the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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marcia, fred and potatoes

July 21, 2015 / 0 comments

almost exactly one year ago we travelled the u.s., seven states in about three weeks: california, oregon, idaho, wyoming, montana, utah, nevada. it was another u.s. trip before when i started my personal ‘strangers’ project when i made a two weeks road trip all by my own through the california gold country, to and fro…

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Graduation Day

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 26th, is Irene’s big day. Today, she graduates from a Taipei school with a bachelor degree in international business. Today, Irene is all smiles and happiness as the picture shows. She must be hot in the black robe and the hat. It’s 38°C outside and even hotter inside the crowded Sun Yat…

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can your lens break my mask in pieces?

June 18, 2015 / 2 comments

her eyes caught me from the first beginning. i never told a girl or a woman that she had beautiful eyes. if it ever was a rule, i broke it. she really wanted to be photographed more than all other punk kids i once met on a huge train station before we all got dismissed…

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chiquita destornillador

June 11, 2015 / 4 comments

i walked along a street one morning in Barcelona in search for a screwdriver. i know, i know, the start is strange even for me, but let me explain the sitution: i have Horizon 202 panoramic film camera with some technical problem to use the film rewind lever. so each time after finishing a roll i need a…

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free hugs

June 8, 2015 / 0 comments

On the way back from picking up my mobile phone at the police’ lost and found office my friend Nico and I passed by Liberty Square again. We found a group of young people offering free hugs. It turned out the students from Yang Ming University were not only there to give free hugs and…

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john, lord of steam locomotives

June 1, 2015 / 2 comments

i am not specially interested in trains, engines and the railroad business, but the relics of the western pacific railroad company you can find all over the place in california always caught my eye, because i am fascinated by the gold rush era and everything that remained to be seeked and found. on a two…

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captain darius

May 28, 2015 / 2 comments

I usually don’t take a camera with me while diving. However, during the 4 days diving on the Seychelles, I had a bit of time during lunch. I went out for the first two dives of the day at 9am coming back for lunch and picking up more people for two more afternoon dives. Darius…

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michael with the ‘wasn’t-me-face’

May 19, 2015 / 0 comments

michael, an 18 years teenager, tall and skinny with slightly greasy hair but with the most winning smile as if the sun comes up in the gloomy barroom, placed me in the armagosa restaurant in death valley junction. this place is almost completely abandoned, only the hotel and the famous desert opera house are still…

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the dead salmon’s murderer

April 25, 2015 / 2 comments

there is nothing around the amargosa opera house & hotel in death valley junction but a handfull of abandoned buildings, a mine or gravel plant that doesn’t seem to be running and the amargosa cafe. it offers free breakfast (toast & coffee) for hotel guests. if you are tired of granola bars and apples, which…

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