Some tearsheets from a recent trip to Kerala, India, where I spent a few weeks traveling across the state for a story on the cuisine and culture of the region. From the backwaters of Alleppey to the mountainous tea plantations of Munnar and most places in between. I’ll post some of the outtakes in a separate blog, so it’s just these simple layouts for now. Thanks to Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia for the beautiful design.
A few months back, I traveled to Singapore to photograph a big travel story for Selamta Magazine–the inflight publication for Ethiopian Airlines. I got to run around and see amazing things, meet fantastic people, and eat more than a few world-class meals. Pretty much the perfect assignment. And then to boot, the story design and layout looked absolutely beautiful in the final magazine. So thanks to everyone over at Selamta for treating my images and the writer’s piece with such care and respect. I love seeing something come together like this. Here are the tear sheets. I’ll post some outtakes and a more detailed account of my travels in Singapore in a few days. So for now.
Sometimes the hardest thing about working on a great story is having to wait for the article to be published. I traveled to Goa in early January of this year–one of my first assignments for 2016–knowing at the time that the piece wouldn’t see the light of day until summer. It was a difficult one to sit on. I had a great time touring through the state, and even managed to stretch the trip to get a little vacation in. You can read the article over at Endless Vacation. A big thanks to everyone involved for helping create such a great looking and well-written story. I’ll post some outtakes and alternate photos soon. Until then.
A few months ago, I traveled to Japan to ride one of the world’s most luxurious boutique trains for a few nights across the southernmost island of Kyushu. Pretty much the most amazingly spoiled rotten thing I’ve ever done in my life. I was taking pictures for a story about the train and the island overall. We visited Mount Aso, Nagasaki, that abandoned mining island where some scenes from James Bond were filmed a few years back, Fukuoka, and a handful of small onsen towns as well. Basically a week’s worth of work that felt like anything but a week’s worth of work. Which is arguably how all jobs should feel. Here are the tearsheets from the magazine. I’ll post some outtakes soon as well. Until then.
Last month, amidst a flurry of assignments in major metropolises across Asia, I was sent to Koh Samui in southern Thailand for Fah Thai Magazine for a few days of relative peace and calm to photograph the myriad ways the humble coconut is used in cooking, medicine, and daily life on the island. It was a nice respite. Almost a vacation of sorts. I simply rented a motorbike and drove around with my camera for three days, trying to cover as much ground as possible. INK Global is one of my favorite clients, and this job was a good example of why I love working with them so much–a fun story in a great location with beautiful design in the final publication. I’ll be back soon with some outtakes from my time on the island. But for now, here’s the spread.
One of my favorite clients, INK Publishing, is running another spread with my photos in Tiger Air’s inflight magazine this month. From a Japanese-run pizza joint in Saigon that may make the best pizza in the world. Seriously. Pizza 4Ps. They grow their own vegetables on a farm in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and make several of their own cheeses as well, including a burrata that adorns their signature dish. Plus the chef studied in Italy and the owner is one of the friendliest people in Ho Chi Minh City. Go there.
It’s always great to see a beautiful spread and layout using my photographs. Thanks to Discovery Channel Magazine and its team of editors and art directors for doing an amazing job and for making my images look that much better than they actually are. The photos are from an NGO campaign I did a while back with the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation, who provide care and services to children born with clubfoot and amputees in the remote northern provinces of Vietnam (and elsewhere). It’s a story I’ve always liked, so I’m very happy to see it getting a bit more viewers.