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Books into Art

There's a lot of controversy these days in the publishing industry. Traditional ways of publishing are no longer viable options: they involve killing lots of trees and shipping them around the world to bookstores. Pixels are a lot lighter, and …

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Studio Sicilia’s Finished!

  Blue windows shocked the neighbors last year ("Nobody paints their windows blue around here," they said) but they've grown to like them Studio Sicilia is finished!  Well, the upstairs is, anyway. After years of dreaming and saving and slogging away, …

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Travel Porn

An elderly German tour guide once said to me, “You know, Cairo wouldn’t be Cairo without the flies,” and she flashed a smile as she remembered years of traipsing through its back streets, and sailing up and down the Nile …

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Now Showing in Sydney

This Friday I’m exhibiting my work for the first time in Sydney. If you’re in town, stop by to have a firsthand look at some of my latest Cyanotypes, other artists’ works, and a glass of champagne. Archetype Gallery is …

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There’s no place like Cambodia

So often tragedy echoes through stories about Cambodia; the recent stampede that turned a festival into a disaster is only the latest example. Yet those of us who visit or live in Cambodia love it with a passion few other …

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Scoundrel Time

Backstage with a pair of warriors. Guess which one I took home? I’m spending 2 weeks on the road with my favorite scoundrel, the guy discreetly holding a sword above. We’re retracing our honeymoon from Koh Lanta to Penang and …

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Spotlit

The world is my art supply store, and a treasure trove of ideas – At TEDxKrungthep, sharing images of my art and the people who help me make it, like Mae Jow Seng in Laos pictured behind me Photo copyright …

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Photo Book Exhibition

This Saturday I’ll be exhibiting my book Lost and Found: Hong Kong at the Australian Centre for Photography‘s Winter Book Fair in Sydney. Four HK-based photographers and I contributed images to the book, which was published last year. Stop by …

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Down but not Out

For the past week I’ve been knocked flat by a tropical fever here in Bali. I am recovering slowly and exploring the island by motorbike. Posting will resume on 1st June once I return to Sydney.

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Paint as Power

Painting with Thai blood, the calligrapher writes: “Pouring the People’s blood onto the ground” This is what’s happening on the other side of the Chao Phraya river, a muddy waterway that splits the Bangkok region into two parts: the old …

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