Galapagos : Shooting Wildlife With Hasselblad X1D

I spent two weeks in Galapagos Islands, touring around many different islands on three different yachts. This also was a chance for me to try out X1D to photograph wildlife. I had Canon 7D mk2 with 100-400mm lens, which turned out to be a main camera in this particular setting. Because well when it comes…

Mendoza, Argentina – with Leica M10

As I continue my photographic adventure into South America, I’ve reached Argentina. My first taste of this famed country was- Mendoza. Known for its great wine, Mendoza was definitely a lot different than Valparaiso, the city I left to reach this. Nonetheless It provided me with a new challenge, and along with Leica M10 I…

Valparaiso with Leica M10

Valparaiso is a small and calm, but a unique port city. Once A very important port for South America continent, it’s met with decline once Panama Canal opened up. But the city breathed art for a long time, and the city of 44 hills have become the culture capital of Chile. It was my 2nd destination…

Easter Island

I apologize for the lack of posts in recent months. As I previously reported I’ve been getting ready for my big photographic journey into South America and, I have already began. After leaving South Korea on 8th of May, I flew to Chile, and then onto my very first destination, Easter Island. Rapa Nui, as…

A Few Days In Kyoto With Leica M10

So finally Leica M10 has landed in my hands. This is my 5th M, after M6, M8, M9, and M240. I’ve been using M system for 9 years now, and it was my choice to use a M that changed the way I photographed. I do use different cameras here and there, but M will…

Good bye, M! : 2 years with Leica M typ 240

Leica M240 was supposedly a beginning of a new era for the brand. The first M to use CMOS sensor, the first one to support video, live view, and a bunch of ‘modern day’ features Leica M did not have. Some liked it, but others didn’t like it so much. Traditionalists like myself, didn’t see…

Portugal in Film, 2010

It’s been 7 years since I’ve visited Portugal. And yet today, I yearn and hope one day I make my way back there. After all these years the country still stands to be one of my favorite countries in all of Europe, and Lisbon is certainly in the top 3 cities of I’ve ever visited….

Women Of The World

March 8th is the international women’s day aka IWD, and to celebrate the occasion, I’ve selected some of the photographs I’ve taken of women around the world. Here it goes.   I saw a nun slowly walks by and then I noticed those yellow walls with two doors. I knew it was going to be…

Planning A 7 Months Trip To South America

I’ve traveled and photographed 63 countries so far. I know many backpackers have travelled a lot more, but I think I’ve done pretty well considering my travel really began after I turned 30 years of age. I’ve been to Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America, but the one continent I always wanted to…

75 Days Of Africa Part. 5 : Kenya to Uganda

Upon leaving Tanzania, I’ve reached Kenya. I’ve reached Nairobi. This signaled the end of my 42 days journey with the truck. Trucking tour was complete, and those of few who have remained on board all the way to the end, were all headed home. Not me though. I decided I will travel Kenya on my…

75 Days Of Africa Part. 4 : Tanzania

My time in Tanzania began in Dar-es-salam. The reason for me being there was to take a ferry to Zanzibar, the crown jewel of the Indian Ocean. From the time I’ve began this trucking tour from Cape Town, our tour leader kept telling me how much he wanted to be at Zanzibar. He said it…

75 Days Of Africa Part. 3 : Zambia to Malawi

If you draw a straight line and call these bottom parts of the continent ‘Southern Africa’, the showstopper in the region will certainly be this. The Victoria Falls. It was everything I knew of Zambia. It was the reason we were all here. I’ve heard it’s so big, so grand, and earth shatteringly beautiful. So…