Complex Navigational Theory & The Year in Review

A young woman and a small temple in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

There’s something self-aggrandizing and myth-making about year end lists. They usually mean a lot more to the author or photographer or whoever than to the audience they’re intended for. But so it goes. In the end it’s as much of a review as a showcase. I like looking back over my work, seeing what worked and what didn’t, what can be improved upon, what themes ran through, and what growth. I don’t believe in top tens or bests ofs; I’d much prefer a bludgeoning. So here are some images all taken in 2016. Probably a hundred plus. From distant shores and islands to mountains and temples and cities and everything else in between. Some work and some personal. Some that have made it into my portfolio and others that have fallen onto the cutting room floor. In no particular order. But all here now. So behold. And thank you. I don’t say that enough.

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A man salutes the late afternoon sun overlooking Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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A small Hindu temple near Anjuna Beach, in northern Goa, India.
Details from It Happened To Be A Closet in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand.
A cityscape of Bangkok, Thailand through a hotel window.
Spires inside the Wat Pho complex in Bangkok, Thailand.
Palm fronds and crystal blue waters on Ritidian beach in northern Guam.
A portrait of a Chamorro seafarer, holding an axe he uses to build canoes.
Locks of love at Two Lovers Point in Guam.
Thien Mua Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam.
Rice fields in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.
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A young woman walks into the open plains of northern Mongolia.
An old Russian van on the road in northern Mongolia.
A Tsaatan man poses for a portrait with his horse in northern Mongolia.
An old bomb at a war memorial near the southern coast of Guam.
A young man holds a land crab for sale along the roadside in southern Guam.
Crystal clear waters and white sand beaches on Guam island.
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The facade of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, India.
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The spa at La Veranda resort in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
Yoga on the lawn of the Intercontinental Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.
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The Cai Rang floating market outside of Can Tho in southern Vietam.
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A young monk sweeps the grounds at Tham Krabok temple in Saraburi, Thailand.
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A woman at the local market in downtown Panjim, India.
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A portrait of Boonsong Samrong outside of his home and gym in Rayong, Thailand.
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Kanlaya Chaiwarae and her three sons at their home in Rayong, Thailand.
Thailand Mourns The Death Of King Bhumibol
Thailand Mourns The Death Of King Bhumibol
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4 thoughts on “Complex Navigational Theory & The Year in Review

  1. Going through your photos I remember posts from earlier in the year – the ones in Oceania, or Mongolia – and once again I realised what a gifted photographer you are, Aaron. Well done, here’s to a 2017 that’s even richer in memories and interesting places!

    Fabrizio

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