Hotel Noir

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Sometimes, when the days are long and the edits longer and the weight of so many assignments feels heavy and never-ending and my work falls into an inefficient haze, I like to take a step back and refocus my energy and look at old work paired with new work and forgotten frames and sometimes, just sometimes, this method of refocusing yields fun and interesting and odd results. Like noticing that with a little creative editing, some of my previous hotel and resort shoots take on a bit of a film noir air. A kind of grim bleakness which stands in stark contrast to the idyllic locales and pampered states where most of these places actually exist. It’s a fun way of looking at your own photography, through this warped and cracked and backwards looking glass.

A view over Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from Bitexco Tower.
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Hotels, Resorts, Spas & Restaurants in Southeast Asia
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A man looks over a landscape in Con Dao, Vietnam.
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Early morning at Song Saa resort in southern Cambodia.
Prisons, Fishing & Paradise
Hotels, Resorts, Spas & Restaurants in Southeast Asia
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10 thoughts on “Hotel Noir

  1. Yes, there are some little signs of René Magritte in these photos and I love this sometimes surrealist exposition to challenge the well-known perceptions of reality.
    Ciao
    Sid

  2. Really really gorgeous edits. I love the image of the woman opening the window. Could be the beginning of so many stories.

  3. Wow, these photos truly were beautifully captured. I love how you’re able to make black and white happier than ever.

  4. Wow, these photos truly were beautifully captured. I love how you’re able to make black and white look happier than ever.

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