Myanmar Squared

Myanmar Beach Monks-1

I love forgetting about things. I end up shooting a lot of film on my travels, then putting the spent rolls in strange places, losing them for weeks, months, and years at a time. So it’s always an adventure when I find them and have them developed. My most recent finds are from the middle of last year, while I was traveling in China, North Korea, and Myanmar. The above image is from Chaungtha Beach, about five hours from Yangon, in Myanmar. While walking along the sand one day, I came across a group of nuns collecting shells and enjoying the afternoon sun close to a nearby temple. Simple. Peaceful. And a nice thing to find lying around, waiting to be discovered.

Travel Photographs: Instant Malaysia

I spent nearly two weeks on vacation in Malaysia at the beginning of March. It was fantastic and well deserved after a busy start to the start of the year. I didn’t even pick up my digital camera for the duration of the trip, from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and Langkawi and back again. I carried around a few film cameras and a new LC-A with an instant film back, which is what all of these pictures were taken with. I wanted to take looser images. I wanted to play around with double and triple exposures and with shooting from the hip. I wanted to shoot film but I still wanted immediate gratification. So here are some photographs. It was fun. Now if only Hanoi would warm up.