Beautiful details of classic Qing dynasty architecture in Yangmei, near Nanning, China.

Ancient Yangmei

  This is a collection of images from the sleepy living relic of times gone by – Yangmei.  A place where art students and discerning tourists come, hoping to catch a glimpse into a bygone era where the treasures are being preserved in an olde world atmosphere.   Surrounded by river on 3 sides this seemingly…

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…

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…

fengjie - a town set for destruction

Fengjie – Before destruction in 2002

  An ancient town with a history of some 2000 years sitting at the entrance of the stunning Qutang Gorge on the northern banks of the Yangzte River, China, Fengjie was one of the first to be destroyed to make way for the Three Gorges Dam project.   This series of images was taken in…

The laughing boatman

the laughing boatman, hoi an, vietnam

This old guy was stretched out on his boat sporting a wide, gold enhanced toothy, or perhaps I should say near toothless smile that beamed from his weather beaten face as he went about his business of eliciting customers for a boat ride along Hoi An’s Thu Bon river in Central Vietnam. Always a sucker…