Kara Deniz..Black Sea call it what you will..I love this part of Turkey. It's cold and rainy these last few days. Great for anchovies, maybe not so much for photography. I'll be here 2+ weeks. More to come.
( Above - A precariously perched feline defies gravity much as a jetlagged human somehow remains upright).
Istanbul, the perfect city to transit through. I arrived mid-morning after a
10hr flight from Malaysia preceded by a 3 day shoot in Thailand that
had me arriving in Penang and leaving the same day.
After a jetlag
sleep of the dead I headed out with my camera to catch what was left of
the evening (I forgot how early the sun sets this time of year - 4:30pm!
- hey Turkey how about some daylight savings time). I'll be in Turkey 3+ weeks this time. More sleep and more to come.
(by 6 o'clock night approaches with the promise of sweet dreams).
Chinese New Year, 2011 as part of my ongoing Gat Luang, Chiang Mai project I had the opportunity to spend a few evenings with a Chinese opera troupe performing at a stage near the Ping River. The troupe members were from Thailand and southern China and perform at temple celebrations across the region. When not performing many of the troupe's members live in Bangkok's Yaowarat / Chinatown neighborhood. My hope has been to try to meet up with them again as they tour through Malaysia but that hasn't happened yet. Until then here is a multimedia of our time together last year.