This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from the Chinese New Year celebrations here in Beijing. This year, I decided to go to the Temple of Heaven, situated just south of Tiananmen Square, to photograph the festivities taking place there. In case you don’t know, the arrival of CNY is accompanied by what are called […]

26 January

Photo of the Week | Teaching Peking Opera

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This week’s Photo of the Week comes from the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. I was in the city as part of a trip I was taking traveling down the great Yangtze River, upon which the city of Wuhan sits. At the time this photo was taken, I was visiting the Yellow Crane tower, […]

14 January

Photo of the Week | Schoolchildren in the Snow

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This week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from Inner Mongolia, a province located in the north of China. I travelled to this province in spring of 2010 as part of a group from the Shanghai based NGO, Roots and Shoots. Every year, they travel to Inner Mongolia to take part in their annual tree planting sessions, […]

10 December

Photo of the Week | Tibetan Monk

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It has been some time since I have posted a ‘Photo of the Week’, so I thought it was about time that I revived this popular feature which I hope gives you a small insight into some of my thought processes when making images. This week’s image comes from western China, from the Tibetan regions […]

2 December

Remembering Bruce Lee: What Photographers Can Learn From the Little Dragon

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Last Saturday (November 27th) saw the 70th birthday anniversary of Bruce Lee. As a belated birthday tribute, I decided to write this post not just as a personal homage to a movie star who had a big impact on me growing up, but to also relate some of Bruce Lee’s thoughts on martial arts and […]

29 November

Bombs Don’t Kill People, Mangroves Do

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Quite a shocking piece of news fell into my inbox this morning, via the Mangrove Action Project newsletter which I receive every month. The news is a couple of weeks old but it seems that on November 15th, there was an explosion in a hotel in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen that tragically […]