Photo Essays

This mural is straight out of some noir novel
Art, Cities, Photo Essays, Vietnam

Peeking into Artsy Saigon

On one weekend, I explored Ho Chi Minh’s “Art” district to see what was in store and came back pleasantly surprised. A tall blonde looks on at me from the wall, straight out of a noir novel while elsewhere a monkey runs along the wall. I am in the 3 […]

The Backstreets of Cholon
Travel, Photo Essays, Vietnam

The Backstreets of Cholon

I explore the backstreets of Cholon in Saigon in this photo essay, bringing you images from the dynamic street scene and old colonial buildings. To me Saigon or Ho Chi Minh evoked images of a bustling metropolis with old french colonial architecture, quaint backstreets and busy streets. So to my […]

A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen
Travel, Japan, Photo Essays

A Stroll through Kyoto’s Kitchen

Kyoto’s four hundred year old Nishiki Market is a virtual paradise for food and ethnic Japanese goods. Join me as I walk through Japan’s most iconic markets. Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market is a lively market in Kyoto that dates back to over four hundred years. It’s a great […]

The White Heron Castle
Japan, Photo Essays

The White Heron Castle

Take a look at the fabulous Himeji Castle or the White Heron Castle, as we walk its grounds. Feudal Japan evokes images of majestic and imposing castles and sword wielding samurai warriors. Himeji is home to one the of the finest examples of traditional Japanese castle architecture, the quite imaginatively […]

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers
Travel, Art, Cities, Japan, Photo Essays

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers

In this photo series, we take a look at some of the Kawaii (cute in Japanese) manhole covers I’m sure I got some pretty weird stares on the sidewalks of Japan. After all, I spent quite some time staring down at my camera focussed at my feet in the middle […]