This Way More Better: Stories and Photos from Asia’s Back Roads ISBN 10: 1-934159-48-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-934159-48-4 Format: Trade paperback, 287 pages Pub. Date: March 13, 2013 Publisher: ThingsAsian Press Order Now! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Come and get it! Karen and I are very happy to announce that you [...]
Well, it took seven years (almost to the day) but the book Eternal Harvest is finally off to the publisher. Whoo hoo! Karen and I began the project documenting the continuing deadly aftermath of the American bombing campaign in Laos back in March, 2005, on an assignment to the Plain of Jars. All told, the [...]
I am quite flattered to announce that Karen and I have been named Senior Fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. It is to help us get our long-term project on UXO in front of a wider audience. Our plan is to create an interactive online archive of information about the [...]
It seems like it has taken a couple of days short of forever, but I am nearly done gathering and preparing photos for Karen’s upcoming book of Asian travel stories. It’s a pretty darned good book, If I do say so myself. She (and apparently I) covered a lot of ground in the last 14 [...]
Here is a photo I have always liked, but haven’t had a reason to scan it in until now (a SE Asian travel magazine just bought the story) These kites are like hawks: ungainly on land, powerful and fast in the air. They can easily lift 2-3 men off the ground in strong winds, which [...]
Another photo I recently scanned for a book project containing 10 years of Karen’s travel writing from all over: Maybe not a great photo, but it shows something I miss in this era of perfectly exposed and color balanced digi-camera pix: the unexpected. One of the things I liked about shooting film (and still do) [...]
Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from house arrest by the Burmese government. I guess we’ll see how long that lasts. She has promised to continue working for a democratic government. In the past, that has been met with ferocious resistance.
Photo from a book project containing 10 years of Karen’s travel writing from all over: Hard beds, no hot water, mosquitoes, ten feet from the high-tide mark, no other guests, amazing fish every day, unbeatable snorkeling. Thought of putting a link to the place in there, but no. It’s no longer under the same management [...]
For the last couple of weeks I have been combing older photos for use in Karen’s upcoming book of travel writing. This is from Bali, in 2002. It’s a photo I’ve always loved, partially because I came across the beach procession completely by accident, partially because I think it’s a good photo.
I am finally getting a handle on scanning and working up a series of big, close-up portraits I took when we were last in Burma. It’s all on 6×6 film, which seems great fun to use until I have to scan it in and work on it. But the files are huge, the details crisp, [...]
So I went to Review Santa Fe, with two projects (An Eternal Harvest and Be Unscared), and received pretty phenomenal reactions from the various editors, gallery owners and art buyers I met. While no one immediately bought anything, at least a few of the leads should end up as gallery shows, or as parts of [...]