Details of Hmong Du Womens traditional clothing

Ethnic Minority Colour & Textiles, Laos

I love the colour of Asia’s ethnic minorities and the number one contributing factor is the beautiful detail and often vibrant hues traditional clothing often features. This set of images contains a close-up glimpse of the stunning embroidery and intricate patterns which form an intrinsic part of the culture and dress for just a few…

Basha Village, Guizhou, China

Basha Village, Guizhou, China

The small village of Basha, tucked away in the mountains of south-east Guizhou, is a fantastic place to get a taste of ethnic Miao culture. With the main street through town straddling a mountain ridge the village flows down either side.  Many women continue to wear traditional clothing, with males carrying on the ancient practice…

Tibetan Festival in Langmusi

Langmusi Nomad Festival

The last gallery I posted contained a series of black and white images from the main very muddy street of Langmusi, China, taken back in 2001. This inspired me to seek out some colour photos of Langmusi from my massive collection of film archives – this is what i found!   Taken on the 1st June…

In the village of Langmusi, China in 2001.

On the Street of Langmusi, China

Another set of images dragged out of the archive. Langmusi was a simply fascinating destination to photograph.  With a predominantly Tibetan population nestled in a fabulous location on the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau almost ringed by dramatic mountains. From the first time I visited here in 1997 it has had a special place in…

Young Flower Hmong minority girl near Bac Ha in northern Vietnam

Hmong Girl, Vietnam

This gorgeous little Flower Hmong girl from Northern Vietnam just has the most amazing and emotive facial expression in this shot! We were wandering about the area near Bac Ha one afternoon some 11 years ago, the golden light was bathing the countryside making for simply incredible views.   To add to the already very photogenic…