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Portraits of Cuban Taxi Driver in Cienfuegos.

Portrait of a Cuban Taxi Driver

Here’s a street portrait of of a Cuban taxi driver I met while backpacking in Cienfuegos. On my second and last day in the town, I hired him to go around because I wanna see more of the French art deco buildings which can be found everywhere around this small Cuban town. Among the many taxi […]

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Jun Yu is the movie star I met in Chinatown San Francisco

The Movie Star I Met in Chinatown

Jun Yu is the movie star I met in Chinatown San Francisco. When our group arrived at Ross Alley, he waved his hand and told everyone that he is a movie star! He is the only celebrity I met in my two-week trip to California. 🙂 His claim to fame? He’s the man who plays […]

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The Onion Guy

The Onion Guy

“Cebolla! Cebolla!”, so I heard the onion guy screaming loud enough to be heard by household residents. I paced faster to get closer to snap a photo of him which he happily obliged without any return. He asked me where I come from and in jest, he said, “Buy this to Canada.” I smiled and asked […]

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Portraits of Cubans and Their Way of Life

When traveling, I have this habit of talking to locals and asking them for their portraits whatever they are doing. I’d ask their names and I’d give mine even if they won’t ask. Most of the time, I got affirmative answers but there were few times I was refused but they’re willing to do it […]

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Portraits of a Geisha Kyoto japan

Portraits of a Geisha

Geishas are cultural icons in Japan. It’s an old-age tradition that’s diminishing nowadays as the country moves on to modern times. You can see them in Tokyo but there are only a handful of them. In Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, they can be seen in Gion, a district where most of the traditional Japanese houses […]

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Portraits from Jordan People of Jordan

Portraits from Jordan

One unknown writer said this: While I was in Jordan I made sure to ask the names of people I talked to or met in a fleeting moment—and asked if I could photograph them. Nobody said no. I reckon, all I have is my irresistible charm! As Lady Gaga said, “I was born this way,” […]

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