surrounded by blue

October 9, 2015 / 3 comments

It’s easy to meet people on the street and take there picture. However, a real conversation besides exchanging a couple of words is hardly possible. This old man sitting in front of his blue house in the old city of jaisalmer was different. Mool Raj Acharieya had been waiting for visitors walking by to invite…

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the unofficial guide of churi ajitgarh

September 25, 2015 / 3 comments

churi ajitgarh is a small village a little south from mandawa in jhunjhunu area. as a western tourist without any india experience you get quickly overwhelmed by the wealthy architecture, colorful houses and lush green of the fields all around shortly after monsoon season was over. once, when the silk road was still running, the…

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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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painting the world new

March 7, 2015 / 3 comments

when i met marc he had no home, he slept in the stockroom of the pizzeria he worked for as a delivery boy. marc was born in 1984 and learnt house painting after he finished school. while painting houses he discovered his creative talent. he quit his job, moved to another town and started to…

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two faces of a man

February 19, 2015 / 3 comments

when i entered the spice and gold shouk of deira, dubai, i came for photography. the light was already low and created beautiful lightfalls between the stands and through the roofs punctuated with holes, the colors were vibrant. i also came for the people. people on markets always appear to have plenty of time to…

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happy valentine’s day

February 14, 2015 / 7 comments

happy valentine’s day to all our friends, contributors and strangers. show love and respect not only to your partner and pets, friends and family, relatives and co-workers, but to every person wherever you are in this world. it is the biggest pleasure to make friends out of strangers and not snapshots of scared squirrels. keep…

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Prosper the clown

February 3, 2015 / 5 comments

In a tiny circus, we met Prosper the clown. At the end of his hilarious show, my daughters wanted to thank him and ask for a picture with him. When he saw my old camera, he agreed and asked me to send him the picture afterwards. We talked for a while and he explained me that…

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Le gardien des forges

January 25, 2015 / 2 comments

Il y a quelques années, j’ai pu visiter un site industriel abandonné : les forges de Syam. Comme je ne suis pas un pro de l’urbex et que j’aime bien prendre mon temps pour faire des photos sans être à l’affut des aboiements du chien de garde, j’ai été demandé l’autorisation d’entrer sur le site. J’ai…

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