Kids Growing Up

The best part of my job is documenting a bunch of cool kids growing up.

Happy that these parents stuck with me and just let me do my thing.

Growing Up

Growing Up

Before & After

Hong Kong Kids Photography

Growing Up

Hong Kong Kids Photography

Before & After

Before and After Photography

Before and After

Hong Kong Kids Photography

Kids Growing Up

Hong Kong Kids Photography

Kids Growing Up

Sisters Growing Up

Documenting Childhood

Hong Kong Children's Photography

Before and After

Hong Kong Family Photography

Growing Up

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Indian Street Portraits: Leica M9 & Voigtlander Lenses

In 2014 I went to India and took some informal street portraits. It was the first time I had traveled with the Leica M9. I used some Voigtlander lenses since there was no possibility of me paying two grand plus for Leica ones. I have posted the photos here before, but my slideshow video has got more than 35,000 views, so I am going to post it because why not.



Ricoh GW-3 Wide Adapter Samples - Photographing from a Kayak

Taking photos from a kayak in the ocean (i.e. saltwater) borders on impossible with a non-waterproof camera. I have tried a few things over the years, but have never really been satisfied. Using an underwater housing isn't ideal as the lens is covered with a salt film all the time which is extremely hard to remove. GoPro is OK, but not really what I need.
This year I tried using my little Ricoh GR with the Ricoh GW-3 Wide Adapter (21mm). Again, not ideal as I had to keep it in a dry bag under my kayak skirt, but I still managed to get a few keepers.
I also used a Singh-Ray Color Combo which makes nice BW conversions but slows my ISO down considerably.
Here are a few samples. Not sure what I will do next year....

Ricoh GW-3 Sample

Ricoh GW-3 Wide Adapter 

Ricoh GW-3 Sample

Thailand Mangroves
Thailand Mangoves




Thailand Mangroves

Hong Kong School Photography: Hong Kong Academy

It was great to shoot at Hong Kong Academy in Sai Kung on my last HK trip. The school is almost purpose built for my style. Lots and lots of massive windows. I basically mix up candid doc style shooting, along with quick portraits along the way.
The design is always great at HKA. I rarely get to see my photos used so nicely.


Hong Kong School Photography


Hong Kong School Photography





Hong Kong School Photography





Hong Kong Children's Photography

Just wrapping up another great season of kids photography here in Hong Kong. Best city anywhere for my style with all the beaches, parks and urban jungles. Some nice houses too!
More of my work here.
Here are a few recent samples.

Hong Kong Kids Portraits


Hong Kong Kids Photography


Hong Kong School Photography - Hong Kong Academy




Hong Kong Family Photographer

Photo Theft and Fake Story by Sauhardya Charitable Trust

Some fake charity in India called "Sauhardya Charitable Trust" has been using one of my portraits from Rajasthan to solicit money from susceptible bleeding hearts. Normally I don't really care about my images being "borrowed", but when they are used to dupe people, I obviously take offence.
In this case it's a kid from a happy family I photographed near Ossian in Rajasthan. Apparently Mr. Anil Singhvi even went to the trouble to create a ridiculous back-story for the kid.
("I, RAM ......,wake up hungry, cold and wet from the monsoon rains. The thin rag covering me will again be my clothes for my day spoilt by the mud I lay on." etc etc")
Anyway, they don't look to be a big NGO, but even one rupee donated to this charlatan organization is too much. There are thousands of small grassroots NGOs in India doing great, honest work. Please support them.
Actually I see Aussie Cricketer Brad Hogg donated a nice TV. I hope it went to a deserving family.


SauhardyaCharitable Trust




How to Photograph Kids at the Beach

I have just done my first post of a series on the popular blog "Hong Kong Moms". This first one deals 100% with how to photograph kids on a beach. Lots of samples from Hong Kong beaches like Clearwater Bay, Repulse Bay and Stanley.
You can check out the article here. I am posting this just to present larger images. We will be posting more tutorials in the near future.

Kids Beach Photography

Kids Beach Photography

Hong Kong Beach Photography

Repulse Bay Beach

How to Photograph Kids on the Beach

Hong Kong Kids Photography

Repulse Bay Photography

Hong Kong Beach Photography

Sunset Photography