Rural life in Hsipaw, Northern Myanmar

After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.

Workers at a Noodle Factory, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Inside the Jade Market, Mandalay, Myanmar

I visited the famous Jade Market in Mandalay to photograph the transactions and interactions between the traders and purchasers. It was refreshing to get away from the tourist hordes I had encountered at the U-Bein Bridge the previous morning and … Continue reading

Mandalay, Myanmar

From Bagan I caught a bus to Mandalay. This city with such an iconic name is not the most pedestrian friendly, and perhaps a hard place to warm to. However I did find photographic opportunity at the famous U-Bein Bridge … Continue reading

Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

I got up early and spent the morning exploring Fort Kochi as the sun slowly rose above the low rise buildings. Kids playing cricket while the temperatures were low, fresh fish on sale at the market, fishermen working the distinctive ‘Chinese nets’, richshaws spluttering around the tranquil streets.

Boys playing cricket in the early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Boys playing cricket in the early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Freshly caught fish on display on the harbourside market, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Freshly caught fish on display on the harbourside market, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man waiting by boat, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man waiting by boat, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Portrait of fisherman, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Portrait of fisherman, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Chinese nets at dawn, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Chinese nets at dawn, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Rickshaw backlit by early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Rickshaw backlit by early morning light, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Street scene, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Street scene, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man tending to parked rickshaw, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Man tending to parked rickshaw, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

Exterior of church, Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India

The Wagha Border Ceremony, Punjab, India

Since 1959 the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers have carried out a flag lowering ceremony to mark the end of each day when the border gate between the two countries slams shut. ¬†Guards both from both countries … Continue reading