since Jan 2004 I have lived in China (with a short break for less than a year during 2008) it's been both amazing and frustrating. Our first daughter was born here in 2005, I turned 40, I now have less hair and more belly. I have taught English, Culture and Drama. Loved and hated it. I came for 12 months and stayed for much longer.
Thanks to all who have been witness to my evolution as a photographer and perhaps a person. I know I am both older and wiser. My gratitude to my beautiful wife and friend who has put up with the 'artist's' angst (and joys).
All images contained within the stream are dedicated to both our amazing children Lucy and Alex. Stay tuned for a new adventure
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Guangzhou central train station platform - train to Shangqiu an 18 hour trip - early evening Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
I had a 'soft sleeper' ticket (I actually wanted a 'hard sleeper', it's slight cheaper and justas comfortable), it was ok, I slept, wandered around the train and listened to a podcast or two. It was great to get home!
Over the last month or so I have been 'seriously' preoccupied with VISA'S, my wife (Cecilia) and our kids were rejected "tourist visa's to Australia" not actually sure why, they will apply for a 'Spousal Visa" whist in The Philippines" - . Anyway I went to Guangzhou to apply for an RRV Visa (resident return visa) to Australia, (Just today I sent 18 further documents, etc to Guangzhou Australian Consulate, after a phone call last week requesting further evidence of my 'ties to Australia') .I lived in Australia for over 38 years as a permanent resident, (but still remaining a British Citizen) - (My Mother, British Born, became an Australian Citizen in 2005) I think of , as you know as Australia home, it is where I went to School, High School, and University. It is where I had career as an actor, film director and producer, I came to China in 2004 thinking that I would stay for no more than 12 months, 9 years later I am here....Waiting, Hoping for a visa, (I have both a job and a home waiting for me in Australia) to a place that I think of as home....I'll let you know when I know.........!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Qingming is 'tomb sweeping day' a holiday in China - a day to remember and take care of your ancestors - this year (2013) Qingming fell on the fourth day of the fourth month, which apparently is unlucky so, Beijing went shopping! - afternoon, Beijing, China
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, March 08, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Shangqiu Normal University - afternoon - Shangqiu, Henan, China
China, which is one of the countries likely to be worst hit by pollution-triggered deaths in coming decades.
Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report.
Both developed and developing countries will be hit, and by 2050, there could be 3.6 million premature deaths a year from exposure to particulate matter, most of them in China and India. But rich countries will suffer worse effects from exposure to ground-level ozone, because of their ageing populations – older people are more susceptible.
The warning comes in a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is a study of the global environmental outlook until 2050. The report found four key areas that are of most concern – climate change, loss of biodiversity, water and the health impacts of pollution.
If current policies are allowed to carry on, the world will far exceed the levels of greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are safe, the report found. "I call it the surrender scenario – where we would be if governments do nothing more than what they have pledged already?" said Simon Upton, environment director at the OECD. "But it could be even worse than that, we've found."
Sunday, February 24, 2013
couple - afternoon - central Shangqiu - Shangqiu, Henan, China
viewed from "the outside" China is a dynamic, strong, economically powerful country, but from the inside China is a cold, concrete "fixed" isolated country, with strict laws on travel, corruption and enormous gags between the 'haves and have nots' - Yes China is changing, but changing into what?....
Saturday, February 23, 2013
street - central
Shangqiu, Shangqiu, Henan, China
China admits pollution has caused 'cancer villages'
“In recent years, toxic and hazardous chemical pollution has caused many environmental disasters, cutting off drinking water supplies, and even leading to severe health and social problems such as ‘cancer villages’”