Photographs of Hangzhou which lies in the southeast coast of China. Located at the southern end of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, it is widely known for its beautiful landscape of West Lake. In the saying “Upper in heaven is the paradise, lower on the earth are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, is expressed ancient and modern people’s heartfelt [...]
Photographs from Kathmandu in Nepal taken in April 2013. The capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is Kathmandu, a beautiful city located in the central part of Nepal. It is situated in a valley and looks magnificent from top of the hills surrounding the city. Also known as the city of gods and goddess, [...]
Photographs from the Friendship Highway (also known as the China-Nepal Highway taken in April 2013. It is a 800 kilometres (500 mi) scenic route connecting the capital of Tibet Lhasa with the Chinese/Nepalese border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge between Zhangmu and Kodari. It includes the westernmost part of China National Highway 318 (Shanghai-Zhangmu) and [...]
Photographs of Lhasa in Tibet in April 2013. A week after the regulation changed, I received my travel permit to travel Tibet 7 days on my own! Lhasa was my first destination after a 48 hours train journey across half China. Lhasa is the capital city of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. It’s an [...]
Early April 2013, after a first unsuccessful attempt, I receive my Travel Permit to go to Tibet for a 9 days journey across the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. I took the train option from Shanghai to Lhasa which also made its debut in July, 2006. The train departs every day at Shanghai Train Station, [...]
Photographs of Bhaktapur in Nepal taken in April 2013. Bhaktapur is known variously as City of Culture, Living Heritage, Nepal’s Cultural Gem, An open museum and a City of Devotees. Bhaktapur is an ancient city and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community. It [...]
Shanghai is a dynamic, diverse and stimulating city – the very epitome of modern China. though Shanghai can not rival Beijing in scenery or cultural heitage, its varied architectural styles and cosmopolitan feel give it a charm of its own, a walk through this booming city reveals many glimpses of its colorful past. Shanghai is [...]
Video-ride in the city of Shanghai. Taxi drives recorded with Iphone 5 and Canon 5D M3.
Photographs of New year’s eve in Tokyo 2012-2013, a week walking and discovering another side of Japan. The New Year (shogatsu or oshogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan and Tokyo. Most businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3, and families typically gather to spend the days together. It is a tradition [...]
Tokyo Urban Mood is a serie of urban landscape photographs taken in Tokyo (capital of Japan). At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world. This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side [...]
Photographic assignment for Oxfam Magazins du Monde to photograph a fair trade soap stone workshop based in Agra, India (with Barbara Bruneton from Oxfam). Tara (Trade Alternative Reform Action) Projects made its humble beginning in early seventies with the objective of creating avenues of economic growth for economically disadvantaged Artisans and Craftsmen of Delhi in [...]
The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean.
Journey across the Himalaya’s with an Enfield, the famous Indian motorbike. The trip started in Manali to end up in Dharamsala after 3600 km from Leh and Srinagar.
Varkala is a coastal town and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located 50 kilometres north-west of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and 37 km south-west of Kollam.
Photographic assignment for Oxfam Magazins du Monde to photograph Pushpanjali fair trade workshops based in Agra, India (with Barbara Bruneton from Oxfam).
Mongolia is a landlocked country located between China and Russia. It is a vast emptiness that links land and sky, and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. Mongolia may have geopolitical, cultural and geographical meanings. Mongolia consists of historic Outer Mongolia. The province [...]
Entering Tibet you feel as though you’ve entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture, though heavily diluted recently by government-sponsored migrations of Han and Hui Chinese, remains strong. Tibet spans the world’s largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world’s highest plateau. The Tibetan Plateau also spans most Qinghai, [...]
Imagine this. You are living in a country that does not recognize you as a citizen in spite of the fact that your forefathers lived there for centuries… Half of your people have been forced to take refuge outside. Your country is run by a brutal and savage military regime and you face daily intimidation, [...]
Laos, officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia. A mountainous and landlocked country, Laos shares borders with Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west, and Myanmar and China to the north. Series of black and white photographs taken [...]
Varanasi, also commonly known as Banaras or Benaras and Kashi, is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (199 mi) southeast of state capital Lucknow.
Selection of photos taken from various locations in the northern tribal areas in Pakistan. Karimabad is the capital of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan.