Trying to work on the art of reduction.
Bangkok, September 2014
Taxi is one of the scenic attraction in Bangkok, not only those vibrant colors that hard to find elsewhere in the world but more on the level of decorations the Thai taxi drivers capable of put up, all different kinds, and usually unexpected kinds.
I have lived most of my time since early 90’s in Bangkok and never stop being amazed at the wide spectrum of drivers – often not native Bangkokian, many of them from up much less and often under-developed countryside, looking for making more money in Bangkok while at the same time putting small money to add fun and not so fun accessories in their taxi that often is rental one, 2 drivers run shifts on the same taxi. And in Bangkok, taxi is of course among the least desired profession due to bad traffic, so it is understandable for what eventually becomes the interior of their taxi.
This one in the picture is among the best one I have ever seen, collecting varies notes (tips) from passengers that in a way displaying how popular Bangkok is as a holiday destination from people around the world.
Image shot with a SONY A7R mounted with Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar Aspherical II 15mm f/4.5 using Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adpater.
Bangkok, September 2014
Taiwan is a little fault block formed approx. 4-5 million years ago at a complex convergent boundary between the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate, the rise of the fault block gives rise of 6 peaks over 3,500 meters – making Taiwan the world’s 4th highest island, as well as some small islands off its east coast, which are in this image, taken with a SONY A7R mounted with the razor sharp Leica APO-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH. The image took onboard EVA Air en route Bangkok, a beautiful sunny day and calm Pacific Ocean.
Taiwan, September 2014
Robert Capa once said that “If your photograph aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough…” and for this image – taken with a compact but powerful SONY RX-1R, can’t be more true.
The modern digital technology has finally realized the goal of original Leica still camera – “small format, large print” such as the case of the compact SONY mirrorless camera which has fully embodied most of the latest technology of digital photography into a tiny package, with a fixed, beautifully made Zeiss Sonnar 35/2 lens, allows the photographer gets close to action without compromise.
Railay Beach, Kribi, Thailand, August 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt once said a woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. So is her beauty!
Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani, Thailand