Friday, January 5, 2018

Taipei for Bloomberg

Snuck in one assignment on our family trip to Taiwan. Good times

Thailand's Remaining Sword Makers for Getty

Here's some pics from a feature I shot for Getty recently in Lampang, Thailand. The craft of sword making is dying in Thailand and Boontan Sittipaisal is one of the country's remaining people who are still making the dah, a Burmese word that means 'blade', which represents a long history of sword making across Indochina. The single-edged sword stretches out from a round handle with a subtle curve that widens toward the tip and was used in Thailand during the Ayutthaya period as weapons but later incorporated into ceremonial dances, physical education classes, and martial arts. Boontan, his brother Boonsoung, and a team of craftsmen finish about ten swords each day at their workshop, forging the swords by hand while paying attention to quality and passing on the endangered art to the next generation in hopes that it will not die.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Thai Elephants on National Geopraphic

One of my photos from a Getty assignment up on National Geographic's website to illustrate a story on a mahout's death by an elephant in musth. Sadly this happens too often in Thailand

Pineapples for Bloomberg

Fun shoot last week in Prachuap Khirikhan shooting Samroiyod's fair trade pineapple plantations and factory for Bloomberg. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Asian Geographic

I had a couple nice features published with Asian Geographic this month, one on the Rabari camel keepers in Rajasthan, India, and another on the Surin Elephant Roundup in Thailand.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thai King's Funeral

A few from the late Thai king's funeral covered for Getty last week in Bangkok. My fave is definitely the last one with fellow photographer Aaron Joel Santos and some local cadets