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Bangkok's Chinatown in the Morning

A few pictures from the morning in Bangkok's Chinatown

Tue 28 July 2015

Novice monks gathering alms. Chinatown, Bangkok.

When I first arrived in Bangkok in 2013 it seemed so exotic. I stepped out of the airplane and thought for a while about the insanity of people standing upside down on the other side of the planet. I had never been so far from home.

Things were odd at a micro and a macro levels: different looking food, buildings, and transit. A different language with an unusual alphabet. Monks walking everywhere in gorgeous orange robes.

Now after many visits to the city and a lot of time exploring or visiting I actually have some difficulty finding what's exotic about Bangkok. That's a strange mental place. Compared to Cambodia, Bangkok feels a solid 50 years into the future. Cambodia has one big shopping mall. Bangkok has dozens. Cambodia has no metro. Bangkok has at least two, and perhaps four or five, depending on how you count. It feels like a major place.

When I left Cambodia I decided to settle in Bangkok for a few weeks. I stayed in Chinatown, which I really enjoy, and unless I needed a distraction then there was no reason to leave.

Like Cambodia, Bangkok's Chinatown is hectic with a lot of action in the streets. Also like Cambodia this seems to peak at night — when everything is a bit too chaotic for me — and the mornings, when the air is cool, people are moving slowly, and I can see the city beginning its day.

I find that things are more collective and beautiful in the morning than at night: praying at temples, monks gathering alms, women selling flowers, people unloading trucks or cooking or sweeping. It feels like a rebirth.

Here are just a few photos after many days taking pictures. On one particular morning more things came together than had before.

Woman selling flowers. Chinatown, Bangkok.

Workers. Chinatown, Bangkok.

Praying. Chinatown, Bangkok.

Praying. Chinatown, Bangkok.

Feet and yellow chairs. Chinatown, Bangkok.

Back

Back on the road after 10 months in Cambodia.

Tue 21 July 2015

This article is mostly here as a waypoint. This is when I started traveling again.

Crew cleaning a train at Hua Lumpong Station, Bangkok.

I'm back on the road again and it feels remarkably liberating. For a while there, during the hot months in Cambodia, I became very unhappy.

The biggest contributions were probably the heat, constantly being harassed and treated like a curiosity, and the grinding poverty and suffering all around.

Maybe I don't deal well with homes. I'm not sure. I do know that I lost my focus in Cambodia. I couldn't see myself well externally and slipped into deeper levels of not wanting to leave my apartment and clinging to whatever I found comfortable. This is very common among expats.

Emerging from this, and from Cambodia, I'm a bit shaken. I'm not nearly as confident as I was a year ago. From feedback and conversations with peers I'm much more aware of the flaws in my work and the steps needed to grow.

There is a clarity though. What everyone I've talked to tells me is to "just go back to doing what you were doing before, you were good at it."

So that's the plan for the future. My rough estimate is that I can visit 10 cities around the world over the next year. I'll try to stay in budget hostels and guest houses and spend as much of my days out taking pictures and exploring and as much of my nights writing as I can. I'll share the pictures and learnings here.

Economically I think this can be sustained for another year. When my funds grow low it'll be time to stop and find a place to work again.

The first city along my trip is an old and familiar one: Bangkok, Thailand. I'm here for 2-3 weeks to check off remaining todos — they seemingly never end — and transition back into working again.

Today Bangkok feels as familiar and comfortable as New York. It's hard to see things here and find them curious.

The hardest part so far has been walking. In Cambodia it's so difficult to walk even short distances because of traffic, heat, and harassment. My pedometer went from 2,000-5,000 steps per day to 10,000-20,000 steps per day. That's great — and I'm so happy to have a way of life to support that kind of exercise — but right now my feet are angry at me.

My gear at the outset of this trip is not nearly as ultralight as it was before. I don't forsee myself carrying my whole pack for a full day very often in the future. So I've kept a few extra pairs of shoes, a pair of jeans, and four or five shirts. It all fits into a 30 liter "ocean pack" designed to be carried on boats in Thailand.

As a day pack I either carry just what can fit in my pockets, a small Think Tank waist pack, or the Tom Bihn Daylight pack.

