Outdoor Photographer Photo of the Day
Outdoor Photographer magazine named this photo of mine from Iceland as "Photo of the Day" for January 28, 2016. Funny thing is that I only noticed this by complete chance. Someone asked me what mineral deposits helped create the brilliant colours in my river delta series, and in searching online, this article appeared, lol. Also, coincidentally, this photo was purchased by a collector on the very same day. Thank you Outdoor Photographer. Photo of the Day
Un/Natural Exhibition at Alisan Fine Arts
Just held my first exhibition, jointly with professional Malaysian photographer Ming Thein, at Alisan Fine Arts in Hong Kong. Ming and I each exhibited 11 works. The theme interplayed between my images (of the natural landscape that looked almost un-natural) and Ming's images (of the man-made but which hinted at natural landscapes). All my images were ones that I captured in Iceland, mainly aerials from a helicopter. Ming's were close-ups taken at an industrial site. The show was a huge success! Have sold 25 prints so far -- thanks everyone for the tremendous support! The gallery still has some framed images left, please contact me if you would like to see them. Please also check out Ming's works -- they are fantastic!
New images from Iceland
Added some new images to the portfolio from a recent trip to Iceland. Iceland remains one of my favourite place for photography. The highlight this time around was the opportunity to take aerial shots from a chopper over Iceland's magnificent river deltas. Also visited several other incredible iconic places including Landmannalaugar, Myvatn, Hvitserkur, and of course a number of amazing waterfalls. Iceland continues to fascinate me as a landscape. It is geologically very young and active as it sits in between two of the Earth's great teutonic plates -- thus it is possible to witness first hand the amazing transformative power of the Earth's geological forces. The river deltas of Iceland similarly are constantly changing and provide a natural artistic palette.
Pleased that a good friend recently chose two of my black & white prints to adorn his living room in San Francisco
LGB Cafe at IFC
As LGB is opening a new branch in Causeway Bay at the WTC this week, I thought I would show a couple of my Iceland prints which have been on display at LGB IFC since last August. Thank you LGB!
Very nice to meet another photography hero, Sebastian Selgado, at his exhibition at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Hong Kong. Especially loved the works from his Workers series.
Outdoor Photographer Vista award 2014
Pleased that this photo from Iceland is a finalist in this year's Outdoor Photographer Vista contest. Thirty photos made it to the finals out of what looks like thousands of entries so I feel lucky.
New images from Argentina
Just posted a selection of new images from a recent trip to Argentina. Mostly shot in La Boca, a very colourful section of Buenos Aires.
Limited Edition Prints
An example of one of my prints on display at a newly refurbished NYC apartment. Thrilled to have three images adorning this apartment - this one from Iceland plus one from Dordogne and one of the Aurora Borealis in Norway.
USA Photographer of the Year 2014
Thrilled that "Shiprock" has been awarded a Highly Commended mention in this year's USA Photographer of the Year contest. Lot of great images in the Winner's Gallery, feel very lucky to have been included: http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com/winners-gallery
New images from Namibia
Just added new images to the portfolio following an amazing trip to Namibia last month.
My cousin Chris won a competition to get his photo hung at Amanfayun, the deluxe Aman property located outside of Hangzhou. Congratulations Chris! Go check it out if you happen to be in Hangzhou. Chris' Flickr page: Chris Suan's Flickr Page
Light and Land photo competition
Pleased that my image "Shiprock" was chosen as the winner of the inaugural Photo of the Month competition run by Light and Land. Prize is a place in a one day workshop. Light and Land is a fantastic organization led by one of my favorite photographers, Charlie Waite. I highly recommend their workshops -- they are fabulous. "Shiprock" was shot during a workshop led by Tony Spencer. Tony is an incredible guide and photographer -- his efforts in chasing the light and the weather in order to secure a shot are truly inspirational.
Thrilled to meet Rene Burri in Hong Kong during Le French May. Very nice guy whose shot of Che Guevara is still one of my favorite portraits. In this photo we are standing in front of his famous image made in the Summer Palace in Beijing in front of Kunming Lake