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Day 7~ July 7th~ Veitnam

and then we age

Aging is the celebration of us escaping death. Why does it scare us so much? Is the fact that we are nearing death?

photo: old woman in Hanoi

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Day 22~ June 22nd~ Xinjiang

amber eyes in a village called Opal

One hour from Kashgar, along the old silk road and just before the start of the Karakoram highway, lies a small village called “Opal”. In the middle of the hustle of the village market, the busy bread stalls, the people milling around and moving goods from place to place, I saw this pretty woman with the amber eyes. She stood there in the sunlight near a row of trees, alone, maybe waiting for someone. I approached, we did not speak, I looked at her, she looked back, I flet a silent agreement from her to photograph her, so I did. After clicking several frames I had the strangest feeling that with some people, as you photograph them, they are photographing you back. Her eyes were steady and piercing, blinking occasionally, just like a camera would. Weren’t cameras fashioned after human eyes in the first place?

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Photography

Day Seventy Three, April 5, 2011

The kite runner

Sunrise on the bund is an experience I have been wanting to have for as long as I lived in Shanghai. This morning it all worked out : clear day, not freezing, day off, a friend joined me, and it was meant to be. As the first light of the day started appearing at 5:45 AM, the first kite runners started to show up unrolling their threaded kites and getting ready to practice a life long tradition in the most beautiful and open part of Shanghai. It was amazing to watch them getting into their practice that obviously gave them so much joy. I chatted with them about their kites, basically asking which one is theirs, as I could not at all make them out, there were so many! They were so friendly and playful, I am so grateful for this special experience . I am sure I will go back.

One more photo:

and the happy kite runner
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CHINA Photography

psychedelic tunnel

 

psychedelic tunnel, originally uploaded by mimo khair.

Sometimes it is hard to understand why one of your photos ends up being so much more appreciated than others. This one from the sightseeing tunnel in Shanghai has so far reached number 8 in Flickr’s Explore. I had no idea this would be the picture.
Sleepy last minute blog late night blog from Shanghai…