My cameras are also paired down. The Leica is on eBay waiting to be sold and I'm mostly using a Canon 6D with either a 40mm or 28mm lens on it. I've also got a Ricoh GR which I'm rarely using today except as a backup.1

That waypoint is marked. I feel like I've gotten something big off my chest. I may go back and process some of the Cambodia experiences into blog entries later but for now I'd rather focus on the future.

  • Jeremiah

  1. I wanted to use the Ricoh GR as a primary camera but the viewfinder Ricoh sells isn't centered vertically over the lens. This is kind of pathetic and until I find a way to fix it I'll keep using the Canon. At 28mm framing is important. 

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Lifestyle

  1. Comparisons Comparisons Sat 11 July 2015
  2. Dealing with Uncertainty What I do when I'm unsure about things. Fri 20 March 2015
  3. Imposter Syndrome Don't let imposter syndrome keep you from shipping. Wed 14 January 2015
  4. My Home Screen I keep four apps on my home screen. Wed 14 January 2015
  5. Using Tinder to Make Friends How to use Tinder to meet people on the road and not for sex. Tue 06 January 2015
  6. Living Life Backwards How to minimize future regrets Sat 03 January 2015
  7. How I'm Setting Goals for 2015 Using language tricks to set attainable goals. Thu 01 January 2015
  8. Fail harder: my year in review Failure as a path to faster success. Wed 17 December 2014
  9. Optimizing For Travel Insurance Pick the duration carefully. Fri 21 November 2014
  10. Why Cambodia Why I decided to live in Cambodia Tue 11 November 2014
  11. Becoming adaptable on the road. How travel makes me less picky. Mon 20 October 2014
  12. "Someday" Doing things today instead of tomorrow. Thu 09 October 2014
  13. Making Your Own Luck Making luck by not fearing losses. Wed 08 October 2014
  14. Having Better Filters Why I started hiding and unsubscribing from almost everything online. Sat 04 October 2014
  15. Treat it Like You Earned it Getting richer by treating windfalls as earned money. Fri 03 October 2014
  16. Having a Story Marketing stories and how they promote the narcissism of minor differences. Mon 22 September 2014
  17. Just Do It Thoughts from Steve Jobs on Changing the World Thu 18 September 2014
  18. Throwing Away the Map Travelling is better without plans. Wed 17 September 2014
  19. Minimizing True Cost Make smart buying and selling decisions so you can own almost anything. Mon 15 September 2014
  20. Japan on a Budget Traveling cheaply in Japan. What does it cost? Tue 09 September 2014
  21. How I Travel Why to seek novelty in travel. Wed 03 September 2014
  22. Caching WikiVoyage to Your Laptop and Phone A free travel guide for the whole world: caching WikiVoyage to your laptop and phone Fri 22 August 2014
  23. A breakout of the expenses for long term travel. Living on $1,500 as a full time traveler. Tue 19 August 2014
  24. Your job doesn't suck. The worst job I've ever seen. Mon 18 August 2014
  25. In Defense of Travel Why a late 20's walkabout might be worth it. Sun 17 August 2014
  26. When $70 of food, books and movies is worth it. How I cope with long airplane flights. Sat 09 August 2014
  27. Smiles in Beijing Dealing with negative feedback in street photography and online. Fri 25 July 2014
  28. Investing Your Most Valuable Asset Minimizing distractions in the social age. Thu 10 July 2014
  29. Less from the First 90 Days What I learned in my first 90 days of an around the world trip. Wed 09 July 2014
  30. Having a Lot and a Little The combined excess and minimalism of travel. Sun 06 July 2014
  31. Option Value Why it can be worth spending more to gain flexibility Sat 05 July 2014
  32. Hunting vs Farming Growing assets vs hunting money. Wed 25 June 2014
  33. Living Without Sunk Costs Ignoring mistakes of the past to live a more enjoyable life. Sun 01 June 2014
  34. Hamburger Defaults Choosing defaults so you can focus attention elsewhere. Fri 30 May 2014
  35. Lifestyle Deflation Adjusting to less is as easy as adjusting to more. Wed 09 April 2014
  36. The benefits of Small Gags and Prime Lenses How constraints make me grow. Wed 02 April 2014
  37. How I Sold Everything Online Using Craigslist, eBay and Amazon to sell everything you own. Sat 15 March 2014
  38. Why Travel Today is the perfect time to travel. Wed 12 March 2014
  39. Software I Love My favorite software for iOS and Mac OS X Sun 02 March 2014
  40. Money Basic saving and investing for nerds. Sat 22 February 2014
  41. Turning Your Life into a Factory A Quick Introduction to Getting Things Done Wed 23 January 2013
  42. Measuring My Life An introduction to quantified self and why to do it. Tue 22 January 2013
  43. The Inbox Method of Cleaning The Getting Things Done (GTD) Way to Clean an Apartment Sun 20 January 2013

