The latest edition of the Lonely Planet Taiwan has just been published, and for the third or fourth time a number of images from my travel photography of Taiwan library have been included. It’s always nice to see your work in print, particularly when it’s as respected and loved a publication as the Lonely Planet travel guides. All together they ended up licensing 6 photographs from me. It was a little different this time though. Previously they sourced the photography directly from their own image library. A number of years ago one of the photo editors there had approached me about collaboration which is how things got started. In 2012 though, they rolled the Lonely Planet Images section into a deal with Getty Images, and so now photographs are sourced from the Lonely Planet collection on Getty. Not quite as hands on as before but it does open up the collection to more buyers. Anyway, here are a couple more of my images that were used. If you want to see the rest, grab yourself a copy of Lonely Planet Taiwan
I recently did some work for the UK edition of National Geographic Traveller magazine for their city life piece on Taipei. It’s available in bookstores and on newsstands now and covers a few of the highlights of Taipei. Check it out if you get a chance.
Reader’s Digest Asia have just released their annual Asian of the Year issue. I was commissioned by them to photograph Taiwanese humanitarian Chang Ping-I for the cover and lead feature. I’m going to have a full write up of the assignment in the winter 2012 newsletter that will be released in the first week of December. Make sure you subscribe in the upper right of the sidebar so you don’t miss it.
The Community Services Center in Taipei has just released the November edition of their excellent publication, Centered on Taipei. It goes out to the international community in Taiwan each month and inside is a regular column I write offering some simple photography tips for photographers of all levels. This month I’m concentrating on food photography so pick up a copy for yourself today. It’s distributed in various locations around Taiwan as well as being available as a PDF in their magazine archive on the website. My article is on page 22 and there’s plenty of other great content as well.
Towards the end of last year I was commissioned by the team at tetjobs.com for a couple of photography assignments, shooting portraits of the company owners and later photographing some of the teachers that they represent both in and out of the classroom. They also licensed some general travel stock images of Taiwan from my archive. They’ve just released a promotional video featuring a lot of this work which you can see below. If you or anyone you know has ever considered becoming an English teacher in Taiwan, get in touch with them.