Urban Kaleidescopes

After work tonight I started fiddling around with Photoshop.  It was immediately calming.  I started to play around with layers and to arrange mirror images.  Anyone who uses Photoshop long enough will probably do this exact thing at some point.  The will probably think, just as I did, whoa, this is cool.  They might also... Continue Reading →

Hello 2012

Taipei 101 on New Year's Eve as seen from the 14th floor rooftop of the Meeting Place hostel.  Awesome firepower to ring in 2012.  Photographs by Mike.  Animation by friend.  Happy New Year!

human dwellings

How many lumens of light shine through all the glass, of all the windows, on all of the buildings?  Is that light enough to equal the glow of a full moon, or the sun on a cloudy day?  Just how many lumens, illuminate only the contours of people’s faces?  Are just those lumens, the one’s... Continue Reading →

Mazu celebration

Mazu is a highly revered deity in many Asian religions.  She is known as the patron saint of the seas, protecting wayfaring ships and sailors from the perils of the sea.  In honor of the goddess, devotees host elaborate celebrations.  The following pictures, taken April 17, are from one such celebration. The procession began with... Continue Reading →

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