Gear Reviews

  1. Leica Scratches or Corrosion Issue Potential dust or scratches on my Leica ME/M9 sensor and getting it fixed. Sun 29 March 2015
  2. A Six Pound Packing List for Two (or more) Weeks on the Road My 2015 packing list for two weeks in Thailand and everything but cold weather. Wed 04 March 2015
  3. How I Found My New Android Phone Sony's remarkable industrial design and unlocked bootloaders. Thu 19 February 2015
  4. Hestiate Before Buying the X100T The Fuji X100T Wed 14 January 2015
  5. Gear Suggestion: Cheap SSDs and Smart Previews in Lightroom SSDs are now cheap enough for backup and photo storage Wed 17 December 2014
  6. Gifts for the Discerning Traveller Five products I can't go without. Sat 13 December 2014
  7. Optimizing For Travel Insurance Pick the duration carefully. Fri 21 November 2014
  8. The Tom Bihn Daylight Pack A review of the Tom Bihn Daylight pack for travel. Sun 09 November 2014
  9. What do famous photographers carry? Moises Saman's Camera Kit Olympus OMD EM-5: A $920 camera kit good enough for a Mangum Photographer Thu 23 October 2014
  10. Possibly The Best Strap for a Leica M Review of the Artisan and Artist E25R, specifically for the Leica M9 Wed 24 September 2014
  11. Picking a Bag for Travel Picking the right bag size for international travel Sat 06 September 2014
  12. Caching WikiVoyage to Your Laptop and Phone A free travel guide for the whole world: caching WikiVoyage to your laptop and phone Fri 22 August 2014
  13. The Best Camera to Learn With Assembling a Camera System for under $1,000. Tue 19 August 2014
  14. Gear Suggestion: A 2 liter 1 kilogram packing list How Low Can You Go? Sat 16 August 2014
  15. The Tom Bihn Synapse 19 for Travel One bag for everything: carry-on, camera bag, and every day carry. Sun 10 August 2014
  16. Tech: How to Access the Open Internet in China Which VPN to use in China Tue 22 July 2014
  17. Fitting my Life into 18 Liters Packing light / ultralight travel: fitting my life into an 18 liter backpack. Tue 08 July 2014
  18. What's Working Best Ultralight backpacking update Mon 12 May 2014
  19. Tech: How this site is produced A static photo site hosted on S3 Wed 30 April 2014
  20. How It Feels to Pack Ultralight Update on three weeks of lightweight backpacking. Living from a 28 liter backpack. Tue 22 April 2014
  21. My Around the World Packing List Traveling with a 26 liter backpack. Thu 03 April 2014
  22. Software I Love My favorite software for iOS and Mac OS X Sun 02 March 2014

Most Popular Articles

  1. My Time with Absurdly Expensive Cameras Six mistakes I made when beginning with a digital Leica. Mon 12 January 2015
  2. Learning to Love 35mm Lenses Why I switched from 50mm to 35mm as a primary lens for street photography. Sun 04 January 2015
  3. My Best Pictures of 2014. My best pictures from 2014. Wed 31 December 2014
  4. A Birthday in The Village Gifts as community banking and a party in a Cambodian village. Sat 13 December 2014
  5. The Tom Bihn Daylight Pack A review of the Tom Bihn Daylight pack for travel. Sun 09 November 2014
  6. "Someday" Doing things today instead of tomorrow. Thu 09 October 2014
  7. Volcanos of Indonesia Pictures of Mt. Bromo and the sulphur miners of Mt. Igen at sunrise Fri 15 August 2014
  8. Hong Kong: San Francisco's Big Sister. Pictures from Hong Kong in July, 2014. Mon 21 July 2014
  9. Fitting my Life into 18 Liters Packing light / ultralight travel: fitting my life into an 18 liter backpack. Tue 08 July 2014
  10. The Biases of a Traveler Unconscious biases to be aware of when traveling. Fri 13 June 2014
  11. Living Without Sunk Costs Ignoring mistakes of the past to live a more enjoyable life. Sun 01 June 2014
  12. Lifestyle Deflation Adjusting to less is as easy as adjusting to more. Wed 09 April 2014
  13. How I Sold Everything Online Using Craigslist, eBay and Amazon to sell everything you own. Sat 15 March 2014
  14. Why Travel Today is the perfect time to travel. Wed 12 March 2014

