Thursday, March 26, 2015

Magical Portrait Shoot with Nicholas Pepe

Covering Chinese tourists in Chiang Mai for Netease News

My story about Chinese tourism in Chiang Mai for Spring Festival ran on Netease. Brewing tension between locals and Chinese tourists was set off when a Chinese tourist kicked an ancient bell at a famous temple on Doi Suthep the day I was there with a tour group. As I worked on this story, I became more and more aware of frustration, prejudice and even racism against Chinese among local merchants. Scandals and incredulous stories of egregious behavior by Chinese tourists in Chiang Mai were a dime a dozen. A story that I expected to be lighthearted and upbeat turned out to be more complex than I had realized.

 Here is a link to the images:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Miss Universe China

I was asked to shoot behind the scenes of the Miss Universe China training this year and got to tour Sri Lanka with them. From photo shoots at ancient Buddhist temples to reality show races through cobra-infested rice fields, it was a highly entertaining journey.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Slideshow of Miss China on Sina website

A selection of images from my trip to Sri Lanka with the 15 contestants of Miss Universe China ran on the Sina website.

 You can see the images here: