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My Photo in MOJO Magazine

MOJO is a monthly music magazine from the UK that leans towards coverage of classic rock.  And this month, they ran one of my photos – a photo of David Peel that I took over 40 years ago!

 

I’d previously posted a scan of this photo on the blog, which is how they found it.

I’m thrilled to be included in the magazine, even if it’s just a tiny photo I took back in my college days.  BTW, my friend Kevin Westenberg is a staff photographer there.  (He’s an amazingly talented photographer, check his web site!)

 

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Photo of the Day – A Philippines All Star

Finishing up the photos from day 2 of LiveVibe Hong Kong 2013.  Here’s Naomi Tamayo, a member of the Philippine All Stars.

 

Yeah, I know, she’s gorgeous, hard to stop at just one photo – so here’s one more.

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Objects of Lust

Renowned photo-journalist Isaac Pereira was visiting Hong Kong yesterday and asked me to bring him to places where he could find “analog” film and paper.  After scoring what he needed in Mong Kok, I suggested a visit to Champagne Court in Tsim Sha Tsui.  It’s one of those rare gems in Hong Kong, a one-floor shopping center that’s primarily devoted to used film cameras.  The selection in the shops there is truly mind-boggling.

 

Here’s something you won’t see every day – an 8mm Nikon lens.  (HK$12,000 is approximately US$1,500.)

 

 

 

 

Yeah, they have a few Rolleiflex’s.

 

 

More Hasselblad’s than you could shake a stick at (if that’s your idea of a good time).

 

 

Ever just look at a camera and wonder what it has seen in its lifetime?

 

 

Bonus photo – Isaac was shooting some Sony promo girls showing off Sony’s new tablet computer thingie.  I took the opportunity to get this photo of him.  (Okay, I did get some shots of the Sony girls too but I think this photo is more interesting.)

 

 

 

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Random Photos From a Random Day

If I haven’t been posting photos as frequently as in the past, that’s because I haven’t been shooting as often.  But with three paid gigs coming up in March and more time to think following my house move, I’m getting back into it again.  Here’s a few shots from today that I’m relatively happy with.

 

 

 

 

 

A few words about that last photo.  Everyone who lives in the villages of Hong Kong knows about “village dogs,” which I believe is a euphemism for abandoned pets living on the streets and living on garbage.

In Sai Kung, the dogs around my village were actually pretty healthy looking, aside from a few that were lame because they’d been hit by cars.  Here in Lam Tsuen, it seems to be a different story.  I’ve noticed more than a few dogs walking around that have all sorts of wounds.  But I never saw anything as shocking as this once-beautiful dog that I came upon today.  As near as I can figure it, its owner abandoned it without even bothering to remove its post-operative protective plastic collar.  Meanwhile the wounds on the dog’s side, as near as I can guess not being a doctor, have become badly infected, with these prominent purple swellings.  I have a few closer shots that give a better look at the wounds but I think they’re potentially too disturbing to post here.

I wanted to go over to the dog and at least remove that collar from around his neck but, well, you see those wounds, I felt it could be potentially dangerous.  I have, however, contacted the SPCA this evening asking if there is anything that they or I could do here and I’m waiting for their response.

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Open Show Hong Kong #2

I know – it’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  I’ve been busy between my house move and job search and haven’t been shooting much lately.  I should have mentioned Open Show Hong Kong #2 before it happened but I just didn’t get to it.  My apologies.

Open Show Hong Kong #2, held at PASM Workshop, featured 5 outstanding photographers, exhibiting and discussing their work and taking questions from the audience:

Khai van Kampen:

 

Manpreet Singh:

 

Isaac Pereira:

 

Jan Kudej:

 

Liam Fitzpatrick:

 

Open Show Hong Kong #3 will take place in mid April.  If you’re interested in exhibiting or attending (it’s free!) drop me a line.  Here’s a few shots of some of the people in the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it’s fair to say a good time was had by all.  I hope to see some of you at our next event.

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