A parade without rain is a good sign even for the new Year of the Water Dragon. As this was my second Chinese New Year Twilight Parade my photos should be twice as good as last year right?
Unfortunately it has been about a year since my last night [...]
Lots of things look great in real life. But when transformed into a two dimensional photo, it may look rather mediocre. Blemishes become more apparent, imperfections in light and shadow become clear as light and day. A photographer will often twis [...]
An edgy shoot with Edrenalin at the Glebe Tramyards. It was a weekend, but somehow magically it wasn't raining. With excellent makeup by Mandy, I think we got a look that fit well with the grungy surroundings and the colorful graffiti.
The parade only got wilder as the night went on. We were hit with sporadic but heavy rains, which was quite annoying. I would get drenched, then as I get my rain gear out it would stop. The rain gear got in the way of taking pictures so I would [...]
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is without a doubt the premier Gay and Lesbian Festival in the world. The 2011 night parade was the first one I had actually attended in person. This year's parade was overseen by Artistic Director Ignatius Jo [...]
This was the first time I attended the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade. Actually when they say twilight, it's actually very bright when the parade starts. It doesn't start to feel dark until more than half an hour in.
After a (rather long) ope [...]
As part of the Sydney Festival, an array of light and sound sculptures are being displayed at the Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour. The light displays are varied, but the sounds are mostly strange and ghost-like. There is also liberal use of smoke, [...]
Mirazozo by Architects of Air is a giant jumping-castle-like thing at the front of the Opera House. Built in 2010, it has been around many places in the world, and has finally made it here down under.
Inside is a labyrinth of colors, as well as t [...]
The 17th Biennale of Sydney – a contemporary arts festival held every 2 years. This was the first year I attended. There were events at various venues, but we only went to Cockatoo Island, an old industrial island in Sydney Harbour just off Balmain. [...]
After Taipei, we went to Kaohsiung, a city in the south where an old friend lives. We went the day after Wasabi , which meant I was half dead and looking for a toilet every 15min. I mean, seriously, I hadn't been that sick for years.
Anyway, we wen [...]
Love River is a famous river in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. It was quite clean for a river in the middle of a big city. Apparently it used to be very dirty until about 30 years ago, when the government started to clean it up. Now it is a major [...]
Vivid was on again. We got a few people together to see the Fire Water show. This time, we knew to get there 1hr early to ensure we had a space to put our tripods. Even then, most of the space was taken by other photographers already. We all hudd [...]