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…

75 Days Of Africa Part. 2 : Namibia To Botswana

Namibia is a unique place in African continent. One of few countries to be colonized by Germany, the cities still have strong German ties. It is the country known best for its Namib National Park, where they have the best deserts in Africa not named Sahara. So naturally, that was where I was headed.  …

75 Days Of Africa Part. 1 : From Chad To South Africa

Africa. Such a misunderstood continent. There are more than 50 countries and countless languages and cultures in this huge piece of land and yet, a lot of people still refer to Africa as if it was a country. Much of press coverage Africa gets is about its poverty problems, complete with faces of sad looking…

What Happens If You Go To Ladakh In Winter?

India that is not India. Ladakh is one of those Himalayan region that every seasoned backpackers want to go. Those who have trouble getting into Tibet, alternatively choose to come to Ladakh. As the area is a part of India and governed by them, it’s relatively easy to get to Ladakh. And tourism is the…

Film On The Streets Of Havana

If you call yourself a photographer, chances are you want to go to Cuba. Cuba has had that allure about it. The colorful american classics, architectures from the colonial era, and its cultre and people largely unchanged due to being a closed country. It’s no coincidence a lot of camera makers send photographers there to…