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The ethics of Travel Photography

By Etienne / December 9, 2016 / 10 Comments

Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh I received a link to an article from my friend Thierry. The article was written by Amanda Machado and talks about the ethics of taking photos when traveling to developing countries. I read the article before heading outside and didn’t think much about it…

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First impressions of Iran

By Etienne / June 11, 2016 / 6 Comments

I have only been here for 5 days and have kept myself very busy (or have let people keeping me very busy) but here are my first impressions about Iran.   Having been living in South East Asia for almost 10 years this is surely the most unusual landscapes I have ever seen. After landing…

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The shipyards of Dhaka

By Etienne / December 17, 2015 / 1 Comment

Last December while visiting Bangladesh, I had the chance to stumble upon the shipyards of South Dhaka early morning. After having spent only 1 day in Bangladesh it was a big shock to face these very poor working conditions, but the friendliness of the people made up for it. At about 7 am, people gather…

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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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A young Bengali boy with green eyes

Photography in Bangladesh

By Etienne / December 11, 2015 / 3 Comments

Sitting in a cafe in Dhaka, about to catch my flight back to Vietnam, it is a time to think about this amazing trip in Bangladesh that is ending. After much expectations about the place there is no way I could be disappointed, and it is actually quite the opposite.   The first thing that…

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Meet Alexandre Sattler

By Etienne / September 4, 2015 / 0 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 with Alexandre Sattler. We had been in touch via…

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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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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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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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