Where I went, what I saw
by Nick Yoon
About the Book
Walking the streets, searching for that certain something - an incongruous juxtaposition of people and everyday objects, a compelling marriage of light and shadow, the passion, fear, love and despair of everyday life - observing, experiencing, and perhaps capturing some small slice of the magic and wonder that exists in our world. That's what I try to photograph.
Dancers and boxers in Havana, jockeys in Clonakilty, border guards in Nicosia, carpet-salesmen in Istanbul and taxi-drivers in Cairo. Murphy's in Baltimore, Weissbier in Berlin, Brunello in San Quirico and limoncello in Siracusa. The adrenaline rush of a barely-in-control crowd of Easter celebrants in Barrafranca, the sense of history following the path of the Berlin Wall, the faded glory of old Havana and the companionship of good friends. These are some of the experiences photography has brought me.
This book is a collection of pictures from places I have visited over the last 5 years.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date May 29, 2010
- Tags , cuba havana istanbul turkey berlin germany nicosia cyprus cairo egypt europe africa castro fidel guevara che documentary reportage photojournalism
I grew up in Malaysia, went to high school in Singapore and then on to university in New Zealand where I studied Economics and Business Administration. In the last few years I've rediscovered photography and through a combination of self-education and participating in formal workshops have progressed from vacation snaps to taking a more thoughtful approach. My main interest is in discovering and documenting the world, experiencing the magic and wonder of different cultures and lands - from the exoticism and contradictions of Cuba, to the passion of Sicilian Easter rituals, as well as rediscovering, through my lens, my homeland Malaysia.. I am a member of LUMEN, an independent photographer's cooperative. I am a former editor of Swiss Peeks, a series of Swiss photography books and former co-moderator of DigifotoCH, an online community for English-speaking photographers based in Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org