Amarapura – the Teak bridge

One of the most famous sight of Burma is the 1.2 km long teak bridge in Amarapura. Built 200 years ago, it links two shores...
One of the most famous sight of Burma is the 1.2 km long teak bridge in Amarapura. Built 200 years ago, it links two shores of the Lakes and his famous for monks transiting from the monasteries to the nearby villages. I am sure that some of you have previously seen pictures of monks walking over the bridge under the shade of their umbrellas. This being said, there are also interesting sights around the bridge and I was even amazed to discover the existence of duck sheperds. So many surprises in Myanmar.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures...

Encounters at the floating market

In the middle of Lake Inle, stands a town built on wood rods. It is market day today and all of the Lake settlers converge...
In the middle of Lake Inle, stands a town built on wood rods. It is market day today and all of the Lake settlers converge to the floating town. Be it a merchant that repeated "C'est joli" twenty times, girls with long neck or a joyful crew that laughed heavily when they saw the magic image appear in the back of my camera, the market is about encounters. And always surprising ones (click on pictures for high res) All pictures with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Trip update : on our way to India

We are back to Bangkok from Myanmar and tomorrow we fly out to India. Hard to believe but we are already entering the last 4...
We are back to Bangkok from Myanmar and tomorrow we fly out to India. Hard to believe but we are already entering the last 4 months of our trip. It will be all devoted to India, one of the most fantastic place for street photography. This being said, we will start by a whole month in the city of Puna. Time to rest a little and get a good feel of the daily life of a city of India. It will also give me more time to work on this site, write and work on a few projects. Note that...

The little monk’s secret

Imagine a little village of Lake Inle very early in the morning. We head for the hills where a temple can be seen in the...
Imagine a little village of Lake Inle very early in the morning. We head for the hills where a temple can be seen in the distance. After a few mintues, a presence can be felt behind us. The one of a little monk that wants to be our guide. He will take us to another sanctuary, open doors, and lead us through rocky trails. To finally uncover its secret; a wonderful view over the valley. His task completed (and a hard earned dollar in his pocket), he'll lead us back to the village and the now bustling activity of a...

Over Inthein

A temple overlooks the small village of Inthein on Lake Inle. Made of dozens of stupas, some golden, some worn away by time, you'll make...
A temple overlooks the small village of Inthein on Lake Inle. Made of dozens of stupas, some golden, some worn away by time, you'll make quite a few interesting encounters in its surroundings.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Morning market at Inle Lake

It is 6am and our speed boat is ready to cruise over Lake Inle. It is only the two of you and the captain. By...
It is 6am and our speed boat is ready to cruise over Lake Inle. It is only the two of you and the captain. By leaving early, we will beat the other tourists and see the real market, the ones where only locals trade. (click on pictures for high res) After a 30 minutes trip at sunrise, a little harbour can be seen on the shores of Lake Inle. As our driver tries to find a spot, other boats full of goods follow our trail. And soon the little creek is jammed. Jumping from a boat to the other, all...

At the floating monastery, the monk kids

So here are finally some more pictures from Myanmar (Burma) since we found a good internet connection here in Bagan. Discover the floating monastery of...
So here are finally some more pictures from Myanmar (Burma) since we found a good internet connection here in Bagan. Discover the floating monastery of Lake Inle, where many monk kids reside. This series mixes text and pictures. (click on pictures for high res) As we near the monastery, some little boats come near our motor boat. They kindly let us priority to board the monastery pier. As we enter the main hall of the monastery, little monks start to appear in the shadows. And they all converged towards the elder which was cooking lunch. Meanwhile, I improvised a portraits...

Thai massage

Thailand is obviously world known for its massages. It is a whole industry here in Bangkok and you cannot find a street without its saloon....
Thailand is obviously world known for its massages. It is a whole industry here in Bangkok and you cannot find a street without its saloon. The prices ? Ridiculously low as a one hours session will be charged about $5. And you do get smiling staff all the time !  (click on picture for high res) (We are currently in Myanmar with little internet access until Feb 27th. This is a pre-programed post to keep the daily routine going on) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/1000, ISO160

Experimentations of high vantage point

As you might know, I am 198cm tall. This allow me to use a very high vantage point. I have been experimenting on a type...
As you might know, I am 198cm tall. This allow me to use a very high vantage point. I have been experimenting on a type of pictures that fully utilizes that high point of view. It is not easy as it brings up a series of challenges in terms of composition. . (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Golden domes

When light hit them, they shine. (click on pictures for high res) (We are currently in Myanmar with little internet access until Feb 27th. This...
When light hit them, they shine. (click on pictures for high res) (We are currently in Myanmar with little internet access until Feb 27th. This is a pre-programed post to keep the daily routine going on) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.