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Meet James Khoo

By Etienne / June 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

I will regularly interview a photographer I know as I am sure it is interesting to hear from many different points of views, about photography, the way people do it, travel, approach people, and some tips for the ones who wish to learn.    Today I met in Hoi An James Khoo. I have been…

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Boy laying down in the water

Few months in review

By Etienne / May 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything in a while. Between the very busy wedding season that has just ended, the hotels and resort photography, and the numerous number of photography workshops I have ran, I had no time to put creativity in words.   But this busy time is now (almost) over and tomorrow…

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Farmer in Vietnam

The 85 years old worker

By Etienne / April 17, 2015 / 3 Comments

Meet Mr. Thanh. I met him yesterday while exploring some new peanut fields with a group of students on Hoi An photo tour & workshop. He was coming back from another field, where he had been spreading insecticide.   Mr. Thanh is 85 years old, and carries a 16 liters insecticide container on his back…

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Boy laying down in the water

The tragic destiny of Lang Co bay

By Etienne / April 2, 2015 / 11 Comments

  It is funny how sometimes your prejudices can be washed away in minutes. Or maybe it is sad. [hr style=”1,2,3,4″ margin=”40px 0px 40px 0px”] 2 weeks ago, I was leading a 3 day photography workshop through central Vietnam. We started in Hoi An, and ended up around Lang Co and Tam Giang lagoon, which…

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Fishing net on the river in Vietnam

Central Vietnam workshop – March in Reviews

By Etienne / March 25, 2015 / 2 Comments

Last week end I just ended the first 3 day photo workshop of the year (there will be 6 in total for 2015) and I am already receiving a lot of positive feedback. I would like to share that with all of you, maybe by pride 🙂 Michael from Germany wrote a Facebook Post: “These…

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Monastery in Myanmar at night

Solitude

By Etienne / March 5, 2015 / 1 Comment

Living in Asia, it is very easy to constantly feel surrounded, overwhelmed, or just noisy. Yes, feeling noisy while being quiet is something possible to experience in Asia!   That is why I travel and take photos.   So at some point, I will be on top of a remote mountain, far away from everything,…

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Portrait of a young girl in Vietnam

Patience patience

By Etienne / January 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

For some of you who have joined my photo workshop in Hoi An, you may have seen this girl before. A word can describe the way I took this photo: patience. While walking near her house, I noticed how the shutter was slightly open, and was very harmonious in tones and light with the rest…

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Novice walking in a small alley in Mandalay, Myanmar

Taking it to the streets

By Etienne / January 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

While Travel photography can be very different from street photography (mostly when it is about landscapes), I find some very strong similarities between both fields. I do get most of my inspiration from photojournalism and street photography, and this can be very helpful when dealing with fast moving situations.   In order to be effective…

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2 Hmong boys running in a rice field to catch crickets in Dong Van, Vietnam.

2014, a year in pictures.

By Etienne / December 30, 2014 / 5 Comments

2014, what a year!   116 photography tours and workshops, over 600 students, 4 different countries, 12 weddings, 2 resorts, and plenty of commercial work!   But the best in all that is the year to come, with plenty more exciting photography tours and workshops including a new one in the far North Vietnam! 2015 is…

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Man working bamboo in Vietnam

The bamboo man: the story of Le Sa

By Etienne / December 22, 2014 / 9 Comments

For some of you who have been following me regularly on Facebook or G+, you may have seen me talk about the bamboo man before. I have been posting portraits of him for the past 5 years – ever since I started to regularly visit his village with Hoi An Photo Tour &Workshop.   I first met Le Sa…

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