Travel

  1. Bangkok's Chinatown in the Morning A few pictures from the morning in Bangkok's Chinatown Tue 28 July 2015
  2. Back Back on the road after 10 months in Cambodia. Tue 21 July 2015
  3. Bangkok Color June pictures from Bangkok, Thailand. Sat 11 July 2015
  4. Thailand by Rail Traveling from Bangkok to Phnom Penh overland. Fri 26 June 2015
  5. June, 2015 Street Photography Updated June 8th, 2015. Mon 08 June 2015
  6. Unwinding in Chiang MaiSat 06 June 2015
  7. Introducing A River's Tail Our year long documentary project about the Mekong river Sat 30 May 2015
  8. February Street Photography February Street Photograph from Phnom Penh. Tue 10 February 2015
  9. Tonle Sap River Thoughts and pictures about the Tonle Sap River Sun 01 February 2015
  10. Updated: January Street Photography from Phnom Penh Street photos from Phnom Penh. Mon 26 January 2015
  11. S21 / Tuol Sleng Phnom Penh's Genocide Museum Mon 26 January 2015
  12. Recent Pictures of Phnom Penh (some graphic) Pictures of Phnom Penh in December 2014 and January, 2015 Sun 18 January 2015
  13. Photo Project at Orussey market: Day Three Getting closer to and interacting with people in street photography. Wed 07 January 2015
  14. Photo Project at Orussey market: Days One and Two. Learning to become a better photographer by photographing Orussey Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tue 06 January 2015
  15. My Best Pictures of 2014. My best pictures from 2014. Wed 31 December 2014
  16. Down by the River: Photography at Golden Hour in Siem Reap Playing along the Siem Reap River in Cambodia Tue 16 December 2014
  17. My First Trip to Khmer Boxing Pictures of Khmer Boxing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon 15 December 2014
  18. A Birthday in The Village Gifts as community banking and a party in a Cambodian village. Sat 13 December 2014
  19. The Water Festival Photos from day three of the 2014 Cambodian Water Festival. Sun 09 November 2014
  20. Rainy day in Phnom Penh Pictures from the flooded streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon 03 November 2014
  21. Why Cambodia Moving to Cambodia to Document Everyday Life. Mon 27 October 2014
  22. Down Alleys: The Saddest Chickens I've Ever Seen Chickens in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur Thu 23 October 2014
  23. The Grossest Place I've Been: The Chow Kit Wet Market in Kuala Lumpur The most disgusting place I've visited so far Tue 21 October 2014
  24. Lunch in Kuala Lumpur Eating lunch in Kuala Lumpur's Little India, meeting my favorite traveler, and editing raw Leica photos on the iPad. Mon 20 October 2014
  25. Three Days in Kuala Lumpur Pictures from three days in Kuala Lumpur Sun 19 October 2014
  26. What to see in Bangkok A photo essay of my favorite things to do in Bangkok, Thailand. Sat 11 October 2014
  27. The 2014 Hong Kong Protests My pictures of the 2014 Hong Kong protests Mon 06 October 2014
  28. The Toyota Factory in Nagoya, Japan Pictures from the Nagoya, Japan Toyota Museum Sat 04 October 2014
  29. A Second Trip to Kyoto How Kyoto can feel different the second time you visit. Sat 20 September 2014
  30. Kyoto, JapanSat 13 September 2014
  31. The Kyoto Leica StoreSat 13 September 2014
  32. Ubud Offerings Pictures of Street Offerings in Ubud, Indonesia Mon 08 September 2014
  33. The Traveller from Alpha Centauri How tourists can change the cultures we visit and how to prevent it. Sun 07 September 2014
  34. How Tourism Eats Culture What I loved about Indonesia and hated about Bali. Fri 05 September 2014
  35. Feral Cattle of Gili Trawangan A walk through the center of the island Tue 02 September 2014
  36. Gili Island, IndonesiaFri 29 August 2014
  37. Let's Never Forget This Moment Pictures of people taking pictures. Sun 24 August 2014
