Monday, March 12, 2018

Koh Samui for Bloomberg

A few from a recent assignment for Bloomberg in Koh Samui, Thailand

Lucie Foundation's Climate Smart Evolution

So excited to finally receive my copy of Climate Smart Evolution produced by the Lucie Foundation to accompany their exhibition for COP 21 in Paris, France. Very cool to see my work featured alongside such talented photographers and was a surprise to see my image featured first in the book. Thanks to Hossain Farmani for helping to curate this.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Gaggan for SilverKris

I shot newly minted michelin star'd Gaggan at his restaurant in Bangkok recently for Singapore Airlines' inflight magazine SilverKris.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Elephant Training in Time: The Animal Mind

One of my photos from Myanmar showing a wild elephant being cruelly trained was recently featured in a special edition of Time, The Animal Mind: How They Think, How They Feel, How To Understand Them by Jeffery Kluger. 

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