Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

I’ve never participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge as I rather blog whatever/whenever I feel like. Until today. This week’s topic: Selfie Oxford Dictionaries declared “selfie” as the International Word of the Year 2013, emerging ahead of other shortlisted words such as: Twerk – all credit to Miley Cyrus for bringing it to the forefront…

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Magnum Photos workshop + Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg

Just a week ago, I was in Heidelberg having a most inspiring time during a four-day Magnum Photos workshop in Heidelberg that was organised in conjunction with the 5th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg in Germany. During the workshop, there were three afternoons designated for shooting. I didn’t take any photos of the machines on the third afternoon as it was a…

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Food photography: Top down

April 2010: I was at Banyan Tree Phuket with two photographers – Jason Lang and Christopher Wise – for a photo shoot. We had about a hundred images to make during the one week when we were at the resort. This included food shots of the signature dishes of the restaurants and these were handled mostly by Jason,…

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Hokkaido: Shiretoko Pass / Shiretoko-tōge / 知床峠

Day 6 of our 12-day summer holiday in Hokkaido: We drove from Abashiri to Oshinkoshin Falls / Oshinkoshin-no-taki /オシンコシンの滝 which was about 75km away, 2 hours by car. From there we went on to Rausu Info Centre / Rausu Michi no Eki / 羅臼ビジターセンター (30km, 50mins). Finally we arrived in Shiretoko National Park / Shiretoko-kokuritsukōen / 知床国立公園! Shiretoko…

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