  38. Monkeys! Pictures from Ubud's Monkey Forest Sat 23 August 2014
  39. What I Saw in Indonesia A daily photo diary of travel in Indonesia Mon 18 August 2014
  40. Volcanos of Indonesia Pictures of Mt. Bromo and the sulphur miners of Mt. Igen at sunrise Fri 15 August 2014
  41. 24 hours in Mumbai Pictures from Mumbai, India. Fri 01 August 2014
  42. Smiles in BeijingThu 31 July 2014
  43. Kid on a Red Couch A street portrait from Beijing, China. Fri 25 July 2014
  44. Visiting the Hutong Pictures from a hutong neighborhood in Beijing, China. Thu 24 July 2014
  45. Hong Kong: San Francisco's Big Sister. Pictures from Hong Kong in July, 2014. Mon 21 July 2014
  46. Bangkok, ThailandTue 15 July 2014
  47. Chiang Mai, ThailandFri 11 July 2014
  48. Overcoming a Fear My Experience Learning to Ride a Motorcycle in Thailand Fri 04 July 2014
  49. The Motorbikes of Hanoi Pictures of Motorbikes in Hanoi, Vietnam. Thu 26 June 2014
  50. Rainy Day in Shanghai Pictures taken on a rainy day in Shanghai. Making the best of bad situations. Sun 01 June 2014
  51. Multiple Truths: Bejing My first trip to Beijing and finding multiple truths to each story. Tue 27 May 2014
  52. Kompong Khleang Floating Village in Cambodia Floating Village in Cambodia Sun 11 May 2014
  53. Angkor Wat, Cambodia The Grand Canyon of Temples Sat 10 May 2014
  54. Thoughts on Cambodia (first visit) Experiences traveling in Cambodia for the first time. Thu 08 May 2014
  55. First Trip to Malaysia Photos from my trip Sat 03 May 2014
  56. When You Leave, the Set Changes Thoughts and photos from Malaysia Tue 29 April 2014
  57. Eating Duck Rice in Penang, Malaysia Local food in Penang Mon 28 April 2014
  58. Thoughts on my first trip to Japan Photos and stories from two weeks in Japan. Wed 23 April 2014
  59. My First Pictures from Japan Pictures from Japan in April, 2014 Sun 20 April 2014
  60. Sika Deer and the Floating Shrine Pictures from Miyajima Island and Hiroshima, Japan Thu 17 April 2014
  61. Adding Three Dimensions to Photos My First Outing with a Leica in Osaka, Japan Thu 17 April 2014
  62. Day of Rest Travel habits Mon 14 April 2014
  63. Tokyo in Motion Pictures of crowds in Tokyo and Shinjuku Sat 12 April 2014
  64. The Kind People of Los Angeles How the people of Los Angeles are much better than living in San Francisco made me think. Fri 11 April 2014
  65. The Farewell Hike Pictures from a hike on Angel Island in San Francisco. Sun 23 March 2014
  66. Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco My first time using VSCO Film. Mon 17 March 2014
  67. Eating Oysters In the Sun Pictures from the Tomales Bay Oyster Company Sun 09 March 2014
  68. The Tennesee Valley Trail Shooting medium format film on the Tennesee Valley Trail near San Francisco. Sat 08 March 2014
  69. Building a LeMons RacerSat 15 February 2014
  70. Thailand Medium Format Traveling with a medium format rangefinder in Southeast Asia Sun 01 December 2013
  71. Rich Men in Expensive Boats Photographs of the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco, California. Sat 13 July 2013
  72. The Grand Canyon Pictures from my summer road trip to the Grand Canyon Sat 06 July 2013
  73. Las Vegas, Nevada Stopover on our summer road trip to the Grand Canyon Wed 03 July 2013
  74. First Landscapes of San Francisco Pictures of San Francisco at night Sun 30 June 2013
  75. Big Trees Pictures from Sequoia National Forest, California Sat 25 May 2013
  76. The California Academy of Science Butterflies in the rainforest room Sun 05 May 2013
  77. The Bitcoin Virus How Bitcoin becomes an obsession. Sun 14 April 2013
  78. Shooting Fish in a Barrel Pictures from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sun 02 September 2012
  79. My Family Cabin Pictures from Benton Pond in Otis, Massachusetts Fri 30 July 2010

