Some recent published work.
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Some recent published work (click to read articles)
Another few months in the little Himalayan nation. Here’s the postcard.
The mountainous kingdom of Bhutan celebrated the birthday of its beloved “Dragon King” with an impressive show of synchronized dancing, traditional music, and a “strongest man” competition in the country’s capital earlier this week.
As Bhutan’s 5th King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck turned 36 on Monday, the tiny Himalayan nation observed the national holiday with an array of festive activities.
Hundreds of Bhutanese students danced marching-band style on the pitch of Thimphu’s national stadium for their revered guest (although the King was absent from the ceremony). Residents from across the country attended the event in colorful kira and gho, the country’s national dress.
The festivities continued until the evening, with a surprising death metal concert closing off the night at the capital’s clock tower.
The young King Jigme was crowned King in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne, “gifting” his power to parliamentary democracy.
A few favorites.
A young woman paddles her way through a mangrove channel.
A few weeks on holiday in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.
Biking, diving, videoke, cockfights and a fair share of boat travel.
Here’s the postcard.
It’s been a very busy year.
My pre – New Year’s resolution is to share more work in this space.
In the interim, I’m pleased to say I have been named the Guardian Student Multimedia Journalist of the Year 2015 for my ongoing interactive video project, The Case for Cannabis.
The project is still in its prototype stage; I am continuing to add voices to this piece and am planning to expand this work into a feature length doc.
I will also be continuing other editorial work (stills & video) in the new year including time back in SE Asia. Yes.
Upcoming travel dates:
Bangkok: Feb 13-15
Bhutan: Feb 15 – May 15
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