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woman walking in the old town

Best of 2017

By Etienne / December 20, 2017 / 12 Comments

I know the year is not over yet, but as I am sitting home with the rain hitting the windows I can’t help but feel melancholic about all the great adventures that happened earlier in the year.   After running almost 200 photography tours around Hoi An with Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop, 6 3-day…

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Novice monk in Myanmar lighting candles at night

Best of 2015 images

By Etienne / December 28, 2015 / 14 Comments

It has been a very very difficult choice to do this selection. It is already difficult to only select 10 photos for the photo review at the end of my photography tours, but to select only 25 photos for one whole year of travelling has been excruciating. I actually couldn’t do it and asked my wife…

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Drew Hopper photography

Meet Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 15, 2015 / 1 Comment

Here comes a very interesting interview of a great photographer and friend. I met Drew about 2 years ago in Hoi An when he joined one of my morning photography workshops. We then met up a few more times over coffee, and quickly became good friends. So when I mentioned that I was heading to Myanmar…

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Farmers walking home at sunset

The best of Myanmar photography tour 2015

By Etienne / November 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

For my 4th photography tour in Myanmar I had once again 6 great participants. 10 days through amazing Myanmar, from Yangon to Inle lake. This year I added Pindaya on the itinerary and I did not regret it, I will make sure to be back there next year! I asked them to send me 3…

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Chin man smoking a pipe

The shaman from the Chin state

By Etienne / November 15, 2015 / 8 Comments

On my recent trip to the Chin state, Myanmar, I met Ha Mo Ki. He is 60 years old and the shaman of a small village in the surroundings of Mindat, Myanmar. When meeting him and discovering his wild character, I decided to ask him a few questions, with the help of my translator. Ha…

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Celebrating my 10th photography workshop in Asia

By Etienne / November 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

Yesterday I ended my 10th photography tour and workshop in South East Asia with the 6 day tour into Laos.   I started running Hoi An photo tour and workshop over 6 years ago, and I had a vague idea about teaching photography into different locations. I can’t believe today how things have been developing…

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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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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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landscape photo of North Laos

The travel inspiration

By Etienne / August 29, 2014 / 1 Comment

  Only 1 month exactly before I hot the road for 2 months, running 4 photography tours in South East Asia. I feel so energized by the idea of traveling to amazing locations and photograph them.   This will be the first time I travel to Myanmar, North Laos and North Vietnam with a new…

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