Experiences on the Road

  1. A Birthday in The Village Gifts as community banking and a party in a Cambodian village. Sat 13 December 2014
  2. Life on My Sidewalk Day to day life on a sidewalk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Fri 21 November 2014
  3. Lunch in Kuala Lumpur Eating lunch in Kuala Lumpur's Little India, meeting my favorite traveler, and editing raw Leica photos on the iPad. Mon 20 October 2014
  4. A Second Trip to Kyoto How Kyoto can feel different the second time you visit. Sat 20 September 2014
  5. The Traveller from Alpha Centauri How tourists can change the cultures we visit and how to prevent it. Sun 07 September 2014
  6. How Tourism Eats Culture What I loved about Indonesia and hated about Bali. Fri 05 September 2014
  7. Let's Never Forget This Moment Pictures of people taking pictures. Sun 24 August 2014
  8. Smiles in BeijingThu 31 July 2014
  9. Overcoming a Fear My Experience Learning to Ride a Motorcycle in Thailand Fri 04 July 2014
  10. The Biases of a Traveler Unconscious biases to be aware of when traveling. Fri 13 June 2014
  11. Multiple Truths: Bejing My first trip to Beijing and finding multiple truths to each story. Tue 27 May 2014
  12. Thoughts on Cambodia (first visit) Experiences traveling in Cambodia for the first time. Thu 08 May 2014
  13. When You Leave, the Set Changes Thoughts and photos from Malaysia Tue 29 April 2014
  14. Thoughts on my first trip to Japan Photos and stories from two weeks in Japan. Wed 23 April 2014
  15. Day of Rest Travel habits Mon 14 April 2014
  16. The Kind People of Los Angeles How the people of Los Angeles are much better than living in San Francisco made me think. Fri 11 April 2014
  17. Fog in San Francisco The renewing effect of the fog in San Francisco. Mon 24 March 2014
  18. The Eichler House The changing pace of the Santa Clara Valley and why I left. Sun 16 March 2014
  19. The Bitcoin Virus How Bitcoin becomes an obsession. Sun 14 April 2013

