Street Popcorn

Street Popcorn

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A migrant worker family in Shanghai supplements their wages selling popcorn on the streets every evening, knocking open a heated pressurized vessel filled with rice and corn kernels as a customer braces for the explosion. (POYi 64 Magazine Feature Picture, second place)

All Else

All Else

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A father and son enjoy a newly constructed public park in Beijing near one of the remaining hutong communities near the city center.

First tea

First tea

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A bride serves tea at her own wedding as she meets her new husband’s family for the first time in Tainan, Taiwan. The marriage was arranged by a local fortune teller.

Rest stop

Rest stop

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A betel nut girl brings in a fresh batch to sell from her booth on an expressway in Nantou, Taiwan. The betel nut is the second largest crop produced in Taiwan (after rice) and contains a natural stimulant popular with truck drivers on long journeys.

A path to friendship

A path to friendship

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

A drug user waits for local outreach workers who visit the slums outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, every week to distribute basic medical supplies and promote harm reduction.

Let a Monkey Be Your Guide

Let a Monkey Be Your Guide

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Asia, Pictures

If we are about to lose our balance, maybe it is better to jump than fall. (China)

Life is Like a Zebra Crossing

Life is Like a Zebra Crossing

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Asia, Pictures

Maybe running away from the truth only finds you alone with it in a faraway place. (China)

I will call him Fishy

I will call him Fishy

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Asia, Pictures

Do you know how fish breathe? “No.”

Eighty-six Years Ago

Eighty-six Years Ago

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

Xie Xianglong, 99, and his wife eat lunch in the same house they have been living in since they were married in 1943, nestled in the remote mountains in Jiangxi province, China. The mountains here are hailed as the birthplace of the Red Army. Xianglong met the future Chairman when he was 13 years old. ...

Monks Prefer Nokia

Monks Prefer Nokia

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

Things that transcend time, place and language: music, monks, the World Cup… (A monk walks through a neighborhood outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.)

The Railroad Village

The Railroad Village

Posted by on Jun 27, 2010 in Asia, Pictures

Runners barefoot sprint through black mud against sheet metal as the stench of the open sewage rises.  “Who lives here?”, I ask him. “Those without a choice,” he replies. (along the tracks)

Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes

Posted by on Jan 28, 2010 in Asia, Pictures

A flour-capped mountain of wet dough is the day’s hourglass: when the dough is gone, the day ends. The noodle maker digs a deep fistful then beats and weaves thick goo into taut threads, from whence my noodle bowl lunch emerges in eleven minutes. “How can you make a living today?” he shakes his head, ...

For the Love of Dirt

For the Love of Dirt

Posted by on Dec 2, 2009 in Asia, Pictures

New friends around every corner. (China)

Opera for Breakfast

Opera for Breakfast

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in A Selection, Asia, Pictures

If I were riding my bicycle through the village at daybreak on a frigid September morning, wouldn’t I stop to hear a live opera performance at a noodle stand, too? (Neighbors gather in the early morning to watch or participate in an open air opera practice, central Shanxi province, China.)

Can’t tilt windmills that aren’t standing still

Can’t tilt windmills that aren’t standing still

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Asia, Pictures

Loving the romp through a jumbled tumble of ideas today. “Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef” -Tom Robbins (The Bund)

Ctrl Alt Del

Ctrl Alt Del

Posted by on Oct 22, 2008 in Asia, Pictures

Intently searching for the refresh button on the browser window of the soul. (Taichung, Taiwan)