portrait photography

Hippies in Phuket

Hippies in Phuket

Maybe it’s possible to find good, old-fashioned hippies just about anywhere—but I was slightly surprised to find a contingent in Phuket. Sure, one might expect an encounter with quantities of beach bums, or a stray loafer with dreads and a surfboard, but I thought the hippie lifestyle went out of vogue years ago. This particular […]

Tampuan girl with striking, light-colored eyes

Nearly Sharbat Gula

She had the most striking eyes; she’s one of the few Asians I’ve ever seen with this shade. I’ve seen other Tampuans with striking eyes, but normally for how intense and dark they are. She almost reminds me of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan girl of National Geographic fame. Please feel free to share my […]

indigenous krung hilltribe man wearing a linkin park hat

Hardcore Linkin Park Fan? In Ratanakiri?

In the middle on nowhere in Ratanakiri, Cambodia; and here’s this Kreung indigenous hilltribe man, rockin’ the Linkin Park hat. He has no idea how hip he actually is. Please feel free to share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your blog, for fun and the like, but […]

highland minority man smokes a pipe

Organic pipe tobacco

I chatted idly with this older gentleman while were waiting at the hospital to transport a patient back home, his pipe dangling laconically from his mouth. Every year, he told me, he plants a few tobacco plants at his dryland rice farm, to supply him for the year. “It’s much cheaper than buying tobacco from […]

Long forgotten temple Ta Prom

I thought this looked like something out of Apocalypse Now. Or maybe a live action version of The Jungle Book. Ta Prohm at Angkor. A word of advice to the intrepid Angkor explorer; skip the “sunset at Angkor Wat” experience that everyone recommends. It’s way overrated. You’ll be experiencing a quiet, serene sunrise with approximately […]