Pictures of The World

  1. Bangkok's Chinatown in the Morning A few pictures from the morning in Bangkok's Chinatown Tue 28 July 2015
  2. Bangkok Color June pictures from Bangkok, Thailand. Sat 11 July 2015
  3. June, 2015 Street Photography Updated June 8th, 2015. Mon 08 June 2015
  4. Pictures from Phnom Penh: March and April, 2015 Street photography from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. March and April, 2015. Fri 17 April 2015
  5. February Street Photography February Street Photograph from Phnom Penh. Tue 10 February 2015
  6. Updated: January Street Photography from Phnom Penh Street photos from Phnom Penh. Mon 26 January 2015
  7. S21 / Tuol Sleng Phnom Penh's Genocide Museum Mon 26 January 2015
  8. Recent Pictures of Phnom Penh (some graphic) Pictures of Phnom Penh in December 2014 and January, 2015 Sun 18 January 2015
  9. Photo Project at Orussey market: Day Three Getting closer to and interacting with people in street photography. Wed 07 January 2015
  10. Photo Project at Orussey market: Days One and Two. Learning to become a better photographer by photographing Orussey Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tue 06 January 2015
  11. My Best Pictures of 2014. My best pictures from 2014. Wed 31 December 2014
  12. Zeiss Christmas Pictures of Christmas morning shot with a Zeiss Ikon Mon 22 December 2014
  13. Down by the River: Photography at Golden Hour in Siem Reap Playing along the Siem Reap River in Cambodia Tue 16 December 2014
  14. My First Trip to Khmer Boxing Pictures of Khmer Boxing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon 15 December 2014
  15. The Water Festival Photos from day three of the 2014 Cambodian Water Festival. Sun 09 November 2014
  16. Rainy day in Phnom Penh Pictures from the flooded streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon 03 November 2014
  17. Down Alleys: The Saddest Chickens I've Ever Seen Chickens in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur Thu 23 October 2014
  18. The Grossest Place I've Been: The Chow Kit Wet Market in Kuala Lumpur The most disgusting place I've visited so far Tue 21 October 2014
  19. Three Days in Kuala Lumpur Pictures from three days in Kuala Lumpur Sun 19 October 2014
  20. What to see in Bangkok A photo essay of my favorite things to do in Bangkok, Thailand. Sat 11 October 2014
  21. The 2014 Hong Kong Protests My pictures of the 2014 Hong Kong protests Mon 06 October 2014
  22. The Toyota Factory in Nagoya, Japan Pictures from the Nagoya, Japan Toyota Museum Sat 04 October 2014
  23. Kyoto, JapanSat 13 September 2014
  24. The Kyoto Leica StoreSat 13 September 2014
  25. Ubud Offerings Pictures of Street Offerings in Ubud, Indonesia Mon 08 September 2014
  26. Feral Cattle of Gili Trawangan A walk through the center of the island Tue 02 September 2014
  27. Gili Island, IndonesiaFri 29 August 2014
  28. Monkeys! Pictures from Ubud's Monkey Forest Sat 23 August 2014
  29. What I Saw in Indonesia A daily photo diary of travel in Indonesia Mon 18 August 2014
  30. Volcanos of Indonesia Pictures of Mt. Bromo and the sulphur miners of Mt. Igen at sunrise Fri 15 August 2014
  31. 24 hours in Mumbai Pictures from Mumbai, India. Fri 01 August 2014
  32. Kid on a Red Couch A street portrait from Beijing, China. Fri 25 July 2014
  33. Visiting the Hutong Pictures from a hutong neighborhood in Beijing, China. Thu 24 July 2014
  34. Hong Kong: San Francisco's Big Sister. Pictures from Hong Kong in July, 2014. Mon 21 July 2014
  35. Bangkok, ThailandTue 15 July 2014
  36. Chiang Mai, ThailandFri 11 July 2014
  37. Overcoming a Fear My Experience Learning to Ride a Motorcycle in Thailand Fri 04 July 2014
  38. The Motorbikes of Hanoi Pictures of Motorbikes in Hanoi, Vietnam. Thu 26 June 2014
  39. Rainy Day in Shanghai Pictures taken on a rainy day in Shanghai. Making the best of bad situations. Sun 01 June 2014
  40. Kompong Khleang Floating Village in Cambodia Floating Village in Cambodia Sun 11 May 2014
  41. Angkor Wat, Cambodia The Grand Canyon of Temples Sat 10 May 2014
  42. First Trip to Malaysia Photos from my trip Sat 03 May 2014
  43. Eating Duck Rice in Penang, Malaysia Local food in Penang Mon 28 April 2014
  44. My First Pictures from Japan Pictures from Japan in April, 2014 Sun 20 April 2014
  45. Sika Deer and the Floating Shrine Pictures from Miyajima Island and Hiroshima, Japan Thu 17 April 2014
  46. Adding Three Dimensions to Photos My First Outing with a Leica in Osaka, Japan Thu 17 April 2014
  47. Tokyo in Motion Pictures of crowds in Tokyo and Shinjuku Sat 12 April 2014
  48. The Farewell Hike Pictures from a hike on Angel Island in San Francisco. Sun 23 March 2014
  49. Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco My first time using VSCO Film. Mon 17 March 2014
  50. Eating Oysters In the Sun Pictures from the Tomales Bay Oyster Company Sun 09 March 2014
  51. The Tennesee Valley Trail Shooting medium format film on the Tennesee Valley Trail near San Francisco. Sat 08 March 2014
  52. Building a LeMons RacerSat 15 February 2014
  53. Thailand Medium Format Traveling with a medium format rangefinder in Southeast Asia Sun 01 December 2013
  54. Rich Men in Expensive Boats Photographs of the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco, California. Sat 13 July 2013
  55. The Grand Canyon Pictures from my summer road trip to the Grand Canyon Sat 06 July 2013
  56. Las Vegas, Nevada Stopover on our summer road trip to the Grand Canyon Wed 03 July 2013
  57. First Landscapes of San Francisco Pictures of San Francisco at night Sun 30 June 2013
  58. Big Trees Pictures from Sequoia National Forest, California Sat 25 May 2013
  59. The California Academy of Science Butterflies in the rainforest room Sun 05 May 2013
  60. Shooting Fish in a Barrel Pictures from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sun 02 September 2012
  61. My Family Cabin Pictures from Benton Pond in Otis, Massachusetts Fri 30 July 2010

Photography Tips and Advice

  1. Six Months with the Canon 6D Using an Canon 6D and 40mm f2.8 for street and travel photography. Fri 03 July 2015
  2. Why Practice Matters in Photography Practice matters more in photography than I'd like to admit. Wed 10 June 2015
  3. Six Things When You Can't Photograph Things to do instead of taking photos to get better at photography. Plus a bunch of miscellaneous notes. Fri 13 February 2015
  4. Free Photo Review I'll review two of your photos for free Tue 20 January 2015
  5. Laughing and Working with People in the Street Overcoming fear in street photography with smiles, compliments, and jokes. Mon 19 January 2015
  6. Shooting for Milk Getting the right angle for my first non-serious set of portraits. Fri 16 January 2015
  7. My Time with Absurdly Expensive Cameras Six mistakes I made when beginning with a digital Leica. Mon 12 January 2015
  8. Failure and Success, Week 3 How I'm assigning points to my own photos to more objectively measure my success. Sun 11 January 2015
  9. Learning to Love 35mm Lenses Why I switched from 50mm to 35mm as a primary lens for street photography. Sun 04 January 2015
  10. Lessons from my First Portfolio Review I need better lighting. Sat 03 January 2015
  11. Photography Failure of the Week: Long Exposure Failing to take a Long Exposure at Angkor Wat. Tue 30 December 2014
  12. Letter to a New Photographer How to start in photography, what to read, and a camera to buy for under $300. Sun 28 December 2014
  13. Photography Failure of the Week: Kid With a Gun A discussion of a failed photograph. Fri 19 December 2014
  14. Down by the River: Photography at Golden Hour in Siem Reap Playing along the Siem Reap River in Cambodia Tue 16 December 2014
  15. A Practical Bike for Everyone The Honda SuperCub and Daelim Citi 100cc in Cambodia Sat 29 November 2014
  16. On Photography: Why I Use VSCO Film VSCO Film gets a lot of hate but it makes post processing much faster. Thu 20 November 2014
  17. Travel Photography Workflow on the iPad Air How I edit and publish raw files from the iPad Air. Sun 26 October 2014
  18. Making Your Own Luck Making luck by not fearing losses. Wed 08 October 2014
  19. Processing Thousands of Images in Lightroom Making Lightroom Faster Tue 07 October 2014
  20. My Best Pictures Came from a Broken Meter Why I'm happy I learned to manually meter on the Leica M Thu 02 October 2014
  21. Possibly The Best Strap for a Leica M Review of the Artisan and Artist E25R, specifically for the Leica M9 Wed 24 September 2014
  22. The Dimensions of Photography Take better pictures by understanding the choices that make a good photo. Sun 07 September 2014
  23. Photographing the World Without Propoganda The merits of sharing boring pictures of live around the world. Sat 06 September 2014
  24. Tie One Hand Behind Your Back How restricting options has led to some of the best photos in history. Wed 27 August 2014
  25. The Best Camera to Learn With Assembling a Camera System for under $1,000. Tue 19 August 2014
  26. How many "keepers" should you expect? What's a good rate of images worth keeping? Sat 16 August 2014
  27. Photography Tip: Backing up Photos on the Road Travel photography backup solutions Fri 15 August 2014
  28. Gear Review: The Leica 50mm Summilux f/1.4 Pre-Asph Fast lenses lead to bad habits Sat 09 August 2014
  29. It's All About Distortion. Why Henri Cartier-Bresson used a 50mm lens. Sat 26 July 2014
  30. Smiles in Beijing Dealing with negative feedback in street photography and online. Fri 25 July 2014
  31. Photography tip: Look for the Details in Architecture Focusing on small details in architecture photography. Tue 24 June 2014
  32. Photography tip: Street Photos from a Vantage Point How and why to take pictures of traffic from a high vantage point. Fri 20 June 2014
  33. Photography tip: Taking Pictures of Waterfalls How to take pictures of waterfalls Fri 20 June 2014
  34. Photography tip: Panning Shots How to shoot street photography in low light by panning with motion. Sat 31 May 2014
  35. Architecture Photography #1: Use People for Scale Using people for sale in architecture photography. Mon 12 May 2014
  36. My Hands Learn the Camera Learning to use a Leica M camera subconsciously. Wed 30 April 2014
  37. Photography tip: Taking Pictures of Stars How to take pictures of the stars at night. Sun 18 August 2013